Tag: eggs

Are Pasture Raised Eggs  Really Better For You Than “Grocery Store” Caged Eggs?

For those of us who enjoy eggs from pasture-raised hens, the difference is obvious as soon as you crack open that first egg. The yolks are richer, darker yellow-orange than conventional cage-raised eggs. The whites […]

Raising Chicks in Winter Using a High Tunnel

Raising chicks is an activity normally reserved for springtime and warmer weather. It takes about 5-6 months for a pullet (young female chicken) to begin laying eggs. That means to have enough eggs by May […]

A Rainbow of Eggs: What Determines the Shell Color in Chicken Eggs

A while back, a potential egg customer stopped by the farm on a sunny Sunday afternoon while we were outside working. I stopped my task at hand to greet him and show him where the […]

Sunday Soapbox: Unwanted Chickens

You all have probably guessed by now…I deeply care about animals of all types. So while it pains me to write this post, I feel there needs to be an explanation. About 6 times a […]

Steam Fresh Eggs Using the Instant Pot

If you’re fortunate enough to have your own laying hens, (or purchase fresh eggs directly from a farmer) then you may already know the one downside to having the freshest eggs possible: they don’t peel […]

Using Up Extra Eggs with Bacon Egg and Spinach Cups

When we have a plentiful supply of eggs, I’m usually looking for creative ways to make eggs seem not so boring. I can only get away with serving “breakfast for dinner” so many times before […]

Farm Fresh Eggs: Wash or Wash Not?

America is one of the few countries in the world that wash and refrigerate eggs. I’ve heard many reports from my globe-trotting friends that it’s quite common in Europe to find eggs on the end caps in the grocery stores, instead of in a refrigerated case.