Happy, healthy, humane… and Certified

There are many terms used in food marketing these days, and it’s hard to keep up. We know it’s confusing, but we’re here to make it more simple. At least at the egg-set. When you’re looking for the top-of-the-line, best of the best eggs you can buy at the store (that are better for you, […]

Prop 2 – What does it mean to you?

On January 1, 2015 a new regulation, Proposition 2, became law in California. Also known as the Standards for Confining Farm Animals initiative, Prop 2 requires that calves, pregnant sows and egg laying hens have enough room in their cages to turn freely, stand up, lie down and (in the hens’ case) spread their wings. The regulation […]

Pasture-raised: Certified Humane’s gold standard

You can’t change the world overnight – but some brave individuals are leading the fight! Adele Douglass was sick of the inhumane treatment of farm animals in the food industry and decided to make a change, which led to the creation of HFAC – Humane Farm Animal Care and their Certified Humane program. This program […]

Being Organic – What does it mean?

If you purchase our pasture-raised eggs, you’ll know that only our Vital Farms and Pasture Verde eggs  are Certified Organic. On a crowded shelf, it can sometimes be a little confusing to understand what this means – in amongst the ‘free-range’, ‘cage-free’, ‘added Omega-3s’ eggs, how important is an Organic Certification, and how does it fit […]

Interpreting and enforcing the FDA Egg Safety Rule – there’s no need to be afraid!

Some of you may have heard about the recent draft guidance from the FDA regarding outdoor access for organic and pastured egg producers. There is a lot of misinformation about what this means for organic and pasture-raised egg producers, and we want to set the record straight. This draft guidance was created in response to […]

Vital Farming on the San Marcos River, Luling, TX

Todd Boran, his wife Niki and their four children live on 170 acres on the San Marcos River in Luling, TX. Boran started working with Vital Farms two years ago. The family has lived on this land for seven years, and had been farming commercial watermelons and cucumbers before working with Vital. In Boran’s eclectic […]

At Vital Farms, transparency is key

With Ag-Gag Bills on ballots all over the country and massive factory farms doing everything they can to NOT show you their “farms”, Vital Farms believes in transparency in everything we do. We host large quarterly farm tours for our customers and allow them to photograph and take video on any of our farms. We […]

THIS is what pasture-raised farming looks like

Thanks to some much needed rain and cooler temperatures, our pastures are looking greener than ever. This means the ladies get to eat tons of fresh native grasses, flowers and bugs foraged in their fields and pastures. We provide 108 square feet of fresh green pasture per bird, year round. Here are a few photos […]

Have you ever eaten a blue egg?

In Austin, Texas, Vital Farms sells pasture-raised, organic eggs from Araucana hens (a heritage breed) that lay blue-shelled, extra-rich tasting eggs. We call them Austin Blues and we just received a flock of these adorable baby chicks last Friday. Right now they are so small, you can fit three in your hands! They are happy […]