Eggs... otherwise known as "Cackleberries" Updated 2/21/18
Our fresh cage-free eggs are Extra Large, dark yellow in the yolks, and simply delicious. And the healthy choice for you! Fresh - less than a week old* - and full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients not found in store-bought eggs. Our hens are happily pastured from the earliest in the spring that grass peeks out, through fall or later, until the grass no longer grows and nights are too cold in their hoop house. Contrary to common lore, the color of an eggshell is not at all indicative of nutrition or flavor. This lore is rooted in the history of white eggs being store eggs, and brown being farmer eggs. Pastured eggs like ours have:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
It has also been found that eggs from hens raised outdoors on pasture have from three to six times more vitamin D.
Our egg on the left, the grocery store's on the right. You get what you pay for.
Here you can compare one of our pastured eggs to the average grocery store variety. There is freshness and extra nutrition in our darker colored eggs. A great article to read regarding the facts behind pastured vs factory eggs can be found by clicking HERE:
ON FARM PURCHASE: One dozen brown - $4.00 When available: Jumbo dozen brown - $5.00 Rainbow Dozen (naturally colored eggs) - $5.00 Duck eggs - $9.00 Guinea eggs in season - $8.00
Special - 2 dozen med/small for $6.00, or $3.50 each ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Delivered/Farmer's Market: One dozen brown - $5.00, Farmer Dozen When available: Jumbo dozen brown - $6.00 Rainbow Dozen (naturally colored eggs) - $6.00 Duck Eggs - $10.00 Guinea eggs in season - $9.00
We occasionally offer weekly subscriptions and currently deliver each Tuesday to Glenmont, downtown Albany, and Albany Medical College, NY. Call (518) 872-9081 to order your eggs!
This poster is not meant to imply that outside egg color is in any way indicative of inside nutrition. It tends to be that hens that produce eggs on pasture are breeds which produce brown eggs, as opposed to white. This poster indicates the higher levels of nutritious elements in pastured eggs compared to commercial.
This poster shows the lowered levels of BAD elements in pastured eggs. Perhaps the levels are higher in commercial flocks due to stress the birds live in.
Grocery Store Alternatives.....which would you eat?
Commercial laying hens are generally housed about 9 birds to a 28" by 28" "battery"cage for life, which is about one year. No sunlight and often antibiotics for disease prevention. California recently passed legislation requiring larger cages for farms marketing eggs in the state. What do all three of these photos have in common?
USDA/FDA Industrial, egg production.
Eggs from birds in all of these photos can be labeled organic, simply by feeding them organic grain.
NOTE: "Organic" does not represent humane treatment. It does not mean pastured, cage free or free range. Commercial facilities can market their eggs using these labels without practicing in the true sense of the words. Don't buy your food from facilities, buy from a family farm. Know your farmer, know your food! Ask questions!
This photo is of industrial birds whose eggs can legally be labeled "cage free".
This is a photo of industrial birds whose eggs can legally be labeled "free range".
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The Bradt Family
450 Long Road,
East Berne, NY 12059 (518) 872-9081