Hastreiter Farms

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Our Story

We are a family farm located in northeast Nebraska. My husband has been farming his whole life, and I adopted the title of farmer when I married him in 2017. My full-time job is high school English teacher.

We acquired our hens in May of 2019 with the intent of owning 5-10. Little did I know how easy it would be to go from zero to over a hundred (and more)!  The majority of our hens are Rhode Island Reds, but we also have Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Lavender Orpington, and Barred Rocks.

Our happy hens are responsibly raised in a kind, humane environment and fed a diet rich in Omega-3. Omega-3 (derived from flax seed) is an essential fatty acid required by our bodies and obtained through our diets. Our eggs have up to 250 mg of Omega-3 per egg versus a store-bought egg which typically has 50 mg of Omega-3.

Why Omega-3?

*Protection against heart disease and stroke

*Builds healthy brain cells

*Helps lower blood pressure

*May play a role in cancer prevention

*May reduce depression

*May improve rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and eczema

From:”Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution.” The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health, 22 May 2019.