Updating the Organic Standards

At Vital Farms, we have always put the wellbeing our hens first. If we take care of them, then everything else follows – the sustainable use of the land, the beneficial relationship with the farmers that we work with, a dependable supply chain for our customers, and, ultimately, a superior product for the folks who […]

Frittata with Chorizo Recipe

Holiday recipe winner: Loaded Egg Frittata!

Ingredients: 4 eggs ( I use Vital Farms or local farm fresh pastured eggs ) 2 kale leaves torn and chopped to bite size pieces (or use spinach or your favorite green) 3-4 baby bella or crimini mushrooms sliced (optional, but I would add these for nutrients!) 6-8 grape tomatoes sliced (any tomatoes will work diced small) […]

Our girls are #HappyOutdoors all winter long

One of the most important tenets here at Vital Farms is that our girls get to be outdoors all year-round, which isn’t the same for all eggs that make the pasture-raised claim. You see, some brands are “seasonally pastured” which means their girls get to enjoy fresh air and sunshine for some of the year […]

Pasture-raised eggs for all!

We’re growing – and fast. This time last year we had roughly 35 family farmers and today we have close to 90 independent family farms across six states! That means we’re able to provide ethical eggs to more and more folks across the country, folks who otherwise would not have that choice. And that’s a wonderful thing! […]

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 […]

How would you grade our eggs?

Forget about what you’ve been told about what egg grades mean – unless you know what we’re about to tell you… The grade of an egg depends on the amount of air in the interior cell of the egg, as well as the density of the albumen and yolk. The smaller the air cell, the […]

The Egg-cellent Egg

This post brought to you by guest blogger: Lean Into Midlife.     I love eggs and eat 2-3 of them for breakfast, every… single… day…! My husband tells me that he has never seen a person eat so many eggs in his life. If we are ever out of eggs, in the morning, it’s […]

Freeze ‘em, thaw ‘em, save ‘em for later!

We’ve been getting a lot of emails from customers that drive an hour (or two or three) to buy our pasture-raised eggs, and we couldn’t be more thankful. You’re choosing to be good to your bodies, but not so good on your gas tank. The good news is – you can freeze eggs for later! […]

20 ways to recycle eggshells

Don’t you love when trash suddenly becomes a treasure? Here are 20 awesome uses for the shells, after you’ve already enjoyed the egg. Calcium water – Soak eggshells or use the (cooled down) from your boiled eggs, then water plants. Homemade chalk – Mix flour and hot water, and then add eggshell powder until it’s […]