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I just started purchasing Nellie's little gems and absolutely
love them....yummy. I use to farm 125 laying hens (Rhode Island Reds)
through the 4-H program as a youngster. It was an experience of a
lifetime! I love that I have found a local farmer that I can purchase
cage free, organic eggs from. I don't mind paying "eggstra" knowing that
you embrace a philosophy on letting your Nellie's roam and have a happy
life with quality food. I am a customer forever!
Heather Philip -- Raymond, NH
Thank you SO much for Nellie's wonderful eggs! I discovered these a few years ago, and am devastated when they're sold out.... and they sell out frequently! I'm excited to see your new packaging made from recycled water bottles. I'm an avid recycler, so this makes my efforts worth double. Thanks again!
Jill-- Fryeburg, ME
So great! Keep up the good work Lauren Anne
I was so happy when I found your eggs that are Certified Humane which is so important to my family. I am a vegetarian and am happy to say that because of Nellie's I dont have to be a vegan. I love eggs and would hate to give them up. Knowing that the hens have plenty of clean space to roam makes my heart happy. Factory farming is beyond inhumane and is caused by nothing but greed. I buy Nellie's at the local King Kullen supermarkets. If they are out of Nellie's I don't buy any other brand and I wait until my next supermarket trip. Thank you for saving the hens from a life of torture and misery and for the happy hens that lay such delicious eggs.
Laura, Long Island, New York
I never truly realized what a fresh egg was until I started
purchasing Nellie's eggs. In addition, I know I am consuming an egg with
no by-products, hormones or antibiotics. Once you go Nellie there is no
going back. A true delight to the taste buds.
On the humane side, I no longer feel guilty about purchasing my eggs. I was
appalled after seeing video footage of how egg factory hens are treated. No
animal should be subjected to such abuse and mistreatment. I thank you for a truly superior product and for the humane treatment of your hens. You are to be congratulated. Keep up the great job!
Jimm --Littleton, MA
That is all we have here at our home is Nellie's Eggs!!
Sam Leach, Jr.
Cage free AND water bottle packaging? Just bought my first dozen and I was quite pleased. I will look for them again at the ShopRite on River Road in Fair Lawn, NJ!
I have an intolerance to egg yolks... I have tried so many eggs over the years, hoping to find one I could eat. Nellie's Eggs are the ONLY eggs that my body can digest. Thank you!! It is so nice to be able to eat a "real" egg again!!
PLEASE..don't ever compromise your high standards of feeding and housing your chickens. Love your eggs and there are none on the market that can compare...I am one happy consumer!!
Elyse Golio --Bethpage, NY
I am a home cook and have been going mad with standard caged eggs, as the shells have been getting thinner, more fragile and harder to handle every year. Your eggs handle, crack, separate, cook and taste like eggs. I buy nothing else now. Keep it up! Go Nellie!
Curtis Wright -- Rockport MA
Thank you for making truly humane eggs available at ShopRite! I wish more stores carried them as I no longer drive by ShopRite. I will not buy any other brand every again!
Melanie -- Florence NJ
I just felt compelled to thank you for providing eggs from happy chickens! I sometimes toy with being vegan because of the animal cruelty issue, and I am happy that I can continue to enjoy one of my favorite foods because I buy your eggs. So, thanks.
Plus, my fiancée and I really enjoy reading the chicken profiles when we're preparing our Sunday breakfast--please keep doing them. They're very cute.
Andrea -- Greenfield MA
Our family very much loves the idea of humanely raised chickens. For several months, I bought eggs from a local egg farm for $3 a dozen. Then I found your eggs in our local Market Basket for $2.50 a dozen and switched. Since we buy lots of eggs, this saves us money. We go through about 8-9 dozen a week for 3 people. To save money, my husband once bought store-brand white eggs. Yuck. Thanks for taking care of your chickens,
Jenni Schuessler and family (Ben 5, Julie 2 ½, Brian – husband, Micah - newborn nursing so he "likes" eggs too)
I have been using Nellie's Eggs for over 5 years now at my café. Check us out at thestolenmenucafe.com. I use anywhere from 75-120 dozen or more a week. Our patrons LOVE Nellie’s Eggs and so do I. Thanks
M-J Bailey -- The Stolen Menu Café – York ME
I wanted to let you know that I started buying the Nellie's eggs recently, and I think they are great. I am happy that the chickens can roam free!
I just recently learned about "certified humane" products and was glad to find these eggs at my local Shoprite in Northwest New Jersey. These eggs are fantastic and I wouldn't think of buying any other brand!
Kristen B -- Flanders NJ
Thank you for providing a healthy and great product. Knowing how and where our food is raised is important to our family's health. Nellie's has consistently been fresh, clean, obviously well candled and the story behind Nellie is charming. We have told friends about Nellie's and they like Nellie's, too.
Jan -- Lebanon ME
We just want to let you know we love your delicious eggs!!! We've been using only your eggs for the past 2 years.
Amy Dincel -- Rockaway Twsp N.J.
I am so glad to be able to buy eggs from chickens that are raised humanely. That is of utmost concern to me. Thank you for caring for animals.
Diane -- Boothbay ME
Last year I tried Nellie's Cage Free eggs and can not and will not purchase any other. I'm happy, the hen's are happy and I'm so impressed with your website actually I don't know what to say except: Keep up the great work! And if I could I'd not only kiss you but plant a wet one smack dead on the beaks of Momma chick! You’re the best.
Debbie -- Bordentown NJ
I just wanted you to know, I appreciate the wholesome way in which you care for your hens, and that the eggs are accessible to me at my local store. I always buy your brand of eggs, but I had some concerns about the living environment and the diet of the hens, so I just visited your website. I'm so glad to see proof that the hens are treated well, and to find out more about their diet. I'm writing just to say thank you, and to let you know that it does matter, what you are doing. Keep up the good work, and I (and my family) will be a customer for life!
Kate -– Rye NH
I love your website, the illustrations, and your 'Nellie' story! What a wonderful eggs, too!
I love Nellie's. They are the only eggs we buy. I originally saw them a few months ago and bought a dozen as I thought Nellie on the front was adorable. I was also concerned about buying regular eggs after some things I had read about the conditions etc. Nellie's cook up so great and taste wonderful. Much fluffier and tastier than regular eggs. We go through several dozen a week with baking etc. We love that we are also supporting a local NH farmer. Keep up the good work!!!
Robin Price -- Franklin NH
Your cheeful label first drew my eye to your eggs at our local supermarket. On closer inspection, I fell in love with your motto under Nellie's - "The roam where they please". When I opened the carton lid to make sure there were no cracked ones, I was pleasantly surprised to find a picture of a young boy with his hen in the basket of his bike. At that point, I knew there really were caring humans who take loving care of their hens.
I recently noticed your daughter Piper looking over my eggs - she's a cutey! Any hen house clean enough for Piper must come from the healthiest and happiest hens around, which is more than good enough for me and my family! Thank you for the most reasonably priced, tastiest and highest-quality eggs around!
Beth McKinney -- Brattleboro VT
I buy your eggs all the time now by the way... better than "Cage Free" eggs
I just picked up my weekly dozen from the Market Basket Grocery Store in Gloucester, MA this morning. By next week I'll be needing another dozen so your coupon will come in handy, thanks!A word about us, one of your customers...Nellie's eggs are the only eggs we purchase-they are delicious and we are happy to support a Monroe NH farm (my mother grew up in Monroe many, many years ago, right down the street from your farm actually). Happy Thanksgiving!
The Salvanelli Family
Nellie's eggs are the best...what more can I say! These are the only eggs that I buy and will ever buy. Aside from the taste and quality, I am just as impressed with the respect and compassion you show your hens. You are to be commended! Thank you and keep up the good work!
Nora -- South Portland ME
In tune with Organic/Cage Free & Humanely.., Nellie's Nest Our family says these eggs wowed us. Ambrosial..Simply Delectable. My kids use the term yummy. A little pricey, BUT WORTH EVERY PENNY..& will be the only eggs we purchase.
Vin -- East Yaphank NY
Your eggs are eggalicious and that's no yolk :)Hens and tails ova the competition.Latin scholars, rejoice!
Shannon -- Nottingham NH
I just bought a dozen of your eggs. I've been eating cage free eggs for quite some time and I've also eaten eggs produced from a local farm, but I can say without a doubt that yours are the best I ever purchased. They rival the eggs produced by my own chickens in the past. The yokes were so brilliantly orange with a nice firm shape. When I cracked open the first one, I was just astonished! I haven't seen a yoke like that since a raised my own chickens. People that have never had a really fresh egg (from a happy chicken) won't understand. I'm going to tell all my friends about these exceptional eggs. Please keep up the good work because I really miss that type of quality, and I don't have the time or space to raise my own chickens right now.
Jim -- Hermon ME
I love the fact that your eggs are cage-free and especially that they are certified Humane. I am happy to pay a little extra when I know I am getting a quality product and one that is kind to the creatures we share the earth with.
Holly -- Waterville ME
Thank you for the best tasting egg I have ever eaten!!! It just goes to show that raising animals in a clean, humane way can make such a good tasting product. Thank you also for treating your hens with respect and caring that they so rightly deserve!!!!
Elizabeth Moberg -- Portland ME
When the Rhode Island Reds in our backyard are not supplying enough for baking, we rely on Nellie's -- they taste, quite exactly like our own -- so we know your claims to be true. Thank you!
Sarah -- New Haven CT
Aside from loving the fact that you have great respect for the environment and the chickens are free range, the taste of these eggs is fabulous. The fact that 9 out of 12 eggs from my last dozen were double yolked, left me believing that your chickens truly are happy. Thanks for the great product and attention to detail. Great web site.
Nan -- Westminster MA
We just finished the most delecious breakfast with your Nellie"s Nest Free Eggs and they were fantastic. You can tell how fresh your product is by the way the cooked. Also, it was great to have a breakfast knowing that the chickens were raised with love and compassion. Do you have any outlets for your eggs in Florida as we will be vacationing there soon.
Diane Irish -- Grand Isle VT
I recently saw the movie Food Inc. and was horrified by what was put into our food. The way our food was processed was discusting. I decided at that moment that me and my family were going to go organic. Your eggs were the first we tried and I have to tell you I will not by a different egg ever again!! The entire family was amazed of the taste of the eggs they were creamy and buttery. Thank you for raising cage-free human touched chickens.
Diane S. -- Rochester MA
I was so happy and excited to find the humane label on your eggs. It is so important to me, as a consumer and an animal lover, to know that the animals are treated humanely with the meats,poultry and other animal products I buy. Thank you for careing also. I am so happy to have found you that I am going to tell all my friends about you and put you on facebook.
Jeff Loader -- Huntington NY
I thought a Delawarean should sign in with comments on your wonderful eggs. I have been able to buy Nellie's Nest eggs for +/- a year now at my local Shop Rite. These eggs have real taste and brought back memories of the goodness of eggs from my childhood. I am so pleased to be able to buy a product where the animals are treated humanely and their food is not force fed feed with hormones, antibiotics and other additives. We are what we eat.
Irene Rice -- Newark DE
I bought your eggs for the first time this week. I had never had cage free eggs before. I was also happy about the source of Omega 3. I have to tell you, these are the freshest, best tasting eggs I have ever eaten. I will continue to buy your product. Thank you for making available a humane and delicious product.
Deborah -- Portland, Maine
Nellie's Eggs are great!-Size: Large, A+-Freshness: A+-Price: In its class, A+-Packaging: A+-Added-Value: Omega, Vegetarian, Humane-Over-All: 10/10Comments: This brand is for folks that actually care about their health, food consumption, and the health of the animal they consume. Good job Nellie!
Sam -- New York City
I started buying your eggs when I saw the name Nellie's eggs because my mother had just died and her name was Nellie. I was startled when I saw the name, so I bought the first dozen in her honor.I was delighted with the no cage, no hormone, etc and it reminded me of my grandfather who had no-cage chickens.The eggs are delicious and I feel protected from the additives from some other eggs.Its just one more way I can enjoy a healthy food without having to worry about dangers to my health.
Bonnie -- Waterbury CT
I have have been buying cage free eggs for the last seven years. That's when I was made aware of the deplorable conditions of some egg companies force on their chickens. I was first attracted to your carton design with the three chickens and the word, "Nellie's." Then I read the large letters that read, "Cage Free, Omega 3." Both concepts mean a great deal to me. It is encouraging to know that there is a coany can thrive and also treat their hens in a humane way. Even in these tough times business can stay profitable when they treat living beings as they want to be treed; with respect and kindness.
Stuart Wisong -- Portsmouth NH
I bought a dozen of your eggs the other day at my local food store. I already had dozen of the other eggs I have been very loyal to in my fridge but your story warmed my heart. I also noticed that your eggs looked different - less uniform in color, and more natural. Well, I conducted my own taste test this morning and I could not belive the difference! Nellie's eggs are outstanding! The taste, the texture - unbelieveable! You have a new happy customer & I will surely spread the word :)
Lisa Reeves -- South Salem NY
I've been buying your eggs for awhile now-my mom thinks I'm crazy to pay almost $5 for a dozen eggs, but it's worth it to me to support humane treatment of animals. I'm currently reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and now appreciate more than ever, the lack of hormones and unnecessary antibiotics in your chickens. Some people consider the biblical phrase "dominion over the animal kingdom" to mean we can treat animals however we want-I'm glad to see that you share my alternative view of that idea.Thank you!
Shaya -- Queens NY
It isn't like me to write about a product but I felt I needed to. About 7ish years ago I was travelling in Banff Canada and I remember how much i liked their eggs. The yolks had a lite color and they just tasted wonderful. Well now I can finally buy that same taste here locally. I love your eggs, the taste is the best on the market. As one of the other comments say - if I can't find them at my local market, i don't buy them. Keep producing - they're great. Thank You.
Jill -- Boston MA
Nellie's Eggs have that great farm fresh flavor and the fact that they are cage free humane certified eggs is the reason I buy them! I am hooked and only buy your eggs!
Marie -- Plainville
Thank you for your humane treatment of chickens. All creatures should be treated as well as your Nellies. We love your eggs and are happy we can support a Maine business.
Jan Cardoza -- Norway, Maine
Your eggs are the only ones I buy. I like the fact that, not only are they cage-free, but are reasonably priced as well!
Sarah -- East Greenbush, NY
To Christine Grove from Mass. (6/2/06) regarding the plastic containers. These are extremely reusable. As an artist, I use them for paints, especially when traveling. They are particularly good for acrylics that dry and don't wash off. I now have my grandkids using them in the same way. Save them and bring them to schools or daycare to use, or simply recycle them in the plastic recyling bins.
Beverly Dalton -- West Poland, ME
I LOVE these eggs. They are the only one's that I will buy. I crave them...I have at least two a day. I've turned all my friends and family on to them as well. Keep up the good work guys! And thanks for a great egg.
Danielle -- Rhode Island
I just finished reading The Ominvore's Dilemma after viewing footage revealing the treatment of laying hens on "agrifarms." I vowed to not eat any eggs but those humanely raised even if I had to drive to a farm here in NJ. Today I went to ShopRite and inspected all of the egg crates and was pleased to find your eggs. I studied your website and used your eggs to make something yummy for my kids. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Jo Shenk -- Chatham Twp NJ
I just purchased my first carton of Nellie's Nest and I have to tell you, these are the most delicious eggs I've ever had. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and knew nothing about eggs....how they were raised and how the are treated. After much reading and investigating, I knew I no longer wanted to buy "regular" supermarket eggs. Your price is pretty good too, the most inexpensive compared to other cage-free brands....if the price ever went up, I would still buy Nellie's Nest. I think that it is great that you believe in the humane treatment of your hens and I am so pleased to hear that they seem happy! Thank you for such a great product! I will be buying more!
Catherine -- Albany NY
I have been a vegetarian for the past 30 years, and very aware of what goes on the farms when the chickens are not able to roam. I was happy to find your cage free eggs in the Supermarket.. They are the best and I will only buy Nellie's Nest Cage Free Eggs.
Suzanne Bornemann -- Bushkill PA
In the sandlot baseball program that I run conditioning is very important. The 400mg of Omega 3 in your eggs makes them a recommended part of my players' training regimen. Add to that the ethical manner in which your hens are treated, the diet they are fed and the fact that your company represents all that is best in the feeding and treatment of those creatures who feed us and you have the whole package going for you. Need I mention that the eggs taste great too?
Dr. Joseph Victor -- Brooklyn, New York
I just had breakfast. Four eggs in a row had double yolks. Wow, my lucky day. Your eggs are delicious!
Marcia -- Milan NY
Just as I was coming to the conclusion that I either needed to give up eggs or get my own chickens, I discovered Nellie's. After doing a little research on your product and reading your website and customer comments, I'm comfortable supporting Nellie's--and for now, putting off adding chickens to my growing collection of animals! Thanks!!
Susan Candiloro -- Albany NY
We raise our own cage free chickens down home and find during our trips to Maine Nellie's eggs come closest to our own efforts. You don't raise small yolk eggs like the competition but an egg that stands up in the pan and looks at you. Great job, a touch of home away. Thanks
Berton Clark -- Lewis Run PA 16738
Hugs to you!! I wish all eggs came from "Cage Free" farms. I have always loved chickens...so reading your story about "Nellie" really put a smile on my face. I only buy your eggs now and I encourage friends to do the same. Thank you again!
Lauri -- East Berne, New York
It feels so good to eat eggs from humanely treated chickens. Do you let them get sunshine? I will always buy your eggs and I pray you have great success and happiness.
Cathy Kowalski -- Boston, MA
I feel compelled to write to you how incredible you and your product are. I've been a vegetarian for 20 years, and enjoy eggs, but have really not eaten them due to the lack of humane treatment on most egg farms. I am so happy with the thought of "cage-free" but even more profoundly touched by your story/product. Not only is your reasoning touching, but your eggs are by far the best I have ever tasted, hands down. They are almost "creamy" (if that can be used to describe eggs! :)I will not buy any other eggs now. If yours are not available at my store, I just don't buy eggs that week. And I don't care if they have a special on their eggs; you cannot put a price on humane treatment.Thank you so much for setting an industry standard and also being an extraordinary example for us all.
Stacey Brody -- New York City, NY
I haven't had eggs that tasted this good since my Aunt raised chickens in the '30's . It is great.Jean Lampron -- Prospect, CT 06712
I have never been impressed enough by any product to make a comment. Many years ago I watched a documentary on how hens are raised, and there after I said "No more eggs". But we have 5 children and they love them and therefore buy them for their purpose. We have purchased many other brands of cage free eggs. We have visited their websites and read many articles (over the years) but were still not impressed by how these beautiful creatures are cared for.
We came across Nellie's Eggs at a Hanaford store in Maine, and were eager to try them. They are larger then other brands of grade A large eggs. And that got us to thinking that things are possibly done differently for your hens. Low and behold your website is printed on the inside of the carton, along with a short description of Nellie and what you offer your hens.
We visited the website, and since you're not far from our home, took a drive by your operation. We were totally amazed first hand at what we saw. How clean the property is and how free these hens really are. Needless to say, when we are out of eggs and need more, we look for Nellie's and honestly if the store is out we go to another to find these eggs. If we can't find them then we go without till the store receives more. And they taste amazing. We hope very much that Nellie's will be around for a long time.Thank you.
Amy and her family of 7
Amy Tait -- Windham, Maine
Thank you for supporting humane treatment of animals, I think factory farms should be abolished and I do everything in my power to not support their inhumane products.I was raised on a small farm and could identify with your feelings towards your animals.Thank you for your humane treatment of these lovely animals.
Tanya Spitznagel -- New York
Decided to try your Omega 3 Free Range hen eggs and couldn't have been more impressed. They are excellent in quality and will be my favored brand from now on. Thank you a great tasting egg.Cynthia Campbell -- Centerville, MA
Your eggs are the best ever..I just love them. I won't buy or eat anything but Nellies. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful color of the yolk and egg white as it cooked up perfectly. They even look pretty in the pan! Just yummy..thanks a million for such a tasty humane product, and heartwarming story!
Paula Thomas -- Burlington, Vermont
I am so happy to have found your wonderful eggs. My parents raised chickens for our family during WWII, and I remember the incubator in the cellar with the chicks and the clucking of the roosting hens in the coop when I collected their eggs. Your treatment of your hens is to be commended. Too bad hens can't smile as I am sure yours would! I only wish I could buy your eggs in Florida, where my husband and I spend the winters. Nellie's eggs will be one more thing we will look forward to each spring when we return. Thank you.
I just wanted to send a heartfelt thanks to you for honoring these animals. All creatures have a divine right to be here and live a good life, free of having their beaks cut off, being crammed 16 to a cage, and even sustaining broken legs because a tube-fed diet of hormone laden feed made them grow too fast to support thier own weight. I've been on the PETA website and I still can't believe that humane treatment of animals is an option for farmers. But I guess that makes you at Nellie's shine even brighter in my eyes. You made a conscious choice to do the right thing and I am so very grateful that you did. Thank you! BTW - I shop at Hannaford and chose your eggs for two reasons.....1) the packaging caught my eye (it speaks volumes), and 2) the story fit my values.I won't buy any other eggs....period.
Alex -- Dover, NH
Always happy to pay whatever extra is needed to ensure that the hens have a decent life while producing the eggs. Thanks for infusing a little humaneness into the world.
Tim Martin -- New York
My husband and I started buying your eggs almost 2 years ago when we changed our diet and were looking for Omega 3 rich eggs. Your eggs have consistently been the best priced cage free on the market, and we love the packaging, too. My two year old son just likes the eggs and could probably eat them at every meal! I also think it's pretty cool to support someone from the same high school I went to (St. J Academy) Way to go, Jesse, what a great idea!
Hannah (Brown) Bessette -- Durham, NH
It feels great to be able to buy New England area products but even better knowing that the company has morals. My family only eats Nellie's Nest eggs.
Kristin -- Holden MA
Nellie's Nest eggs are the best storebought eggs I've ever tasted. Keep 'em comin', gals!
Ellen Falin -- Oneonta NY
Now that I am aware of how factory farmed eggs are produced I will never again, willingly, buy them. I am fortunate that Hannafords carries your eggs. I consider it a bonus that yours are the most affordable of the cage free selection. I am pleasd that as an added bonus they are produced right here in New England! I can now feel good knowing I am feeding my family better quality in a humane manner while supporting our local economy.Jeff Dorn -- Westbrook, Maine
Recently I picked up a dozen of your eggs complimentary at Vincent's Market in Westminster MA. I raised organic eggs up in Maine about 10 years ago and will buy only yours now. I practice humane treatment of all my animals; 2 barn cats,3 goats, 3 rabbits and 1 bantam hen. So, I know, a little more time involved but this is the RIGHT way to farm and live. Thank you so much.I recall sitting inthe henhouse as a child and listening to the soft mutter of the hens -- my brother belonged to 4-H. I never thought the birds were really brilliant, but they had a kind of peaceful cachet. They deserve to be kindly treated -- I am now a loyal customer.
Meredith Holford -- Mansfield MA
I love that the chickens that produce these eggs have a happy, and free life- I feel that not only does that make the eggs taste better, but it makes me feel good that I am supporting a company that has a conscience.
Sara -- Melville, New York