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 […]

Vital Farms in Dallas!

If you live in Austin or San Antonio, TX you may have tried our pasture-raised eggs and chicken in your favorite restaurants for over a year now. To the delight of chefs and diners alike, we’ve also expanded into the Dallas/ Fort Worth area in the last 6 months. On a recent trip to Dallas, we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]