From Farm to Table: Farm Fresh Easter Eggs

                                                                                   Picture property of Hannah Whipple
 Recently my Jeremy and I went to visit some friends in Plymouth, MA (home of Plymouth Rock) and see their new home (it's lovely in case you're wondering).  They're situated on about 2 acres of land and have a good size garden and a chicken coop complete with five chickens all in the prime egg laying time of their lives- about 2 1/2 years old.  


                                   Picture property of Hannah Whipple

I've always been told that farm fresh eggs are far superior to the eggs we're used to buying in the grocery store but had never really tested the theory, until now.  When I asked our friends if farm fresh is indeed better, they made that "seriously?" face and insisted that we take home a couple of eggs to try.

 

 We had them for breakfast this morning and I'll be darned if she wasn't right.  These eggs are much better than the store-bought variety.  They had deep golden orange yolks that were not only pretty but extremely flavorful as well.  What a wonderful way to start this Easter weekend.


To locate a local farm in your area and purchase your own farm fresh eggs use this handy website: http://www.localharvest.org/- they have a national database to help you find organic farms, family run farms, CSAs and farmer's markets right in your own neighborhood.

Happy Easter everyone!  Thanks Hannah!