NestFresh Eggs strives to provide you and your family with a more sustainable, humane alternative to conventional eggs, which are produced in caged facilities. We insist on producing cage free and organic eggs to create awareness about the need for humane treatment of egg laying hens and the importance of environmental responsibility.
At NestFresh we are committed to providing the most humane and natural environment for our hens, so that they can produce the freshest, best tasting eggs possible for you and your family. From the day our hens are born they are allowed to roam free in large barns where they are kept safe from predators and allowed to display all their natural and instinctive behaviors. NestFresh hens are also fed a 100% vegetarian diet that is made up of fresh local grains and never includes any antibiotics, growth hormones or animal byproducts. NestFresh Eggs are certified cage free by third party auditors committed to farm animal welfare to ensure that our hens are always 100% cage free and to guarantee that our customers are getting the quality they deserve. At NestFresh the happiness of both our hens and our customers are our highest priorities.
We produce certified organic and cage free eggs because we believe in doing business responsibly. From production to packaging we try to do the right thing. That is why we make every effort to minimize our impact on the environment, sourcing eggs regionally from small family farms and packaging our products in recyclable materials. Our family owned and operated farms allow us to give NestFresh customers everywhere the freshest, most local eggs possible while minimizing the resources and energy needed to transport eggs. Our pulp cartons are made from 100% recycled paper fibers and corrugated products that are completely biodegradable and recyclable. We encourage you to recycle all your NestFresh egg cartons and thank you for supporting our vision of humane animal care and sustainable farming.
NestFresh began in 1991 when a family from Colorado wanted to create a company that reflected its views on animal welfare and sustainability. NestFresh was built upon the principle that when businesses do the right thing everyone, from hens to humans, benefits. We are proud that these fundamentals are still the basis of our business to this day. In our early years we serviced the Colorado area exclusively with our locally produced and packaged eggs. NestFresh quickly became Colorado’s favorite eggs and we wanted to allow others across the country to enjoy the great taste of NestFresh cage free and organic eggs. As advocates of locally produced products, we were faced with the dilemma of how to provide humane products nationally without increasing our environmental impact by shipping eggs across the country. It was clear that the most environmentally responsible solution was to source eggs from regional farms. Today we use regional, family owned farms so that we can supply farm fresh NestFresh cage free eggs in the most sustainable manner possible. Each of these farms are certified cage free by third party auditors committed to farm animal welfare to guarantee that they meet our strict standards of quality and humane animal treatment. NestFresh is proud to provide you with eggs that satisfy your conscience and your hunger.
Produced without harmful chemicals on small family farms that use rotational pasturing, NestFresh Pasture Raised Eggs go beyond cage free with at least 25 square feet of pasture per hen. All NestFresh Eggs are always 100% cage free, laid by hens that are free to move around large barns furnished with nestboxes, perches, and dustbathing areas that encourage them to exhibit their natural behaviors, but NestFresh Pasture Raised Eggs come from hens that live an even more natural way of life. We believe that small family farming with a focus on animal welfare and environmental stewardship is good for the hens, the land, and our consumers. NestFresh Pasture Raised Eggs come from small farms that are run by families who care about the animals and environment under their care. NestFresh is proud of all of our farms, so we love sharing their stories with you. We invite you to look through some photos from and notes about the farms that produce the pasture raised eggs that you love.
There are currently no federal standards for cage free egg production in the United States, leaving consumers without any guarantee as to whether their eggs were actually produced in a cage free facility. To ensure that every egg that goes into our 100% cage free cartons comes from hens that were able to move around freely in a large barn, all of our family farms voluntarily submit to audits by third party certifiers.
As with all NestFresh Eggs, our Non-GMO Project Verified Free Range Eggs are produced on small family farms that are committed to the land and animals under their care. These farms follow animal welfare standards in addition to the Non-GMO Project standards. The hens that produce the Non-GMO Project Verified Free Range Eggs are cage free and free range which means that not only are they free to roam around large barns, they also have access to the outdoors. Each hen enjoys a minimum of 2 square feet of outdoor space to forage, roam, and enjoy the sunlight. While inside the barn, they also have perches, nestboxes, and woodchips for dustbathing, ensuring that the hens’ natural behaviors are not only allowed but encouraged. Our farming communities also grow and mill their own non-GMO feed. These crops are free from pesticides, GMO contamination, and harmful chemicals. We are proud to work with the Non-GMO Project for our Non-GMO verification. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded on the principal that people should have access to clearly-labeled non-GMO food and products. They educate consumers and the food industry to increase awareness of GMOs, explain their impact on our health and food systems, and help support informed choice. To that end, they developed North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project verification is an assurance that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.