'Ever feel overwhelmed when you arrive at the egg aisle? You’re not alone. The classification criteria is seemingly endless and comparing everyday labels like “cage-free” and “free-range” against “organic” and “pastured” can become confusing for even the most educated buyers. What’s the difference?
Egg labels are largely based on diet, space, and access to the great outdoors. We’ve filtered through the buzzwords for you and narrowed down some egg buying guidelines to keep your family happy and healthy.
Natural, Farm Fresh, & Hormone Free
It might be nice to read these labels on your carton, but they truly mean nothing in terms of healthy or humane standards for hens. Don’t let the label entice you, egg-laying hens are not given hormones.'