Fresh, Wholesome, All-natural
509-523-4833 W. Babb Rd., Rosalia, WA 99170
Our Cornish Cross broiler chickens are a unique, gourmet product. While it may be possible to find organic chicken in a grocery store, or a free-range chicken, shoppers will be hard-pressed to find a bird raised under both standards that is truly fresh and locally raised. We do not just claim to be organic and free-range – we have worked with state and federal officials to meet guidelines to receive the USDA-certified label. The only other organic, free-range chickens we have found near Spokane are mass-produced from California or New York. How fresh can that be?
Our chickens are available fresh at local markets within 24 hours after processing, and they are done in our own WSDA-inspected plant with ourselves at the head of the crew doing the work so we can oversee the quality of each and every bird that we bring to market.
In order to insure quality, we mill our own rations from 100% organic grain that is also locally sourced. Our feed and products are 100% grown in the USA and have no GMO components, corn , soy, pesticides, or herbicides. Another aspect we consider important is our use of local organic peas because these peas add a unique flavor to the final product. We like to refer to them as our “sweet pea” chickens, not only for their flavor, but their demeanor as well!
In addition to their grain ration, we pasture our chickens on certified organic grass/alfalfa clover fields, which provide them with a fresh, high-quality protein source, as well as many vitamins and nutrients essential to a well-balanced and wholesome chicken diet. A further benefit of pasturing is the vitamin D our birds produce from sunlight, which is lacking in many commercial operations, as well as organic operations that don't provide pasture or raise birds exclusively indoors. In addition, our birds drink fresh water that comes from our artesian well.
Palouse Pastured Poultry all-natural, free-range chicken eggs
Small to Jumbo size eggs..........$3.50 - $6.00/dozen depending on size
When you shop for eggs, you may come across a variety of phrases splashed across an egg carton, such as "humanly raised," "cage-free," "free-range," "omega-3," "naturally nested," etc. These all mean different things and can be tricky for conscientious shoppers to figure out (see Laura Sayre's article "How to Decode Egg Cartons" Mother Earth News).
Our goal at Palouse Pastured Poultry is to provide you with premium eggs that you can be sure came from chickens that were raised with tender care, fed high-quality feed from our own fields or close by, and in a healthy and natural environment with plenty of sunshine, grass, bugs, fresh artesian water, and room to roam and socialize. We gather our eggs every day, and market everything we collect within a week.
While we could place all the labels above on our egg cartons, we would like you to judge for yourself. Crack one of our eggs next to a regular store-bought egg and see and taste for yourself the difference. We have noticed that our eggs are more flavorful, have thicker whites, deep-yellow to orange yolks, cook slower and taste better. In fact, the difference was so stark when we first began getting our own eggs that it planted the seed for us to start this business. Our eggs will be available from May through October. Our collection of laying hens include Welsummers, Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Red Stars, White Leghorns, Plymouth Barred Rocks, and Black Sexlinks. These breeds produce eggs from brown, blue/green, and white to dark brown.
As of yet, we have not had our eggs tested for their nutritional content, but found this piece of information regarding pastured eggs, and thought you might be interested:
Excerpt from "How Do Your Eggs Stack Up" by Laura Sayre from the May/June 2010 issue of GRIT magazine
There are several reasons why people use and enjoy duck eggs. Many feel they are unbeatable for baking and pastries, and are popular with chefs and bakers due to their texture and richness. Nutritionists like them due to their excellent mineral, vitamin, and amino acid profile. See Metzer Farms website for an interesting nutritional comparison between duck eggs and chicken eggs. In addition, some people with chicken egg allergies are able to tolerate duck eggs for eating. Before digging in, however, we recommend consulting with a physician and/or allergy specialist if you have a severe egg allergy, as chicken eggs and duck eggs have many proteins in common. It might be worth a try though, if you have a digestive intolerance to chicken eggs, versus a severe allergic reaction.