While I was growing up on our family’s farm in northern New Hampshire, our hens spent their nights roosting in the barn and their days pecking in the grass with the sun overhead. Every day, I would help collect the eggs for my dad. It was part of the fun of growing up in our little New England nook. But with modern farming practices seeking greater efficiency all the time, having little girls collect eggs in the pasture probably wasn’t the best business model. As the years passed, hens became tiny cogs in a big egg-making machine across the industry.
At Carol’s Eggs, we have tried to turn back the clock a bit. Our Certified Humane Pasture-Raised hens live in very small flocks and have ample pasture to call home. They scurry to and fro on green grass, scratch in the dirt, socialize, and forage for unsuspecting insects each and every day. I know in my heart that this makes for better eggs and happier hens; it was true when I was a child, and still is.
In this day and age, you can’t sell a dozen eggs for less than the cost of a bottle of water when you want to treat both hens and farmers with respect. But if you’re like me, you will feel good knowing that the value of what’s in the carton reflects the care we show our farmers and our small pasture-raised flocks.
Eggs are little miracles. Good ones are worth it.