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Proud to announce: Rachel’s Eggs ranked 4th by Cornucopia Institute

The Cornucopia Institute recently updated their Organic Egg Scorecard. Our certified organic Rachel’s Eggs have been ranked 4th among over 120 farms across the nation, with 2160 of a possible 2200 points and a “5-egg” rating (2001-2200): “Exemplary”—Beyond Organic!

Here’s the link to their latest report; http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

click here to see OUR scorecard, with 100 points in 19 of 22 categories!

Our assortment of heritage breed hens rotate around our farm’s avocado grove in their chicken tractors, a bottomless pen designed to keep them safe from predators. They’re moved at least twice a week to fresh pasture, where they scratch around for goodies. They’re supplemented with certified organic, soy-free, non-GMO feed. During the wintertime, our eggs are snapped up as add-on egg shares by our CSA members, with a waiting list. Between mid-April and October, when the CSA isn’t operating, anyone can purchase our eggs though our ‘summer offers’ program.

Our other local organic egg producer, PNS Farms, who we mentored a few years back, has a 5 rating as well, with 2120 points out of 2200. Our CSA members also enjoy their eggs.

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Cornucopia Institute posts Miami Herald article- Bee Heaven owner: Organic farming is good for the foodie — and the land

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via Bee Heaven Owner: Organic farming is good for the foodie — and the land.

Rachel’s Eggs

variety of eggsOnce you get used to cooking and eating truly fresh eggs from chickens that live on grass and eat bugs, there is no going back. They are so beautiful and inspiring to have in the fridge. The CSA is starting in less than 2 weeks and the majority, if not all, of the eggs will be going out to many families throughout South Florida. I will miss them and I hope you really enjoy them!

Heirloom Starts – Part One

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

This weekend (Oct 24 & 25) we’ll be at the Fairchild Edible Garden Festival with the first of our CERTIFIED ORGANIC heirloom tomato and veggie starts! These baby plants are ready for transplanting in to your own garden plot.  We’ll have lots more varieties ready for RAMBLE on November 20-22.

Here’s a list of what we’ll have this weekend:

Heirloom tomato Starts:   Amish Gold (an awesome cross between Sun Gold and Amish Paste), Black Cherry, Black Plum, Black Zebra, Cream Sausage, Green Zebra, Large Red, Lime Green Salad, Orange Banana, Pink Lemon, Super Snow White Cherry, Power’s Heirloom, Pink Ping Pong, San Marzano, Czech’s Excellent Yellow, Podland Pink, Yellow Pear.

Veggie & Herb Starts:  Arugula, Chard (Orange Fantasia and Fordhook), Genovese Basil, Lettuce Leaf Basil, Russian Red Kale, Lacinato (aka Dino) Kale, Spigariello Liscia (leaf broccoli), Garlic Chives, Lemongrass.

We’ll also have some of the first local harvests- all certified organic, too! 

From our own Redland farms: Certified organic Avocados, Carambola, Rachel’s Eggs, Smoked Eggs (yum!). We’ll allso have our local Wildflower Farm Honey and Tropical Fruit Honey, and perhaps some last-minute add-ons.

From our Devil’s Garden (Clewiston) partners: Mountains of Organic Yellow Corn (yay!), Zucchini and Yellow Squash.

Come see us early Saturday for the best selection, but if you can’t make it then, we’ll see you Sunday!


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