4/16/11

Day 136 - Farm Fresh


These eggs were given to me by my Dad who got them from a woman at work who has just started selling her eggs.  I love that some are blue and some are white.  Does anyone know why?  Must depend on the hen, but that's all I can figure.

Eggs and meat are something we always buy local and natural-fed.  We also buy vegetables and fruits at local farmer's markets, organic when available.  In the winter, it's more difficult, but they do have a winter farmer's market right in town for meats, some vegetables and breads and other baked goods!

I'm eggscited (ha ha) to be moving to the seacoast where there are bigger farmer's markets, more CSAs to choose from, and only an hour drive from a big, giant Whole Foods Market.  Plus there are a few local natural food stores that I cannot wait to check out.  Fun fun!

11 comments:

  1. Great shot. I'd love to be able to have more natural foods. And the move sounds great.

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  2. I think that it does depend on the hen. We've been getting our locally from a lady now for a few years. We love it. Great way to capture your day. :)

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  3. Fresh eggs are the best!! Cool picture..

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  4. Very cool shot! I wish we were near a Whole Foods but there isn't one to be found here.

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  5. The blue and sometimes grayish looking eggs come from Araucana hens (a South American breed), and white eggs typically come from white chickens. Harry (the farmer who lives next door to the dairy where I work) raises several types of chickens, Araucana among them. I think the brown eggs come from the Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. His chickens scratch all around the yard, and the yolks are almost orange, they are so rich in nutrients that the hens can't get from pelleted feed alone. When my grandson was living with us, he wouldn't touch the farm eggs because they looked so foreign to him after seeing the pale yellow of the store-bought yolks!

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  6. yes, the color of the egg depends on the hen

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  7. I LOVE it, I was just thinking that same question about different colored eggs myself! I hear ya on the fresh, local foods. It always makes my heart smile to know that we're supporting the local farmer and cooking well for ourselves!!

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  8. I really need to start getting ours locally. That and finding meat are on my to do list.

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  9. We sound a lot alike in our shopping/eating habits. The only problem with it is I can hardly stand to eat "regular" eggs or store bought tomatoes any more. The good stuff really spoils you doesn't it! I'm glad the new area will offer more availability for you. I'm about an hour from a Whole Foods, but it is right by the airport, so it'll be my first stop right after I land in a few hours.

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  10. Yummy! We used to own 12 chickens and had eggs coming out of our ears! :) They taste so much better, I do miss getting them fresh from the coop in the morning but they were too much for me back then and now we don't live on land anymore. Maybe one day we'll do it again. I've gotten a lot into more natural meat. My husband is a hunter so we actually eat a lot if not all game meat. It feels good to give my daughter something I know is all natural. :)

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