The chickens at Salt of the Earth farm have started laying! We bought an egg share in the winter and I have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on some real pastored eggs.
If you are one of those ones who buys ‘free range’ eggs from the grocery store, prepared to have your bubble burst.
Industry standards means that in order to qualify as ‘free ranged’ there must be a small door on the side of the large barn with a tiny patch of grass on the other side. The sad truth is that few chickens bother venturing out. The inside of the barn is all they really know. The door doesn’t even have to be open all of the time.
So you are not getting what you are paying for.
Those chickens are almost as unlikely to have seen a blade of grass as the conventionally raised ones- but at least they aren’t in battery cages.
Bubble burst yet?
Eggs from the Salt of the Earth farm here in Kingston come from hens who spend their days happily clucking around in the grass. I’ve seen them, they do like to cluck.