Our USDA certified organic eggs were ranked 3rd countrywide in 2012
by The Cornucopia Institute,
with a 5-egg ‘Exemplary-beyond organic’ rating with 2160 out of a possible 2200 points.
Check out their Organic Egg Scorecard report.
Our hens are fed certified organic feed, harvest gleanings from the farm, and they’re pastured in our tropical fruit grove in their chicken tractors.
Wait……. their WHAT??? What’s a chicken tractor? It’s a bottomless, moveable pen, which provides shelter from the rain, roosting poles, nest boxes and protection from predators. We move them every few days to new grass, to give the hens access to fresh pasture, bugs, weeds and seeds. They, in turn, reduce the insect and weed population and fertilize the soil as they go along. We love it! Over the years, we went through several iterations of chicken tractors. Our old heavy wood pens would rot in just a couple of seasons in our humid climate. We’ve since converted our portable pens to ‘Hummers’- fancy, aluminum, lightweight tractors that move around much more easily and are way more durable. Easy-Garden makes the units.
Our farm has been certified organic since 1997. Our first flock of happy hens began laying in November 2004. We add some new chicks each year, and cull our roosters and older hens. We carry New Country Organics (formerly Countryside Organics) certified organic feed, available for purchase in 25 or 50-lb bag quantities– please contact us for pricing and availability.
Our assortment of hens ensures that your eggs will include several shades of brown, white, green or blue and colored/tinted eggs, in every size imaginable. A surprise every time!
How can I buy them?
You can hook up with Rachel’s Eggs during our winter season (late November thru mid-April) as a Bee Heaven Farm CSA member by adding an EGG share option to your veggie share. IF there’s any extra that week, we’ll bring them to our market booth at the Pinecrest Farmers Market on Sunday mornings. From May to October you can buy them via our farm’s webstore – get on our email list and we’ll notify you when they’re available
Our first laying flock began producing in November 2004. Every year we add some new chicks and cull our roosters and older hens. Our assortment of heritage breeds ensures that every pack of our eggs includes a rainbow of brown, white, green, blue and speckled eggs, in nearly every size imaginable (we eat the really teeny ones, and the occasional ones that are so big they’d get crushed in the egg carton).
The Rachel’s Eggs logo
When our daughter Rachel was about 7 or 8 years old, she designed the ‘Luv-Chik’ logo we proudly display on our eggs. Can you guess? Our budding artist went on to study Art in college!