Matt O'Hayer's happy hens are pasture-raised outdoors at Vital Farms near Austin, Texas. Matt's hens move among open pastures, ensuring fresh grass for the chickens while fertilizing the land in return. Because the hens feed on these grasses high in beta carotene and other vitamins, Vital Farms eggs have a dark, thick yolk with great egg flavor. Vital Farms is a recipient of a Whole Foods Market Local Producer Loan
, which they have used to purchase equipment to help them expand their production.