Blue Sky Family Farms Eggs

Blue Sky Family Farms Eggs

Periodically you’ll hear a news story touting eggs are bad for us or vice versa, with the confusion centering on its cholesterol content. In many cases, eggs are getting the bad rap because of the high-fat foods they’ve often consumed with – bacon and sausage. Eggstra! Eggstra! Recent research found saturated fat in foods has a bigger impact on blood cholesterol and heart disease. Eggs are only 70 calories each. They also are rich in nutrients and contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans.

John Brunnquell founded Egg Innovations (Blue Sky Family Farms parent company) in the 1990’s, specializing in enhanced value shell eggs. He saw early on that the more natural you made a hen’s environment, the happier and more productive they were. Putting what he learned into practice, he now leads the largest free-range and pasture raised egg originator in the country. Blue Sky Family Farms raises ethical eggs for the humane race.

Blue Sky Family Farms Eggs

Blue Sky Family Farms Eggs

Their chickens are 100% free range and pasture raised with care in America on local family farms. Their eggs contain no additives (hormone, antibiotic and GMO free).

Blue Sky Family Farms eggs contain no additives (hormone, antibiotic and GMO free).

Blue Sky Family Farms eggs contain no additives (hormone, antibiotic and GMO free).

I received a sample of Blue Sky Family Farms eggs. Included in my shipment were a dozen cartons of organic and brown eggs.

I received a dozen cartons of organic and brown Blue Sky Farms eggs to sample.

I received a dozen cartons of organic and brown Blue Sky Farms eggs to sample.

First, I tried the eggs in their purest form and made a Havarti cheese and dill omelet.

Havarti cheese and dill omelet made with Blue Sky Family Farms eggs.

Havarti cheese and dill omelet made with Blue Sky Family Farms eggs.

The eggs were light and fluffy and paired well with the delicate cheese and fresh herbs. I coupled it with a slice of rosemary bread, fresh baked by a friend, for a hearty and satisfying lunch that kept me filled until dinner.

It made for a hearty and satisfying lunch that kept me filled until dinner.

It made for a hearty and satisfying lunch that kept me filled until dinner.

Quiche is all about the eggs. So it made sense to try them in my broccoli and ham quiche recipe. The quiche was delicious and seemed to puff up more than usual.

Broccoli and ham quiche made with Blue Sky Family Farms eggs.

Broccoli and ham quiche made with Blue Sky Family Farms eggs.

I love this recipe because it is quick and easy, and makes enough for two meals or plenty of leftovers.

Since it is the holiday season and I am baking frequently, I used the eggs for several sweet treats. They were used in my cookbook club “take home treat” chocolate currant cookies.

Chocolate currant cookies

Chocolate currant cookies

Also, the eggs were used in baking a batch of decadent peanut butter and chocolate bars. These are a family and friend favorite.

Peanut butter and chocolate bars

Peanut butter and chocolate bars

Most recently, I used them in making blueberry lemon biscotti. I am packaging these cookies into treat bags with a tea bag for a homemade holiday gift and sharing with friends.

Blueberry lemon biscotti made with Blue Sky Family Farms eggs.

Blueberry lemon biscotti made with Blue Sky Family Farms eggs.

You can find Blue Sky Family Farms pasture-raised organic and non-GMO brown eggs at over 750 grocery stores in the following states: IL, IN, WI, OH, KY, IO, AL, GA, MS, NC, SC, AR, AZ, CO, ID, KS, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, and WY. You also can find them in Whole Foods Markets south and mid-Atlantic stores. With their expanding distribution, I’m hoping we will begin seeing them in the northeast states. So don’t be a chicken when it comes to eating eggs!

 

What’s your favorite egg dish?

Have you tried free-range, pasture-raised eggs?

 

Disclaimer:  While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Blue Sky Family Farms eggs and compensated for the post, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.

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