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Aug292012

Farm Fresh Eggs: Your Opinion Wanted

I've been reading a lot about the benefits of farm fresh eggs versus the normal ones at the grocery store. Yesterday, I bought a dozen eggs at the local farmer's market from my old stomping grounds: Rio Linda, Ca. I got to talk to the owner of Hanks Hens and asked her questions. I left with a dozen eggs costing $5.

Aren't they pretty?!

I haven't yet eaten the new eggs, but I did hard boil a few and Anthony taste tested them. He said the farm fresh ones were a little soft for his liking. I promptly informed him its because they're so fresh and the ones from the grocery store can be up to a month old before they arrive in our fridge. (thank you google)

So, I must know. What are your thoughts on farm fresh eggs? 

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Reader Comments (8)

I am a HUGE fan of "farm fresh"/homegrown eggs. My grandma has chickens so I'm lucky that I can go and get some whenever I like, for the price of: one hug. The yolk of fresh eggs are a deeper and brighter yellow. The flavor is more intense. Omelettes made with fresh eggs are more delicate, and while sometimes smaller, pack a bigger punch of flavor. I may be biased because I'm a huge fan of eggs, (and I get them for free) but I think switching to farm fresh eggs is worth the effort and price. It just makes the meal more special.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

Cynthia, I loved your response! And the price you pay for eggs, a hug. :-) My mother-in-law just got 6 chickens & once they start laying eggs I will get some! My cost will be bearing grandchildren for her, but it's worth the eggs. Thank you for the description of the difference in the egg types!

August 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

I love farm fresh eggs! Of course, I know a guy who gives me his excess, so they don't have the $5 price tag. Dante says they taste better. I haven't noticed a difference.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariah

I think farm-fresh eggs are so much more flavorful — not to mention nutritious and ethical! (I don't want to get started on conventional chicken farms...) I was lucky that when I interned at a sustainability magazine, my coworkers sold eggs from their own farms for $2 or $3 per dozen... $6 sounds pretty pricy. Either way, it's worth it.

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

This is a good reminder as I've been meaning to stop at an egg farm in Meadow Vista, nearer to my house, and buy some. My brother, who lives in Aptos, bought some while we visited this summer and they were HUGE! I'll have to make it a point to do it now!
Thanks Malis! Love, Aunt Sheri:)

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersheri

I LOVE farm fresh eggs. We just got some and I was going to blog about it too!! How funny. They are beautiful!!

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Mariah ~ how cool that someone gives you their excess eggs!

Emily ~ I didn't even think about the ethical benefits of buying farm fresh eggs. Thanks for that reminder. What an awesome sounding job, a sustainability magazine.

Aunt Sheri ~ I'm surprised that you don't eat farm fresh eggs considering I think you are one of the healthiest cooks I know! Love you too.

Hannah ~ I can't wait to read your blog about your egg experience.

August 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

Surprisingly, I've not tried farm fresh eggs. Well I should say I haven't tried them as an adult because when I was little my grammie and papa had chickens and I'm sure that's what we ate there. This might be my next purchase at the farmers market. Thanks for sharing!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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