$5.00 for a dozen large eggs and $6.00 for a dozen jumbo eggs.
Eggs can be purchased at our stand at the Farmers’ Markets we attend.
The hens at Sparta Mountain Farm enjoy a stress free environment where they are free to roam around at their leisure. These hens may even remember you from the Rent-A-Chick program.
They are hand fed a vegetarian, whole grain diet rich in corn and 5% soy protein containing no animal fat or animal by-products, hormones, or antibiotics, and given only pure well water.
“Eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture are a heck of a lot better than those from chickens raised in cages! Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture.”
This was a statement following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. According to an article in Mother Earth News, their testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin
- 2 times more omega 3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more