Organic Soy-Free Eggs

Hidden Camp Farm eggs can be found in retail stores throughout New York State’s Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New York City, Long Island and Western Massachusetts. They can also be purchased straight from the farm. Call ahead to ensure availability.
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At Hidden Camp Farm, hens are free to forage in the fields, to scratch in the dirt, and to nestle themselves in the shade on sunny days. While their diets are supplemented with minerals and grains, we take great care to serve them only Certified Organic grains that never contain soy.  Why no soy?  Well, there are many reasons.  The following article covers a few of them.
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          Why We Say No To Soy

    Often, soy is sought out as an alternative
source of protein because of fears
over fats and cholesterol and concerns
about safety of animal foods produced
by modern factory farming.  Yet soy
products are hard to digest and are to
low in two essential amino acids to
count as complete protein.
SoybeansIMG_8539_2 are very high in physic acid, which
binds to minerals, such as zinc, calcium
and magnesium, and hinders their
absorption . Soy also contains potent
enzymes inhibitors. The physic acid
and enzyme inhibitors in soy are not
neutralized by ordinary soaking, only
fermentation. Even worse, soy contains
phytoestrogens – plant hormones
which interfere with our own hormones
and which depress thyroid function.
And in addition, most soybeans are
commercially grown from GMO seed
and are heavily sprayed – more reason
to avoid them.
Consumers are also attracted to soy
because of health claims made for it.IMG_8711
The soy industry has lead people to
believe that soy claims made for it. The
soy industry has led people to believe
that soy helps protects us from cancer,
heart disease, osteoporosis and other
health problems. They point out the
supposedly good health of Asians and
credited their traditional soy dishes.
What they fail to say is that Asian soy
foods are the product of lengthy
fermentation process, and that they are
eaten in small amounts as condiments.
Concerned researchers have
exposed may unsettling fact about soy.
It is to blame for many thyroid problems,
intestinal disorders and allergic
reactions and is believed to contributeIMG_8567_2
to many other health problems,
including cancer.
Perhaps saddest of all
is the damage done to babies when they
are fed soy milk or soy formula.
Not only
is soy lacking in important nutrients
needed for good health and
development, the extremely high levels
of phytoestrogens from a steady diet of
soy will imbalance hormones and cause
problems in their development that can
follow them for life.
Soy is used as soybean oil, soy
flour, soy milk, soy lecithin, soy protein,IMG_8771
etc., and is an ingredient in many
commercially processed food, drinks,
baby formulas and nutritional
supplements.
By Katie L Stoltzfus, author of
“Wholesome Home Cooking”
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