Why Are Vital Farm Eggs Packed in 100% Recycled Plastic?

We’re frequently asked by customers why we chose to pack our eggs in PET plastic versus cardboard. By most appearances, plastic, which is a petroleum product, is not as good a choice for an eco-conscious company. While paper/cardboard is a renewable product, the paper mills that are responsible for their production are some of the […]

Cold Chicken

Robert is our resident farm manager and a real thought leader in the art of pasture-raising hens. From time to time, he’ll be providing farm updates and answering frequent questions we get concerning pasture-raising. With the rough winter we’ve had, many people wonder how the birds handle cold weather. Here’s Robert’s take:

A lot of people ask me if the cold weather is bad for the hens, since they live mostly outside. They actually do quite well in the cold, as long as they have a way to stay dry and sheltered…

Mary in Michigan

“I have just recently found your eggs at Whole Foods in West Bloomfield. I am so grateful I have FINALLY found eggs from humanely raised hens. Thank you, for your concern for the chickens, as well as the environment.”

Michele in Texas

“Mom always makes me do the deviled eggs for Thanksgiving. This year, looking for a non-factory-farm, ethical source, I bought your eggs from Whole Foods in Arlington…”

Vital Farms in the Austin Food Journal

Our thanks to the Austin Food Journal for mentioning us in their post about their trip to the Farmers’ Market: http://www.austinfoodjournal.com/?p=3796

“My wife and I were just talking about how great it would be to have eggs and milk delivered to our house. But, decided that someone probably passed some law that makes it…”

Sandra in New Mexico

“I just recently bought these eggs at our local Whole Foods on St. Francis in Santa Fe, NM, where we purchase all our food, and I have to tell you that this is the best: you can taste the happiness…”