trent family farms
The Farmers: Mike Trent, his dogs, Rosie, Nicky, and Squeak, and a goat named Edgar (dubbed, the farm manager).
Year Founded: The family farm’s roots go back to 1889.
Animals Raised: Plymouth Barred Rock, Australorp, Leghorn, Buff Orpington, Black Star, Red Star, Rhode Island Red, Sussex, Wyandotte, and Easter Egger chickens.
Farming Practices: Pasture-raised chickens fed on a natural diet of grass and insects with some supplemental feed.
Fun Farm Fact: Yes, blue or green eggs are produced at Trent Family Farms. These are produced by Mike’s Easter Egg chickens, a variety that doesn’t conform to a specific breed standard but is unique in producing these colorful eggs. Time to make your dream of Green Eggs and Ham a reality!
about the farm
If you visit Mike Trent’s website, you’ll see that his main helpers are his dogs, Rosie, Nicky and Squeak, as well as a goat named Edgar (dubbed, the farm manager). Mike grew up on his farm and has cared for many different kinds of animals throughout his life, from chickens to cows to sheep. It’s this kind of dedication that’s harder and harder to find in our modern world. We don’t take this for granted and consider ourselves truly lucky to have a relationship with someone who has been such a big part of family-centric agriculture in Oregon for so many years.
Located in Cloverdale, Oregon, Trent Family Farms has been one of our go-to egg producers and it’s easy to see why. The chickens are free to roam the pasture all day, grazing on fresh grass and insects with some supplemental commercial feed. At night, they’re protected from predators, resting soundly in their own hen houses. And, most importantly— there’s not a cage or warehouse in sight. The chickens are living their best lives while producing some of the best eggs in Oregon.
The flock is made up of a variety of heritage breeds, includingPlymouth Barred Rock, Australorp, Leghorn, Buff Orpington, Black Star, Red Star, Rhode Island Red, Sussex, Wyandotte, and Easter Eggers -- the source of their blue eggs!
That last tidbit is key, and it’s important to take note that these eggs are not your typical grocery-store-monochromatic eggs — they’re from many different chickens. As mentioned, the blue eggs, specifically, are from Easter Egger chickens, a bird that doesn’t conform to a specific breed. They are known to be friendly, making them perfect for small family farms. They live up to their name by producing eggs ranging in color from aqua to green, and even blue to light pink at times. We love packing these delights for our egg subscribers!