Hiya tumblr folks. Its been awhile. Coming over my longestacres blog to give you all a quick hello and share a piece I have written about buying eggs. Yes, just the mundane weekly activity of buying chicken eggs. I feel very passionate about the issue because, well, I have been raising chickens now for over two years and I love them very very much. And, because I want all chickens to be raised with the love and respect that they deserve. So, please, read, and find out why even the ‘organic’ or ‘free range’ eggs you find at whole foods aren’t treating chickens with the care they deserve.
After I shared this article a reader wrote to me :
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know I read the post on longest acres about eggs & chickens— as a result I decided to no longer purchase the organic eggs, we usually eat in our house (from the grocery store). I sought out and found a farmer about 30 minutes outside of Denver (where we live) and starting this Sunday, my husband and I, along with your two year old little boy (Hawke) will be driving out to pick up 2 dozen eggs every two weeks from him. The small farmer, Craig, is helping his son earn money by selling the eggs from his son’s chickens. He told me how the chickens have the run of their small farm, are cuddled daily, and well loved, as well as what they eat. He said they are very spoiled chickens, which really made me smile. He encouraged me to bring any kids we may have, because they have horses and 4 week old chicks for kids to touch and see first hand. I am really excited about this! I was also stoked when he gave me directions to their farm and they included “past the llama farm after the road changes from concrete to dirt”— Thank you for opening my eyes about this important issue! -sutton 3/15/12
And so I am asking all of my readers to please take a minute and read this piece and think differently about where they buy their eggs. And, to please reblog if you find you care about the issue too.
I have also told all of my longestacres readers that if they need ANY HELP AT ALL finding good, local eggs in their town or city to write to me directly and I will work with them to find a good source. write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org