This weekend, I stopped by a local farmer’s market to purchase some farm fresh eggs. I recently read on Elina’s blog about different egg farming practices and how buying organic eggs isn’t necessarily the best choice. Besides Elina’s experience, here is another article on questionable organic and free range farming practices. From what I have read, the best way to ensure that the hens laying your eggs are treated humanely, you need to purchase them from a small farm, one you can get to know and find out about their farming practices.
After somehow getting my eggs home without breaking them in their makeshift crate, I found another dozen eggs waiting for me. My friends Sandy and Matt were visiting from the Raleigh area and had brought us eggs from their very own chickens. Talk about humane treatment of chickens! These chickens not only have free reign of the yard, but are cuddled like kittens by Sandy on a daily basis. These chickens have it good and their eggs are really unique.
There are two missing because they were needed for some pancakes. 🙂
It is easier to see in person, but the egg on the bottom almost has a bluish hue when compared to the white egg at the top.
The blue one was turned into a delicious breakfast.
One egg + a laughing cow + smoked salmon on a sandwich thin with watermelon on the side. Delicious.
Before heading out the door, I had Brad snap my photo because I really liked my outfit that day.