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The True Cost of Excellence: Why JMZ Farms Charges $12.50 Per Dozen


As the owner of JMZ Farms, I wanted to take a moment to shed light on a question that often arises among my customers: why do I charge $12.50 per dozen for my organic pasture-raised eggs? Behind this seemingly straightforward price lies a commitment to excellence, sustainability, and the welfare of our beloved hens.


At JMZ Farms, I take great pride in delivering eggs of unparalleled quality to your tables. I understand that the price may be higher than some alternatives, but it reflects the true cost of producing eggs the way we believe is right – ethically, sustainably, and with a relentless dedication to providing you with the best of the best.


Let's delve into the factors that contribute to our pricing structure:


Quality Certified Organic Feed: At JMZ Farms, I prioritize the health and well-being of my hens, and this commitment begins with the foundation of their diet. I proudly invest in high-quality, certified organic, nutritionally balanced feed to ensure that our feathered friends receive the essential nutrients needed to lay eggs of exceptional quality. My dedication to providing premium feed goes a step further – our feed is locally milled right in Elgin, TX, at Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill.


In collaboration with Rob Cunningham, the owner of Coyote Creek Feed Mill, we have crafted a feed formula exclusively for JMZ Farms. This specialized formula is designed not only to meet the nutritional needs of the hens but also to enhance the quality of the eggs they produce. The feed not only prioritizes the health of our hens but also results in the vibrant orange yolks that our customers have come to love. Our commitment to premium feed significantly impacts our overall production cost.


Pasture-Raised Environment: My philosophy revolves around providing our hens with a spacious and enriching environment, a commitment inspired by the visionary principles of the grandfather of the pasture-raised movement, Joel Salatin. Unlike industrial farms, my hens roam freely, enjoying the outdoors, fresh air, and natural sunlight. This commitment to a pasture-raised lifestyle is deeply rooted in the belief that animals should be treated with respect and allowed to express their natural behaviors.


Joel Salatin, a pioneer in sustainable farming, has long championed the importance of regenerative agriculture and the ethical treatment of animals. His influence has guided my approach at JMZ Farms, shaping my commitment to creating a farm environment that prioritizes the well-being of the hens. This commitment to a free-range lifestyle not only ensures the welfare of our animals but also requires more space and resources, contributing to the overall cost.


Sustainable Practices: JMZ Farms is dedicated to sustainable farming practices. From using eco-friendly packaging to minimizing waste, we make conscious choices to reduce our environmental footprint. These sustainable practices, while beneficial in the long run, often come with a higher initial cost – a cost we willingly bear to contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.


Continuous Improvement and Innovation: JMZ Farms is committed to continuous improvement and innovation. We invest in research and development to enhance our farming practices, improve egg quality, and explore sustainable technologies. These ongoing efforts contribute to the overall cost of production but also ensure that we stay at the forefront of delivering exceptional products.


When you choose JMZ Farms, you're not just purchasing eggs but investing in the well-being of your community and the environment. Here are some key benefits you enjoy when you opt for locally sourced eggs.


Freshness Guaranteed: My eggs are sourced directly from the farm in Colleyville, TX to your table. By purchasing locally, you ensure that the eggs you consume are fresh, minimizing the time between production and consumption. Freshness not only enhances taste but also ensures optimal nutritional value. In contrast, many grocery store eggs often undergo lengthy transportation and storage before reaching the shelves.



This extended journey can result in a significant lag between the laying of the egg and its arrival at your table, potentially compromising both taste and nutritional quality. When you choose JMZ Farms eggs, you're not just choosing freshness; you're choosing a farm-to-table experience that prioritizes quality at every step. Our commitment to local sourcing and minimal transportation ensures that you enjoy eggs at their peak, making every bite a true delight for your palate and a nourishing experience for your body.

  

Reduced Carbon Footprint: Choosing local means reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation. By supporting JMZ Farms, you contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly food system. Our commitment to environmentally conscious practices extends beyond our farm and your home. Contrastingly, grocery store eggs often travel long distances, adding to the carbon emissions generated by the transportation industry.


The transportation, refrigeration, and storage processes from industrial farms to your local store shelves can result in considerable environmental impact. When you opt for JMZ Farms eggs, you are not just choosing freshness and quality; you are also making an environmentally conscious decision that actively reduces carbon emissions associated with food production and distribution. Together, we can foster a more sustainable future for our planet, one egg at a time


Transparent and Ethical Practices: Local businesses often have a face and a story. At JMZ Farms, I take great pride in our transparent and ethical practices. I warmly invite you to visit my farm, meet the flock, and witness firsthand the care and dedication that go into producing each egg. Unlike the often opaque practices of industrial-scale egg production, I believe in complete transparency.


My doors are open to you, allowing you to see exactly where your eggs come from and how they are produced. From the humane treatment of our hens to the meticulous care in handling and packaging, every step of our process reflects my commitment to ethical farming. Your trust matters to me, and I want you to feel confident in choosing JMZ Farms, knowing that our practices align with your values and expectations for quality and responsibility.


Supporting Veterans with F.A.R.M.:

In addition to the local advantages, every carton of eggs you purchase from JMZ Farms contributes to a noble cause. A share of every carton sale goes to Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.), a non-profit organization founded in 2015 by Army veterans James Jeffers and Steve Smith.


F.A.R.M. utilizes agriculture as a therapeutic tool to support veterans in their transition to civilian life. This organization addresses both physical and mental well-being challenges that veterans may face during this critical period. Inspired by their own healing journey, James and Steve aim to assist veterans struggling with health issues and the post-military transition.


By choosing JMZ Farms, you are not only investing in premium eggs but also contributing to the well-being of those who have served our country. It's a meaningful way to express gratitude and support for our veterans, acknowledging their sacrifices and helping them reintegrate into civilian life.


In conclusion, the $12.50 per dozen price tag is not just a number; it's a reflection of our unwavering commitment to quality, sustainability, and ethical farming practices. We understand that this might be higher than the average market price, but we firmly believe that the benefits – both for our customers and the environment – far outweigh the cost.


Thank you for being a part of the JMZ Farms community and for supporting our mission to provide you with eggs that are not just nutritious but also produced with integrity. Your trust is invaluable, and we look forward to continuing to serve you with the best that nature has to offer.

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