No one has come up with a catchy phrase that encompasses the good things about eggs from small flocks of chickens that scratch around outside. “Humanely,” like so many other terms, is open to interpretation. The chickens might not be exactly “free-range”, nor necessarily “organic,” and “local” doesn’t speak to the housing or care. Say “pastured poultry” out loud, and it’s like you have marbles in your mouth.
I came across this 1933 egg carton on Ebay. Nearby Eggs. Don’t you love that? Look at the graphics! The picture says it all. Just don’t bid on it. I want it.