Good Ingredients: Free-Range Eggs

Vital Farms Pasture-Raised
Free-Range Eggs

We started buying only cage free eggs several years ago in the effort to support responsibly farmed food. After some additional investigation, we went to free range, taking the next step.

Recently, I was doing a quick grocery run and I came across these:

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The packaging caught my eye (didn’t expect such a cute carton for my eggs), but it’s the label information that prompted me to buy them. It’s a little like reading a Dr. Bronner’s soap bottle, but that’s another post altogether.

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The eggs looked fabulous, nice large size, even coloring – so far, so good. They turned out to be quite fresh and tasted wonderful. I used them just by themselves (I made egg salad and it was fabulous.), and for baking (I made a cake for cake balls that was light and fluffy, yet crumbled perfectly.), and they were great for both.

Even though there’s a lot of information included on the box, itself, each carton has an insert with additional news, as well. The insert has more about Vital Farms, a spotlight on one particular Vital Farms farmer, and a bird of the month.

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If you’d like to know more, or to read about them for yourself, you can do that here. They’ll tell you the difference between ‘cage free’ and ‘free range’, and why one is so much better than the other.

These eggs are more expensive than those from large egg producers, but so worth it. They’re healthier for you, and I believe they taste better. For my family, I’m excited to have an option I can feel good about ethically and nutritionally. I love the thought that the farms care about the health and treatment of their hens.

You can buy Vital Farms eggs at Tom Thumb, Whole Foods Market, Target, and Walmart (although they do NOT have them at every Walmart). In the eventuality you don’t have one of those convenient, here is a lookup feature on the Vital Farms website for you to find a retailer in your area.

Happy hens make for a happy me, and eating responsibly sourced food makes me feel better!


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