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Can anyone recommend a good source of pastured, soy-free eggs in the bay area/SF?

Answered on September 28, 2013
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Can anyone recommend a good source of pastured, soy-free eggs in the bay area/SF?

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on September 27, 2013
at 12:39 AM

I don't know that I've ever seen commercially sold eggs that are purely pasture fed, that is eating grass & bugs only. They all seem to supplement with things like

  • Corn
  • Soy-meal
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • Alfalfa
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins

which is what Champoeg Farms uses and to date my personal favorite eggs.

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on September 28, 2013
at 01:37 AM

Try Duck Eggs! Better than regular eggs and soy free and organic. You can buy from Whole Foods.

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on September 27, 2013
at 05:29 PM

There is one particular brand of eggs I found at Whole Foods that is specifically labeled "Soy Free" but I think they are only labeled as cage free, so not necessarily pastured. The brand is Chino Valley --

http://www.chinovalleyranchers.com/

Grass-Fed Girl is out of the Bay Area and has a handy link for Backyard CSA:

http://shop.backyardcsa.com/Chicken-Eggs-SOY-FREE-147.htm

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on September 27, 2013
at 02:05 AM

Check out EatWild.com That will help you find farmers nearby. Most include phone numbers so you can call and ask them.

Lots of pastured eggs here in Sonoma County, but even when the chickens are out all day they often use a little bit of grain to entice them to go into the coop at night. I do prefer that the feed not contain soy and that its organic, but don't sweat it too much because the grain is such a small percentage of their diet. And yes, we go to the farms we buy from to SEE the hens in the pasture for ourselves.

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on September 26, 2013
at 10:39 PM

Thanks! I live in San Mateo and although I am able to find multiple sources of pastured eggs in farmers market nearby, they are usually either grain fed or soy fed...Are you from the bay area too?

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on September 27, 2013
at 12:39 AM

I don't know that I've ever seen commercially sold eggs that are purely pasture fed, that is eating grass & bugs only. They all seem to supplement with things like

  • Corn
  • Soy-meal
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • Alfalfa
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins

which is what Champoeg Farms uses and to date my personal favorite eggs.

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on September 26, 2013
at 10:23 PM

Where do you live? Any grocery store like Rainbow, Haight St. Market, or Berkeley Bowl will have multiple options. Most farmer's markets also have at least one stand selling pastured eggs. Fully pastured eggs are rare; most farmers supplement the chickens with a bit of grain feed, so you'll have to talk to them if you want to verify soy-free status (though I don't think it's worth worrying about as long as it's a supplement and not their entire diet).

Also, expect to pay at least $7 / dozen for really pastured eggs. You can get "cage-free" soy-free eggs at most supermarkets for ~$5.

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