Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
What stores carry your pasture raised organic eggs?
Local Retail Locations Include:
SAN DIEGO AREA
Boney’s Bayside Market
Bristol Farms La Jolla
Cream of the Crop
Frazier Farms Oceanside
Frazier Farms Vista
Harvest Ranch Market Encinitas
Jimbo’s Naturally 4S Ranch
Jimbo’s Naturally Carlsbad
Jimbo’s Naturally Del Mar
Jimbo’s Naturally Escondido
Jimbo’s Naturally Horton Plaza (Downtown San Diego)
Lazy Acres Market Encinitas
Lazy Acres Market Mission Hills
Ocean Beach Peoples
Sea Side Market
Whole Foods Del Mar
Whole Foods Hillcrest
Whole Foods La Jolla
ORANGE COUNTY | LOS ANGELES
Bristol Farms Manhattan Beach
Bristol Farms Mulholland (Woodland Hills)
Bristol Farms Newport Beach
Bristol Farms Rolling Hills
Bristol Farms Santa Monica
Bristol Farms South Pasadena
Bristol Farms West Hollywood
Bristol Farms Westchester
Bristol Farms Westwood
Erewhon Market Calabasas
Erewhon Market Los Angeles
Erewhon Market Venice
Lazy Acres Long Beach
Lazy Acres Santa Barbara
South Coast Farms
Whole Foods Irvine
Whole Foods Tustin
Whole Foods Laguna Niguel
Whole Foods Newport Beach
Whole Foods Huntington Beach
Whole Foods Torrance
Whole Foods Playa Vista
Whole Foods Venice
Whole Foods West Los Angeles
Can I buy pasture raised organic eggs at your farm?
Come visit us at 1908A Dye Rd. Ramona, CA 92065.
We are open Monday through Saturday, 7am to 6pm.
Which local restaurants serve your pasture raised organic eggs?
You can get your eggs to order at Darshan Bakery, Healthy Creations, Nectarine Grove or Lofty Coffee (Encinitas, Solana and Little Italy)
What are Factory Conventional Eggs?
These birds live in the hen houses in cages. January 1st of 2015, California implemented Prop 2, which states that hen cages will be big enough to allow them to move around freely, and be able to spread their wings while turning in a circle without hitting anything.
What are Free-Range/Cage-Free Eggs?
The term Cage-Free just means the chickens are not in cages. They do not have to have any access at all to the outdoors.
Free-Range hens, like those raised in battery cages and closed cage-free houses, also live inside of LARGE hen houses, however, they are free to roam on the ground. In the case of most “free-range” eggs, the girls also have access to the outdoors, though at this time there are no requirements on the amount of time they get outside or how large the outdoor area is. It is important to check who is certifying the operation. Different certifiers require different outdoor space. In some cases “access points” are clippings out of the chicken wiring around the house that blends in with the rest of the ‘walls’. In other instances, it could be very large doors that allow the chickens easy access to the outdoors all times of the day. Also free-range/cage-free does not specify that they are getting a ‘pasture-diet’. The hen’s diet may be offered either a veggie-fed conventional, NON-GMO, or an organic feed.
What are Truly Pasture Raised Organic Eggs?
These ladies get to actually roam free throughout the day and are able to enjoy natural vegetation, bugs, and sunbathing in the lush pastures, fields, or hillsides. They are provided not only an organic diet but also and organic lifestyle that mimics that of their natural habitat while maintaining the sustainability of the environment.
So here is some food for thought; if we all take a look at the “we are what we eat” campaign, then maybe it’s not just what we eat, but also what we eat, eats.
On to our happy-hens diet and the nutrient density of their beautiful eggs. In addition to the natural vegetation along with oats and barley we plant every year, our ladies also have the option to the highest quality, ALWAYS Organic, 100% Corn & Soy FREE feed.
All the ladies also have the joy of foraging the land and pastures, getting to consume the natural vegetation and barley in the pastures along with whatever bugs they find.
You’re probably thinking, “EWW GROSS!!! I don’t want to eat bugs!!!” But the truth is, that it is totally natural for chickens. In fact, bugs are a major source of protein and the secret to good healthy egg layers is a lot of protein.
These girls enjoy sunbathing which gets lots of vitamin D into their eggs. Thanks to all of the fresh greens our ladies eat, these lovely eggs get packed with beta-carotene which is why their yolks have such a beautiful vibrant color.
The flavor, color, and texture are made distinctive by high amounts of vitamin A, D, E, K-2, B-12, DHA, EPA, and ALA making them a true superfood.
Mother Earth News conducted an egg testing project in 2007 and discovered that eggs produced by truly free-ranging(pasture-raised) hens were far superior to those produced by battery caged hens. The study involved 14 flocks across the United States whose eggs were tested by an accredited Portland, Oregon, laboratory.
They found that the benefits of pasture raised eggs include:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
5 times more vitamin D
2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
They also found that eggs from hens raised outdoors on pasture have from three to six times more vitamin D than eggs from hens raised in confinement. Pastured hens are exposed to direct sunlight, which their bodies convert to vitamin D and then pass on to their eggs. Eating just two of these eggs will give you from 63-126% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D!