Life on the Farm for Cage-Free Hens
These cage-free hens do their best work when they live in a stress-free environment! They can eat, sleep, run and lay eggs as they please, not tied to any sort of schedule and crammed in with other hens unable to move.
What is Cage-Free?
Cage-Free means a life of freedom away from a 24/7 wire-floored cage. Most egg-laying hens in the US are forced to live their whole lives crammed in with so many other chickens the poor hens can’t even stretch their wings or walk more than a few steps. The only thing they can do all day is eat or drink and even then only when they are allowed. Cage-free eggs are for those that care about animals and want to be able to trust that their eggs were raised without cruel factory farm conditions.
“So that you know which is which with Cage-Free, we make sure to put the independently verified Certified Humane logo on our eggs. That’s your guarantee that our hens have 24/7 access to fresh air, sunlight, fresh water and food—and that they have plenty of room to move.” ~ Nellie’s Cage-Free Eggs
I absolutely LOVE the fact that Nellie’s Cage-Free Eggs family farms are right in my backyard. I grew up in the great granite state of New Hampshire and still live only three miles from the border, so I can’t help but say I still live there. The people, the weather (though always changing) and the scenery makes New Hampshire an ideal place to live. Nellie’s Cage-Free Egg farms are quite a bit up north on the Vermont border, but the perfect place to raise cage-free hens and allow them to roam free. Being New Hampshire eggs, they really are a kinder kind of egg, but of course I am biased. These farms provide the safest and highest quality eggs for your family, because they are raised on Real family farms committed to producing fresh, organic eggs from hens that are raised humanely.
Cooking with Cage-Free Eggs
Health and wellness is very important to me and my family, especially after watching my mother pass away from a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor just less than two weeks ago. It was heart wrenching to say the least, but recommitted me to giving my family the most healthy foods. My favorite recipe for scrambled eggs is requested by my kids all the time! My mom had actually tried to make them for the kids one time but they just didn’t come out the same. The secret is the butter, I think. I like to use Cabot butter and cheese because they are also local like Nellie’s Cage-Free Eggs.
Mom-Mom’s Yummy Scrambled Eggs:
Makes 1 service
2 Nellie’s Cage-Free Eggs 1/2 tablespoon butter Scant 1/4 cup cheddar cheese Salt & pepper to taste Melt butter over medium heat. Mix eggs together and add to pan. Cook and break up into chunks. Add cheese, salt and pepper when just about done but eggs still wet. Serve warm!
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