One of the steps in the process to get our eggs from our farm to your table is called candling. Basically, it’s the process of shining a very bright light over an egg to look for any cracks that are not visible to the naked eye.
Egg shells are porous and protected by what is called the bloom. However if there are even slight cracks in the shell, they are no longer fully protected from outside contaminants and must be discarded.
Like most things on our farm, we undertake candling by hand. So when you buy our eggs, you can be assured that they have quality checked by us to ensure you only get the best.
Sometimes when candling eggs, cracks are very obvious, even without the light. Other times, they are less obvious, particularly to the naked eye. We even have eggs that have no visible cracks, even with the candler, that contain air bubbles and therefore must be discarded.
If you would like to learn more, we have a quick video below demonstrating the process.