Premium Pasture Raised Eggs
If you have never had a farm-fresh egg laid by a happy hen who was able to enjoy the sunshine, clean air, fresh green grass, and all the insects and worms she could find, you have never had a real egg. All eggs are not created equal. A conventional or organic "factory farm" egg does not have the flavor of a pastured egg.
Our hens are housed in small flocks of around 300 hens in a shelter located on about 2 acres of fresh green grass. Each flock's pasture is divided up into five smaller paddocks. Approximately once a week, the hens are given a fresh paddock to graze in. That allows the paddock that they were just in to rest and re-grow before the hens return to it again. Attached to the end of the hen's shelter is a smaller fenced in area where their water and organic chicken feed is located. We call this the picnic area. Our hens enjoy an outdoor picnic in a park setting 365 days a year. The picnic area also allows us to confine the hens when the weather does not permit them to be out on the pasture.
We have a refrigerator outside where you can get eggs on the honor system at any time. The egg refrigerator is located on the left side of the red building. No Sunday purchases, please. Our eggs can also be purchased at a number of area health food stores. See the list below.
Misleading factory farm egg terms that lead you to think that the hens are happy hens on pasture:
"Free-range" — The term means that sometimes the chickens have access to the out of doors. It can be a dirt lot at the end of a large organic confinement chicken house.
"Free-roaming" — The term means that the chickens are housed on the floor of a large confinement chicken house instead of in small wire cages. They most likely do not have access to the out of doors.
"Cage-free" — The term is basically the same as "Free-roaming"
Health Food Stores That Sell Our Eggs
MOM's Organic Market - Rockville11711 B Parklawn Drive (off 355 near White Flint Mall )
MOM's Organic Market - College Park9827 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
MOM's Organic Market - Alexandria3831 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
MOM's Organic Market - Columbia East7351 Assateague Dr. #190
Jessup MD. 20794
MOM's Organic Market - Frederick5273 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick MD, 21703
The Common Market5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704-5116
TPSS Co-op201 Ethan Allen Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Silver Spring Co-op8309 Grubb Rd.
Silver Spring, MD
Bethesda Co-op6500 Seven Locks Rd
Cabin John, MD 20818
We deliver on Wednesday.
The Restaurant Serving our Eggs:
La Fourchette2429 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
They feature our eggs as part of their brunch on the weekends.
What do 4-day-old chickens do all day? They just might play Chicken Football! Enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at life on our farm.