Here is a little feature on their website about us and how we raise our turkeys. (click on the Grocery Stories Podcast tab to see more…) newseasonsmarket / meet-the-locals
For more about how we raise our turkeys: champoegfarm.com/turkey
Why are some stores selling out of our eggs in Autumn & Winter?
Hens that live on pasture lay eggs according to their nature. This means more eggs in the Spring when the days are long and warm and fewer eggs in the Falla few stores during this transitional time. Once the weather turns rainy, we move the Ladies to their cozy, winter dwellings inside our spacious greenhouses. They still have lots of outdoor room to run and explore, but the large indoor space allows them to stay dry throughout the chilly, wet winter months. As soon as the weather warms sufficiently and the grass begins to grow in early Spring, we move them back out onto pasture. Throughout the year, you’ll notice color variances in the yolks.
The lush green grass of Spring causes the deepest colored yolks, almost orange. As the Summer passes, the yolks lighten a bit to reflect how the pasture changes throughout the year. In late summer, everything is fairly dry but when the September rains come, the yolks brighten again. With the winter housing, the yolks are the palest as they are fed their
usual custom made ration of grains and supplemented with alfalfa and greens from a local farm. How many bugs they caught that week will also affect yolk color. Even with all these variances, we feel confidant that you’ll find our eggs to be the tastiest and most nutritious no matter what time of year you enjoy them!
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