Are they the same thing?
i think free-range means that they are not caged, but don't necessarily have access to pasture.
I seeeeee. Okiedokie. Thanks.
surely being free range means they have access to grass or other plants used or suitable for the grazing of livestock.
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These terms are used as marketing hype way too much. Check out my egg buyer's guide:
Its a sad situation but buying eggs from a grocery store is such a racket. I'm so sick of having to sort out all the different marketing terms to find the best stuff. Having a good source of eggs is goddamn critical though. I'd encourage everyone to get eggs at a farmers market if possible. I'm convinced that the best quality eggs are produced by feeding organic feed and using a joel salatin style "egg-mobile" on an organic pasture with cows rotationally grazing. This would give the hens access to the most grass, bugs, worms, maggots etc. I'm still on the hunt for the best egg source in my area.
Maybe they're free to roam in a parking lot