The egg and you


Compare a industrial egg with a farm fresh egg: there were some distinct differences. The yolk of the store-bought egg broke instantly when cracked the shell open, while the farm egg yolks resisted even the point of my fork.
The farm egg whites also kept their shape, and I could clearly distinguish the inner and outer layers of white. In contrast, the grocery egg white was watery and ran every which way in the bowl, a clear sign of aging.
Most impressive was the difference in color. The farm fresh eggs yolks were a rich, glossy orange that I found instinctively appealing. The store-bought yolk was a weak yellow, without the robust richness of the farm egg’s color

Give someone a great breakfast -eggs, bacon,(or ham, sausage or steak) and so many great breads or rolls to choose from. Butter from McClelland or Springhill and lot of jams and spread to pick. Introduce someone to farm fresh eggs – great ingredients make great dishes

Pictured here an egg from Armstrong Valley Farm (on the left) versus a chicken factory egg.

Eggs are available from: Redwood Empire Farm, Hector’s Honey, Armstrong Valley Farm
Triple T has organic chicken eggs, quail eggs and duck and turkey eggs. Salmon Creek Ranch has duck eggs.


From Please help us spread the word — eggs from hens raised on pasture are far more nutritious than eggs from confined hens in factory farms.
LATEST RESULTS: New test results show that pastured egg producers are kicking the commercial industry’s derriere when it comes to vitamin D! Eggs from hens raised on pasture show 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D as typical supermarket eggs. Learn more: Eggciting News!!!
RESULTS FROM OUR PREVIOUS STUDY: Eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture are a heck of a lot better than those from chickens raised in cages! Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:
• 1⁄3 less cholesterol• 1⁄4 less saturated fat• 2⁄3 more vitamin A• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids• 3 times more vitamin E• 7 times more beta carotene
These amazing results come from 14 flocks around the country that range freely on pasture or are housed in moveable pens that are rotated frequently to maximize access to fresh pasture and protect the birds from predators. “