Easter will be here soon and that means more eggs will be purchased for making Easter eggs for children.
Eggs are good for us and we want our children to eat healthy food, but not all eggs are the same. According to Dr. Mercola, “when raised the way nature intended, both chickens and their eggs are healthy sources of high-quality nutrients that many are deficient in — especially high-quality protein and healthy fat.” But when chickens are not raised and handled naturally, their eggs do not contain the nutrients that they should and are exposed to harmful chemicals.
So how do we know what carton of eggs to buy? We cannot know their quality unless we know where and in what conditions the chickens were raised. Unfortunately, the labels on grocery store products are misleading. The Cornucopia Institute investigates the practices of large scale producers and has revealed the false advertisement of large corporate egg producers who control 80% of the organic eggs sold in grocery stores. There are many loopholes for labeling products, which allow concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) to label their eggs “cage free” “free-range” and “organic,” but the Cornucopia Institute has proven that many of these labels are false according to their recent egg report.
If we want to know for sure that we are getting eggs from chickens who have plenty of access to green grass, we need to know the name of the farm, so we can ask the farmer questions. We have eggs raised by Heritage Hill Farm available in our store, so call us and ask us to hold a dozen for you to pick up while supplies last.