A Little About Pasture Raised Eggs
It Starts with the Little Things
Eggs. Real eggs.
That's what started Betsy and I down the path of starting TC Farm.
Years ago we found a small farm selling truly pasture raised eggs. At first they seemed dramatically over priced, but we were blown away with how they tasted. Our favorite meal at the time was poached eggs over a bowl of heritage lettuce and a bit of sea salt.
As simple as that sounds, it was truly divine. Those 'pasture' raised organic eggs in the store had nothing on these... I don't know what kind of pasture those store organic eggs are raised on, but it sure wasn't green pasture!
We realized if an egg could feel so nourishing and taste so good, what else were we missing out on? We tried to find someone raising other animals in an ideal way, but everyone was cutting some sort of corner. We simply had to start our own hobby farm to see what it would be like.
We poured over research and all of the various ways one could choose to raise laying hens. We kept our eye on the prize and refused to cut any corners. We took the best possible care of each hen and her egg was our reward.
What Makes Our Pasture Eggs Different?
How Long Do Eggs Stay Fresh?
Eggs in the store are up to 60 days old when you buy them. The USDA says they will stay 'fresh' up to 5 more weeks. Our eggs are usually delivered to you a lot fresher than what you'll buy in the store, so our eggs will easily last 1-2 months in your fridge before the quality degrades. We recommend using older eggs for hard boiling and fresher eggs for baking and frying