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Nature Fed Eggs

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Nature Fed Eggs

At Nature Fed, the chickens always come first.

“That’s how you get better eggs,” says Marketing Coordinator Brandy Gamoning. “Our Nature Fed Eggs are Non-GMO Project verified, and the hens eat feed milled by our own family farms."

Nature Fed Eggs

They’re also only available at Whole Foods Market® and they are never fed antibiotics or added hormones.

The hens that lay Nature Fed eggs are raised and cared for by a network of small, family-owned farms in Illinois. Farms within the same community also mill the chickens’ Non-GMO Project Verified feed.

Chickens

“We carefully choose farmers who take a holistic approach,” Brandy says. “Caring for the land is everything to them, and they view caring for animals as part of the same mission.”

What do you love about Nature Fed eggs?

 

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Rosie says …

These are great eggs! I've had a few chickens and I babied and adored them - they are so cute! You know if you have these eggs, that the chickens have a good life - like they should!!! And feeding my chickens well made the best eggs. After you have been spoiled with eggs like this, you will never want to eat another "factory" egg from the grocery store.

Talitha McEachin says …

Awesome! My mom now owns three chickens who haven't started to lay eggs yet but will be soon. These are the only type of eggs I will buy.

Sara says …

Sounds like a good option, but not sure if this is just good marketing... Are these eggs organic? If the are not certified organic, are the chickens fed any growth hormones or antibiotics? Where do the baby Chickens come from? Are they born/raised on the farms? What happens to the male Chickens that can't lay eggs? I've read horror stories about the egg industry and the common practice of immediately killing the baby males because they cannot produce eggs. It's frustrating not knowing which companies are safe and which follow these practices. Thanks in advance for any additional information about the eggs.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SARA - Thanks for your questions. The eggs are not given any antibiotics or added hormones as that is a key proponent of our Quality Standards guidelines. The eggs are not certified organic but they are certified through the Non-GMO project verification program. To answer your further questions, I would suggest reaching out to the vendor directly. You an find their contact info at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/Contact.html.

WENDY says …

These eggs ACTUALLY taste like EGGS! i tried so many different brands! i buy them @ whole foods, they only have white eggs, but very good!

Elena Griego says …

Do you sell any eggs that come from strictly grass-fed chickens? Is that even possible? I just know the benefits that grass-fed beef has and was wondering if hens can have the same diet.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ELENA - Grass-fed eggs are possible! They are definitely in limited supply so check with your local store to see if they carry any options!

BEN HASSEL says …

I have noticed the quality difference in Whole Food products......Thanks.

Kim says …

Are these chickens fed anything with soy? I'm looking for soy free eggs. It says not a GMO but chickens fed GMO soy would still have GMO eggs.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@KIM - While soy is a high risk GMO crop, being Non-GMO certified does not mean that it is void of soy, but means that if they were fed anything, it is non-GMO verified feed. Their website states that the chickens are fed "vegetarian feed" and does not say that it is soy-free. Most vendors will list "soy-free" on their packaging. Check with your local store to see if there is a vendor available in your region!

cdilisio47 says …

I'm looking for local farms in west palm beach, Florida who I can obtain these great eggs from. Can you help? Thank you in advance. Charlie

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CDILISIO47 - Our products can vary between stores and regions. I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see what local eggs they carry. Let them know you are interested in the eggs mentioned in this post and they can check if these are available in their region to order!

Cindy says …

I love the fresh taste of Nature Fed eggs.GMO free eggs are hard to find.Thank you for caring about what we feed our family and friends.I was so excited to see that Whole Foods carried this great product.This means so much to me,when feeding my family.

Raj says …

I am a vegetarian and have never tasted any kind off meats or fish. I am now including eggs into my diet. I have had Dairy products such as Milk and Cheese and its very comforting to now that we have 100% organic NON GMO eggs. Thank you I will stick to this brand from now on

Sherrie says …

Looking for pasture raised, organic eggs that are non-soy. Have any?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SHERRIE - Since our products differ, check with your local store to see what they have in stock!

Shuangping says …

Why doesn't Whole foods carry nature fed eggs anymore? Very disappointed. Where else can we get them in Bay Area, California ?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SHAUNPING - To my knowledge we are still carrying these but it can differ between stores. Were you able to check with the store if they were possibly out of stock? If they confirmed they are no longer carrying this, I would suggest reaching out to Nature Fed directly at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/Contact.php.

David Edward says …

You people are so dumb. I would bet my life that you couldn't tell the difference between an organic and a factory egg. Yet you are willing to pay quadruple the price. Believe me, the farmers will gladly take your money yet laugh at you as to how gullible you really are. Animals we're put on this Earth to use and not abuse. If a baby egg laying strain is a cockerel than it should be killed as it's meat yield will be awful and a waste of feed. Animals DO NOT have souls people. I am a farmer and take good care of my animals but I also realize they are here to serve us not the other way around. Wake up!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DAVID - I can't speak for everyone commenting on this blog post but, personally, I can definitely notice a difference in the eggs. Even the color of the yolks will differ between a conventional egg and an organic option. We have a wide range of customers and we want to make sure that those customers that choose to eat meat products, have the information they want as to how the animal was treated.

Paul Zendzian says …

What is in the non-gmo feed? grass, corn, other?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@PAUL - They are fed a local vegetarian feed that is non-GMO verified. To find out exactly you can reach out to Nature Fed Eggs at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/FAQs.html.

Duane Chandonia says …

My wife and I have a five acre farm which is located about 20 miles northeast of Naples, Florida. We are in the process of raising hens and are focusing on producing free range eggs. Our hens have pasture and are being raised to the specifications which you advertise for the eggs which you retail. We are interested in becoming a supplier of eggs at the wholesale level and I am wondering if you would be interested in exploring our little farm and possibly purchasing eggs from us. Our intention is to maintain approximately 500 laying hens. Thank you.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DUANE - This is a blog post about Nature Fed Eggs. I would suggest reaching out to them directly at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/ to talk to them directly about wholesale.

jack says …

Which brand non-GMO eggs are feed marigold flowers. It has lutein & Zeaxanthin which very important for me in reversing my caterac & return my vision. By the way , it makes Yolk more Yellow to prove its presents. Thanks for HELP !!!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JACK - If this is a specific question for Nature Fed, I would suggest reaching out to them directly!

Rebecca Thistlethwaite says …

You show a nice picture of hens out on pasture but yet you don't mention if the birds are pasture-raised. How much pasture is provided to each hen and do they have year-round access? If not, you really should take that photo off because it gives a false impression that these eggs are from pasture-raised hens.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@REBECCA - I would suggest reaching out to Nature Fed directly if you have additional questions but I found this on their website: "Not only are our hens cage free, but they are also free range which means they have access to the outdoors. Each Nature Fed hen enjoys a minimum of 2 square feet of outdoor space. While farmers encourage the hens to enjoy the outdoors, they also ensure that the hens are comfortable within the barns. With perches, nestboxes, and woodchips for dustbathing, the hens’ natural behaviors are not only allowed but encouraged."

Diane M Forest says …

I don't buy your eggs anymore because they are not "SOY FREE". Soy is not healthy for you !

Arnold Buckner says …

VERY disappointed with the ODOR and TASTE of your Liquid Egg Product(Cage Free). Tasted like Medicine! I am returning the product to Whole Foods.

Susan Geist says …

is your chicken feed not organic? or is it organic but unlabeled? Just need to know for my health thank you

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SUSAN - The eggs are non-GMO verified but it does not appear that the feed is organic. You can follow up with the company directly at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/Contact.php.

carole lawrence says …

I am looking for eggs that have been feed no soy or GMO's and contain no antibiotics. Very important for cancer patients and survivors. Look at the statistics and the numbers of people who are sentitive and please let me know in which of your locations I can find these eggs. Thank you

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CAROLE - Our egg options will differ between stores. I would suggest calling your local store to see what they have in stock that meets this criteria. They will be happy to help!

Keith N Threlfall says …

My wife and I stopped at Whole Foods in West Palm Beach, Fl on our way home from a cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale and bought these eggs. Frankly, we have never tasted such good eggs! Unfortunately, we live just north of Daytona Beach and our nearest Whole Foods is located some 90 miles away, too far to visit on a weekly basis for the eggs. Our local store which supplies virtually all our Organic food, Publix Supermarkets, has tried to get the eggs for us without, unfortunately any success. Is there any other outlet near our zip 32136 that you supply? Hoping that there is as otherwise we will have to wait for our next cruise and it will be hard to last that long without your eggs! Regards, Keith

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@KEITH - I think this is a question more for Nature Fed so I would suggest reaching out to them via their site at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/.

Ted says …

Do you feed chickens any type of soy?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@TED - I would suggest following up with Nature Fed directly to find out what type of feed they use, if any.

Anne Nedd says …

What happens to male chicks? I just read a brochure that said male chicks are tossed alive into a grinder. Is there a standard that prohibits this practice at your company? Thanks, Anne

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ANNE - I would suggest reaching out to Nature Fed directly at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/Contact.php.

Paul says …

OK fine I see a nice picture of healthy chickens in a field of lush grass, but my sense tells me that shot could be contrived. I'd like to see the list of farmers where the eggs come from and be able to verify that indeed the hens have a good life. When this info and images are not presented voluntarily I immediately get suspicious. Lots of pictures please. And if you won't do that then my belief would be whole foods and nature fed eggs are hiding something...

Judith Johnson says …

Does anyone know if the milled feed contains corn?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JUDITH - I would suggest reaching out to Nature Fed directly at http://www.naturefedeggs.com/Contact.php to find out if corn is included in their vegetarian feed.

David Ramer says …

we have a small farm market store. we sell fruit and veggies, also have a bakery, we are specializing in non-gmo and organic . we are currently looking to buy eggs. do you sell wholesale and do you have a minimum order. do you ship to Miami,ok. thanks David Ramer.