Organic citrus fruit, avocados as well as organic fed farm fresh chicken and duck eggs. Our chickens and ducks forage in the orchards, they are our pest control. Our chickens are mostly heritage breeds -- Buckeyes, Delawares, and Australorps. We also have few fun breeds, Olive Eggers, etc. Our ducks are Khaki Campbells and Welsh Harlequins. We have KuneKune pigs, Myotonic and Nigerian Dwarf goats, as well as the Livestock Guardian Dogs to keep everyone safe. Our animals are raised in a very natural environment, foraging during the day, running around in the orchards... This is significantly different than "cage free" chickens or free range, they are simply in larger pens with "access" to the outdoors. E-mail us with any questions or pricing.
We also have an Orange County Egg CSA Here's the information:
HOW IT WORKS: Members pre-pay for the quarter (3 months/12 weeks) and pick up at our drop-off location in Orange on Wednesdays after 4:00 pm (unless otherwise specified in advance). We run by the quarter; you can opt in at any time, until we are full. We bill by the quarter; once your quarter has run out, you can choose whether or not you choose to renew. (Of course, you will want to!!) �?� Sign up for a quarterly commitment �?� Receive 1, 2, or ?? dozen eggs per pickup �?� Pick up every week or every other week To sign up, please send us an e-mail Lisa. We will work out if you want to pre pay with cash or check. We can also accept Paypal with a 3% fee (Paypal�??s fee, not ours). Your spot is secured when we receive your payment, and we will follow up with an email confirming your place in our Egg CSA (Wednesdays after 4pm, unless specified otherwise in advance). If you have a question, please contact us.
1 dozen every other week, 12 weeks -- (6 dozen total) 1 dozen weekly, 12 weeks -- (12 dozen total) 2 dozen every other week, 12 weeks -- (12 dozen total) 2 dozen weekly, 12 weeks -- (24 dozen total)
FAQ: What if I go on vacation? Feel free to have a friend or neighbor make your pickup. Just be sure to give them instructions and let us know what to expect. What about Cartons? We ask that you return cartons to us each time you pick up your eggs. Cartons cost us roughly 50 cents each, and if we have to use new ones each time, the costs go up. You will receive a set of cartons with your name on it on Week One; you will return those when you make your second pickup. Thus, you will constantly be returning the cartons with your name on it, keeping costs low and not creating needless waste. If you are not able to return your cartons you will be charged 50 cents for each new carton (I really don�??t want to be the container monitor; please just bring them back!) Also, if you come by any used egg cartons please bring them to us; they are a hot commodity in our world!! Can I order more eggs on XX week? Yes, you can add eggs to a given week by prepaying. As long as we have extra eggs, we will send them to you. Can non-CSA customers buy eggs? Yes; but CSA members always get priority. Do you have a referral program? Yes, you can choose from a dozen free duck or chicken eggs for each new CSA customer that signs up (and pays) for eggs. So, tell all your friends! What about duck eggs? We are working on getting duck egg production where we need it to be to set up regular ordering; for now, if you need duck eggs, just ask. They are fed the same diet as the chickens. What about nutrition? According to Mother Earth News: compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain: �?� 1/3 less cholesterol �?� 1/4 less saturated fat �?� 2/3 more vitamin A �?� 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids �?� 3 times more vitamin E �?� 7 times more beta carotene Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/tests-reveal-healthier-eggs.aspx#ixzz2xJaftZTj Why are the eggs different colors/sizes? Eggs vary in color and size because that�??s what the chickens laid that day. We keep heritage breeds, not commercial hybrids, so the eggs�?? sizes will invariably run the gamut. We avoid giving you the very smallest eggs, but there is huge diversity in egg production. You get some light and some dark brown, some blue, some green�?� We never know what a hen will decide to lay on any given day (hue, size or IF she will lay). we just give you great quality, fresh eggs! Why are your eggs more expensive than Costco, the grocery store, and/or Wal-Mart? Well, there are a few reasons. �?� We feed the girls an organic feed that�??s free of GMOs, corn and soy; that�??s not cheap, but it is a choice we have made to support the quality of the flock. I honestly don�??t think I�??ve ever seen that offered in a store. �?� Secondly (and more important to me), our hens have a good life. They walk, take dust baths and move freely. This is not the same as �??free range�?? eggs from the store. �??Free range�?? in the store simply means living in a large pen with a door open for part of the day, as opposed to caged birds that live their lives in pens that afford them roughly a sheet of paper of freedom. Those chickens are de-beaked to stop them from killing themselves or the other chickens in the pens with them. (I could go on and on, but I won�??t.) �?� Finally, our chickens aren�??t hybrid �??egg machine�?? birds. You will notice different sizes, colors and shapes. There are different breeds laying for us, and some lay different colors but don�??t lay every day. I like variety and I dislike conformity, so I seek out the �??unique�?? in all my animals; I hope that you will like that too.
If you have questions, feel free to ask, or come visit in Fallbrook! And no, white chickens don�??t lay white eggs, and I don�??t own a single brown chicken and yet, we have brown eggs. I have TONS of red chickens; alas, no red eggs!!! And the spotted eggs don�??t come from spotted chickens�?�
We offer oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, pomegranates, and mandarin oranges. We also have chicken and duck eggs from several different breeds of chickens and ducks. Our birds free range during the day, they are not kept in cages!! You are free to pick up here at the farm (when we are here, let us know when you are coming). We also have a central pick up location in Orange, near the circle. We can arrange to meet in San Marcos and San Diego as schedules permit as well.
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 25
Full Share: Based on number of dozen ($6.50/dozen) either weekly or every other week.
Work Req? No
Please e-mail for pick ups.
Wednesdays, 4-8pm, Orange, CA
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