Donating Small Eggs for a Big Cause

On Thursday, October 26, 2023, Rosemary Farm donated 10,800 small eggs to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to provide nutritious food to those facing food insecurity.

Our feathered ladies in Bakersfield are hard at work laying their first eggs, but these eggs are a bit too small for most stores to sell. While they may not be market-ready, we hatched a plan to put them to good use. Today, we proudly delivered a whopping 10,800 of these beauties to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The Rosemary Farm crew is thrilled to lend a hand in providing nutritious fuel to those who need it most.

Sure, these smaller eggs may not be suitable for store shelves, but they are perfect for donation. We believe in supporting our community and helping those who are facing food insecurity. It brings us joy to know that our eggs will be able to nourish people and make a difference in their lives. We hope that this donation inspires others to give back in any way they can, whether it be through donating food or volunteering their time. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world.

Why do younger hens produce smaller eggs?

Hens, like most living things, take time to mature and develop their reproductive systems. When a young hen first begins laying eggs, her body is still growing and adapting, and her reproductive system is not yet fully developed. As a result, the eggs she lays during this time tend to be smaller in size. However, as the hen continues to mature and grow, her eggs will gradually increase in size and become more consistent in shape and texture. With proper care and nutrition, most hens will reach their peak egg-laying capacity within their first year of life, and will continue to produce high-quality eggs for several years thereafter.

As proud egg farmers, we have learned to be patient with our hens and give them time and care to grow and develop - the delicious, nutritious eggs they produce are well worth the wait!

Cooking Inspiration with Small Sized Eggs

Small eggs might seem like an inconvenience when it comes to cooking, but they can actually be a great source of inspiration. One way to use small eggs is to make miniature versions of your favorite dishes. For example, you can make mini quiches or frittatas using small eggs as the base.

Small eggs can also be used in recipes that call for larger eggs. Just use two small eggs instead of one large egg. This can be especially helpful if you're trying to reduce the calorie count of a dish.

One thing to keep in mind when cooking with small eggs is that they may cook faster than larger eggs. So be sure to keep an eye on them and adjust your cooking time as needed.

Overall, small eggs can be a fun and versatile ingredient to cook with. Don't be afraid to experiment and see what delicious dishes you can create!

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