The Egg Subscription

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The Field Goods Egg Subscription:
For just $5.25/week you will receive one dozen large white or brown CERTIFIED ORGANIC and HUMANE, FREE RANGE eggs. These can be ordered for weekly or bi-weekly delivery.


So, what is the deal with free range eggs and why are they more expensive than commercial eggs?
First, there is plenty of research that says they are better for you. We culled through several studies and, while the research revealed different results, they all noted that free range eggs are better for you. The consensus is that free range eggs have:
  • more vitamin A & E;
  • more long-chained omega-3 fats (whatever those are); and
  • a better ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 (here is why that matters).

In addition, a couple studies showed that these eggs have lower cholesterol. But maybe that doesn’t matter all that much, since now scientists are saying that cholesterol from eggs isn’t a problem (New York Times article: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee). If all this bad, good, better, best health information has got your eyes crossing then move on to the next two points.

Second, the chickens are humanely raised and must be allowed to roam in fields. They are free to eat whatever insects and plants they desire and not just a diet of corn and soy. Allowing chickens to frolic in the field contributes to their cost because these chickens lay fewer eggs per year, require more space and more expensive feed, and are generally raised by much smaller farms.

Third, people swear the eggs taste better!


Free Range Certification Specifics

HFAC’s Certified Humane® “Free Range” requirement is 2 sq. ft. per bird. The hens must be outdoors, weather permitting (in some areas of the country, seasonal), and when they are outdoors they must be outdoors for at least 6 hours per day.free range chickens

Our eggs are sourced from Latremore Pine Ridge Farm in Chazy, NY. They will be delivered in insulated foil envelopes with cold packs. SUPPORT RE-USE! Please return the envelopes, cold packs, and egg cartons.

Thanks,
Your Field Goods Team

P.S. For those of you that buy farm raised free range organic eggs, we hope you agree that $5.25 is a great price.

4 Comments on “The Egg Subscription”

    1. Hello Dawn!
      Chickens will consume lots of bugs, grubs, and insects in the pasture and in the soil. To round out their forage, the chickens are provided with certified organic corn, soymeal, and alfalfa, with supplemental salt and lime. Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions!

    1. Hello Sofiya!
      Yes, to complement what the chickens forage in the pastures, the chickens are provided with certified organic corn, soymeal, and alfalfa, with supplemental salt and lime. Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions!

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