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November 14th, 2012 10:00am - 8:00pm

Rug hookers, knitters, spinners -- come spend a few hours relaxing on the farm with your fiber addiction of choice. Bring your friends or meet ones. Instruction and supplies are not provided, but opinions are always offered (in the kindest way, of course!) Beverages and light refreshments will be served.

Garlic ScapesNovember 30th, 2015

The garlic is growing happily and it's time to harvest garlic scapes. Scapes are the curly flower stalks of a hardneck garlic plant. They can be left on the plant, but we cut them off the so the plan

Spring PlantingNovember 30th, 2015

We've had a nice, long string of outstanding weather here in Northern Ohio. I really even hate to say that in writing for fear of jinxing it.  But I'm throwing caution to the wind and statin

Countryside Farmers' MarketNovember 30th, 2015

Saturday was opening day at the Farmers' Market for us. Every Saturday through October, we will be at the Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsu

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Farm Fresh Eggs

heritage breed chicken eggs

How do your eggs measure up?

Purchasing grocery store eggs is a complicated thing. There are lots of decisions to make. White, brown, organic, cage-free, free range. What does it all mean? Isn't an egg just an egg?

The answer is no. Not all eggs are created equal.

First, let's talk color. The color of the shell does not determine the nutritional value of the egg. Different breeds of chickens lay different color eggs. We sell a mix of blue, green, dark brown, brown, pinkish and white eggs from a variety of heritage breed chickens. The nutritional content of the eggs comes from the chicken's diet and has no relation to shell color.

The best way to buy fresh, nutrient-dense eggs is directly from a farmer who allows the chickens access to pasture and a more natural, varied diet, including bugs, worms and fresh vegetables, in addition to regular portions of chicken feed.

If you can't buy from a local farmer, this will help you decipher the labels you'll find on eggs sold in grocery stores:

Certified Organic: Eggs from chickens which have been fed an organic, vegetable diet. The use of antibiotics and cages is forbidden. However, debeaking and forced molting are still allowed. The chickens must have access to the outdoors, but there are no regulations on if this is on pasture or just a fenced, outdoor hard surface pen.

Free Range: Chickens are allowed access to the outdoors. It does not mean they spend their days outside. They may or may not. There are no regulations on the time or size of their outdoor range. Flocks raised in warehouses or hoop houses with access to dirt or concrete floors, with an occasional trip outdoors, can be considered free range.

Certified Humane: Uncaged birds with access to perches, nesting boxes and an area for dust baths. There are strict limits on the number of birds per square foot. They may or may not have access to the outdoors. Forced molting is not allowed. Beak trimming to reduce fighting is acceptable, but debeaking is not.

We sell our eggs at the farm on a first-come, first-served basis for $3.50/dozen. We think once you've eaten one of our eggs, you'll never buy a supermarket egg again.

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