Did you know the month of May is Egg Month? Do you enjoy eating eggs? What type of egg person are you? You have Scrambled, Fried, Over-Easy, Omelette, Boiled or maybe you don’t want to see the eggs but you will eat it baked in a cake or in your homemade waffles.
Are you the type of shopper who just pick whatever eggs are on sale or do you research and pick eggs that are organic, cage free or certified humane? What do these words mean?
Nellie’s Certified Hunane Free Range Eggs are committed to providing better lives for hens, which means better eggs for you and your family! Coming from the first Certified Humane® farm in the country, Nellie’s girls (aka hens) are never caged and have as much, or as little, access to outside as they want. Nellie’s also supports a network of small family farms, unlike competitors with massive factory-farm set ups.
Here’s how Nellie’s break down the meanings:
What is Free Range?
You don’t want to buy eggs from companies that quite literally cram hens into tiny cages and never let them out. Sad to say, 9 of 10 egg-laying hens in the U.S. are still forced to live this way.
At Nellie’s, we’re very proud to raise all our hens in a Certified Humane, free range environment. This guarantees that on every one of our small farms:
Hens have easy access to the outdoors with real grass to peck, play and dust bathe.
The have access to antibiotic free feed and fresh water 24/7.
And much more.
What is Certified Humane?
Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are Certified Humane® Raised and Handled. In fact, we were the first egg farm in the country to earn this respected seal on our cartons.
The Certified Humane label means that all our farms meet the strict requirements of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program, the world-recognized leader in animal welfare certification. It’s your guarantee that our hens always have what they need to thrive—not just to stay alive!
Don’t be fooled by generic terms you might find on other egg cartons, like “humanely raised,” or “humane,” which have no regulations to back them up. And yes, sadly, even “cage-free” doesn’t always mean what it should since some less scrupulous brands cut corners, meeting only the barest technical definition of the term. Some eggs labeled cage-free actually came from hens in cages.
So if you want to know for sure that your eggs come from farmers that truly care for their hens, look for the Certified Humane seal on your eggs.
To learn more about the Certified Humane Program, check out certifiedhumane.org.
I made scrambled eggs with cheese and added peppers and onions which tasted great. I am very happy I tried these eggs out and even happier they’re in my local supermarket. I will be picking up more. The whole family enjoyed them. I also found the recipe below on the website that I will definitely try to.
Pumpkin and Pecan Pancakes
Courtesy Tasting Table
We tested countless batches of these pumpkin pancakes to get the perfect spice blend, the right amount of pumpkin and just enough pecans for crunch. Once we got them to become perfectly pillowy, they were gone in minutes.
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground clove
¾ cup canned pumpkin purée
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup whole milk
4 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for serving
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup chopped pecans
4 tablespoons canola oil
Maple syrup, for serving
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, salt, allspice and clove.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin purée, heavy cream, milk, butter, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Fold in the pecans.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of canola oil. Working in batches, pour ¼ cup of the pancake batter into the skillet to form a 3-inch round disks. Cook the pancakes until bubbles begin to form and the edges begin to brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until golden, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining oil and batter. Serve the pancakes hot with butter and maple syrup.
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Check out http://www.nelliesfreerange.com for more info and recipes. To find a store near you click on this link for the store locator: http://nelliesfreerange.com/buy/
Disclosure: I was given coupons, gift card and swag. This is not a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always.