Vital Farms speaks to students at McNeil High School

Yesterday, I went to McNeil High School, at the request of their fantastic librarians, Amelia Bligh and Laura Glaser, to speak with students about the Vital Farms method of pasture-based farming.   A little background: 200 copies of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan had recently been handed out to students to read and share, […]

National Organic Standards Board votes unanimously for improved conditions for laying hens!

Matt O’Hayer, CEO of Vital Farms, just returned from Savannah, GA, where the National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously to require 2 square feet of outdoor space, with at least 50% vegetative cover, for laying hens. In addition, they increased the inside space requirement to 2 sq ft (up from 1.2 sq ft.). This was a […]

Frittata Recipe from Food 4 Fitness Cafe in Austin, TX

Garden Veggie Frittata (We love this for breakfast with a side of fruit, or lunch/dinner with a small salad. Enjoy!) Serves 6 To prepare: Gather your veggies & eggs and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Ingredients –   10 Vital Farms Eggs –   ¼ cup Water, Milk, OR Almond Milk –   1 ½ […]

Dr. Mercola endorses pasture-raised eggs!

Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of, an extremely popular website for natural health news, recently endorsed pasture-raised, organic eggs as full of health benefits. As the nation’s leading producer, we are really pleased to see the natural health community acknowledge the many benefits of our favorite superfood! Some highlights from the article: “The idea that eggs, […]

Vital Farms and the Capital Area Food Bank

As of May 2011, 46 million, or 1 in 7 Americans are currently on food stamps. These astounding numbers go to show that food security is a real problem for a growing number of Americans. Yesterday we took a tour of the Capital Area Food Bank, accompanied by John Turner, Senior Director of Marketing and […]

Florida Whole Foods Marketing team braves the Texas heat!

We were pleased to host 17 members of the Florida Whole Foods Market Marketing team at our South Austin Farm last week. The group braved the morning heat, had tons of great questions and really enjoyed visiting our girls, as well as site-seeing and eating ice cream made from Vital Farms eggs at great restaurants, […]

Making Flour-less Chocolate Cake (with Vital Farms Eggs) with Chef Alain Braux

French Chef Alain Braux, a trained chef de patisserie and Executive Chef at People’s Pharmacy in Austin, Texas allowed us to watch him make his famous (and extremely delicious) Flour-Less Chocolate Cake. All three People’s Pharmacy locations (South Lamar, North Lamar and Westlake) now carry Vital Farms eggs to purchase, (they also bake with the eggs) […]

Locally Speaking, from Vital Farms’ Perspective

I often speak to customers wishing our eggs were from a farm that is closer to their home. The local food movement is fast growing and widespread. Organizations like Slow Food promote locally produced foods over of the purchase of products made or grown further away. So, what do we think about this? All things […]

La Condesa’s Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream with Vital Farms eggs

Laura Sawicki, Pastry Chef at La Condesa, was kind enough to let us into her kitchen to show us the basics of one of Summer’s most classic and refreshing desserts: homemade ice cream made with Vital Farms eggs! La Condesa’s Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream (Yield: About 1 QT) Ingredients: 1 ¼ c. Milk, 1 ¾ c. […]

Matcha Green Tea Macarons with Vital Farms Eggs

At Vital Farms, our entire company is made up of people who love food. And as much as we usually eat loads of whole grains, vegetables from our gardens and of course, pastured, organic eggs, we also like to indulge in a sweet treat from time to time. So in the storied and adorable spirit […]

Pasture-raising in the Summertime: No sweatin’ chickens!

As the rest of the U.S. heats up, in the Southern States it’s been steamy for about a month already. At our farms, we make sure to keep our hens hydrated while giving them plenty of access to shade. Pasture-raising is still a very successful and viable method of farming, even in the heat. However, […]