Buying eggs at the grocery store isn’t always as easy as it used to be. That’s partly because there are so many kinds of eggs to choose from these days. From cage-free to organic, traditional to pasture-raised and more, you have plenty of options when it comes to eggs.
Large, Extra Large, Jumbo
12 pack, 24 pack
If “pasture-raised” stuck out in the list of egg types mentioned above, you may be asking yourself, “What does pasture-raised mean?” It’s simple — what makes eggs pasture-raised is the fact that hens living on a pasture produced them.
Even though modern chickens have evolved from their ancestral cousins over the years, hens are still near- insatiable omnivores. If they lived in the wild, chickens would still eat almost any food they had access to. When chickens are raised on pasture, their experience closely mimics how they’d live in the wild — and their diet reflects it.
Instead of being fed what would probably be a corn-based diet in a cage or cage-free environment, pasture-raised hens enjoy the outdoors as they feed on natural grass, seeds and insects. In general, pasture-raised eggs are laid by chickens that enjoy an outdoor lifestyle that’s cleaner and less stressful than alternative environments. These hens also enjoy plenty of fresh air and exposure to the sun.