Egg law: a California law mandating cage-free henhouses
The government of California passed a really unique law for hens. The regulation states that farmers should give enough space to chicken in cage to stretch their wings. The new regulation may affect the prices of chicken in California. The rule compels egg farmers of Ohio, Lowa and other states to renovate their hen houses as per the conditions of government of California. Hence, majority of the farmers would not sale eggs in California in order to save a large amount of money. Additionally, farmers also have to install heater to keep hens warms in big cages.
NATIONAL EGG MONTH THE BEST MOST NUTRITIOUS EGGS
HOLLYWOOD(Perfect Meal Today} 1/23/15/–All of our eggs are always 100% cage free. That means that no matter which NestFresh Eggs you choose, you can be sure that the hens that laid your eggs had room to roam around large barns. Not only that, but our hens are also free to jump on perches, run throughout the barns, lay their eggs in nestboxes, flap their wings, preen in a dustbath, socialize with their friends, and enjoy all of the perks of being a 100% cage free NestFresh hen. Because we treat our hens so well, they produce the freshest, best tasting eggs. The happiness of both our hens and our customers are our highest priorities. Or, to put it simply, happy hens, healthy humans.
Since the beginning, NestFresh has always been committed to treating our hens humanely and giving them a more natural way of life. While we try to produce the humane alternative to regular eggs, we also try to produce them in the most local, natural and sustainable way, too. For us, that means NestFresh hens eat only the best vegetarian feed and are never exposed to hormones, antibiotics, or any harmful chemicals. NestFresh Eggs come from small family farms across the country and are packed into recycled, recyclable, and compostable cartons.
By Brian Goldstock
Why are “NEST FRESH” Cage Free Eggs so important?
They are important because I feel cage free birds produce a higher quality eggs that are free of many of the hormones/antibiotics and tainted bird feed or GMO feed in the commercial white eggs. I wanted to try these new Cage Free Brown Eggs called “NEST FREST” Cage Free Eggs mainly because I’m the main chef and baker for my family that has many health issues to live with.
I am always looking for the healthiest products that will make the difference in my recipes, but because I am also constantly looking for the best product dollar value. The first thing you can tell when you’re working with a NEST FRESH egg is its superior shell. The harder shell translates into healthier and happy chickens, and much less chance for disease to develop and be transmitted to us. Normal white eggshells are very thin, and break easy.
When you crack the first NEST FRESH egg into a clear bowl, you immediately notice that the ‘whites’ of the egg is crystal clear without a spec of cloudiness. The yolk is a gorgeous golden yellow without any imperfections. As you pan fry and then steam one of their eggs, you come out with a great looking, great tasting, great clean smelling, and good for you egg. After preparing a 5 minute, 6 minute and 7 minute soft boiled array of NEST FRESH eggs, I was amazed at the beautiful golden yolk colors that just yelled out for you to devour it as quickly as possible.
This is my “Hole in One” Pancake Stack. One NEST FRESH EGG was pan fried and then removed for the fire and let the eggs self finish cooking, slightly giving the yolk a beautiful rich yellow color similar to our own galaxy star ‘SOL”. Then two more pancakes had their centers cut out to act as muffin tops for our next display. Drizzling honey around the plate as well as on the pancakes gives in a stadium look and feel about it. I enjoy creating different looks especially for healthy foods that taste amazing.
3 gorgeous looking very special Organic Whole Wheat pancakes that are made with 2 cups of Organic Bananas sliced down the rib then slide again length wise and cutting into ¼ pieces of one inch cut of banana each, 3 cups of sifted Organic Whole Wheat flour mixed with 1.25 cups of Organic Steal Cut or Regular Rolled Cooking Oatmeal, 1 tsp. Baking Soda, 2 tablespoon Baking Powder, 1.50 tablespoon of Kosher Sea Salt fine ground, 1.50 cups of Organic Vanilla Yogurt 2% saturated fat, 2 tablespoons of real Organic Bourbon Vanilla Extract, and at the very end of mixing all wet ingredients first blending them until married well; then, combining and sifting together all the dry ingredients in another big bowl.
Slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time mixing constantly with a wide wire whisk. Lastly, you beat the 3 NEST FRESH BROWN CAGE FREE EGGS until scrabbled in a bowl and then mix all into the batter. Pancakes batter will become light and almost like a gelatin. The pancakes are make on a stove top or electric griddle at the temperature 325’ F for 3 minutes each side.
Next plate shows a beautiful NEST FRESH egg that was professionally fried for only a two minutes then taken off the heat to cool and then to be displayed being perched up high on a Honey Cornbread muffin top with Toasted Sliced Almonds spread throughout the plate, and an added bonus of another cornbread muffin top to dip into any yolk trying to escape your mouth. I enjoyed using NEST FRESH CAGE FREE BROWN EGGS in many of my recipes now, and I will recommend everyone I know to try them out and to see for themselves the true differences in their product verses the regular commercial eggs still being sold without any warnings to parents or people with health issues.
Over the years we have continued to add more farms to our network of family farms and developed even more options for people that want the best eggs possible. In addition to the cage free eggs that started NestFresh, we now offer Non-GMO Free Range, Organic, Pasture Raised, Omega-3, and Liquid Eggs from 100% cage free hens. Each of these come from family farms that are committed to sustainable agriculture and humane animal care. We invite you to learn more about us, our farms, and our products.
California: Amazon Fresh, Albertsons, Superior, Walmart, Bristol Farms, DeCA commissaries on military bases, Nature Fed Eggs at Whole Foods
Photography: Tom Wright
Egg law: An article in the Dec. 29 Section A about a California law mandating cage-free henhouses said that laying hens outnumber people 2 to 1 in Iowa. The correct ratio is 20 to 1. —
But to ensure the well-being of California’s 15 million laying hens, consumers will probably have to pay more for the supermarket staple. Prices for wholesale eggs are expected to rise 10% to 40% next year because of infrastructure upgrades and the reduction of flocks to provide animals more space, according to Dan Sumner, an agricultural economist at UC Davis.
California’s rules are rippling beyond its borders. No state consumes more eggs — and about a third of its supply must be imported. Iowa, where laying hens outnumber people 2 to 1, sells about 40 million eggs a day to out-of-state buyers.
“Egg producers have had six years to come into compliance with Prop. 2, and instead of using that time to convert to cage-free systems, they’ve simply sued and sued and lost every suit they filed while sitting on their hands,” said Paul Shapiro, vice president for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the
“Eggs from many species of fowl (birds) have doubtless been consumed since the very beginning of humankind’s stay on earth. In historical times, ancient Romans ate peafowl eggs, and the Chinese were fond of pigeon eggs. Ostrich eggs have been eaten since the day sof the Phoenicians, whereas quail eggs, as hard-cooked, shelf-stable, packaged prdoucts, are now featured on many gourmet food counters in the United States and Japan. Other eggs consumed by various ethnic groups include those from plovers, partridges, gulls, turkeys, pelicans, ducks, and geese. Turtle eggs have been highly prized, and in starvation situations, any eggs, even those of alligators, have been relied upon.”
—Cambridge World History of Food, Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild
287 S.Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211