Around the Coop: All about Eggs! on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR
Find out all about Eggs! on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR
When you go to the supermarket and head into the dairy aisle one thing stands out–EGGS! When it comes to choosing what kind of eggs you will buy the choice is no longer as simple as grabbing whichever pulp carton contains the best looking eggs (You know we’re all guilty of opening up the egg carton to make sure there aren’t any cracked eggs in the carton). The choices on the egg shelf range from conventional eggs (from hens raised in cages) to cage free eggs to organic eggs.
As the consumer it is important to be well-informed about the purchase that you are making. When I am shopping I go through a mental checklist every-time I make a purchase based on what is important to me and my family when it comes to health, taste, sustainability, humane treatment of animals, and knowing where my eggs come from (specifically family farms). These are all things that we find important when it comes to the production of our eggs on our own farm and on our family farms (a number which has grown to more than 50 at this point!)