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Pastured Eggs - What?

DockPotato | Mar 5, 2008 04:47 PM

This term crops up repeatedly on the Ontario Board (including toronto) and I've never encountered it before. "Pastured eggs" - I have this vision of a rooster with a nose ring, staked out in a grassland vista for the safety of passing hikers LOL.

I'm curious about the term: is it in use elsewhere? None of our local producers use it that I know of. Can anyone, particularly a small, farm-gate producer of any type of flock, explain how it differs from free-range? Is "pastured" an accepted designation in other jurisdictions?

Here is a typical thread:

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/483980

No sarcasm here, only enlightenment is intended.

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