Raising a Family on the Farm- A Letter From our Farmer Elizabeth

"I know we have been part of something beautiful all along"

Posted on Dec 11, 2023
Tags: sampler

Elizabeth O’Sullivan and her husband Ian Rhoades raise the hens that provide all of TC Farm's eggs.

Eggs that are truly pasture raised & free of artificial colorants are extremely hard to come by and require much more time, effort and money to raise than other grocery eggs (even those labeled as "humane" or "free range").

We're proud to partner with them to provide the highest quality eggs to our members!

Learn more about their journey into farming and get an inside look at their experience running a farm and raising a family.

Most importantly, support Elizabeth and Ian's hard work by ordering more eggs from TC Farm!

A Letter from Our Farmer, Elizabeth

"When we moved to our farm in 2009 with a kindergartener and a second grader, there is no way we could have imagined what it would be like for our family.

Fourteen years later, we have two kids in college and a 12-year-old at home. The farm has been a powerful force in all of their lives.

On one hand, while their classmates were relaxing after school, my older kids were carrying five-gallon buckets of chicken feed in all kinds of weather. To top it all off, there were those unforgettable incidents in elementary school when my kid’s classmates noticed chicken poop on their boots.

On the other hand, I remember the day when my husband got stranded inside the feed bin because the rope ladder that he used to climb in stretched so much under his weight that he couldn’t use it to climb out again. My older son’s gentle sense of humor made the stressful situation feel like a funny adventure.

I also remember my fierce younger son holding a hen that he won over through persistence and friendly persuasion. The big red hen in his arms croons sweetly, and my son looks up at me, his big brown eyes shining with delight.

And how could I forget the day I looked out the window and saw my daughter striding towards the chicken coop with a 50-pound bag of feed in her arms. My heart ached with pride at her strength as well as grief that the years were passing fast and that she would soon be grown and gone.

Recently my older son came home for his college’s fall break and helped out on the farm. My husband took a picture of him standing out in front of one of our hen yards.

Looking at that picture, I know we have been part of something beautiful all along, through all the joy and stress, through all the laughter and doubt.

Our children have grown up on a farm, and I couldn’t be more proud."

"Don’t forget to order your eggs! We appreciate your support"

-Elizabeth O’Sullivan and her husband Ian Rhoades

What's So Special About TC Farm Eggs?


  • Twice as high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • 3 times more vitamin E
  • Up to 7 times more beta carotene


  • Our hens are selected for quality, not quantity
  • Orange yolks in the summer and impressive winter egg yolks
  • Richer taste

Our grazing methods benefit the environment by:

  • Building topsoil
  • Preventing pollution & improving local water quality
  • Sequestering carbon & preventing climate change


  • Our hens have full beaks so they can fully enjoy the green pasture they're on
  • We follow strict standards in how our hens are raised, fed and cared for

For a more in-depth look at what makes our eggs different than grocery store eggs - Click here

(We do not use any yolk colorants and our hens are raised on actual fresh pasture)

Add Eggs to Your Next Delivery!

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Don't have a pending delivery in place? Just schedule a new delivery and add eggs!

Thank You For Supporting Local Farmers!

Elizabeth and Ian's farm is in Dundas, MN, just south of the Twin Cities.

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