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 […]

Pasture-raised: Certified Humane’s gold standard

You can’t change the world overnight – but some brave individuals are leading the fight! Adele Douglass was sick of the inhumane treatment of farm animals in the food industry and decided to make a change, which led to the creation of HFAC – Humane Farm Animal Care and their Certified Humane program. This program […]

20 ways to recycle eggshells

Don’t you love when trash suddenly becomes a treasure? Here are 20 awesome uses for the shells, after you’ve already enjoyed the egg. Calcium water – Soak eggshells or use the (cooled down) from your boiled eggs, then water plants. Homemade chalk – Mix flour and hot water, and then add eggshell powder until it’s […]

Interpreting and enforcing the FDA Egg Safety Rule – there’s no need to be afraid!

Some of you may have heard about the recent draft guidance from the FDA regarding outdoor access for organic and pastured egg producers. There is a lot of misinformation about what this means for organic and pasture-raised egg producers, and we want to set the record straight. This draft guidance was created in response to […]