Farm fresh eggs are more than a novelty, they’re also healthier for you! In a 2007 Mother Earth News study (which has been verified multiple times since then), farm fresh eggs have less cholesterol and saturated fat than those purchased from the store. Additionally, they also contain 25% more vitamin E, 75% more beta carotene and up to 20 times more Omega-3 fatty acids.
Part of this can be attributed to the diet of the chickens laying the eggs. A chicken on a small farm is typically going to be able to roam around the yard eating grasses and bugs getting more leafy greens and natural proteins whereas a chicken in a poultry house will normally not be getting much exercise and is fed a diet of pelleted feed.
Another factor in the dietary difference between eggs is that store bought eggs can be up to two months old by the time they go home with the consumer and eggs lose their nutritional value over time. Farmers have up to 30 days from when the eggs are laid to package them in cartons, and then stores have 30 days from the packed date to sell them to consumers.
Commercial egg processors also remove the microscopic protective exterior membrane from the egg called the “bloom” which keeps bacteria out. This results in the runnier consistency of store-bought eggs vs their farm fresh counterparts.
So where can you get farm fresh eggs in Genesee County and nearby areas? Click the “leave a comment” link at the top of the article and tell us your favorite source and we’ll add them to the list below!
Prosperity Farm Organics – 4431 Shubert Ave, Burton, Michigan 48529
The Village Limits Party Store – 421 Maple St, Byron, Michigan 48418
Purves Farms – 3200 E Farrand Rd, Clio, Michigan 48420
810-869-9677 (Text Message please)
https://www.purvesfarms.com/ (they also offer herdshares)
3 Sisters Farm Stand – 4015 Bennett Lake Rd Fenton, Michigan 48430
Roadside Sign – 1344 Baldwin Rd, Fenton Michigan 48430
Roadside Sign – 12201 N Fenton Rd, Fenton Michigan 48430
Godfrey’s Poultry & Eggs inside the Flint Farmer’s Market – 300 E 1st St, Flint, Michigan 48502
Young’s Farm – 10164 Nichols Rd Gaines, Michigan 48436
The Feminine Farmer – 8254 Burpee Road Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439
Roadside Stand – Corner of Porter and Grand Blanc Roads
Smith Farm – 14122 McCaslin Lake Rd Linden MI 48451
Huffman’s Homestead – 10374 Lennon Rd. Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473