Better Than a Good Egg

We ordered two dozen of these elated eggs (even happier than our regular eggs!) from Blind Star Farms. Let us know if you are willing to pay an extra 10 cents per egg for the real deal. That comes to $6.00/dozen. Seriously, at 50 cents per egg, how much happier can you get? Here's what they say about their eggs:

Our commitment to the highest quality eggs includes:

* 100% non-GMO feed – our feed comes from a local Missouri feed mill that is a dedicated non-GMO mill and they are certified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Verified Project; the alfalfa hay we feed over winter is also non-GMO (because unfortunately there is also GMO alfalfa hay now)

* Our non-GMO feed is also diversified meaning we aren’t feeding a ration that is solely built with corn and soy. Our feed ration includes grains and seeds like oats, milo, wheat, and sunflower seeds.

* We raise new chicks to become egg laying hens on a regular schedule so that we have a consistent supply.

* They are truly pasture raised...I emphasize this because there is so much variation in terms of what that actually means. What it means to us is that our hens always have green grass under foot and that the space they occupy on pasture is offering plenty of space for each hen and meaningful foraging opportunities for them daily. They are not contained in cages or buildings. In addition, their activity on the pasture should be enhancing the productivity of grasses and legumes in the pasture, not contributing to weed growth, not compacting soil, and not creating bare dirt areas. We accomplish those goals by moving the hens daily to fresh grass.

You can see first hand our full commitment to this by visiting us on the farm through a private scheduled farm visit or joining us October 13, 2018 for our Farm Tour and Customer Appreciation Potluck.

Tip: How to Prepare and Eat Edamame

To prepare your edamame, rinse in a colander (don't worry about any rusty edges. Farmer Mary Ellen Raymond said the heat will turning them colors, but they taste great regardless) and boil in salted water for 3 to 5 minutes, drain and cool. Toss with more salt, if desired. Pop the beans out of the pod with your...Read more


We are very happy to have our products included in shares through Fair Shares.  The folks at Fair Shares have set-up a great distribution schedule that works with smaller scale local farmers taking into account weekly and seasonal limitations in harvesting. The staff at Fair Shares are easy to work with, being both friendly and professional.  They have been very straightforward about their needs and those that the share members represent. We look forward to growing with Fair Shares!

Bobbi Sandwisch, Live Springs Farm, Carrollton, IL 100% Grassfed Beef, Pasture-Raised Pork, Chicken, and Eggs