Tom Wendel Dvm and his wife Kim help their 8-year-old daughter Elle raise chickens on their farm in Elbert, CO. “Elle got her first chicks when she was six years old,” says Kim Wendel. “Her Dad, an equine veterinarian and owner of Wendel Veterinary Services, loves agriculture and all things animal and encouraged the chicken love affair. Elle’s Eggs began last year once the first crop of chicks began to lay.” Elle’s Eggs are available through her father’s Wendel Veterinary Services. She has two coops to keep the new batch of chicks separate until they are the same size as the adults.
It’s a great project for kids with an added bonus—farm fresh eggs. “Farm fresh eggs are so much tastier than store-bought eggs. They’re richer and healthier as well. Plus, the chickens have a great life. They get played with and tended to. Our daughter just loves them.”
21179 Comanche Creek Dr., Elbert
Cure Organic Farm
This certified organic farm sells honey from hives, farm-fresh eggs and gives school tours.
7416 Valmont Rd., Boulder
Although this farm specializes in raw milk, they also distribute farm fresh eggs. Here all products are free of hormones and antibiotics.
16381 York St, Brighton
Enjoy fresh eggs with a slightly orange-colored yolk that will practically stand up in the pan. Find their products in stores as well—Natural Grocers, Marczyk Fine Foods, Spinelli’s Market, Pete’s Fruits & Vegetables, Village Cork, SoDo Village Market.
62470 Ophir Circle, Montrose
Family-owned and operated, this fresh produce retailer has everything from eggs to peaches to green chilis to blue popcorn.
11801 West 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge
Simply Natural at Desiderata Ranch
Selling farm fresh brown eggs, this farm is more than just a farm as you can rent it out for events. You can also become a member.
4617 Co Rd. 2, Longmont
This urban farm raises goats and chickens and sells raw milk and eggs.
13590 W. Colfax Ave., Golden