Mt Barker Fresh Markets on board!

Jamie and the team at Mt Barker Fresh Markets are now stocking Adelaide Hills Pastured Eggs. The guys are excited to showcase local produce and we couldn’t get more local. With less than 10Km in food miles from the pastures to Mt Barker Fresh Markets you are buying truly local when you grab a dozen eggs. Right in the heart of Mt Barker you can choose local eggs rather than buying eggs that come from half way across the state or worse, from a different state. So get behind local producers and local businesses like Jamie’s Fresh Markets and grab a dozen of the best tasting eggs ever. Its simply Nutrition by Nature.


Stirling Fruit Mart now Stocking Pastured Eggs!

If you live in or near Stirling, life just added a smile to your day. Sonny and the Team at Stirling Fruit Mart are as proud as punch that they now have Adelaide Hills Pastured eggs available on the shelves. You see finding true “Pasture Raised” eggs is a tad difficult but once you’ve tried them there is no going back. So call in and see Sonny and the friendly staff at Stirling Fruit Mart and pick up some local, pasture raised, exquisite tasting eggs, you’ll be amazed at the freshness and taste. If your new to pastured eggs and want to know what all the fuss is about then we have inserted a flyer inside the cartons to explain the differences and you can see and read up on where your eggs come from. Being LOCAL means a lot especially in the Adelaide Hills.  We are so passionate about our eggs we even take the time to get our pastures analyzed for the nutrient content, so you can be assured that the eggs you eat are of the highest quality. Its simply nutrition by nature.

Our New Egg Grader has arrived

Up until now we have collected, polished, candled and weighed every egg by hand. This is a time consuming process usually done late at night or just before the markets to make sure our customers are getting the freshest eggs possible. So don’t you think we are a tad eggcited (sic) with our new egg grading and candling machine.  .

The kids are excited at how easy the new grader is to use.

New egg stamp to highlight “Pastured Eggs”

We feel passionate about our eggs and think they are exquisite to taste. So much so we have had a new egg stamp made which highlights that our eggs are “Pastured”. Many consumers feel that the term “free range” has been degraded under the new guidelines of 10,000 hens per hectare and we could not agree more. To that end our eggs are stamped using our PIRSA code SA113 as well as the words “PASTURED EGGS” so our customers can be assured that our eggs are uniquely different and dare we say better than so called free range eggs. Once you have tried Adelaide Hills Pastured Eggs you will taste the difference. Fresh, nutrient dense eggs straight from our farm to your plate. Choose the best, choose Adelaide Hills Pastured Eggs, its nutrition by nature.

Confusion over Free Range Guidelines

Eggs are in the news this week with speculation as to what is and what isn’t a “free range egg”. Seems the dispute is over how many hens can be confined into a specific sized area. Free Range could mean 1500 hens per Hectare or as many as 10,000 hens per hectare. Here at Adelaide Hills Pastured Eggs we have approximately 30 hens per hectare, that’s right 30. So our “stocking rate is by “free range” standards, ridiculously low. We don’t consider stocking rate to be relevant but rather its the ability of our chickens to be able to move to new pasture and allow the area they were on to regenerate. This is truly sustainable and makes for good practical farming. Our hens thrive on new bio diverse pastures and produce exquisite tasting eggs. Hence the reason we use the term “pastured” so you know our eggs come from a truly sustainable system.  Unfortunately we have to by law have the words “free range” on our egg cartons but with the way the term is used we’d prefer to use the term pastured.  So if you are looking for exquisite tasting eggs then perhaps try ours, once you have had an Adelaide Hills Pastured Egg, there is no going back! Its simply nutrition by nature.