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Farm Fresh Eggs For Sale!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, November 19, 2012

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Mountain Valley View Farm has plenty of delicious, farm fresh organic eggs for sale right now! Come see us this week and purchase chicken eggs for just $5.00/dozen. We have over 60 different types of chicken that lay an amazing variety of brown, white, speckled, and colored eggs, including rare Aracauna eggs that have blue and turquoise shells. We also have 12 breeds of duck and 13 breeds of goose that lay eggs for us, and we are planning to add emus, guineas, and turkeys to our flock soon. All of our birds are free range, hormone and antibiotic free, and fed a fresh grain feed that contains no soy or animal bi-products so that you can always be sure you are getting the best quality organic eggs.


Benefits of Organic Eggs

Organic eggs are extremely nutritious and contain significantly higher ratios of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. They are also lower in cholesterol and saturated fat, making them an excellent choice for anyone concerned about their health. Furthermore, trace chemicals from pesticides and fertilizers have been detected in commercial eggs, and many of these chickens are given growth hormones and antibiotics to make them produce more. Chickens at Mountain Valley View Farm are fed an all-natural grain and allowed to roam and forage for food to supplement their diet. We do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers on our farm, nor do we give our animals growth hormones or antibiotics, so you can be assured that our eggs will not have the toxins so common to commercially produced eggs. You will also love the taste of our eggs, as studies have shown that organic eggs from hens that eat a varied diet have a noticeably stronger and more pleasing flavor than commercial eggs.

Benefits of Duck & Goose Eggs

Duck eggs are significantly larger than chicken eggs, and goose eggs are larger still. One goose egg, when cooked, will be roughly equivalent to four chicken eggs, and both duck and goose eggs also have more yolk than the average chicken egg. Thicker shells lend themselves toward a longer shelf life (at least 6 weeks in the refrigerator), and goose eggshells are so thick that they are perfect for the delicate art of carving and embossing beautiful designs directly onto the shell. Both duck eggs and goose eggs are slightly higher in protein content, as well as containing greater concentrations of other nutrients like iron, potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D.

Duck and goose eggs have their own unique flavors as well. Duck eggs have a noticeably stronger flavor than chicken eggs, and although not everyone may care for this taste when eaten plain, nearly everyone agrees that duck eggs are unparalleled when used for baking. Their richness produces moister, fluffier baked goods–absolutely incredible cakes and cookies. Goose eggs taste similar to chicken eggs, but seem a bit drier. They are also thicker than chicken eggs and have a custard-like yolk. They are also wonderful in cooking and are best in sweet confections and omelets.

Some people find no difference in taste between chicken and turkey eggs, while others believe they are a little sweeter and stronger in flavor. The turkey egg is very large compared to normal chicken eggs, and makes fabulous omelets and egg dishes for large families. Due to its large size, it is higher in cholesterol than the other eggs, so don’t eat a whole turkey egg by yourself! If you use it to replace multiple chicken eggs in a recipe or divide the cooked egg between several people, you will avoid the extra cholesterol and still save the hassle of using many individual eggs.

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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
Your Source for Northwest Farm Fresh Foods Shipped Worldwide
4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, Washington 99016-8732 USA
Phone (509) 928-1800 | Fax (509) 922-9949
Email: sales@mountainvalleyviewfarm.com

Website: www.mountainvalleyviewfarm.com
Online Store: www.mountainvalleyviewfarmstore.com
Blog with us at www.mountainvalleyviewfarmblog.com

Mountain Valley View Farm Hours:

Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Other farm hours by advance appointment only.
Please call (509) 928-1800 to schedule an appointment.

Getaway Studio Dining Room
& Bed and Breakfast
Phone (509) 928-8900

Directions to Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.

From I-90 East or West

Take the Sullivan Exit (291B) – South for about 3 miles
Turn left on Saltese (east), and continue for .5 mile
Turn right on South Chapman Road (south), and proceed .9 mile
The farm will be on the left-hand side of the road – 4301 South Chapman Road

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Mountain Valley View Farm is selling out fast on all of our delicious, farm fresh organic eggs! Come see us this week at the Spokane Public Market, where you can purchase chicken eggs for just $5.00/dozen. We have over 60 different types of chicken that lay an amazing variety of brown, white, speckled, and colored eggs, including rare Aracauna eggs that have blue and turquoise shells. We also have 12 breeds of duck and 13 breeds of goose that lay eggs for us, and we are planning to add emus, guineas, and turkeys to our flock soon. All of our birds are free range, hormone and antibiotic free, and fed a fresh grain feed that contains no soy or animal bi-products so that you can always be sure you are getting the best quality organic eggs. Come see us at the market!

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs – Sat

Benefits of Organic Eggs

Organic eggs are extremely nutritious and contain significantly higher ratios of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. They are also lower in cholesterol and saturated fat, making them an excellent choice for anyone concerned about their health. Furthermore, trace chemicals from pesticides and fertilizers have been detected in commercial eggs, and many of these chickens are given growth hormones and antibiotics to make them produce more. Chickens at Mountain Valley View Farm are fed an all-natural grain and allowed to roam and forage for food to supplement their diet. We do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers on our farm, nor do we give our animals growth hormones or antibiotics, so you can be assured that our eggs will not have the toxins so common to commercially produced eggs. You will also love the taste of our eggs, as studies have shown that organic eggs from hens that eat a varied diet have a noticeably stronger and more pleasing flavor than commercial eggs.

Benefits of Duck & Goose Eggs

Duck eggs are significantly larger than chicken eggs, and goose eggs are larger still. One goose egg, when cooked, will be roughly equivalent to four chicken eggs, and both duck and goose eggs also have more yolk than the average chicken egg. Thicker shells lend themselves toward a longer shelf life (at least 6 weeks in the refrigerator), and goose eggshells are so thick that they are perfect for the delicate art of carving and embossing beautiful designs directly onto the shell. Both duck eggs and goose eggs are slightly higher in protein content, as well as containing greater concentrations of other nutrients like iron, potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D.

Duck and goose eggs have their own unique flavors as well. Duck eggs have a noticeably stronger flavor than chicken eggs, and although not everyone may care for this taste when eaten plain, nearly everyone agrees that duck eggs are unparalleled when used for baking. Their richness produces moister, fluffier baked goods–absolutely incredible cakes and cookies. Goose eggs taste similar to chicken eggs, but seem a bit drier. They are also thicker than chicken eggs and have a custard-like yolk. They are also wonderful in cooking and are best in sweet confections and omelets.

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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
Your Source for Northwest Farm Fresh Foods Shipped Worldwide
4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, Washington 99016-8732 USA
Phone (509) 928-1800 | Fax (509) 922-9949
Email: sales@mountainvalleyviewfarm.com

Website: www.mountainvalleyviewfarm.com
Online Store: www.mountainvalleyviewfarmstore.com
Blog with us at www.mountainvalleyviewfarmblog.com

Mountain Valley View Farm Hours:

Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Other farm hours by advance appointment only.
Please call (509) 928-1800 to schedule an appointment.

Getaway Studio Dining Room
& Bed and Breakfast
Phone (509) 928-8900

Directions to Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.

From I-90 East or West

Take the Sullivan Exit (291B) – South for about 3 miles
Turn left on Saltese (east), and continue for .5 mile
Turn right on South Chapman Road (south), and proceed .9 mile
The farm will be on the left-hand side of the road – 4301 South Chapman Road

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Fantastically Fresh Farm Produce from Mountain Valley View Farm!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Please click on the above flyer to see or print it in a larger, easy-to-read format.

Organic produce is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, artificial pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). At Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. we also strive to use sustainable farming techniques that are gentle on the environment: growing organic crops without the use of chemicals is merely one important part of that. Even better, organic produce is also optimal for our family and our customers. There are many studies that demonstrate the greater nutritional value of naturally grown food–and not only do they contain more nutrients than commercial crops, they also contain a much higher percentage of cancer-fighting antioxidants, on average 40-60%. This is especially telling since the chemicals and GMOs of non-organic foods have been linked to a wide range of health problems and diseases, including various forms of cancer.

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. is part of a growing movement toward healthy, all-natural, organically produced food that is better for the Earth and all its creatures, great and small. We are currently in the process of seeking organic certification, and we are excited and proud to bring fresh, locally grown produce to the Spokane area. We want to spread the word about sustainable farming techniques, the risks of commercially grown crops, and the wonderful benefits of eating nutritious organic foods. Even more, we want to bring those benefits to you, our customers.

Our Fantastically Fresh Farm Variety Boxes are a fabulous way for you to bring home healthy, organic produce from our farm. Each Variety Box is economically priced and comes packed with a selection of fresh, delicious food that you can always trust for quality, nutrition, and safety. The selection of fruits and vegetables is rotating, depending on what crops are in season and what we are harvesting at the time. You can choose a box of assorted fruits, a box of assorted veggies, or a combination of both. Family size boxes are available, and we have also put together two special baked good boxes that will delight your tastebuds with a variety of homemade cookies, toffees, and candies–you can even choose a book from Karen Jean Matsko Hood’s popular Cookbook Delights series to help you prepare some of that tasty produce! Please click on the flyer above for pricing and more information.

Fantastically Fresh Farm Variety Boxes can be delivered to your home for a small delivery fee. Please call Kelsey at 509-928-1800 to get an estimate of the cost. You are also welcome to drop by our farm at:

4301 S Chapman Rd
Greenacres, WA 99016

Or visit us at one of the following local farmers’ markets:

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Fri

Spokane Farmers’ Market
5th Ave between Division & Brown
Spokane, WA 99210
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wed & Sat

Spokane Northside Farmers’ Market
315 E. Francis
Spokane, WA 99205
Wed 3 – 7 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

South Perry Farmers’ Market
924 South Perry Street
Spokane, WA 99202
3-7pm Thurs

New Ponderosa Outdoor Market
4102 S. Bowdish
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
3-7 pm Tues

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Know Your Eggs

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Friday, July 22, 2011

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. is delighted to provide farm fresh, organic eggs from our flock of chickens, ducks, and geese to the Spokane area. But what should you, as a consumer, look for in your eggs? Read on to find out.

Freshness

Freshness can be determined several ways. If you place an egg in a cold cup of water, it will sink if it is fresh and float if it is old. Furthermore, when you break open the egg, its consistency should remain firm and the yolk stand up round. An old egg will spread out and have a flattened yolk. Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. always puts a packing date on each egg carton we sell so that you can be assured the eggs you are getting are fresh. According to the USDA, fresh eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 weeks without spoiling. Some people find that duck and goose eggs keep even longer due to their thicker shells, but if you choose to use an egg after it is more than 5 weeks old, please use caution. Mountain Valley View Farm is not responsible for any illness you may incur.

Eggshell Color

Eggshells can vary widely in color, although the most common are white and brown. The eggshell color varies from breed to breed, and has no real significance to nutritional value or quality of the egg. However, it is interesting to note that most commercial egg producers use breeds that lay white eggs because these chickens eat less and lay a higher quantity of eggs, and they are looking only at the bottom line. These chickens are usually kept in small cages and are given antibiotics that end up tainting the eggs with chemicals. Small farms like Mountain Valley View generally prefer breeds like the Rhode Island Red, who lay brown eggs and are better at foraging for food, making them ideal free-range birds. Mountain Valley View has several breeds of chicken that lay brown eggs, as well as the Araucana which lays gorgeous, vibrantly blue or blue-green eggs. Our ducks also lay some blue-ish eggs, and the Cayuga breed lays eggs with a speckled black and white shell, even occasionally an all-black shell. All our birds are free-range, hormone and antibiotic free.

Egg White

The egg white of a raw egg is translucent, and only turns white after the egg is cooked. A somewhat yellow or green tint to the raw egg white is nothing to worry about: it indicates a high content of riboflavin. Similarly, a cloudy egg white is not a problem and indicates a very fresh egg.

Egg Yolk

The color of the egg yolk can vary due to the diet of the hen that laid the eggs. Caged hens on commercial farms receive a less diverse and nutritious diet than the free-range hen, so commercial eggs often have a lighter-colored yolk. A free-range hen will generally consume plenty of plants with yellow/orange pigments known as xanthophylls. These pigments are deposited in the yolk, turning it a bright yellow; and the xanthophylls become carotene, which is the precursor to Vitamin A. Hens who roam green pasture will produce darker yolks, and these are also more nutritious than commercial eggs.

Blood Spots

Blood spots are rare, but when you do find one, don’t worry. It is actually an indicator that the egg is very fresh, and there is nothing wrong with the egg in any way. Rather than indicating a fertilized egg, the blood spot is caused by a rupture of a blood vessel during formation of the egg. If you are still concerned, you may simply use a knife to cut away that portion of the egg and eat the rest.

Benefits of Organic Eggs

Organic eggs are extremely nutritious and contain significantly higher ratios of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. They are also lower in cholesterol and saturated fat, making them an excellent choice for anyone concerned about their health. Furthermore, trace chemicals from pesticides and fertilizers have been detected in commercial eggs, and many of these chickens are given growth hormones and antibiotics to make them produce more. Chickens at Mountain Valley View Farm are fed an all-natural grain and allowed to roam and forage for food to supplement their diet. We do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers on our farm, nor do we give our animals growth hormones or antibiotics, so you can be assured that our eggs will not have the toxins so common to commercially produced eggs. You will also love the taste of our eggs, as studies have shown that organic eggs from hens that eat a varied diet have a noticeably stronger and more pleasing flavor than commercial eggs.

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You may purchase farm fresh, organic eggs directly at the Mountain Valley View Farm, located at:

4301 S Chapman Rd
Greenacres, WA 99016

Or find us at the following area farmer’s markets:

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Fri

Spokane Farmers’ Market
5th Ave between Division & Brown
Spokane, WA 99210
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wed & Sat

Spokane Northside Farmers’ Market
315 E. Francis
Spokane, WA 99205
Wed 3 – 7 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

South Perry Farmers’ Market
924 South Perry Street
Spokane, WA 99202
3-7pm Thurs

Millwood Farmers’ Market
3223 North Marguerite Rd
Spokane, WA 99212
3-7pm Wed

New Ponderosa Outdoor Market
4102 S. Bowdish
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
3-7 pm Tues

Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market
1421 N. Meadowood Lane
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat

You can also arrange to have products delivered to your home. Delivery charge will vary depending on your location. Call 509-928-1800 for more information, or to schedule a time to pick up your delicious organic eggs!

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Updated Pricing on Farm Fresh Eggs from Mountain Valley View Farm

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Friday, July 8, 2011


Mountain Valley View Farm is proud to announce that we are now selling farm fresh, organic eggs. We have 3 different types of chicken: Plymouth Barred Rock, Red Star, and the unusual Aracauna that lays beautiful blue and turquoise colored eggs. We also have 7 breeds of duck that lay eggs for us, and we are planning to add geese and turkeys to our flock soon. All of our birds are free range, hormone and antibiotic free, and fed a fresh grain feed that contains no soy or animal bi-products so that you can always be sure you are getting the best quality organic eggs.

Benefits of Organic Eggs

Organic eggs are extremely nutritious and contain significantly higher ratios of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. They are also lower in cholesterol and saturated fat, making them an excellent choice for anyone concerned about their health. Furthermore, trace chemicals from pesticides and fertilizers have been detected in commercial eggs, and many of these chickens are given growth hormones and antibiotics to make them produce more. Chickens at Mountain Valley View Farm are fed an all-natural grain and allowed to roam and forage for food to supplement their diet. We do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers on our farm, nor do we give our animals growth hormones or antibiotics, so you can be assured that our eggs will not have the toxins so common to commercially produced eggs. You will also love the taste of our eggs, as studies have shown that organic eggs from hens that eat a varied diet have a noticeably stronger and more pleasing flavor than commercial eggs.

Benefits of Duck & Goose Eggs

Duck eggs are significantly larger than chicken eggs, and goose eggs are larger still. One goose egg, when cooked, will be roughly equivalent to four chicken eggs, and both duck and goose eggs also have more yolk than the average chicken egg. Thicker shells lend themselves toward a longer shelf life (at least 6 weeks in the refrigerator), and goose eggshells are so thick that they are perfect for the delicate art of carving and embossing beautiful designs directly onto the shell. Both duck eggs and goose eggs are slightly higher in protein content, as well as containing greater concentrations of other nutrients like iron, potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D.

Duck and goose eggs have their own unique flavors as well. Duck eggs have a noticeably stronger flavor than chicken eggs, and although not everyone may care for this taste when eaten plain, nearly everyone agrees that duck eggs are unparalleled when used for baking. Their richness produces moister, fluffier baked goods–absolutely incredible cakes and cookies. Goose eggs taste similar to chicken eggs, but seem a bit drier. They are also thicker than chicken eggs and have a custard-like yolk. They are also wonderful in cooking and are best in sweet confections and omelets.

Pricing

Peewee $3.00/dozen
Small $3.25/dozen
Medium $3.50/dozen
Large $4.00/dozen
Extra Large $4.50/dozen

*Plus refundable egg carton deposit of 50¢/carton.

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Our farm fresh, organic eggs are available for pickup at Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc:

4301 S Chapman Rd
Greenacres, WA 99016

You can also find us at the following area farmer’s markets:

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Fri

Spokane Farmers’ Market
5th Ave between Division & Brown
Spokane, WA 99210
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wed & Sat

Spokane Northside Farmers’ Market
315 E. Francis
Spokane, WA 99205
Wed 3 – 7 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market
1421 N. Meadowood Lane
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat

Call 509-928-1800 for more information, or to schedule a time to pick up your delicious organic eggs!

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