On Friday when Bob dropped of the 40 dozen eggs (which sold out by Monday afternoon - wow!) he stayed for 30 minutes or so to chat with us about his operation.
Bob grew up farming, it's in his blood. He helped his grandparents develop one of the largest hog operations in New Mexico. It wasn't until 2008 that Bob decided to start his own farm on two acres of land in Edgewood. While he was getting his own farm up and running, he was also managing the farmers' market in Cedar Crest, which he did until a few years ago. In 2011 Thompson Farm became certified organic. Bob decided to become certified because it's what he believes in. He cares for the environment and for the quality of the veggies, eggs and meat that is produced on his land. Bob does what he can to look out for the planet, including harvesting rainwater to water his crops instead of tapping into valuable groundwater resources in the east mountains.
Bob's hens are free range and fed 100% organic feed in addition to the bugs that the forage in the fruit orchard on the farm where they get to hang out. Thompson Farm eggs are ungraded, but are all on the large side, with most somewhere between size large and jumbo. The eggs also come unwashed because eggs have a natural coating on them that helps preserve them and keep them fresh. There isn't a need to wash them, but if you do, only do so right before preparing. We're grateful to be working with Bob and are proud do offer Thompson Farm eggs!
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