When you are the most expensive egg on the shelf, your product needs to be amazing

When you are the most expensive egg on the shelf, your product needs to be amazing. The yolks should be a deep gold (which means the hens are eating plenty of grass), the whites should be thick and fluffy (meaning the eggs are really fresh), your egg shells should be strong (meaning the birds get […]

Technical problems with our website contact form- please resend your unanswered questions!

Hi Vital Farms Fans- We’ve had an ongoing technical problem that has affected our receipt of your questions submitted via our online contact form. (See below). If you’ve submitted a question via this form between the very end of November and last week, and have not received an answer, please let us know, re-ask your […]

To be or not to be: the politics of organic certification

Becoming a Certified Organic producer and supplier is a complicated process. As a general consumer, many of us are not aware of the implications and responsibilities behind an organic certification. Recently, there have been many debates about whether or not the certification is worth the cost and effort. Small family farms can have a tough […]

Who said you can’t eat salad for breakfast?

Our friend Pooja’s latest healthy recipe offering (using Vital Farms eggs of course) shows you how to eat seasonal greens and fruit for breakfast. Bon appetit! Bitter Greens & Citrus Breakfast Salad w/Poached Vital Farms Eggs This recipe is a fresh and healthy take on the traditional breakfast, just in time for the New Year […]

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 […]

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, the floor of the cage less than the size of a standard sheet of printer paper. They are not allowed to see sunlight or even to stretch their wings.  Their cramped […]

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”!     […]