French Meadow Bakery & Cafe is honored to have received the first 30 Year Award from Larry Schultz Organic Farm & the Schultz family, commemorating our partnership of over three decades. Since French Meadow's beginning, all eggs used and served in our cafe have been from the Schultz family farm's truly organic, hormone-free, free-range chickens. Although "organic" has become a common buzzword, the Schultz farm and French Meadow actually remain committed to the strict organic standards they started with -- long before others had even heard of the term.
As Larry Schultz explains, "Back in the early 80s, organic wasn’t a thing yet, so it was unheard of for a restaurant to seek out organic eggs as Lynn did by reaching out to my mom [Helen Schultz]. My parents have always farmed organically, and Lynn truly pioneered bringing organics into restaurants, so it was a great partnership." Larry took over the organic egg farming when his mother, now 88, retired, and he credits French Meadow's continued patronage with making it possible.
ABOUT SCHULTZ FARM EGGS
Schultz chickens are cage free -- free to eat and exercise anywhere comfortably within an airy sunlit barn, or to roam
outdoors in grassy fence free fields, when weather conditions are favorable. Schultz chickens are free-range, certified organic and have no hormones or antibiotics administered during their lifespan. Their barns and farm yards are carefully watched over and protected from predators.
This is all part of providing Schultz chickens with a stress free environment that allows the flock to develop into healthy, happy birds that make delicious and nutritious eggs. Schultz eggs are high in Omega-3 fatty acids because of the Flax meal that we mix into their organic feed. They are also very high in the anti-oxidant vitamin E. To ensure that you are receiving the freshest and highest quality eggs, we candle and grade them right away.
Farming organically is a way of life for the Schultz’s. The family farm is a 3rd and 4th generation farm and has never been farmed conventionally with herbicides, insecticides, or artificial fertilizers.