Frequently Asked Questions
What stores carry Our Truly pasture raised organic eggs?
San Diego County:
Boney’s Bayside Market
Cream of the Crop
Farm Fresh To You
Harvest Ranch Market
Ocean Beach Peoples
Valley Farm La Jolla
Whole Foods Market
Orange County & Los Angeles County:
The Ecology Center
Whole Foods Market
Can I buy pasture raised organic eggs at your farm?
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
2176 Ramona St.
Ramona CA, 92065
Which local restaurants serve your pasture raised organic eggs?
Find our eggs being served up to order at these locations:
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 closed cage-free houses, also live inside of LARGE Poultry Barn, however, they are free to roam on the ground and also have some form of 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 any of the following options: conventional(GMO), NON-GMO or organic feed.
What are Truly OUTDOOR, 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 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!