Pasture-Raised Alfresco EggsVital Farms
Pasture-raised and conventionally fed eggs that are nutritious and antibiotic free! Also an excellent source of protein.
Scramble, fry, boil any which way to create a delicious meal or side dish with these nutritious and humanely raised eggs.
Pasture-raised eggs are simply the best eggs that you can find: Laid by hens that get to spend their days outside on fresh pastures – not cooped up in small cages or huddled by the thousands in cage-free barns. The eggs are simply better in every way. They taste better. They look better. They’re better for you. And the hens that lay them live happy, healthy lives as close to natural as is possible for domesticated animals.
With a space allotment of 108 sqft per bird on rotated pastures, the grass and bugs that our girls forage for form an essential part of their diet. Any less space than that is simply not enough for this to be true. So while you may see other farms claiming pasture-raising, without the Certified Humane shield, and the measure of space that’s required to carry that shield, it’s not true pasture-raising.
All the different terms on egg cartons – ‘free-range’, ‘cage-free’, ‘added this’, ‘added that’ – can be confusing and misleading, and Big Egg-riculture is more than happy to keep it that way.
But what we mean by pasture-raising is different. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Start with healthy, green, organic pastures. Sunlight and fresh air. This is where our hens live every day and spend all their time, foraging, dust-bathing, just doing regular chicken things. Every night we round them up (and you can imagine how much fun that is) and tuck them in for the night in barns or mobile units. Come sunrise, we open the doors and get out of the way so the girls are free to come and go as they please.