Tasty, Beyond Organic Eggs - $6 per dozen

Beyond Organic Eggs from Cloud 9 Farms

Beyond Organic Eggs from Cloud 9 Farms

Our truly free ranged chickens are never caged. They spend their days scratching in the pasture and the orchard, hunting for bugs and seeds. Their healthy and diverse diet can be seen in the bright orange color of their yolks.

Diet & Health

Our chickens eat no GMO feeds, receive no hormones and receive regular care. We care for our animals like family to make sure they are healthy and comfortable. The flock is free ranged with access to our diverse irrigated pasture. When needed, they also eat an Organic (No-Soy) layer ration feed. We use no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides of any kind on our fields.

Happy, Free-Ranging Chickens

Happy, Free-Ranging Chickens

Our compost is turned via chicken power.

Our compost is turned via chicken power.

How to Buy our Eggs

We generally have eggs available for purchase at the farm year round by appointment. We can also deliver eggs with your milk share, lamb, turkey or chicken deliveries. Please contact us to schedule your egg pickup at the farm, or to add eggs to your milk, chicken, turkey or lamb deliveries.

The Yolk Color Test

Back in April 2015, we did a little research on how our eggs compare to the eggs from the store.

We have noticed more and more “Free Range” and “Pastured” eggs for sale at the grocery store recently. The majority of the eggs available at Whole Foods are advertised as cage free, free range or pastured.  The eggs we sell are also free ranged, so we did a small experiment to see just how different our eggs are from store bought eggs.

We compared our truly free range eggs to the most expensive "pastured" eggs from Whole Foods, and the cheapest eggs at Walmart.

From left to right: Walmart, Whole Foods, Cloud 9 Farms

From left to right: Walmart, Whole Foods, Cloud 9 Farms

Clockwise from top: Whole Foods, Cloud 9 Farms, Walmart

Clockwise from top: Whole Foods, Cloud 9 Farms, Walmart

  • Walmart: Farmers Market: 6 pack: $1.18
  • Whole Foods: Pasture raised organic eggs:
    1 dozen: $7.99
  • Cloud 9 Farms: Beyond organic, free range eggs: 1 dozen: $6.00

We then decided to fry the eggs to see how much of a difference there is (see to the right).

We were surprised there wasn’t a bigger difference in yolk color between the“pastured” Whole Foods egg and the standard Walmart egg. The Walmart egg white had a cloudy look that wasn’t very appealing. The difference in our truly free range eggs was obvious immediately.

So what does “pastured” or “free range” really mean? You may be surprised that there are virtually no defined standards for these, as well as many other standard marketing terms.  For more information on what store egg labels REALLY mean, visit this link: How to Read Egg Carton Labels.

The bright color of our eggs especially stood out once the yolks were broken

The bright color of our eggs especially stood out once the yolks were broken

Our happy, free roaming chickens along with their diverse diet is impossible to replicate on an industrial scale. Our chickens’ diet consists of insects, sprouts, seeds, a variety of plants and even mycelium. Our chickens are outside every day– not just “given access” to the outdoors. They can normally be found scratching through the pastures, orchard or compost piles.  Their free ranging is supplemented with an organic, soy free, whole grain feed.  The difference is not only obvious in the yolk color — it is the most apparent in the flavor of our eggs.

Just because you buy the most expensive eggs, doesn’t mean you get the healthiest eggs. Once you try eggs straight from the farm, you will never be satisfied with store eggs again.

How to Buy our Eggs

We generally have eggs available for purchase at the farm year round by appointment. We can also deliver eggs with your milk share, lamb, turkey or chicken deliveries. Please contact us to schedule your egg pickup at the farm, or to add eggs to your milk, chicken, turkey or lamb deliveries.