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where can I buy pastured eggs?

Commented on January 16, 2016
Created August 15, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Where can I buy pastured eggs? I have access to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and ideally I'd like to buy them from there; they do have omega-3 enriched eggs, but it's not clear they're pastured -- they claim "vegetarian diet" which I'm concerned probably means corn!

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:15 PM

I found the Vital Farms eggs at my local Whole Foods. The pastured yolk when side-by-side with conventional yolk has a deeper colour, which is a good sign I think.

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on August 17, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Yep. Vital Farms. And, I also think they are tastier than regular eggs, so that's a bonus!

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on August 15, 2012
at 11:51 PM

(Organic) corn's not the problem...soy is! When you find pastured eggs make sure they are soy free!

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on August 15, 2012
at 06:46 PM

thanks! I'm in New Jersey

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:06 PM

I have a client that brings me eggs from her backyard chickens. The blue, green and brown ones. I'm so spoiled by those. These chickens are omnivores, they eat scrap, chicken feed (prolly corn) and insects. Delicious1

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:50 PM

I love those eggs. They have them in my Whole Foods too, and I was skeptical at first because of the price, but they are SO MUCH TASTIER than regular eggs! At my store, they don't sell them by the dozen, they sell them half-dozen only.

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:48 PM

@ Coldsteel: my WF sells a brand called Vital Farms, which I'm guessing is also what Soporificat is talking about. You'll know when you see em- they even come with a pamphlet!

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Thanks! If anyone knows an alternative in NJ, would be much appreciated.

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Do you know what the brand is called? I thought I checked the eggs at my local Whole Foods pretty carefully but didn't see pastured.

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:38 PM

Chickens are meant to digest corn, so it's totally fine for them to eat it. But you do want them also to have grass and bugs, so you are looking for eggs marked "pastured". Where are you located?

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on August 15, 2012
at 06:46 PM

thanks! I'm in New Jersey

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Where do you live? Farmer's markets, Craigslist, etc. are places to look for local pastured eggs. For once I'm glad to live in Ohio - it seems there are people selling eggs from their backyard chickens on every corner.

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:06 PM

I have a client that brings me eggs from her backyard chickens. The blue, green and brown ones. I'm so spoiled by those. These chickens are omnivores, they eat scrap, chicken feed (prolly corn) and insects. Delicious1

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:28 PM

The Whole Foods near me stocks one brand of pastured eggs. It clearly states on the package that the chickens were pastured, so there is no confusion about it. They cost $6 a dozen.

If it doesn't specifically say "pastured" then I would assume they were not pastured, since pastured is a huge selling point and costs a lot more money!

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:48 PM

@ Coldsteel: my WF sells a brand called Vital Farms, which I'm guessing is also what Soporificat is talking about. You'll know when you see em- they even come with a pamphlet!

4e9a5c25d6e74d0bb73026b5fd713ce4

(45)

on August 15, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Do you know what the brand is called? I thought I checked the eggs at my local Whole Foods pretty carefully but didn't see pastured.

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(1567)

on August 15, 2012
at 03:50 PM

I love those eggs. They have them in my Whole Foods too, and I was skeptical at first because of the price, but they are SO MUCH TASTIER than regular eggs! At my store, they don't sell them by the dozen, they sell them half-dozen only.

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(1267)

on August 17, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Yep. Vital Farms. And, I also think they are tastier than regular eggs, so that's a bonus!

4e9a5c25d6e74d0bb73026b5fd713ce4

(45)

on August 27, 2012
at 09:15 PM

I found the Vital Farms eggs at my local Whole Foods. The pastured yolk when side-by-side with conventional yolk has a deeper colour, which is a good sign I think.

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:14 PM

I'd be less concerned about corn and more concerned about the chickens being fed soy.

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:29 PM

I get mine through Door to Door Organics, a local artisan butcher or local farmer's markets here in Colorado. You can order them through Tropical Traditions and I've read lots of blog posts raving about them. I'm sure there are other online retailers, maybe folks who are also selling pastured poultry and other meats would have them.

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Thanks! If anyone knows an alternative in NJ, would be much appreciated.

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on December 22, 2015
at 11:47 AM

I found pastured raised eggs at FAR Wind Farm in Williamstown. I love, love buying eggs at the farm where I can watch the hens graze as I buy. They have a facebook page and a web page. Their phone number is 609-774-0629

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on January 16, 2016
at 06:16 AM

FAR Wind Farm has eggs for $4.75 if you bring your own carton you can save .50 per dozen lowering the price to $4.25 .

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on August 15, 2012
at 11:45 PM

I get Vital Farms eggs at the Whole Foods in Oakland; they are organic and pastured ($7.39 for a dozen). Marin Sun Farms is another pastured egg supplier in the Bay Area. Maybe check your local Health Food Store and see if you can request them to carry pastured eggs; that's what I'm going to do.

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