We follow USDA-approved practices on that front. This includes using soap and defoamer to clean our eggs, followed by UV light to sanitize their shells. Then we rinse Happy Eggs with fresh water, dry them, and pack them in our bright yellow cartons. We won’t even get into the ridiculous number of times a day we wash our hands these days. (Virtual high-five!)

Though we don’t anticipate you not eating all of your Happy Eggs in time, eggs can be refrigerated for three to five weeks from the day they are first placed in the refrigerator, per the USDA. Though the “Sell By” date will usually expire during that time period, your eggs should still be perfectly safe to use. Store your Happy Eggs in your fridge at 40°F or lower, and per our recommendation, eat ‘em up!

We have over 100 beautiful family farms so far, each one carefully chosen and planned based on qualifications of the farmer, optimal locations, and environmental conditions.

We have close relationships with the wonderful independent family-owned farms who we trust to raise our hens and look after their eggs on our 100+ farms, mostly in Arkansas, Missouri and Indiana. Unlike typical commercial farms, the farms that produce Happy Eggs don’t produce eggs for other companies; so, each of our farms goes above and beyond to exceed all free-range certification standards, and we have third parties who audit each farm to ensure that we’re always upholding the highest animal-humane standards.

We start by hiring farmers who care and who take as much pride as we do in raising the healthiest hens, that can lay the best-tasting, farmers’-market-quality eggs for our customers. We only work with small family farms to make sure our hens receive close, daily care and attention. To keep exceeding our world-class standards, we inspect each farm on a regular basis and conduct monthly farm checks and unannounced audits. In the rare case there’s an issue, we work with the farmer involved to make sure it’s fixed. If ever our standards aren’t met, the farmer is released from our program. At the end of the day (and the start, and everything in between), the safety, health and proper raising of our hens and eggs is our highest priority.

We try to visit our outstanding farms as much as possible, not only to ensure they are continuing to uphold our Happy Egg standards, but to say hello to our girls, too! We love sending our employees to our farms when they can visit and see first-hand how awesome they are. We also conduct regular quality and compliance checks, and plan unannounced audits each quarter.

It helps that we’re the first commercial egg producer in the U.S. to be granted free range certification from the American Humane Association (AHA). Our hens roam freely on an expansive 8+ acres -- about the size of six football fields. They hang out among the trees, enjoy multiple play kits, scratch in dust-bathing pits and play with pecking toys as they please. Not to mention, they have bountiful access to tasty bugs and other vegetation they love, and always have access to clean water. In the evening, our hens come home to the barn to roost and early every morning, each hen selects her favorite nesting box for laying.

If you want to learn more about contract growing opportunities with Happy Egg, please send an email to [email protected] with your Name, Phone Number, and Farm Location, or fill out the application below!

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