Pasture Raised Eggs
THE IDEAL BALANCE OF GOOD FOR YOU, THE HEN AND Your Wallet
12 Large Brown Eggs
12 Large Brown Eggs
CRAVE PASTURE RAISED EGGS AND WANT TO MAKE BUYING THEM A LITTLE EASIER?
IF SO, THIS IS YOUR HEN…AND YOUR EGG
Our pasture raised eggs are the perfect balance of good for the hen, good for the farmer and good for you — in more ways than one.
That’s because our pasture raised hens not only enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with lots of sun and plenty of space to spread their wings (thanks to our industry-surpassing 110 square feet per hen requirement), but they also live on farms that are Certified Humane.
According to the Certified Humane website, “If the carton says ‘Certified Humane’ it means the birds were raised in a manner that meets the certification requirements of Humane Farm Animal Care.” So, if you care about the ethical treatment of hens, our pasture raised eggs are a great choice.
Additionally, our pasture raised hens eat a natural diet of plants and insects out in the fields (along with well-balanced feed) and they never receive antibiotics or hormones.
This combination of diet and lifestyle is what makes our pasture raised hens’ eggs more nutritious — and also less costly. Simply because our farmers don’t need to purchase expensive feed to achieve a healthy egg — a savings which is passed on to you.
Pasture raised hens are healthier, and research shows their eggs are too. Compared to conventional eggs, pasture raised eggs have:
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2X more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3X more vitamin D
- 7X more beta-carotene
What makes our pasture raised eggs such a good choice for people who care about the treatment of hens, including their diets, but are not as concerned about eating “organic” is that, in this version of our pasture raised eggs, our farmers haven’t had to go through the time- and resource-intensive process of obtaining the USDA Organic seal, and they’re able to feed their hens a healthy but less costly diet.
This saves farmers money, helping them sustain their businesses and that savings is passed to you — helping you sustain your pasture raised egg eating.
Put all this together (pasture raised, certified humane and laid by hens on a diet that is missing no nutrients, only that organic seal), and you can see why we’re so proud to bring Utopihen Farms’ pasture raised eggs to those who care deeply about their health, how animals are treated and how cost also plays a role in sustainability.
Our pasture raised hens spend a lot of time in the pasture, so part of their diet includes the plants and insects they forage for when outside. Their pasture raised lifestyle is supplemented by balanced, healthy feed (sometimes specially formulated by our farmers) that includes grains, plant-based proteins and all the vitamins and minerals hens need for health. Our Farm Coordinator is always happy to talk with you about our hens, their lifestyle and diets — so if you have questions, reach out!