Finding pastured eggs locally and online

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As you may have heard, eggs from pasture-raised chickens can be significantly more nutritious. Here are my notes on finding pastured egg sources:

Finding local pastured eggs

The first place I'd look for pastured eggs is in the Cornocopia Institute's egg scorecard for a highly-rated farm. Here are the farms they gave a 5 out of 5 rating:

Other places to look for local eggs

Finding widely-distributed pastured eggs (often available in grocery stores)

Name Notes
Alfresco Eggs

(a Vital Farms child brand)

  • Pasture raised, not organic (uses antibiotic-free feed)
  • Store finder
Backyard Eggs

(a Vital Farms child brand)

  • Pasture raised, not organic (uses antibiotic-free feed)
  • Non-GMO Project verified
  • Store finder
Coyote Creek Farm

(available in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana)

  • Pasture raised
  • Pastures treated with "compost tea"
  • Store finder
NestFresh Pasture Raised

(make sure the box mentions pasture, NestFresh has different lines of eggs)

  • Pasture raised, not organic (antibiotics are not used on the hens)
  • 1.5 indoor square feet per hen, 25 square feet of pasture (minimum)
  • Store finder
Pasture Verde

(a Vital Farms child brand)

RedHill Farms Rainbox Eggs

(a Vital Farms child brand, available in Northern California)

  • Pasture raised and organic
  • 108 square feet per hen, minimum
  • Around $7 per dozen
  • Store finder
Texas Chicken Ranch

(a Vital Farms child brand)

  • Pasture raised, not organic (uses antibiotic-free feed)
  • Store finder
The Happy Egg Co.

(a Vital Farms child brand)

  • Free-range (but effectively pastured: full outdoor access, with 14 square feet per bird)
  • Store finder
Vital Farms
  • Pasture raised and organic
  • Rated 5 out of 5 by the Cornocopia Institute
  • 108 square feet per hen, minimum
  • Around $7 per dozen
  • Store finder

Finding online pastured eggs

The only online egg shipper I've been able to find is Grass Fed-Traditions:


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