I buy only organic eggs from free roaming chickens, but as well all know, this does not mean they are free roaming on a pasture. It just means they can roam around in whatever capacity the keepers allow them to. It also just means that the grain feed is organic.
So as much as I can, I buy "Vital Farms" eggs from Whole Foods, but they are $6.99 a dozen!
Does anyone have personal experience buying eggs from a local farm or group that raises the chickens on pasture and does everything 'right'?
I know about localharvest.com. i know about eatwild.com. But I have not had any success with that so I still want to know if anyone has a personal testimony and could possibly point me in the right direction.
I get my eggs at the Encinitas Farmers Market from Gama Farms. They are the only stand there that sell eggs and it's $4.50 a dozen. Here is more info on what their chickens eat: http://gamafarms.com/produce.php
Open air chickens in San Diego would become coyote snacks in short order. If they are not fenced over, they are dead meat. I get my eggs for $3.00 a dozen from a lady down the street who has a big pen full of chickens. She feeds them fruit, seeds, table scraps, etc. No chemicals. It's not a perfect freerange environment, but the chickens are happy and healthy, and it's MUCH better than the commercial crap from the store. I live in Escondido. If that is close enough, I'll give you her phone number, but you have to drive there and pick the eggs up yourself. She is just a housewife who grows food on the side. It's not a big commerial enterprise.
I sell happy hen eggs in Escondido near 78 and Bear Valley. $4 a dozen. Email if you're interested. email@example.com
P.S. We have many different animals and you might enjoy a tour of our small family farm run mostly by our homeschooled kids.