All of our eggs are gathered from chickens who are fully-pastured and fed only Certified Organic, non-GMO feed. The birds are completely antibiotic-free and receive no added hormones. Our farmers put the same level of care into their eggs as they do with their vegetables. LFFC ensures all of our animals are treated humanely and our farmers are held to standards which are in line with our core values about sustainability and animal welfare. Our chickens are never debeaked! You will notice these eggs are distinctly different from the conventional, large-scale organic egg producers’ because our farmers raise their birds out on pasture where they forage for bugs and many different varieties of grasses, forbs, and legumes.
LFFC has four member farmers providing eggs, with the flock size averaging around 1K. One of our most senior egg farmers is Farmer Sam from The Back 40. Sam has a “closed system” for his chicken farm, which means he grows his own organic feed and raises all his own chicks. We love the idea of this self-sustaining farm, and with all the work that Sam puts into raising his chickens, the quality speaks for itself.
An average day in the life of a laying hen starts at the crack of dawn. The hens might grab some water and take a quick stroll outside before quickly getting to work laying their eggs in the nesting center. About 50% of the eggs are laid by 8 am. After the eggs are laid and the hens have completed their instinctual job, they spend the rest of their day in the sun and pasturing on the open land. Farmer Sam likes to spend time with his chickens to ensure everyone looks healthy and behaves normally. His 6-year-old daughter enjoys giving them their organic feed and watching them roam. Since chickens can’t see in the dark, they hurry back into their mobile hen house and settle in before dusk.
2016 Summer Egg Share
One dozen eggs on a weekly basis for a total of 26 deliveries OR on a biweekly basis for a total of 13 deliveries.