Vital Farms & When You Wish Fundraiser a Success!

Dear Vital Farms Donors and Supporters, Thank you so much for your support of our first Vital Farms crowdfunding campaign. We raised nearly $27,000 that will be used to fulfill your rewards and to help a farmer begin to raise his hens outdoors. Though we did not meet our original financial goal, we are currently seeking a smaller farm […]

Coconut Spiced Pumpkin Bread recipe by Pooja Mottl

Coconut Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe and Photo by Pooja Mottl Here is a crowd pleaser that’s both healthier and tastier than most traditionally prepared holiday treats which tend to be loaded with refined sugars and creams. This unique pumpkin loaf is made from homemade pumpkin puree, unrefined coconut palm sugar, and freshly ground nutmeg and […]

Vital Farms: From tiny farm to national success (and our values never changed)

Vital Farms began in 2007 when our first organic hens were set loose on the pastures of our flagship farm on Onion Creek in Austin, Texas. Our goal then was simple, and it still is. Respect the birds and the land, and produce the highest quality, most delicious eggs in the world. While most producers […]

It’s not adequate to just vote with your forks

We had the opportunity to visit with Michael Pollan, the famed food and agriculture journalist and author on Thursday last week. Dorsey Barger, the woman behind HausBar farms, hosted a lovely and intimate gathering at her newly remodeled farm in East Austin, complete with libations from Tipsy Texan, pizza from Bola pizza and apps from […]

How does pastured farming work?

Photo by Jody Horton While much of the agriculture industry has migrated away from small-scale operations, the Vital Farms model has be successful. Outside of our base in Austin, our farm network is made up of independent, family farmers who are passionate about raising quality food, and who understand that our core farming principles make […]

What makes Vital Farms’ eggs special?

What makes Vital Farms Eggs special? 95% of the world’s laying hens live in cages. Most of them spend their entire lives like this, often sharing their small space allotment with up to 8 other birds. They are not allowed to see sunlight or even to stretch their wings.  Their cramped and dismal existence is […]

Pooja Guest Blog: Miso Ginger Soup with Red Chard and Vital Farms Eggs

Miso soup, an ancient fermented food of the East, is not only warm, earthy, and delicious, it’s packed full of healthful nutrients and beneficial bacteria – perfect for warding off sickness during those chilly Fall days! Add a Vital Farms egg for more protein. Sustainably raised eggs are considered Mother Nature’s “perfect food”!     […]

Basil Avocado Salmon Breakfast Pita with Vital Farms eggs

Vital Farms is starting a monthly recipe collaboration with Pooja Mottl, a Natural Food Chef, Speaker, Healthy Lifestyle Coach and Vital Farms egg fan! Pooja is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, and holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She has taught cooking […]

Eating your way to personal freedom: VF attends the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Conference

Vital Farms had the chance to attend the 6th annual FARFA conference this Monday in Bastrop, Texas. The day’s speakers focused on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food, and we wanted to share some of their insights with our readers. Below are some of the discussions we found most interesting throughout […]

Reduce, reuse, and then recycle: Vital Farms partners with In.gredients, the first zero-waste grocery store in the country

  Reduce, reuse, and then recycle. The mantra at In.gredients is simple, but it is a practical strategy toward eliminating the hundreds of thousands of pounds of packaging waste that are pitched into American landfills every day. “We don’t think that all food packaging is evil, but we do think that much of it is […]

How the drought affects our farmers, food prices and the chickens you know and love

To say that the weather has been particularly unforgiving to farms in the past few years would be an understatement. Though some rain has brought relief to Texas, national conditions, by all accounts, are at their worst in about 50 years. In mid July, The National Climatic Data Center reported that 55 percent of the […]

Locally sourced, globally inspired: Snack Bar on South Congress makes us a treat with Vital Farms eggs

Above: Tamago Yoko: cabbage, leek and shrimp hash-cake, with Applewood smoked bacon, two Vital Farms eggs on top, wasabi aioli, sriracha, bonito and nori. Though Snack Bar’s been open for a few years, the chef and the menu have changed quite a few times. (Basically, the restaurant you visited a few years ago isn’t the […]