Well, I found what appears to be a wonderful backyard family farm that will deliver eggs to me! I’ve purchased one dozen already and just got another two today. They have a fairly large flock of 75 chickens (and a rooster or two). They seem to be doing it the right way, allowing them to roam free in a large fenced area, giving them additional grass and water if they don’t find enough bugs, seeds, and other goodies on the land. NO antibiotic or hormone use. If a hen becomes ill, they separate it from the others.
The eggs are large and heavy, and the yolks are golden yellow orange! The best part is a dozen large is only $3! Extra large is $4. I got one of each today! And considering the cost is a lot less than what Whole Foods charges for their local eggs, I’m psyched!
Tonight we’re going to have an egg sandwich made with the farm fresh eggs, homemade bread and a side of soup made from potato, fennel, tomato, onion, carrot, celery and warm spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ancho pepper, & paprika. Simmering on the stove now. I love my life in food!