Not so long ago, most eggs came from small, local farms. Farmers used time-honored techniques to breed chickens whose traits were ideal for local climate and tastes. Many laid eggs with different colored shells, often with rich, distinctive flavors reflecting the bounty of the land and yolks as golden as the sunset.
But when standardized agriculture came along, most of those breeds—and their unique characteristics—disappeared. Nowadays, nearly all American eggs come from just two breeds. Carol’s Free Range Heirloom eggs are a link to our richer past.
We raise our heirloom hens in small flocks, on small diversified farms in the Northeast. We’re committed to bringing back those beloved heirloom eggs and the farming wisdom they represent. Like farmers before us, we’ve carefully selected heirloom breeds that are ideal for our farm settings.
Our free range heirloom hens are also Certified Humane. They live in spacious, naturally-sunlit, airy, barns with room to do what comes naturally, like roost, scratch, and socialize. Their wholesome, nutritious feed features whole cereal grains, marigolds, and alfalfa grasses. And they have access to broad pastures every day except in inclement weather. We’d never give our hens hormones or antibiotics, much less dream of putting them in a cage. So, of course, they give us exceptional eggs.
Our Mixed Heirloom Basket
Our hens lay lovely heirloom eggs in shades of pastel blue, olive green, pale pink, and deep, rich brown. Some of the breeds trace their heritage as far back as the 16th century, as descendants of the Araucana and Marans, among others.
These eggs are much prized by chefs worldwide for their exceptional flavor and texture. We are thrilled that we can bring these incredible eggs with beautiful golden yolks to your table.
Find out where to purchase our Mixed Heirloom Egg Basket here.