You can find Grama Sue's Rainbow Eggs at:

The Hy Vee on Agency in Burlington, IA


Wednesday - Friday 9am to 1pm at the farm 1/2 mi east of the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High then 3/4 mile North on 1050.

Wednesday 3-7 pm at the Painted Corners on HWY 96 in Lomax, IL


7 - 11 am Keokuk Farmer's Market at the mall

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Egg Demonstrations

Woot! Yesterday I sold 36 dozen eggs at the Broadway Hy-Vee in Quincy! For those of you who have never seen my demo. I'm posting a couple of pictures:

I actually pit my egg up against my competitors with an open egg comparison. My carton is on one side so people can see what it looks like and my display of blown eggs that shows the variety of colors my eggs come in is on the other side. The egg at the far left is one of my white eggs. The next is a brown organic egg. Then I put out an Eggland's Best egg followed by a regular El Cheapo, Cheapo egg. Many people think a brown egg is better than a white egg, but shell color has nothing to do with the quality of the egg inside. If you feed a white egg layer and a brown egg layer the same thing you will have the same egg when you crack it open. 

My hens are out on pasture.  We keep layer feed available for our chickens all the time, but they are also able to eat grass, weeds, bugs and mice. The result is a darker yolk that is better for you and tastes fantastic!

Eggland's Best and the organic egg I crack both say they are "cage free". Most people are surprised to learn that this doesn't mean they are free to go outside, they are actually in a barn with out battery cages. Organic eggs have to have "access to sunshine", but that usually means the building has a window.

One of the things people often ask at this time of year is "If it's the grass that makes the egg yolk darker, why are yours darker in the winter?" During the winter we make sure our chickens have plenty of hay to eat. Our local grocery store also has us pick up their slightly old fresh veggies. They aren't quite as dark as they get in the summer, but they are still way better than a egg from a chicken on a grain only diet.

Our healthy happy chickens make for healthy tasty eggs!

God Bless You All!

~Grama Sue

Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Lambs and Egg Promotions

Quick post just to let everyone know we are still alive and kicking! Between the assessing job and my sleeping around job, I don't have a lot of time right now to post!

Tomorrow, I will be at the Hy Vee in Quincy on Broadway for a promotion. If you are close, drop by! Last week we did a promotion at the Macomb Hy Vee. Several people we know stopped to talk with us and several more told us how much they loved our eggs! Thank YOU! We love to hear from you!

Eleven little lambs so far! It is just absolutely amazing how these little ones thrive in this cold! Most of these should be 50-100 lbs by Passover this year. If you would like one, we will be glad to deliver one to the locker of your choice! Just let us know.

That's all for now!

God Bless You All!

~Grama Sue

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Slow Down on the Farm

It's January! Things are pretty slow here on the farm. Not much to report. I went to California for Christmas. Someone there was telling me about the incredible prices they pay for straw and hay out there. If I wasn't so busy with assessing right now, I'd get really serious about figuring out how to haul a load out there and bring some citrus back. But alas! It is the quad year for the one job I really hate. No time, no time!

Our new chickens have finally started to produce. We are going to be in Quincy tomorrow promoting them at the Hy-Vee store on Broadway. We will probably have to add another store as well.

We've been busy looking at seed catalogs. I've got a wish list a mile long. What are your favorite farmer's market veggies?

God Bless You All!
~ Grama Sue