Free Range Eggs

Free Range Eggs

Taste and See the Difference

Our free range eggs are laid by happy, pasture-raised chickens. With the ability to roam, perch, peck, and flap, these chickens enjoy a totally natural environment. As a result, our multi-breed flock lays colorful, nutrient-packed eggs that are a joy to see – and eat!

Where to Find Your Free Range Eggs

Scramble up the most delicious eggs you’ll ever taste! It’s breakfast fit for royalty. Find your next dozen or two of free range eggs at our Farm Stand or the local Farmers’ Market.

Dare 2 Dream Farm Stand

890 Lasalle Canyon Road, Lompoc, CA 93436 Daily: Sunrise to Sunset by Honor System Only

Route 1 Farmers Market

3745 Constellation Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436 Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Happy Chicken

Happy Chickens, Healthy Eggs

You might be wondering, what’s the deal with happy chickens? Does it really make a difference whether they’re in a cage versus on an open pasture? The simple answer is: yes, it matters. Free range eggs are better. Let us explain why.

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Behavior

Our egg-laying chickens have the freedom to engage in their instinctive behavior. You'll see our chickens scratching, dust-bathing, perching, and pecking the nutrient-rich soil. These behaviors reduce their stress levels and keep the chickens physically healthy. And that helps them lay healthier eggs for you!

Nutrients

Happy chickens lay eggs that deliver you a higher nutritional value. These free range eggs are lower in saturated fats and cholesterol. Plus, they are dense with power-nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and polyunsaturated Omega 3 fatty acids. Some might call these a superfood!

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Care

Before we set eggs in a carton, we wash them with mild-temperature water and a gentle solution. This prevents bacteria growth and keeps the eggs toxin free. Because we sell only locally, the eggs are stored for very limited amount of time, which means customers get truly farm fresh eggs!

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Color

Egg color is determined by the breed of the chicken. At Dare 2 Dream Farms, we enjoy caring for multiple breeds of chickens. This means that when you open your carton of free range eggs, you are greeted by a beautiful rainbow of colors! Can you imagine the sheer delight of a carton full of blue, white, green, and brown eggs?

Store-Bought Vs. Farm Fresh Eggs

There are a lot of labels out there that can be confusing for consumers. We’d love to help you understand what the difference is between the carton of eggs you’d find in a typical grocery story and the carton of free range eggs you’ll find at Dare 2 Dream Farms.

Store eggs versus Free range eggs

"I don't want to create something that's just going to be trash for the earth. I want to feed people, I want to build community, I want to take care of the land."

- Megan Raff, Owner and Chief Chick at Dare 2 Dream Farms

Let Them Egg-splain...

These reviews are positively sunny side up! Check out what people are saying about our free range eggs.
Monty L.
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My daughter spent several weeks at D2D working for Jeremy and Meg through the WWOOF program. She gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from them. These people are totally committed to providing the best organic foods and healthy baby chicks. I was surprised when a dozen of their eggs showed up at my doorstep. But not as surprised as I when my wife and I tasted the eggs. I was blown away that an egg could have such a rich flavor. You have to try them, so very delicious!
Ingrid B.
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Dare to Dream Farms is a true gem in Lompoc. Nestled in a cozy woodsy area, the chickens are allowed to roam around and enjoy life while producing amazing eggs of stellar quality.
Eric H.
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I got the best eggs from the farm this weekend. Thank you!!
Vilay S.
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The farm stand and staff are amazing! Not only are all their fresh produce and fresh eggs such a treat to have, but the venue space was such a great place to have my sons party. We love Dare2DreamFarms!!!
Candice B.
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If you are looking for a top notch coop with chicks or just visit the farm store for some delicious free range eggs from happy chickens and the most flavorful organic fresh produce, you've definitely come to the right place.
Shirley B.
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Such a cute farm! The eggs are multicolored naturally and so unique. The chicks, chickens and other animals on the farm are adorable.
Jared G.
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I went to visit Dare 2 Dream Farms and was invited in with open arms. I got a tour of the property and was amazed of how clean and the quality of the chickens and eggs. I was so happy with my purchase of eggs and baby chicks.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about free range eggs? Let us help you crack the confusion! Find out answers to FAQs.

The color of the eggshell is determined by the breed of chicken who lays it. Beautiful blue and green eggs come from Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Easter Eggers. Dark brown eggs come from Welsummers and Marans. The gigantic white eggs come from Leghorns. The remainder of the chickens on our farm lay all different shades of brown, medium to large sized eggs.​ For a list of breeds and the colors of eggs they lay, see our Breeds Index.

The light yellow yolk seen in most store bought eggs is a result of the hens diet lacking in nutrients, mostly from their inability to free range. When a flock is truly free range, or pastured, they lay eggs with dark yellow or orange yolks because they can forage for leafy greens. Veggies such as carrots and corn can also contribute to the rich orange yolk. If a hen eats more than her share of green grass, or acorns, the yolk turns olive green or red.​

When chickens are first starting to lay, they squeeze out very small eggs… sometimes only the size of a nickel! As they grow, so do their eggs. The breed also plays a factor in the size of the egg. Cochins, for example, are one of the largest chicken breeds but lay only a medium sized egg because they have been bred to be a fluffy chicken for show, rather than for production.

You have twins! 😀 Just kiddin…Double yolks are actually a fairly common mistake that happens in a hens reproductive system. When a hen ovulates twice before laying an egg, the double yolk occurs. Many times this happens when hens are just beginning to lay, and their system is still trying to figure out how it works. Laying double yolks can also be hereditary. The most eggs ever found in a single egg is nine yolks!​

Eggs with no yolk are often called “wind”, “dwarf”, or “fart” eggs. This usually occurs when a pullet lays her first egg. Very rarely, if a piece of reproductive tissue breaks away in a hen, her system might treat it like a yolk and wrap it and lay it. If this happens you will see the small piece of gray reproductive tissue where the yolk should have been. This egg is also safe to eat. Consider it a naturally separated egg white!

This is called chalaza! This structure holds the yolk in the center of the egg. There are two chalazae in a chicken egg, one on the top, and one on the bottom. The prominence of the chalazae is an indicator of the freshness of an egg. They are safe to eat; however many cooks choose to remove them to obtain a uniform look of their eggs upon serving.

A fertile egg will have a very small white dot on the yolk that looks similar to a bullseye. All of our chickens are allowed free range of all our property, including the roosters who protect the hens against predators. Naturally, there are lots of fertilized eggs because the roosters and the hens coexist together. Not all of our eggs will be fertilized, but many of them will be. A fertilized egg does not change at all until it has begun incubation. The egg must be incubated with a very precise process (specific temperature, humidity, and number of turns per day for 21 days) before an embryo will develop in a fertilized egg. We collect our eggs 3 times daily giving the hens no chance to begin this incubation process with their eggs. Fertile eggs are completely safe to eat. And you can also put your mind at ease because you are not taking the life of an embryo in any way.

The blood spot in the yolk is often confused with being an indication of a fertilized egg. In fact, the blood spot occurs when a small piece of tissue or blood is released while the egg is developing, and before the egg shell is formed. This can be genetic, or it can simply be an indication that the hen is deficient in vitamin A. An egg with this spot is completely safe to eat!​

There are many reasons for an egg to be wrinkly including: reproductive mistakes, watery albumen (egg whites), illness, age, and nutritional deficiencies. They are safe to eat, but just look funny. For a more comprehensive description of these kinds of abnormal eggs, visit our blog on Wrinkled Eggs!

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