On August 13, 228 million salmonella-tainted eggs were recalled. That recall has been expanded to now include more than half a billion eggs produced by two Iowa companies. This is the biggest recall in U.S. history and it certainly makes me glad that I get my eggs from a farm 2 hours from my house.
My eggs come from organically fed, pasture raised hens that truly do get access to the outdoors. The farm has converted old school buses into chicken coops that travel around the farm, giving the hens fresh pecking grounds and spreading their waste as fertilizer all over the farm. And my farm isn’t afraid to send me images of how they care for their hens.
Where do your eggs come from? How are the hens treated? Have you bothered to find out more about the kind of producer you are supporting? Try looking into supporting a local farm. It’s quite easy for us to do this as the eggs come to a delivery location in our neighborhood. And they cost about what we’d pay for organic eggs at the grocery store.