If you’ve never experienced farm fresh eggs, you’re missing out. And if you have, you know all too well how exceptional they are – especially when compared to the store-bought versions. Farm fresh eggs, raised on pasture are noticeably more delicious not to mention more nutritious. Healthy eggs from happy chickens have a deep yellow to bright orange yolk with a thick egg white base.
Luckily, we have three wonderful farms in which we source your CSA Egg Share from – Farm Away Farms, Treeline Farm and Butchie’s Organic Farm. Each committed to organic and sustainable practice, providing some of the highest quality eggs in the area.
Egg Shares are sold by the dozen and delivered weekly. If you use a lot of eggs for cooking or baking, consider adding multiple dozen to your weekly share.
5 Egg Fun Facts
- Eggs only come from female chickens (hens). Male chickens (roosters), cannot lay eggs. Hens don’t need roosters to lay eggs – eggs will come no matter what.
- Pullet eggs are from hens less than a year old, therefore, smaller than the usual egg. Chefs and foodies love them for their rich flavor and adorable size.
- On average, a hen will lay 250+ eggs per year. That’s roughly, 21 dozen eggs per year from one chicken.
- Eggs are a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids – one of the most affordable, nutrient dense foods you can buy.
- Farm fresh eggs are often various shades of brown, blue and/or white. Shell color is determined by the breed that lays the egg – having nothing to do with taste or nutritional value.
How-To Freeze Eggs
Eggs freeze really well. Whether you want to stock up or you have too many laying around, eggs can easily and safely be preserved for future use. In a freezer safe jar, add whole eggs (unshelled, liquid yolks and whites). Or save leftover yolks when using just egg whites and vice versa. Be sure to label your jar with quantity and date; use within 6 months. To use, defrost jar in the fridge and use as they were fresh.
How-To Tell if an Egg is Fresh
Simply fill a small glass or bowl with water and carefully place the egg in water.
Fresh eggs will sink; semi-fresh eggs will sit on the bottom and point upward; bad eggs will float. Don’t eat the floaters. It happens rarely but if it does, toss them in the compost.
7 Dinner-Worthy Egg Recipes
Eggs are a great staple to keep on hand, as egg-based meals can be whipped up with very little effort and often with very few ingredients. Try your hand at one of the following recipes:
Fried Cauliflower Rice with Asparagus & Egg
By Sweet Paul
Egg Drop Soup
By She Wears Many Hats
Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce
By Recipe Runner
Cheesy Bacon & Egg Hash
By Café Delites
Baked Eggs with Spinach & Mushrooms
By Smitten Kitchen
Veggie Packed Black Bean Omelet
By Fit Foodie Finds
Curry Spiced Scrambled Eggs & Onions
By Eat Drink Paleo