Friday, October 9th is Egg Day! Celebrated all over the world on the second Friday in October, this day of celebration came to be at the International Egg Commission conference in 1996. Its purpose is to reflect on the position eggs have had in our history but also continue to have in our everyday lives.
But What’s In An Egg?
To fry, scramble, poach, or hard-boil? That is the question! No matter which way you serve them up this Egg Day, poultry eggs pack so much goodness within their shells. With 14 essential nutrients like vitamins A, B, and E, folate, iron, and zinc. Eggs are also a great source of choline, a nutrient essential in memory and brain development, making them great for kids and pregnant women. It’s no wonder why many people refer to them as “nature’s vitamin pill”. To boot, eggs offer up a rich source of protein. The best part: all of this comes at a rather affordable price. Lastly, as if eggs can get any better, they have notable sustainability credentials too which makes them a great choice to feed an ever-growing population.
- free-range or pasture-raised
And all of our eggs are sourced from local farms. One of those local farms being Nature’s Yoke in New Holland, PA. Nature’s Yoke is a multi-generational business focusing exclusively on eggs. Working directly with a network of farms, all of which are in the local Lancaster area, and are also family-owned and operated. Notably, their farms commit to raising and handling their hens humanely. They never give their hens antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. That ensures nothing but the best fresh eggs delivered from their farms to your table.