Do you buy brown eggs because you think they are healthier than white eggs? Free-range? Or cage-free? How many of you buy omega-3 eggs because well, they contain omega-3?
The egg. The most perfect food. It has shape, style, versatility not to mention it is an excellent source of vitamin K, B vitamins, including biotin, thiamine, and vitamin B12, protein, selenium and vitamin D. The egg garners a food category all of its own, in my opinion, yet why have we complicated such a simple, honest food?
As the saying goes, no two eggs are the same, but there was a time not so long ago when I could grab a carton of eggs and didn't have to stop the cart. Today, I walk by the dairy section and I have to not only stop, but stand back in order to inspect the multitude of egg cartons as if I was deciding upon which hen to take home as my own.
Where do I begin?
Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh eggs everyday? No stress over the vernacular of free-range, cage-free, soy free, Grade A, AA, all-natural, no hormones or antibodies, vegetarian fed, fertile, etc. I feel both helpless and hopeful at the same time.
Until I embark on the exciting thought of having my own chickens and fresh eggs, I'll be sourcing my eggs from the Oak Hill Farm CSA in which I participate. Eggs from pasture-raised hens ($7 per doz, $3.50 per 1/2 doz). Eatwell Farms CSA also offers eggs ($8 per doz, $4 per 1/2 doz).
Faberge in price, but well worth the stress-savings of mulling over the somber meaning of cage-free while staring at the 13 dozen egg options.