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At any rate, delicious

Translated from Japanese: I love eggs and I usually eat them boiled, fried, and scrambled without much seasoning, but these eggs are delicious! When I boiled the eggs, I inadvertently heated it a little longer, but it was still very delicious.

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J.
Fresh! White yolk!??

Translated from Japanese: I was surprised because it was whiter than the ones in the supermarket, but I was convinced by seeing the feed of the chickens.

Light rather than rich
No unpleasant taste and no odor
It’s an egg that you can eat as many as you like.

I forgot the salt and made a fried egg
It’s delicious enough to eat as it is.

Free-Range Eggs from the Teramachi Family in Gifu (10-40 Eggs)

Horizon Farms
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Due to the high demand, the farm is no longer able to promise us a stable supply. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused hereby. The amount of their supply fluctuate time to time, you might be able to buy the eggs directly from the farm.  Please visit their website for more information (Japanese only)

Bringing your free-range eggs directly from the family farm to your plate. When we say directly we mean directly. This item is Shipped directly from the Teramachi family to you. The order box will arrive separately from other contents of your order. Please note that the family can only dispatch orders on Tuesday and Friday. Thank you for your understanding. We'll tell you everything you need to know about free-range eggs below. One box contains 10 eggs. The price per egg becomes cheaper as the number of eggs ordered increases. If you keep them in the refrigerator and cook them thoroughly, you can use them for about a month, so we recommend buying 3 or 4 packs at a time.

The Teramachis live with their 3 young children in Mino, in the Gifu prefecture of Japan. Mino is known for Washi, Udatsu roofed houses and friendly neighbors. They own and literally live on a large field producing one of Japan's finest rice and a handful of vegetables. What started as a hobby became a small business over time. Currently, all their vegetables are sold out throughout the year to friends, family, and local customers in the area. 

Their small scale egg farm is a new extension to their family business and is directly placed on the field next to their all-wooden house. The whole family takes part in the business - even the little ones help out whenever they can or want. The hens have roof shelter but no walls, space to freely roam around, climb and carry out natural behaviors such as nesting, roosting, and foraging. See images. The feed consists of a variety of non-GMO, including rice and green vegetables either self-produced or sourced feed (everything is listed below). It goes without saying that the hens are never force-fed and never is their beak clipped. 

Things you need to know about eggs:

About yolk color: The egg’s yolk color is affected mainly by the hen's diet. Hens at the Teramachi farm are not fed a diet for the sole purpose to darken the yolk but are rather fed a healthy and well balanced and sustainable mix. (see more below). Therefore the yolk color is lighter than your usual caged egg. 

About differences in nutritional value: There is a misconception about outer shell and yolk color and its effect on nutritional value. It is important to point out the current science's standpoint. There is none to little nutritional difference between caged eggs, free-range eggs, and organic eggs, white eggs, brown eggs, small eggs, and big eggs unless the eggs have been enriched or modified. Vitamin-enriched eggs are popular in Japan and these are obtained by feeding the hens much higher doses of feed containing vitamin E or D which will show up as residues in the egg. 

About pasture-raising: In Japan, due to avian influenza (bird flu) and wild predators such as foxes, it is very risky for small farms (or chicken farms in general) to leave the hens roaming outside freely on pasture as it is very likely they might get infected or eaten. This and the scarcity of space are the main reasons why pasture-raised chicken is a very rare sight in Japan. Nevertheless, we strongly believe that the ability for hens lay their eggs in nests, run and spread their wings are basic requirements for ethical farming. For this reason, we have selected the Teramachi farm which shares our beliefs and concept.


 

Contents

Contents 1 pack contains 10 eggs. 
Weight Weight and size varies between eggs from 55g - 65g
Serves One pack serves 5-10, depending on serving style.

 

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery are chilled during the hot summer months.
Handling Keep chilled in the fridge below 10°C (45°F)
Cooking Method Safe to be consumed raw, boiled, stirred or use as an ingredient.
Expiration 10 days from the date of arrival. The expiration dates for eggs are much longer but depending on the storage temperature and cooking method the expiration date varies heavily. The 10 days is the safest method (For raw consumption). About a month if fully cooked and served.

 

Details

Ingredients Egg
Country of Origin Japan
Packaging Environmentally friendly recycled and molded paper pulp.
Dispatch Directly from the Teramachi family to you. The order box will arrive separately from your meat order. Please note that the Teramachi family can only dispatch orders on Tuesday and Friday. 
Delivery Date Unfortunately, delivery date requests can't be guaranteed. Delivery time-frame requests, however, are possible.
Temperature Control During the warm and hot months between April and October, your order will arrive chilled. 
Size and Shape

Free-range eggs vary in size, shell-color, and shape. Free-range eggs yolks vary in color throughout the year.

 

Teramachi Family Farm

  

✔ Small scale micro-farm with less than 200 hens.

✔ Chicken manure is used as fertilizer - sustainable farming.

✔ All year round free-range, cageless hens. 

✔ The hens have roof shelter and no walls, space to freely roam around, climb and carry out natural behaviors such as nesting, roosting, and foraging.

✔ No antibiotics, no growth hormones - ever

✔ No GMO-feed. The feed includes home-grown rice and home-grown green vegetables as well as a healthy mix of mostly locally sourced rice meal, fermented leaves, mushroom beds, soybean skin, fishmeal, seaweed, and oyster shells. 

✔ One farm, one family - delivery directly from the farm to your house. 100% traceability.

✔ Probably one of the few happiest and healthiest hens that you can find in Japan.

✔ These eggs are so safe that they can be eaten raw! 

 

At A Glance

Chicken Breed Goto Momiji, a breed specially bred for Japan's climate changes.
Farm/Ranch Teramachi Farm
Region Mino, Gifu Prefecture
Breeding
All year free-range, cageless. No walls but roof shelter.
Raised by Nahoko Teramachi (Wife)
Madoka Teramachi (Husband)
Egg Farming Experience Since 2008
Feeding Brown rice (home-grown)
Rice meal (Gifu prefecture)
Fermented leaves (home-grown)
Mushroom beds (Yamagata prefecture)
Green vegetables (home-grown)
Soybean skin (Aichi prefecture)
Fishmeal (Hokkaido)
Seaweed (Norway)
Oyster shell (Hiroshima prefecture)

All feed is non-GMO.
Traceability 100% fully traceable from hatchery to the farm to your plate.
Growth Hormones Never
Antibiotics Never
GMO-feed Never

 

Instructions & Cooking Tips

 

Customer Reviews

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At any rate, delicious

Translated from Japanese: I love eggs and I usually eat them boiled, fried, and scrambled without much seasoning, but these eggs are delicious! When I boiled the eggs, I inadvertently heated it a little longer, but it was still very delicious.

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J.
Fresh! White yolk!??

Translated from Japanese: I was surprised because it was whiter than the ones in the supermarket, but I was convinced by seeing the feed of the chickens.

Light rather than rich
No unpleasant taste and no odor
It’s an egg that you can eat as many as you like.

I forgot the salt and made a fried egg
It’s delicious enough to eat as it is.


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Translated from Japanese: I made shumai and after I kneaded it well, I didn't have heartburn at all. After all, the free-range pigs have exceptionally good fat quality. .. ..
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Translated from Japanese: It’s a product I regularly order that is always very delicious. I want you to keep it for a long time.

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Translated from Japanese: I arrived here looking for something very safe.
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Translated from Japanese: I think I can say that it was the most delicious minced pork I have ever eaten. There was no odor and there was so much flavor. My family also loved it. And above all, I’m grateful that it’s safe. I felt that the price was not too high. I made grilled lotus root with a filling, but next time I want to make dumplings.

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With broccoli

Translated from Japanese: After thawing, I put it straight out of the bag in the frying pan, added vegetables, cooked the meat for 4 minutes, sprinkled a little pepper on top, covered the frying pan with a lid and cooked everything on low heat. After putting half of it on a plate, I enjoyed it with some ketchup! It’s a delicious treat with pumpkin and enoki mushrooms.

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Translated from Japanese: The meat quality is very good! I'm used to bacon and sausages with only pork, salt and spices, so I'm grateful to buy them here. However, the spices and herbs are unique to me... My husband said they have a strong smell but he can eat them, it seems a little impossible for me and my children (> _

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Translated from Japanese: The meat is tightly packed and delicious. The spiciness is not moderate.
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Recommended for barbecue

Translated from Japanese: When I cooked both sides firmly on the grill, the oil was equivalent to 6 sheets of kitchen paper. I like grilling well even if the meat gets smaller. A type that firmly contains fat suitable for barbecue
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I want to order them again

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Translated from Japanese: I was impressed!!! This item is great. I boiled them in their bag and then cooked them until crispy. My whole family was overjoyed and praised them as "delicious!!" with every bite.
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Translated from Japanese: The sausages sold in the streets are full of additives and can’t be bought often, but this product can be eaten with a peace of mind and the taste is perfect.

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Translated from Japanese: It was delicious. Although these kind of sausages are usually very salty, these were just right.