Animal Impact: Our Hard-Working Poultry

Corinne Kocher

Did you know it's National Egg Day? We're not exactly sure how to celebrate, but we think we'll probably cook up some pastured eggs our favorite way for breakfast (Sunny side up? Scrambled? Poached? Hard boiled? Hard to decide, so we might make them all).

National Egg Day, of course, makes us think about our birds and everyone who works with them at White Oak Pastures. Our pastured poultry staff is the largest field crew on the farm - with good reason.

At White Oak Pastures, we are home to many different species of livestock, but we raise five species of poultry alone: chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and guinea. While, logistically, this can be challenging, leveraging multiple species is central to our land management strategy - because they all have different impact on our pastures.

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Pastured Chicken Eggs: What color is your yolk?

Corinne Kocher

Some of you may have celebrated spring by coloring eggs this month. But as you colored the outside of the eggs, did you give any thought to the color... inside the eggs?

Egg yolks come in many different hues, and the color of the yolk depends on the diet of the laying hen. The yolks from pastured chicken eggs look a little different from your average pale yellow eggs in the grocery store. What a chicken eats can impact the quality and nutritional value of the egg - and you can see it in the yolk.

The Egg-cellent Process

Monica McLendon

Learn about what it takes to bring our pastured eggs to your plate and meet the team who does all the work.

The Bloomin' Eggs

Monica McLendon

 A hen's body creates a protective layer over the shell of an egg right before she lays it. This is called the “bloom”, which seals the shell pores and protects from bacteria entry.  When eggs are washed,  the "bloom" is removed which decreases shelf life and requires refrigeration.  Read on to learn about washed vs. unwashed eggs

Meet Our Laying Ladies

White Oak Pastures Team

Our hens are vibrant and active ladies that spend their days comfortably socializing, laying eggs, foraging, grazing, eating, drinking, swallowing grit, roosting, investigating excitement among other hens, and relaxing as desired.

Where To Buy White Oak Pastures Eggs

Jenni Harris

Now that we have your mouths watering for our wholesome eggs with our delicious recipes (link to recipes)  included in this newsletter, you are probably wondering where you can buy our pasture-laid eggs.

Why Our Hogs Love Our Hens!

Monica McLendon

While eggs are available through our online store and Atlanta Whole Foods locations, the farm is also following our zero-waste doctrine and treating our pigs with healthy, pasture-raised, calcium-rich eggshells which are not perfect for sales.

White Oak Pastures Eggs Now Available at Whole Foods Atlanta

Jenni Harris

Look for White Oak Pastures Eggs in your local Whole Foods Market in the Atlanta area! 

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