Egg Farmers Find Value in Traditional Practices


“Rather than treat them as a commodity, we allow our ladies to express their natural chicken instincts,” said Amundsen. “It’s all the things that confinement doesn’t allow them to do.”

Egg farmer Jason Amundsen is trying something new. Well, not truly new, since many of the practices on his chicken farm have been around for… centuries. His farm in Wrenshall, MN, is very low tech, but high on production of quality eggs.

“We have heard nothing but rave reviews from customers, many of whom are willing to pay more for a higher-quality egg and from a place they trust,” said Jane Jefferson, the co-op’s dairy buyer. “I often tell people Locally Laid eggs are the best ones we carry.”

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