February 14, 2014
Blue Egg Farm is fortunate to have wonderful, supportive customers. You have made our first year in business such fun. We found this beautiful Black Krim tomato last summer on the farm. We could not believe what a gorgeous heart it had become. I am glad we took a shot of it before enjoying it in our salad! | kts
September 23, 2013
We continue to develop our new website, and this afternoon as I was preparing our “What Does Organic Mean and Why Does It Matter To My Family?” page, a story came over the transom that provided just one more piece of evidence about the deleterious effects of pesticides in our food. Lydia O’Connor of the Huffington Post reported that the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health has found that Salinas Valley women living within three miles of strawberry fields treated with methyl bromide, gave birth to smaller than average babies. In addition to raising health risks, methyl bromide depletes the ozone layer. Although the Clean Air Act phased out this pesticide in 2005, farmers are still allowed to use it on strawberries.
Blue Egg Farm uses no pesticides on its strawberries, or any other fruit, vegetable, or flowering plant. | kts
July 16, 2013
One of our groups of hens – an Ameraucana (these chickens lay blue eggs) named Chicago, a Black Copper Marans named Ebony, a Lavender Orpington named Lovey Dovey, and a Rhode Island Red named Sandstorm – live together in a large coop that has four nesting boxes. But, do they lay their eggs in those nesting boxes? Of course not. They lay them anywhere but. Lately, it has been under the Jasmine that covers the fence in their run. Although this overgrown vine hides our hens’ eggs, it has the salutory effect of providing them with needed shade on hot summer days. | kts