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free range eggs for sale

I sell farm eggs and not just any ole egg they are free range eggs. What is the difference in farm fresh eggs and free range eggs? Well it is in the wording..my chickens roam around my farm every day, those are free range eggs. If I kept them in the coop those would be farm fresh eggs.

How many times have you seen the different shows (DIY, HGTV, etc.) take ordinary surroundings and make them into something with a little more pizazz? I believe the message is meant to let us all know that it is the presentation of your surroundings is important to people. It can be anything from moving furniture around, painting a room to help brighten and update, enhancing a picture with scrapbooking supplies; you name it there are thousands of ways to enhance a presentation of a product or environment.

When I worked in the corporate world, a well put together report was just as important as the information that was supplied. I have always said it is in the presentation of the product that matters. So in keeping with my thinking I am doing the same for my customers who buy my free range eggs.

I now have 25 laying hens and am soon to have a couple of more next month. Since it is only my husband and myself at home you can imagine the over-abundance of eggs. A couple of months ago I started supplying a local group of women with farm fresh eggs. Believe it or not, a lot of these women had never had eggs fresh from the farm. I had to educate them on farm-fresh eggs versus store bought eggs.

farm fresh eggs

I educate the ladies in two different ways, verbally and visually. I recently came across some information from Mother Earth News where they had tested free-range eggs compared to store bought eggs. What do you think they found?

According to Mother Earth News test results…free-range eggs have a higher vitamin content and…

  • 1/3 less cholesterol
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more Omega-3 fatty acids
  • 3 times more Vitamin E
  • 7 times more beta carotene

Can you believe these results?!? Who wouldn’t want to eat free-range eggs over store-bought anyday!

When I package my eggs for my customers I use recycled cartons from people who bought store-bought eggs and add the information above with the recipe for easy peel hard boiled eggs. My customers love it! They are thrilled to learn about the benefits of free-range eggs and an added bonus of a tested way to cook hard-boiled eggs.

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16 Responses to “Presentation is Important When Selling Free Range Eggs”

  1. I love the idea of the recipe of hard boiled eggs on the front! Even though my chickens are “cooped” in my backyard I plan on selling some eggs. I already have friends saying “let us know when your chickens start laying”. I have 9 standard hens; 6 RIR/NHR cross, 1 Austrolorp, and 2 Blue Andalusians. Then I have 4 little cochins just for our own use. It also is just my husband and I…and one older cocker spaniel that thinks mornings just are good unless she has her boiled egg and plain yogurt! Thanks for the ideas in Fowl Visions. It is informative and very interesting!

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  2. Your article was posted @ THC this week.

    Thanks. Abi

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  3. It is sad that so many people have never had a fresh egg, Carole- you’re doing a great job packaging your eggs!
    .-= Farm Chick Paula´s last blog ..Bee Bonding =-.

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    Carole Reply:

    Paula, thanks for the encouraging words. There are so many people out there educated by the system and totally unaware of how our ancestors used to live off the land. I’m just glad I’m not one of them. Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. We are so happy to finally have the pasture fence up so our chickens are truly free range and they don’t range in the barn and poop all over everything. They are much happier and so are we. We love our fresh eggs.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..The Arrival of Fuzzy, the Llama. =-.

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    Carole Reply:

    Kelly, Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I am sure your chickens are running around and enjoying their new found freedom.

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  5. Penny, Thanks for your kind words. I am glad you find the information useful and I hope I bring you many more ideas!

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  6. OMG! There were two eggs out there this morning!! I was afraid to eat them though . . . One was missing the entire shell, the other had just the inner membrane.
    Thank you for all your advice and support!! OMG!! We have eggs!!

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  7. Congrats Monica, Your first eggs! Those may not be edible but I am sure in the next day or two you will get some that you can take straight to the frying pan.

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  8. You were right. . .We have had a total of 7 eggs now. The shells are nice and hard–even than what they are in the store. They have the prettiest yellow/golden yolks and they taste excellent! Thank you for all your advice!

    On another note. . .Little N. just called me into the room with the turtles–Spike laid 4 eggs! She hasn’t been with a male in the tank for a long time, though so fertility is not probable. Wow I guess you could say we have eggs coming out our ears!

    We won’t eat the turtle eggs, but we sure will eat the chicken eggs!

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    Carole Reply:

    Wow! You have had an explosion of eggs, chickens and turtles. I have never seen a turtle egg.

    Enjoy your eggs!

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  9. It was almost comical: I had just brought up the posting page when Little N. rushes in and “MOM, MOM You Gotta Come See!!” So the posting page went to screen saver with nothing on it for a few minutes so I could get it all cleaned up.
    The are about an inch long, but only 1/2 inch tall. They look kind of like a horse pill. There were 4 of them in the water. I don’t think they are fertile though. I put her outside the tank in case there are more–they usually lay the eggs on land if they have access. It looks about to rain, so she is running around the living room. Thank God for hardwood floors!
    The chickens must be on strike: there was only 1 yesterday and none today. They are still young so they might be still growing(?) They tasted wonderful though.

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  10. What a great idea to put the recipe on the carton! I am having one of those why didn’t I ever think of that moments.

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  11. should I wash eggs as soon as I gather them or is it ok to wait 3 0r 4 days so I can wash more at the same time. should I use soap. I heard that you wash off the bloom if using soap. however the state I live in requires a wash before selling to public.

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    Carole Reply:

    When I wash the eggs for re-sale, I coat them with a thin layer of vegetable oil. And yes, I usually wait a few days until I have several to wash.

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