8 farm-fresh egg suppliers in Lansing that’ll have you ruling the roost

8 Farm-Fresh Egg Suppliers In Lansing That’ll Have You Ruling The Roost

Photo courtesy Ham Sweet Farm via Facebook.

By Lisa Green

May 7, 2024

Even if you’re no spring chicken, the hens at these farms sure are! Check out the Lansing-area farms stocking pasture-raised hens with personality.

There’s never been a better time to invest in Michigan farm-fresh eggs. And you don’t need any chickens to hatch to count on that.

In the past few years, the price of eggs at your local grocery store has dramatically risen due to highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as bird flu. That’s not good news for your grocery budget. Fortunately, you can always choose to get your morning dose of protein from a local, Michigan farm. And these eggs normally don’t cost more than a few dollars per dozen, for what’s ultimately a better product and supports Michigan agriculture.

There are a few reasons farm-fresh eggs are just a better buy. The majority of supermarket eggs come from egg-laying hens kept confined in cages. The USDA regulates multiple labels for eggs laid by hens not kept in cages: Cage-Free, Free-Range, and Certified Humane Pasture-Raised.

Hens allowed to roam free generally have better nutrition and, as such, produce better eggs. Free-Range farm-fresh hens produce eggs that are one of the best natural food sources for Vitamin D. Store-bought eggs don’t usually contain Vitamin D, since they are laid by hens that don’t see the sun.

Farm-fresh eggs also tend to contain less saturated fats and bad cholesterol and more Vitamins A and E, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. Local farm eggs are generally better in yolk density, color, freshness, and shell thickness. All of this leads to a taste that’s truly better and better for you.

Finally, farm-fresh eggs truly are fresher. You can get your eggs from a local farmer within a day or two of laying. The store-bought eggs from the grocery store have a shelf life of up to 30 days.

Ready to get your egg on? We’ve got a few local farms in the Lansing area that you’re bound to love.

Old Town General Store

408 E César E. Chávez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906

If you’re actually in the city of Lansing, one of the best places for farm-fresh eggs is the Old Town General Store.

Though the name may be old-fashioned, the Old Town General Store is a retail boutique that specializes in Michigan-made and Lansing-made goods. They are best known for their diverse and custom gift baskets, but the business was originally a mini grocery store, sourcing food from local farms. Check here first to see if there’s been a delivery from Three Pond Farms in DeWitt!

Grazing Fields

1300 Mt Hope Hwy, Charlotte, MI 48813

Though Grazing Fields may be located in Charlotte, they are the primary supplier of farm-fresh brown eggs to the year-round Allen Farmers Market, an indoor farmers market at the Allen Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays.

Grazing Fields is a cooperative of eight different farms with over 25 years of history. Their brown eggs come from free-range chickens raised certified humane and fed a 100% vegetarian diet. They are also known for their high-quality pork products, like pork chops, link sausage, Italian sausage, and bratwurst.

8 Farm-Fresh Egg Suppliers In Lansing That’ll Have You Ruling The Roost

Photo courtesy Grazing Fields via Facebook.

Dennis Farms

8715 Alward Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848

Dennis Farms is a family-owned centennial farm dating back to an original founding in 1920. Since then, they’ve cultivated a variety of pasture-raised foods.

Their chickens are fed a special formulated diet of locally-sourced corn and soybean feed, and the chickens are cage-free and pasture-raised. Check out one of their hens named Marge—she’s a social media superstar about to go viral.

8 Farm-Fresh Egg Suppliers In Lansing That’ll Have You Ruling The Roost

Photo courtesy Dennis Farms via Facebook.

Ham Sweet Farm

357 Holt Rd, Williamston, MI 48895

This cozy 30-acre family farm may have only gotten their start in 2013, but they’re making waves across multiple states. Kate and Christian Spinillo took back the land to cultivate their own farm and now run it with their kids. They offer pasture-raised pork, poultry, and plenty of farm-fresh eggs, which were particularly popular in 2020.

Recently, they began selling lamb through a supply chain connecting to Missouri. And it’s truly a family farm—your eggs might even have been packed by Luca, the Spinillos’ son and a junior entrepreneur in his own right.

Hickory Knoll Farms Creamery

2655 Gould Rd, Onondaga, MI 49264

They might be best known for their artisan cheeses, but their eggs are a good buy, too. Hickory Knoll Farms Creamery is a local dairy farm with both goats and cows. In fact, it’s the only dairy in the state licensed for both cows and goats.

The farm, run by veteran farmers Rusty Plummer and Michael Metzger, has its own on-farm creamery for a true farm-to-table experience. Their specialty is goat cheese, specifically chevre, with clients such as Zingerman’s.

Whenever they vend at rotating local farmers markets, they’re always sure to bring chicken eggs, and sometimes even duck eggs, along with their cheeses. Check them out at Meridian Farmers Market in Okemos and Fulton Street Market in Grand Rapids.

8 Farm-Fresh Egg Suppliers In Lansing That’ll Have You Ruling The Roost

Photo courtesy Hickory Knoll Farms Creamery, LLC via Facebook.

Titus Farms

3765 Meridian Rd, Leslie, MI 49251

Titus Farms is truly a farm that is Spartan Strong and withstood the challenges of time.

Described as “organically-inspired” (since it’s not certified organic), this 40-acre farm was originally started by Paul and Rose Titus, but the farm is now run by their daughter and MSU graduate of the horticulture program, Rebecca Titus. Rebecca started the farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program when the farm was struggling and she was just a 19-year-old college student. Today, the program is stronger than ever, with over 300 CSA members.

Titus Farms offers up a wide variety of vegetables and cut flowers, but they also offer farm-fresh eggs. Check them out at the East Lansing Farmers Market, Allen Street Farmers Market, and Meridian Farmers Market.

Cluckers of Phoenix

11685 Stow Rd, Perry, MI 48872

You can get a lot of things through Facebook these days, but did you know farm-fresh eggs are one of them? Small farm Perry-based Cluckers of Phoenix gives away eggs through their Facebook Group for local pick-up in Fowlerville, Perry, Howell, or Brighton or to ship!

Cluckers of Phoenix says their eggs are ethically sourced, with a focus on sustainable and humane farming practices.

Major Impact Farm

5566 Royston Rd, Potterville, MI 48876Major Impact Farm in Devon is all about that cottagecore lifestyle. The family-owned and LGBTQIA-owned hobby farm is not only popular on TikTok but big on caring for their animals. They describe each hen as a “well-loved member of our farm family” and each one has a name. Rabbits, goats, and quail also call the Major Impact Farm home.

Follow them on social media or get added to their egg list!

8 Farm-Fresh Egg Suppliers In Lansing That’ll Have You Ruling The Roost

Photo courtesy Major Impact Farm via Facebook.

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