About that recall: no Vital Farms eggs are involved!

We wanted to take a moment to address the egg recall that is currently in progress – no Vital Farms eggs are affected, but we do want to send out well-wishes and reassurances to all the egg lovers across the nation. Every one of the 200 million+ eggs that have been recalled are from a […]

About the USDA Policy U-turn

At Vital Farms, our standards are defined by what we believe is right. We know that happy, healthy hens require a minimum of 108sqft each, with open, rotated pastures, fresh air and sunshine. We will never compromise that in any way, and every one of the girls in our care will continue to enjoy the […]

Lay Thee Down to Rest

Vital Farms began with one small family farm and a simple goal in mind: to give laying hens the highest quality of life possible. We knew that if we did that, then everything else would follow – sustainable land use, beneficial relationships with the farmers that we work with, and ultimately an amazing tasting egg. […]

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) […]

Pasture Management Key to Paris Climate Accord

By now you’ve probably heard about the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, where 196 nations joined to reach a landmark agreement to reduce pollution on a global scale (the first one, ever!). The overarching agreement to slowly move from fossil fuels to renewable energy in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]