It’s Day Seven of the Egg Series and it’s a fun one!
Having backyard hens is surprisingly pretty easy. But, what if you don’t have the space? What if you live in a neighborhood with an HOA that wouldn’t be thrilled with your new feathered friends? I grew up where the neighborhood made rules for maximum the number of dogs and cats a family could have (two of each), so I know this is a reality.
Where can you get fresh, pasture raised eggs?
We learned earlier this week that labeling is tricky in the grocery store and “Pasture Raised” isn’t a regulated term.
One of the best places to find eggs from chickens that spend much of their time moving around and feeding on grass is the farmers market. At the market ask the farmer’s about their hens so you can make the most informed egg choice. Likely, they will be proud of how well their hens are treated and the fabulous eggs they create.
Community Supported Agriculture groups or CSA’s are gaining tons of popularity. CSA’s are programs that connect farmers with consumers. They are often weekly deliveries of various farmer’s produce, meats, and eggs. Some are even customizable!
Speaking of getting more… Bloom’s having its first GIVEAWAY!
Among Friends, the natural cookie mix company I wrote about yesterday is sending me more cookie mixes to give away to a lucky Bloom fan!
Interested in these babies?
You should be.
To enter you have to do two simple things:
1. Hop onto Facebook and “Like” Among Friends, LLC’s page. They are a lot of fun to follow because they post lots of good information, like where you can find their growing brand, and they also post fun things that make you smile like this:
… And, I think I speak for the masses when I say I need more things in my newsfeed that make me smile.
And 2. Comment on this post below and tell me your favorite thing to cook with eggs!
I will announce a winner on Sunday, February 2 and you have ‘til midnight on February 1st to enter!