|Morden's Wild and Organically Raised Meats are free range, without antibiotics, growth promoting hormones or animal by-products in our feed. Our meats are nitrate-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Our cooperative of local family farms supports a high animal welfare program and sustainable farming practices.
Morden's sells our own line of eggs. Taste the difference! Our eggs come from pastured, grass-fed chickens raised here at our farm or at nearby Mennonite farms.
Fresh, delicious and good for you, just like Mother Nature intended. Eggs are a great source of good quality, low price protein.
Our eggs are abundant in the following health-promoting nutrients:
When chickens eat grass, their eggs are very high in Omega 3, the essential fatty acid our bodies require for good health.
That’s why Morden’s features eggs from chickens who are raised right on top of living grasses, or “pastured”.
They also eat a balance of grains.
Duck Eggs available now!
The bird’s egg has been called “a miracle of packaging.” Why?
Consider: While it appears solid, the calcium-rich shell of a chicken egg can have up to 8,000 microscopic pores. These allow oxygen to enter and carbon dioxide to escape – an important exchange if the embryo is to breathe. Yet, the shell and several membranes prevent bacteria from infecting the embryo. Albumen – a gelatin like substance with a high water content – gives the egg its ability to absorb shock.
Researchers would like to imitate the structure of the egg to create products with better shock protection and a film coating that could protect fruit from bacteria and parasites. However, “copying nature” is not so easy, writes Marianne Botta Diener in Vivai magazine. Attempts thus far, she notes, have not been environmentally friendly.
Our eggs come from grass fed chickens, geese, turkeys and ducks.
Chicken Eggs - 6 grams of protein
|Duck Eggs - 8.97 grams of protein
Duck eggs can be 20-35% larger then chicken eggs. The egg yolk is larger and richer than other farm poultry and has a very pleasant and distinct mild flavour. Interestingly, the hard-boiled duck egg shows a much reduced sulphur odour and a lack of yellow colour in the white, which is nice and firm. A slight salty taste can be detected in the white for the more discerning connoisseur.
Duck eggs are a healthy and nutritious choice. They are rich in vitamin A and in vitamin B12, an important factor for the reduction of stress. Remarkably it has been shown that in many cases, people that are allergic to chicken eggs are able to eat duck eggs.
|Pastured chickens, geese, turkeys and ducks
at Morden's Organic Farm
| Our eggs are from chickens, geese, turkeys and ducks
raised either on our farm or neighbouring Mennonite farms
|Our Pastured (Grass Fed) Eggs
Nutri Spring Farms Ltd. pastured eggs are the only kind sold at Morden's Organic Farm Store. Pastured eggs are the highest standard for eggs. Pastured chickens and other poultry are raised on grass, rich in chlorophyll. They'll also eat bugs and grubs. This diet is what produces the distinctive orange yolks and better flavour. Chickens may be kept in moveable pens, which means that they have a new patch of grass every day. Or they may be roaming free in enclosures, as can be seen at Morden's Heritage Farm. Chickens raised this way do not need to be debeaked.
|Other classifications you may see from other egg suppliers|
The chickens that lay these eggs are fed a feed that is certified free of chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides GMO's and animal by-products. Also no antibiotics or synthetic chemicals are administered to the hen. This is very important however eggs marked organic may still be cage-raised or raised by some other method. Only pastured chickens get the grass, sun and fresh air so important to the quality of their eggs, as well as enough insects to eat.
Cage-labelled or non-labelled eggs
How sad that 95% of laying hens are in this category. These chickens live their whole lives in cramped quarters, unable to flap their wings, turn around or forage for food. They must be debeaked. These eggs are never as tasty as pastured eggs.
Chickens and other poultry whose eggs are sold at Morden's Farm have no antibiotics in the feed. This is important as antibiotic resistance is reaching epic proportions.
This is not a concern for the consumer as all eggs and poultry sold in Canada have been hormone-free since the 1960's.
Omega3 fats have been shown to prevent type2 Diabetes. Omega-3 eggs are produced by hens fed a diet containing flaxseed. When the hens digest the flax, some of the ALA gets broken down into DHA and both fatty acids transfer to the yolk. One omega-3 egg typically contains 340 milligrams of ALA and 75 to 100 milligrams of DHA.
If oily fish is a regular part of your diet or you take a fish-oil supplement, eating an omega-3 egg now and again won’t do much to boost your DHA intake. If ground flax (2 tablespoons = 2,400 mg ALA), chia seeds (2 tbsp whole seeds = 3,600 mg) or walnuts (seven halves = 1,280 mg) are a daily staple, you’re covered for ALA.
Again, always check how the chickens are raised before purchasing eggs.
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