That's right, folks! After many years spent upholding the highest standards of animal care and producing delicious eggs from small family farms, we're doubling down on our commitment to hen welfare with the launch of another option for our fans who are as dedicated to humane, planet-friendly farming as we are.
Crack into a dozen Pete & Gerry's Pasture-Raised Eggs and you'll find a treasure trove of rich golden yolks, substantial egg whites, and sturdy shells—all a reflection of the Certified Humane® Pasture-Raised standards that each small family farm producing our newest offering follows. Our pasture-raised flocks roam on expansive green pastures with 108 square feet of outdoor space per hen, allowing our girls to forage, explore, and socialize to their hearts' delight. One percent of all proceeds are donated to 1% For the Planet, a global network dedicated to securing the health and safety of the Earth.
Are pasture-raised eggs a better choice?
So why should shoppers consider reaching for pasture-raised in the egg aisle? The reasons may not be the same for every family, but the truth is that everyone - hens, planet, and you - can benefit from more pasture-raised options on the shelf.
Our pasture-raised eggs come from hens living on small family farms that offer hands-on care to each member of the flock. We know our farmers are happier and our eggs taste better when flocks are given access to the outdoors where they can exhibit natural hen behaviors like perching, dust bathing, socializing, foraging for juicy worms, and soaking up sunshine. With 108 spacious square feet (per hen!) to spread their wings, our girls aren't only healthier, but produce tastier, more nutrient-rich eggs for families across the country.
Wondering about the nutritional benefits of pasture-raised eggs? To start, they're a healthy, sustainable source of fuel packed with 6g of high-quality, satisfying protein in each egg. But that's just scratching the surface! As a nutrient-dense food that won't break the budget, pasture-raised eggs are also an excellent source of key nutrients like folate, choline, and selenium. Choline plays a critical role in healthy cell development and is especially important for moms-to-be in supporting a baby's growing brain.
And get this: studies suggest that eggs laid by hens with ample access to outdoor pastures, fresh air, and sunlight contain significantly more Vitamin D and Omega-3 fats than eggs from hens that go without. The difference can often be seen in the yolk: when hens are given access to fresh plants and greens out in the pasture, naturally occurring pigments called carotenoids shine through in the eggs they lay. Rich, intensely hued amber yolks are common in humanely raised eggs that come from flocks with plenty of room to roam.
What else sets Pete & Gerry's Pasture-Raised Eggs apart? To put it simply, they're better for the planet. Our holistic, small-scale approach to pasture-raised egg farming is just one of the many ways we continue to bake sustainability into our business model as a B Corporation, always striving to use our business as a force for good. And as a proud member of the 1% For the Planet community, we pledge to donate a minimum of one percent of annual sales to support nonprofits that are tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues. We believe that in order for our family farms to thrive in the future, we must do our part to keep the planet healthy and support initiatives that restore our natural ecosystems.
Where to buy pasture-raised eggs
Our Pete & Gerry's farms have always followed the highest standards for holistic, hands-on animal care, and we're proud to continue that tradition today. For champions of animal welfare who seek out the best options possible, our pasture-raised eggs most certainly fit the bill. Support our commitment to sustainable and ethical egg farming by looking for our newest offering in a grocery store near you.