Ada's Heritage Farm
Why choose pasture raised?
Hey, let's face it, this type of food is expensive. The question really becomes, "Is it worth it?". I grew up hearing "you get what you pay for", and in this case, it's true. The increased nutritional benefits alone are worth the increased cost compared to industry eggs. Research abounds on the added nutrient density from pasture raised products, it really is just as simple as they are a better quality sources of vital nutrients because they eat green things (and bugs in a chickens' case). But it's expensive and labor intensive to maintain critters in this way for multiple reasons:
1. Feed is a good deal more expensive, a third to half more in cost for non GMO and double the cost for organic compared to "conventional" feeds.
2. Pasturing animals has high infrastructure costs and is labor intensive to maintain.
3. Herd sizes are smaller, which means our costs for things like feed is higher because we can't use huge quantities quickly enough.
This is why they cost more, and they are worth it.
We want transparency between us and our customers. I encourage you to take a look at our "About Our Farm" web page and learn more about how we do things. The reassurance that you know where your food is coming from, what the chickens are being fed, and that the birds are living life in a natural, happy, and humane way is priceless if you can't be there to do it yourself. That's why I began raising chickens in the first place. I wanted my family to have the nutritional health benefits that natural whole foods can offer. Then I thought, maybe you would like that too.