Egg CSA

In addition to the vegetable CSA, we are offering an Egg CSA. This can be a monthly subscription that begins at any time of the year. A mix of heritage chicken breeds, our flock is moved around the farm, usually following the cows, where they are eating grass, clovers, and field herbs.  We also have a limited supply of duck eggs, let us know if you’re interested in those!

Chickens cleaning up the cover crop in the garden

Supplementing their forage is a milk-soaked, certified Organic (inherently non-GMO) feed that is corn, soy, and canola free*. Instead of corn and soy, the ration is a mix of wheat, barley, peas, and sunflower seeds, with the necessary minerals added. As far as we know, we are the only ones in the area raising chickens on a corn and soy free diet, and certainly the only ones soaking their feed with milk from our cows.

Why soak their feed? Chicken digestion is not so dissimilar to our own, and the soaking helps unlock minerals that are otherwise unavailable in dried grains, seeds and nuts. Adding the raw milk to the mixture provides an extra dose of vitamins and living immune-boosting nutrients.

I have raised chickens before, never able to soak the feed in milk, and the ones we are raising now are the healthiest I have ever raised. These full-bodied ladies have vibrant red combs and clean behinds – all signs of strong health. The feedback on the eggs has been amazing with folks saying they are the best eggs they’ve had.  “After having your eggs, I can’t eat any other eggs!” exclaims a customer who receives three dozen a week from us.  “I’ve never been really excited about eggs, but I couldn’t stop eating these right out of the pan,” says another. The eggs are large, rich in flavor, and yolks a sunset orange color. Eggs are special, and we really believe in these.

Details – Chicken Eggs are available year-round!

From a customer: the two on the left are local non-gmo pastured eggs – while better than conventional eggs, still quite pale next to ours!

Price: $7/dozen
Length: pay month-to-month, no long-term commitment
How Many Eggs: You may choose to order one or multiple dozen eggs.
How you get your share: If you order at least two dozen per week, we will deliver right to your door, or you can pick up at the farm at your convenience. We deliver to Jefferson, Oldham and Henry counties.

Ready to sign up? Fill out our quick form!

Once we receive it, we will follow up with details! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Egg Cartons

*Why corn and soy free? Being corn and soy free does make raising chickens a little more challenging, and definitely more expensive. However, in making this choice we are trying to put the hens health first. Besides, we have plenty of other ways to consume corn and soy. 

“Soy is in everything. It’s an industrial food ingredient. If it comes in a box and it is supposed to be edible then chances are high that soy is on the ingredient list. And the likelihood is that the soy is transgenic, genetically modified. . . 96% or more of the soy grown in the US is genetically modified. Americans eat more soy than traditional soy consuming cultures. We don’t want soy to be in everything.” Now replace the word ‘soy’ with ‘corn’. . . same story, with 88% of all corn grown being GMO.

Challenges with soy specifically: “Soy is high in phytic acid. Monogastric animals like chickens, pigs and humans don’t produce the enzyme phytase. Without phytase, phytic acid can block uptake of vitamins and minerals. Not only is this a waste, but it’s creating pollution problems. Soy is high in phytoestrogens and trypsin inhibitors. Trypsin is an enzyme that helps to break down many different proteins. Inhibition of trypsin contributes to allergies.” –from New Country Organics