Camelot Cattle Company

Why buy farm fresh eggs? 

Farm eggs taste better and are better for you. 

Eggs from hens that are allowed to live outside are given the opportunity to eat a varied diet of seeds, bugs, and fresh grass. Pasture-raised chickens also get sunshine and exercise which have been proven to produce eggs that are higher in Calcium, Lutein, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin D. Not only do farm eggs have less saturated fat and cholesterol but they are higher in omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for your day-to-day functioning. Farm fresh eggs are higher in omega-3 fatty acids because chickens are able to forage for foods that are natural for a chicken to eat and are not found in the diets of caged hens that produce store-bought eggs. Pasture-raised eggs are some of the best sources of vitamin D you can find! Store-bought eggs are usually laid by hens confined to cages or in large confined barns (that’s called cage-free) never seeing the sun, which means no Vitamin D in store-bought eggs. When compared to store-bought eggs, local farm eggs are richer in color, yolk density, freshness, and shell thickness. Not only are you getting healthier eggs when you buy farm eggs, but there’s also the peace of mind in knowing where your food comes from.

Farm eggs are fresher.

How long did those store-bought eggs take to get to the shelf? Commercial egg farmers have up to 30 days to go from when the egg is laid to the carton. That means those supermarket eggs can be two months old by the time you buy them. Why would you want to eat old eggs?! Buying eggs from the farmer means you are getting fresher eggs that have traveled a fraction of the distance. Farm eggs straight from the farmer are always going to be fresher than store-bought eggs!

Farm eggs are better for chickens.

Another benefit of buying farm-fresh eggs is that you’ll know exactly how the chickens were raised. Unfortunately, most industrial egg farms keep chickens in tiny cages for their entire lives. Hens are never given the opportunity to go outside and they barely have enough room to turn around! Even store-bought eggs labeled “cage-free” are typically from hens kept in large confined barns never seeing the sun, which means no Vitamin D in store-bought eggs. That is why local farm eggs are richer in color, yolk density, freshness, and shell thickness. When you buy eggs from local small farms, you’re supporting farmers who allow chickens to do what chickens do best–eat bugs, scratch in the dirt, and nibble on grass. Chickens are omnivores, they enjoy worms and bugs but they’ll also scramble to get the last morsel of tomato. They are eggs from happy, healthy chickens. Our eggs are from chickens who have names and are loved and cared for just as the rest of our animals on the farm are.

Farm Fresh Eggs FAQ:

Should farm fresh eggs be washed?

We do not wash our eggs. We clean our coop daily and the chickens are moved to fresh ground at least once a day to help keep them and their eggs clean. However, even if eggs get a little dirty, it is not recommended to wash them, and it may actually increase the risk of contamination because the wash water can be "sucked" into the egg through the pores in the shell. When the chicken lays the egg, a protective coating is put on the outside by the hen. This is called the “bloom” and helps keep harmful bacteria from entering the egg. Washing off the “bloom” removes that protection and potentially allows harmful bacteria to enter.

How long will eggs last?

Unwashed eggs will last around two weeks unrefrigerated and three months or more in your refrigerator. However, once they've been refrigerated, they should stay refrigerated to avoid sweating which can have the same effect as washing the egg.

Our Farm Fresh Eggs are $5 per dozen. Limited quantities - first come, first served.

MeetOur Chickens

Henmione, Henwig, Ravencluck, Bellachix, Hennydukes and Cluckbeak