When it comes to navigating the myriad of certifications, labels, and claims put on chicken eggs sometimes it is comforting to simply see exactly where your eggs comes from. That is why many people on Oahu in search of a healthy oological experience come to Tin Roof Ranch for their farm fresh eggs. On a small two acre farm across the street from the surfers and sea turtles at Chun’s Reef, Luann and Gary raise over two hundred hens for laying eggs and around a hundred more for meat. You will not find a label or mark on any of their eggs, but the couple use strictly organic practices and their chickens have free range of over an acre on the property every afternoon. Luann laughs a little when you ask her about all the ways to classify eggs. She says most of her
customers just come out to the ranch and see the operation for themselves. Some of her extreme egg enthusiasts ask specifically for non-refrigerated eggs that can be eaten raw without losing any of the natural enzymes or microbes. Adding Safe for Raw Consumption or Sashimi Grade to the growing catalog of egg classifications might only interest a few egg eaters out there, but Luann does notice that a growing number of people are interested in where their food and their eggs come from.