Thank you so much for this wonderful product! I found you on certifiedhumane.org and am so happy that I now have a humane egg option. I really enjoy these eggs - the taste is wonderful, but also knowing that I'm supporting ethical farming practices. I am now a faithful Vital Farms customer - please keep selling them at Whole Foods in San Diego!!
- Amanda, San Diego, CA
My German Shepard loves your eggs, they make her coat beautiful (she gets an egg once a day with her food). My girls also love your eggs. I love them too but I don't eat eggs, never have. I am a vegetarian. Thanks for taking such good care of your hens. I buy nothing else.
- Stephanie V., Birmingham, MI
Born with a natural aversion to meat and other animal products, I have alternated between being vegan and lacto/ovo vegetarian most of my life. After a recent 2-year period as a vegan, I started looking for possible egg options. I went to farmers' markets and tried other "organic" eggs, but I just could not bring myself to eat those smelly masses. (Something just felt wrong.) I finally tried your delicious, fresh, clean-tasting eggs and, for the first time in a long time, I feel great about eating something from an animal. I do not think I have ever had eggs as good as yours -- including eggs that my auntie used to raise in the small town where I grew up. Thank you so much for doing what you do and providing healthy, conscientious, nutritious and humane food to Texans!
- Miranda B., Houston, TX
I buy your eggs because I want to know they come from naturally raised chickens. That is worth paying extra as far as I am concerned.
- Irene F.
I absolutely love your eggs and have been getting them since whole food started carrying them. They are the only eggs I eat.
- Hayley B., West Hills, CA
I was very happy when I discovered your website and read about the ethical way your chickens were treated. Even more happy when I read on your website that Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, MI carried your eggs.
- Peggy B.
My family has chosen to buy your eggs which Whole Foods sells at $6/doz for about a year. And I know these chickens have a wonderful life on your farm.
- Dedra L., Tulsa, OK
Dr. Mercola's website led me to your website. I have eaten eggs all my life not giving any thought to the quality. Eggs are eggs, I thought. I truly believed I was eating quality organic eggs for many years now, after reading Dr. Mercola's email I was not too surprised, not many things surprise me or shock me any more. God's Word says, that everything concealed will be revealed; I just wish I had known sooner.
- Linda T., The Woodlands, TX
I recently purchased a dozen of your lovely eggs from a Whole Foods in a nearby town in Northern VA. I am a huge supporter of truly grass-fed, free-range eggs and totally support your business. My eggs tasted great for breakfast.
- Ariel L.
Hello! I recently came upon your product at my local Whole Foods store, and immediately came home and researched your process and the steps you take to ethically pasture-raise your chickens. I have not eaten eggs in quite some time because of dietary issues, but would like to make them a part of my daily diet again, but only if they are ethically, organically raised.
- Michele S., Carmel, IN
Thank you so very much for giving us such excellent eggs. In today's factory farm world it is especially good that you are doing this. We love your eggs (buy them in Whole Foods).
- John J., Pittsburgh, PA
I just wanted to say that until I ran across your eggs at my local Whole Foods, I had completely given up on finding eggs that were produced in an ethically and environmentally responsible way. Thank you for doing what you do!
- Elizabeth K., Chicago, IL
Hi Crew. I saw your eggs at Whole Foods and thought, given the price, I need to look you guys up online to see what merited the cost. Wow! Pasture-raised chickens. What a concept! I immediately turned around after watching your video and bought a dozen. I will gladly pay your price for the eggs and support your cause until such time that we eliminate the horrible and inhumane conditions under which chickens are raised for the consumption of inexpensive eggs. Thanks for restoring my belief that there is hope for a better world!
- John Z., Holladay, UT
I'm pleased to do my part in getting the Whole Foods store in Andover, Mass. to stock your eggs. Keep up the great work and I will continue to discuss and promote the benefits of consuming your product.
- Bob M., Haverhill, MA
I found out about your eggs from the certifiedhumane.org website, and made a special trip over to Whole foods to pick them up. I had been buying Trader Joes free-range eggs, but I prefer Certified Humane products, because you just never know how accurate the labeling on these things are. So from now on I will be buying your product. P.S. your eggs are delicious! :).
- Jonathon S.
We recently moved from New England where there are farms everywhere to Atlanta where farms...not sure where they are yet. We used to buy local eggs, which were always free range so we are very familiar with high quality eggs. Yours are of exceptional quality and I believe the best tasting eggs I have ever had. The videos are very nice because it is often so hard to tell if farmers are actually treating the birds with respect. You obviously care about the animal's welfare and that is great to see. I won't even consider another brand and hope to visit your farm soon this fall if it can be arranged.
- Chris, Atlanta, GA
I was very disappointed recently to find out the 'cage-free, organic' eggs I was buying were more than likely from factory farmed hens living in cramped spaces, with a horrible quality of life. I can't tell you how pleased I was to come across your youtube video. Thank you for giving me peace of mind that I can now buy eggs and know that the hens are treated well, and I am getting a quality product. Whole Foods will be my only store for eggs from here on out! Thank you for what you do!
- Peggy H., Atlanta, GA
I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE VITAL FARMS. The eggs are the best, absolutely nothing compares. We have just moved from Boulder, CO to Orange, CA and I was so concerned that I wouldn't be able to have Vital Farms' eggs. As luck would have it the Whole Foods in my area carries them!!!!!! THANK YOU.
- Paula S.
Thank you so much for caring about God's little creatures and our health. Your eggs are the BEST. Give the girls a big hug from me and my family.
- Deedee S., Metairie, LS
I started buying your eggs a few months ago. I wanted to thank you for the whole package from the care of your chickens to the environment. I probably would not be eating eggs now if not for you. As a bonus, the eggs are the best I've eaten ever. I love everything about the way you do business. Keep it up and thank you so much!
- Judy C., Dallas, TX
I'm a newer customer (on my 2nd dozen) and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you are doing for the chickens and the environment. I don't care what you charge - just that you continue with your ethical ways. I'm so glad my Whole Foods sells your eggs. You are an amazing example of how the world should be. You give us hope. Oh, and, by the way, the eggs are absolutely fantastic. I have never enjoyed a hard boiled egg so much and I actually love my omelets now.
- Sue G., Chicago, IL
Thank you for such a wonderful choice in eggs. I buy them every week at the Westmont, Illinois Whole Foods. I can taste the love every time I eat your girls eggs ;o) (Plus, I just didn't know that eggs can taste soooooo great!) Each Time You Buy You Vote!
- Bogusia K.
I recently discovered your eggs in Whole Foods Colorado Springs. Your eggs taste better than any I've ever had. Thank you for taking care of the chickens!
- Diane L.
Just wanted to thank you for taking care of the hens. Since I read the Cornucopia.org egg report card, I've stopped buying that other brand of organic eggs that didn't rate nearly as high, and am gladly paying more for eggs made the way nature intended. I'm retired and on a fixed income, but my health and the health and welfare of the planet and its inhabitants are vitally important to me, so I'm willing to pay the extra dollar for your eggs. And they are delicious. Thanks again, and please always stay as beautiful as you are today!
- Susan K., Hamden, CT
Thank you for your dedication to responsible, ethical farming and sustainable environmental practices. My family is grateful to be able to purchase such delicious, healthy eggs.
- Liz M., West Orange, NJ
I just bought my first box of your eggs at a local Whole Foods, and am writing for two distinct reasons. I want to thank you for taking care of laying hens as they should be cared for. Once upon a time, I had a very small flock that provided wonderful eggs for my family. Of course, they had complete access to the outdoors from sunrise to sunset, only closed up at night to keep them safe from foxes. I know what eggs from healthy hens look like, and I know what fresh eggs look like, and yours are both.
- Peter G., Wynnewood, PA
I just recently came across your eggs at the Whole Foods store in Paramus, NJ and wanted to thank you. I have been searching for humane eggs where the chickens are treated with respect and able to roam and forage as they should. Spending my summers in Chile where my grandmother had chickens I was able to experience natural eggs and saw the way chickens really should live and be treated. I have found my forever eggs!
- Lorena A., Garfield, NJ
I bought your eggs two days ago from the Whole Foods in New York, and I immediately tasted a difference! With so many "organic eggs" on the market it's difficult to distinguish the real from the fake. Vital Farms eggs taste amazing and it feels good knowing that the chickens that lay these eggs are given humane treatment. Thank you for such an amazing product!
- Ruth S.
Thank you for your ethics and your products! It is important for our family to be respectful and reverent towards all life. We love and also believe in what you love and believe! THANK YOU!
- Rosana G., Denita and our dogs, Rosinha and Bela, Windsor, CO
I wanted to thank you for your approach to ethical food, and the information on your site. I recently moved to MA from Pittsburgh, PA where I was able to get local pastured eggs very easily. So imagine my delight when shopping last week I came upon your eggs being offered in the cooler (at Whole Foods)! Awesome! Anyway, I've been feeding your eggs to my family since.
- Cheryl R., Scituate, MA
I always shop at Whole Foods so I expect a certain level of green and ethical product. But I have also heard that "free range" is subjective. So I was happy to come across your "humanely raised outdoors" eggs. But the real happiness was when I returned home. I had one egg left from the previous dozen. Cracked it, cracked one of the happy eggs. Yours was brighter. It actually made the other yoke look downright pale by comparison. Thank you.
- Bob W., Dallas, TX
I just stumbled onto your company as I was trying to find the most humane "looking" carton of eggs for my husband. I decided to whip him up a batch of eggs as he was recovering from surgery. I personally, do not eat eggs and I can't bear to support such a cruel and horrifying industry. I noticed your little blue newsletter and checked out your website. I was quite impressed and so happy to see that there is finally a company that truly cares about the welfare of the chickens and our environment. Most of the companies claim to care by writing "free range" on the packaging but I know that it isn't true as I know the definition of what that means to corporate companies. I sent your website to all of my friends, hoping they will make the RIGHT choice when purchasing eggs! Wishing you all the best and much success:-).
- Alesha B., La Jolla, CA
Thanks for all that you do! I fully trust you guys! And that... is an awesome feeling!
- Nicole R., Covington, LA
I tried your eggs for the first time today... 3 minutes in boiling water... firm shell... tender white, soft yolk, and the finest taste ever. You're doing something right ! Keep those chicks happy ! ;) Thank you for a wonderful product and caring for the ecology, too. Many companies should take note of your direction and accomplishments.
- David R., Flushing, NY
Thank you for answering my note, and thank you for the information! I am learning that I have to be mindful of what is put in my food. Unfortunately there are many who do not care to treat humans or animals with respect. It is wonderful to know that you do not feed your chickens any GMO products. I admire Vital Farms and all farmers who work hard to provide good quality, healthy food for the community while treating animals humanely. I am very grateful!!
- Mary F.
Thank you for taking care of our animals and planet that take care of us!
My family and I are grateful for the highest quality, whole-nature, cared for food!!
- Ni'coel S. Santa Monica, CA
Thank you for what you do. I am so appreciative that there are folks like you to counter
the factory farms. Blessings!
- Mary S.
I found your eggs in the Berkeley Bowl in Berkeley the other day and after trying them I'm never going to buy other eggs!! Best of all you seem to take care of your animals which is very important to me. Thank you!
- Anne N.
we love these eggs so much we won't buy any other kind again.
- Ben T.
I bought your eggs today and found them to be delicious. I checked your website and looked at your crew, only to be shocked that you had no lady representing the chickens...I sure woudda liked to see the pretty face of them chicks.
- Mehran M. Palo Alto, CA
You listened! thank you! I emailed you regarding the sell by dates on your eggs in Hingham, MA whole foods...for the past few months the sell by dates have been the same as the other brands. Now, I buy a dozen each week. Good Work & Thank-You
- Erica C.
It truly brought a tear to find your eggs at WF. This is a dream in terms of TOTALLY humane treatment. If one is to eat an egg, and I rarely do, but now I will more often, I will ONLY if I find yours at the market. Money is not an object when humane treatment is concerned.
- Robert G. Fort Lauderdale, FL
I've been enjoying your eggs for 2 yrs! So happy to hear about the broilers! Send some
south.. better yet, I bet you can find some Alabama farmers willing to raise chickens this way. Thanks to the organization Grow Alabama, many local organic small farms are coming back now that they have a venue to sell their produce. We need the same for chicken, beef, etc. Can't wait to taste a broiler!! thanks for all the work.- Paula
- Paula J. Birmingham, AL
I love your eggs and the way you raise your chickens as treasured living beings. I would
love to buy a t-shirt with your logo (hen with egg inside)on it if such a thing exists.
- Elizabeth S.
I found your eggs through the Mercola site which led me to the Cornucopia Institute. I
read their egg scorecard ad saw the organic eggs I'd been eating were rated the lowest. Your eggs are delicious and the yolks have a nice yellow-orange color - much different from the other organic eggs we've bought. Your humane, back-to-basics farming is something I am happy to support!
- Elaine, Massachusetts
Love your eggs! Where is your farm located? Thanks!
Hello! Thank you for your amazing eggs! they are truly awesome and I’m proud to buy
them :) I just wanted to find out what you do with your male chicks? i know that thousands are horribly killed every year and it just breaks my heart. my husband and i are strict vegetarians and i'm a die hard animal rights gal, especially for farm animals. please let me know! Thank you so much
- Anne M. San Mateo, CA
Love your VF eggs, but cost of new set of tires boosts my cost/egg; I drive to San Antonio 2x/mo to buy; any closer options? if you ever give a seminar on operating parameters of being farmer-contractor to VF, I'd sign up; I grew up in chicken biz.
- Dick W. Kerrville, TX
We love your eggs and your mission! Any possibility of having broiler chickens available in northern Virginia sometime soon?
- Pam J.
I really admire your company and our family has been buying Vital Farms eggs for over a
year now (at Whole Foods). I was wondering about the fate of hens once they are no longer capable of laying eggs--do they face human slaughter or do they go to a typical slaughter house? I know you are doing what you can to make their lives better, but it would be great if they weren't slaughtered--for meat-- at all. Thanks for your time.
- Patricia C.
My daughter and another girl in her close circle of friends are both vegetarian and gave me info on chickens and the industry. The next time I was at Whole Foods here in Santa Monica I looked for something better than cage-free and found YOU!!! I’m so happy you are here! Thanks, m.
- Martha C.
Thank you for thinking about the big picture. We are grateful for your thoughtful and humane approach to "doing business."
- Carolin S. Ardmore, PA
Just wanted to say thank you for making it possible for us to have pasture-raised eggs. We purchase them at Mother’s Market in California and have also thanked them for making them available. Keep up the good work; you are helping us stay healthy. God bless.
- Karen H. Lake Forest, CA
My Family and I are both excited and proud to support Organic Family Farms through the purchasing your Eggs. -Thank you.
- Zuriel Douglasville, GA
First of all, thank you for providing these eggs to Whole Foods in Naperville. I love them! I decided to stop buying eggs if I could not find humanely raised ones in our area, until I discovered these. Do the eggs from the Whole Foods in Naperville come from Austin, TX or local farms? If the latter, could you please provide their contact information? I would love to take my children to visit if possible so that they can see where there eggs come from and help me support my decision to pay a premium for eggs from chickens treated properly.
- Rachel M. Naperville, IL
Hi I appreciate that your hens are roaming around and have as happy a life as they can. I believe this affects the egg quality.
- Erin M.
I learned about your eggs from daughter who buys them in Las Vegas. I live in Oklahoma City. We now have a new WHOLE FOODS. We would love to start buying your eggs. Keep up the ethical work....It is amazing.
- Sharon P. Oklahoma City, OK
Just wanted to let you guys know how thrilled I am that you are now available at PCC natural markets here in the Northwest through your pasture verde label. I am a very infrequent purchaser of eggs because I know the cage free label is not what it seems. I only purchase at local farmers markets but they sell out quickly and the quality can vary dramatically. I've seen some very pale sickly looking eggs and after paying top dollar for them I was not happy. Humane treatment of animals is the most important issue for me but I also want a healthy delicious egg. You guys are amazing and have addressed every issue I care about. It may seem silly but I could almost cry with relief knowing that my food is coming from such a great place. I love your rescue work and really appreciate your concern of male baby chicks. These are tough issues and the fact that you guys are willing to tackle them and do your best makes me feel good about buying your eggs. Thanks so much for all you are doing.
- Emily C. Renton, WA
Just wanted to send you (and the girls!!) a thumbs up for your declicious eggs. We happened upon them a few weeks ago at Jimbo's and they are absolutely delicious. We're so glad someone is producing tasty, healthful eggs and treating their chickens with love and respect. More power to you all.
- Lauri, San Diego, CA
Thank you for including the Vital Farms News insert in the eggs I purchased at Whole Foods. I do not have any hesitation paying more for a product when I know the animals are being treated humanely. I will spread the word to my friends and family. As the company grows, please don’t lose sight of your very important mission.
- Deborah, Atlanta, GA
Hi, I buy your eggs at Mother's Market in Laguna Woods, CA. I also buy them when I am down in laguna Beach, at Whole Foods. I thought you'd like to update your website, showing that they are not just in Whole Foods in California. In fact, Mother's market worked with our local vegetarian/humane ministry at our church, and we gave out eggs in half dozens and info about your farm. This is how I first heard of you. Now I tell everyone, and got the whole foods in laguna to start carrying the dozen boxes, instead of half dozen. Are there any other markets locally that carry your eggs? I wrote to Trader Joes too, cause they are everywhere, but haven't heard back from them. Thanks
- Kirsten C. San Juan Capistrano, CA
Oh I bought a half dozen of your eggs from Whole Foods here in New Orleans and could see the difference when I cracked the first egg. Man did they taste good, so good that I went back the next day and purchased a dozen. I am 65 and they reminded me of when I was a young man. I don't think I could ever go back to buying the cheeper eggs again. I found your eggs because I have been starting to eat more healthy before I have a health issue. Thanks for producing such a good quality egg.
- Anthony B. Harvey, Louisiana
Thank you for creating such wonderful eggs, and for showing everyone that kindness to the animals that feed us is essential for a happy and peaceful world.
- Liz J. Scottsdale, AZ
I found you at Whole Foods and though you are kind of expensive I will totally support you and your efforts to raise happy chickens. Thank you so much!
- Loretta W. Tempe, AZ
I'm so thrilled, what a great way to start the year, finding Vital Farms at Whole Foods. I spent a few more minutes looking at the egg carton labels and spotted your company. I can't tell you enough how happy this makes me.... Maybe if you can show off your profits, other farmers will not be afraid to follow your practices! The eggs look and taste so good too. I pledge to never eat other eggs. I'm a customer for life :-) Thank you so much for what you do
- Valerie T.
I have backyard chickens but when I do need to buy extra eggs I buy Vital Farms. I am working to educate people about factory farms and encourage them to buy your eggs (we have them at Basic Foods). I am in the Austin area at times visiting my son and would love to visit sometime. I will call to schedule a visit next time I am in the area.
- Karen H. Beaumont, TX
First of all, thank you for providing wonderful ethical and organic eggs. I stopped eating eggs for quite awhile while I was on the pursuit for a quality organic egg. During my search, I discovered your eggs. Your eggs are the only ones that I will eat. Our city opened up a Whole Foods Mkt in Oct. I was excited to be able to purchase your eggs locally as we used to travel from OK to TX every so many months to buy the eggs and other items. The last time I bought your eggs was just before Thanksgiving(6 dozen for 6.49 each). My family and friends thought that I was crazy to spend that much. I thought I was a little crazy at that time as well. When WFoods opened, we purchased several for 4.49 per dozen which was expected and something we can afford. I believe that we have to spend more money to eat better.
- K. Clark Edmond, OK
thank you so much for raising your chickens with dignity and humanely. I found youreggs at Whole Foods in San Rafael, California. I will never buy another brand of eggs but yours as I wish to only purchase my foods from those who approach food production in the manner that you do. BTW - the eggs ARE delicious!
- Nina S.
Thank you! Thank you! For raising your hens the way you do and to your hens for producing eggs the way they should (and used), to be. I raised hens in LA, They foraged in my back yard and spent their nights in their pen. They were supplemented with grains, but had full access to bugs and greens and our salad trimmings and trimmings from our organic garden. I haven't had an egg since that measured up and yours surpass. Now I live in a rural area, but in a community where I'm not allowed to have chickens. I loved my hens and would love to have some again, but in the meantime, I'm so thrilled to have discovered yours and their extraordinary eggs! I've told the management at both Whole Foods where we shop, two hours from home, "Never stop carrying these eggs; this is real food!" With deep appreciation, Happy New Year.
- Anne B. Gualala, CA
Thank you for going the extra mile! It means so much to be to feel comfortable eating your eggs knowing that they are a gift to us. We all have a place here on earth, a right to dignity and respect. Thank you again
- Jana T. Canton, MA
Been reading much about "organic" farming and how the FDA allows organic farmers to abuse animals and mislead consumers. I stopped eating eggs a while back because I couldn't find a source I trusted. Went into Maddys Market in Calabasas, CA and found your eggs. Been on your website for an hour. THANK YOU. Can't wait to try the eggs tonight but LOVE what you stand for. You set a fantastic example of what farming should be. I am a huge fan. I will tell everyone I know about your farm and wish you continued success.
- Larry G.
I LOVE your eggs!! I'm about to head to Miami for 4 months and hope I can find you at the local Whole Foods there. Thank you< Sarah
- Sarah L. Dencer, CO
Just wanted to let you know, I am sitting down to lunch (choosing to eat eggs, bacon, and have some coffee) and am enjoying my first two eggs from my first dozen of eggs from Vital Farms. I am SO happy there are farms like you out there! Your eggs are delicious. They are good for my body and, also, good for my conscience. Don't stop what you're doing. This country needs you! New lifetime fan, Cliff
- Cliff B. Wichita, KS
I went specifically to Whole Foods just to get free range eggs. So glad I found you. (I bought the last 6 cartons.) Loved the newsletter w/photos that led me to your website. Thanks for caring. I'll be a returning customer.
I'm a vegetarian because I disagree with the inhumane treatment of animals at slaughter houses. With that said I still eat eggs and am very conscience of who I purchase eggs from making sure the chickens are cage free and roam free. I use to purchase Chino Valley Ranchers until I found out that their chickens actually don't roam free as indicated on their container. Once I found that out I did extensive research of which farm actually did honor the roam free and I found your farm. I want to thank you for taking such good care of your chickens and giving them a clean, safe and roam free environment.
I can actually taste the difference in the eggs. Your eggs taste so much better. Happy Holidays. Thank you again. Sincerely, Lisa
- Lisa M. Los Angeles, CA
I thank you for loving and caring for the hens in such a respectful manner. I remember my grandparents farm in Kentucky. The animals were treated with respect and lived in a natural environment of fresh air, water, earth, sunshine and good food. Seems we have totally lost that connection except for businesses like yours. And of course I love your eggs! I look forward to cracking the eggs open and seeing the rich yolk colours. I also love the different colours of the shell. I made pumpkin bread last night with your eggs and the yolks were pumpkin/golden colour. I'm so happy that some businesses are changing our relationship to our fellow creatures and our natural world. God Bless You and the Hens!
- Constance S. Louisville, CO
Just wanted to thank y'all for what you do. Just ate my first Vital Farms eggs today and I am a very happy and thankful customer.
- Preston, TX
I can't thank you enough for producing these wonderful eggs. I always buy your brand, now that I know the difference between real pasture-raised hens and what is normally referred to as "cage-free" (doesn't that mean something like 100 hens get to walk around on a 4 x 8' concrete pad a few hours a day ? ;-) At any rate, I am really grateful to you folks for your conscientious care of your hens, happy to pay the extra price and very glad to know my eggs come from truly happy hens. It makes a huge difference.
- Mary Ann Wills
I just had two fried eggs, and yum, my god , they taste just like the ones i used to have at my grandmother. i congratulate you with all honesty. Now my question is: is it possible to deliver chicken and eggs. I live far from Whole food market and i do not think i will ever enjoy eggs again. My aunt happened to go to Ann Arbor and got me some. This is how i came across those delicious, yummy eggs. While i hope i get a positive answer, i send you my best regard.
- Diana M. dearborn, michigan
I wrote to you some time back praising your eggs and complaining about your plastic packaging. I feel so strongly about the damage plastic is doing to our environment, I stopped buying your wonderful eggs for that reason. I was therefore delighted to see you are now using cardboard packaging - and I am once again buying your wonderful eggs. I just read on your website about your broiler chickens, and I will try those as well. Thank you for your ethical approach to providing eggs and chicken I can feel good about purchasing and eating.
- Patricia B. Marblehead, MA
I have a question for you. I had given up eggs months ago because of the cruelty that those animals endure. I love and miss eating eggs, but I will not support that type of farming with my money. I was very, very excited to see that there is a humane option out there. I am more than happy to pay 3-4x the price of regular eggs knowing that no living thing has to suffer so that I can have a tasty meal. I would like to know what happens to the male chicks born at your farms. Would you please let me know?
- Jen B.
I jumped for joy the first time I saw you eggs and read your insert inside the carton. And when I sat down at the table with one of your eggs fried up for my morning breakfast, it put me back on our family farm as a young girl in North Dakota in the henhouse gathering eggs from our free roaming chickens. Everything about your eggs is the epitamy of perfection. I hadn't had an egg that flavorful and beautiful since I left the farm in 1975. You deserve a medal of honor.
- Barbara F. Scottsdale, AZ
Just a quick note of appreciation for the humane and earth-friendly approach to taking care of bothyour "girls" and the environment.
- BruceLee D. Comfort, TX
I love that you offer eggs from hens that are treated humanely. I've always thought that fertile eggs are the best because I assume it means the hens are able to live with roosters. As a woman, I would have a very sad life if I weren't able to be with men! So I feel like if I'm going to buy eggs, I want to know that the chickens who laid them were able to live with roosters. I also understand that fertile eggs are more nutritious. Do you offer fertile eggs? Do your hens live alongside roosters? If not why not? Thanks for making the world a better place~
- Ivy J.
Thank you so much for your eggs! I was ready to give up on eggs when I saw your eggs at Whole Foods. I just could not justify driving 45 minutes to get to a place where pasture raised eggs were sold. We, in our family, are so grateful to have honest food available to us through Whole Foods and our garden! We will buy Vital Farms eggs as long as we can get access to them.
- Tanya A. Salt Lake City, UT
Thank you Vital Farms for the pasture raised chickens! I went to my local Whole Foods today and to my surprise saw behind the glass, "pasture raised chicken". I blinked thinking it wasn't true. I asked the butcher where they came from and he said Vital Farms. My response, "I thought they only did eggs". I then asked if WF would be carrying them regularly and he was unsure. So, I stocked up! One for roasting and one got cut up and frozen. I can't tell you how appreciative I am of your care for the chickens and the food that ends up on the table in my home; the quality is incomparable. I hope they become a regular there -- my fingers are crossed, and I am telling everyone about Vital Farms backyard birds.
- Allison D. Chicago, IL
We own a bakery business in Los Angeles. We are organic and gluten free. We have been baking with your eggs, because it is of utmost importance that we only use eggs from humanely treated chickens.
- Francesca T. Los Angeles, CA
I am a Registered Dietitian and I specialize in weight loss. I would love to provide my clients with handouts or fliers that would tell them more about what you offer and can provide them towards a healthier living. Also, on a more personal level, do you offer visits to your farms? I would love to bring my girls there to show them more about where their food comes from.
- Christina S. San Antonio, TX
Hello Vital Farms people, I stumbled into your eggs while shopping at the main Whole Foods downtown. What caught my eye is that they are from here as I'm very much into the Go Texan/Go Local philosophy and eat non-GMO and organic as much as possible. I took a closer look at the ones in the freezer display and was elated after reading the description on the label. I've been searching for a long time for the perfect egg solution since, as y'all already know, it's such a perfect nutrition source, especially per $. They really do taste buttery. I thought that was just some marketing crap but y'all seem to be the Real Deal. I eat eggs raw frequently and I can even taste the difference then. I eat roughly 6 cartons a week. Please keep up the great work and please please don't sell out to the Monsanto crew if you know what I mean. I will gladly pay the quite reasonable price for your excellent product.
- Steven H. Austin, TX
Your "chickey girls" are very talented. After two dozen of your wonderful eggs, I salute all of you. Thanks for the great treat. My five year old grandson said, "hey, these eggs are yellow." Please keep up the good work ...I'll keep buying your great eggs with pleasure. With appreciation and smiles,
- Michelle F. Arvada, CO
LOVE LOVE LOVE what you guys do!! and LOVE your eggs!! To years of much success and many other companies to follow your lead!!
- Deann J. Dallas, TX
I just wanted to say thanks!!!! I am a vegetarian(almost vegan) mostly because I cant stand the way we treat our animals in this world. I am not opposed to the food chain...it's natural right? It is natural only when is it done naturally. I am so happy to introduce eggs into my diet again with your eggs. I can honestly eat one and enjoy it, knowing that these beautiful creatures are being treated like the sentient beings that they are. I will tell everyone about these eggs. I wish you such success for you and yours! Namaste
- Krissy D.
I am a food scientist and licensed nutritionist And I have been enjoying your wonderful eggs very much. Thank you for doing such a good job. They taste better than my grandmother's yard eggs. Today at Whole Foods in Baton Rouge the egg display was empty of all of your eggs except for a few 6 packs. I have been wishing the best for the girls in the face of the drought and heat. I hope everything is OK. I do like those eggs.
- Kerry T. Baton Rouge, LA
Hello! I discovered your magnificent eggs at my local Whole Foods store the other day. The eggs are so beautiful and the freshest eggs I believe I have ever eaten. The whites are so firm - amazing. Thank you for your commitment to the humane treatment of your terrific chickens and for producing a truly quality food to enhance our bodies AND our souls. Kudos!!
Love and many blessings, Donna
- Donna D. Scottsdale, AZ
Your eggs have always been perfect and taste delicious.
- Maddie H. San Diego, CA
I noticed your eggs when I was at Whole Foods. I was looking through the egg case and noticed two different labels "cage-free", which is what I typically buy and then I saw your label "pasture-raised". It made me realize the cage-free eggs I was buying for so long may not be as "humane" as I thought they were. I Its nice to see that you let your birds roam and eat their natural diet. I admire your company's ethical practices and can say I am spreading the word to all of my friends and family about finding your pasture raised eggs and chickens when they shop. Thank you!
- Staci Dallas, TX
Wow! Your eggs are the best I've ever tasted. I can actually taste the difference in each egg. I totally can appreciate that the hens are organic, free range and grass fed. I finally found my brand. If you ever close shop tell me and I'll keep it going! Keep up the good work!
- Moises Dallas, Texas
Thank you for providing these lovely eggs. This is the first time in my life that I have opened a carton and seen eggs that all look different! Even as a science/medical person, I was struck by the fact that, of course!, it makes much more sense to have variation in nature. My fiancée and I have had to cut back our budget in order to eat food products that are in their most natural form. It is unfair that most Americans cannot afford to buy - not only organic, but ethical products. Beyond that, despite our best attempts to be good consumers, the information that we are given in the grocery store is muddled. Cage free, free range, etc. all sounds good... and a dozen eggs for $1.50 can make you forget all of that. Hopefully with more documentaries, like Farmageddon, public awareness will increase and ethical eggs will be the rule and not the exception.
- Pela B. Arlington, VA
Thank you for your eggs. I am just a happy customer who gets migraines from any chicken product that is not pasture-fed. I am now migraine free, thanks to your eggs. Even organic eggs were not sufficient to manage the migraines. Please keep on doing whatever it is you're doing. I eat four of your eggs day (for months) and my chloresterol levels were some of the best my doctor has ever seen. Not bad for someone who's not a spring chicken anymore. Please keep me in mind if you ever start selling any pasture-fed chicken meats online
- Sally G.
I'm a vegan at present only because i haven't been able to find a farm that has hens raised so wonderfully (like yours seem to be!), whose beaks aren't tipped, and whose eggs are unfertilized. Thank you for the work that you do to provide such humanely raised, and spoiled :) hens, and for working to find homes for the male chicks. You will be my first egg purchase in 8 years!
- Erica G. Jersey City
Dear Vital Farms,
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for producing eggs in a humane, animal centered, and loving way. My husband and I were on the verge of giving up eggs completely because we did not/ could not trust that the animals were treated humanely. Beak clipping, artificial light 18-24 hours a day, the cages and crates... it was all too much to handle. The smothering of male chicks in trash bags was just unthinkable! We were so happy to find Vital Farms Eggs at Whole Foods in Scottsdale. Please, continue your mission to treat animals ethically and lovingly, and we will continue to buy your (and only your) eggs. We are happy to pay the extra cost to ensure that farming remains just that... farming.
Keep up the good work.
- Melissa A. Scottsdale, AZ
I became a huge fan of Vital Farm eggs as soon as I bought my first tray about two or three months ago. I can seriously taste the difference in a Vital Farm egg. I've always bought organic eggs for my family but Vital Farm eggs tasted different -- in a very good way -- from other organic eggs I've bought in the past. So, I made the switch and bought my second tray of Vital Farms eggs. I truly believe in the quality of your eggs and have enthusiastically promoted it to my other organic-egg-loving friends. In fact, I know that I will be a forever customer.
- San Diego, CA
Dear Mr. O'Hayer,
Just a short note to say thanks for bringing a truly organic and ethically produced egg to the market. I am so grateful for the chance to enjoy an egg from a hen that has been able to thrive as a chicken should. No debeaking - no hormones and plenty of fresh air and sun. You have a customer for life.
- Mark S.
I'm sure you have received a plethora of positive comments about your amazing eggs but what's one more? I had almost given up eating eggs until I decided to try your pasture-raised (I love that term by the way; it's much better than free-range), at a local Whole Foods store. I noticed the difference as soon as I cracked the eggs. They had color! But even better, they tasted delicious. They were rich, buttery, and soft and were the epitome of perfection. And I love how they have less fat, cholesterol and calories than other eggs. Well done and thank you!
- Bobbi L. Houston, TX
I just want to tell you that I admire your commitment to providing ethical eggs. I had not eaten an egg for 8 years. We bought some of your Vital Farms eggs a couple of day ago and my 4 year old had his first egg. I felt very reassured knowing that they came from birds that were treated humanely (raised happily in the sun and pasture) and fed well.
- Melissa, CA
I love your eggs!!! I only recently discovered them at Whole Foods in Franklin, TN. They are - by FAR - the BEST - eggs I've ever eaten! I've tried so many other egg brands - organic, free range, etc... They don't even compare to Vital Farms eggs... Plus, I appreciate and desire to support the humane, "old-fashioned" farming way you raise your chickens.... as they should be... the difference can be tasted - and the treatment does matter very much to me. You're a leader in this industry. Please continue to maintain the high standards! Thank you!!
- Kari H. Nashville, TN
My name is Sandra. We buy organic and vegetarian whenever we can. But, we are college students with two young children. My husband is an ecology major and I am undecided, but lean in that direction. We have raised our children to be very conscious of their food choices and all their choices really as everything we do has an impact on the world. It has been years since we have eaten eggs. We avoid (but do not fanatically exclude) eggs and egg products because we have been unable to find a close to us, affordable, source. Tonight my husband and I went to Whole Foods. Not a norm to us as it is cost prohibitive to shop there. I cried (no seriously, with tears) when I saw your eggs on the shelf. THANK YOU. Thank you for doing what you love and sharing it with others. Thank you for making it possible for me to offer eggs to my family again. Thank you for valuing the lives of the creatures that share our planet.
So excited to support ya'll! We'll spread the word!
- Sandra M. Arlington, TX
Since I discovered your eggs, I want to assure you I will never buy eggs from anybody else! The humane treatment of animals is the most important thing for me, because, everything else comes from that: healthy food, healthy bodies, long life... Thank you!
- Dzeilana A. Arlington, VA
Hello! Just need to let you guys know these are the BEST eggs I have EVER, EVER eaten. I'm so glad I can find them at my Whole Foods. I can taste the happiness!
- Jenn San Antonio, TX
Hi! Please don't think this is crazy... but... living in Chicago.. I have easy access to your eggs via Whole Foods.. and they are the ONLY eggs I'll eat. Here's my problem.. uh oh.. I am going home for Christmas.. and my family lives in a crazy rural area.. no where near any store that would sell your product. Do you ever consider mailing your eggs to personal addresses? I did see the order form.. but the quantity would be far and above how much my family would consume before probable expiration of product…. Help! I just love your eggs!!!!
- Jenny K. Chicago, IL
Hi, I've been touting your brand to anyone who will listen because I feel the egg industry is by far the most inhumane food production process in Western nations. The way you raise hens needs to be the norm. Thank you for your time in answering these questions. Most importantly, thank you for being a model that can be used to light the way for change in this industry!!! In appreciation, Cat
- Cat J. Le Mars, IA
Hi! I found your eggs at my local Whole Foods in Hillcrest, CA (San Diego county) after seeing your five egg rating at cornucopia.com. Thank-you!!
My wife bought you eggs today at Whole Foods. Your methods remind me of those we practice on our family farm in Tennessee when I was a young lad. Thank you. I look forward to my first dining with them....... :D
- John S. Tucson, Arizona
Hello!! I just wanted to tell you all how happy we are to have found Vital Farms eggs. While they are a little more expensive, seeing the videos of your chickens compared to the horrible conditions we've seen documented at other facilities makes the additional investment (in our health and theirs) 100% worth it. We will look forward to trying your broilers when they are available at our local Whole Foods! Thanks for all you do :).
- Renee Alexandria, VA
I never write letters like this, but I wanted to thank you for providing us (society) with eggs from humanely raised chickens. I do not eat chicken, but I do eat eggs, and I have been searching for a farm that raises their hens humanely for quite some time now. I was even toying with the idea of cutting eggs from my diet, because i couldn't find a farm that I trusted. I actually JUST discovered you in Whole Foods. The eggs taste so much better than any egg I've had, but most of all, I feel so great knowing that I am eating something from an animal that was treated the way it should be! I am also grateful that you care enough to keep your egg laying hens separate from the chickens that you raise for meat. Most farms just wouldn't have the decency to do that. Thank you so much and keep doing what you're doing! I'll be a customer for life.
- Elizabeth M. Los Angeles
Yes, your eggs are delicious!! Thanks!!
- Kari S. Yucaipa, CA