I Love Eggs. More specifically, I love local eggs, from a flock that lives in pasture down the street. Ms. Katherine's Ladies are some of the most beautiful chickens I have ever seen. They lay year-round, eggs with beautiful orange yolks full of truly free-range flavor. We pay $20/4doz, and I feel so blessed, since organic or "cage-free" eggs are already $4 a dozen. It is more than that though. Not only are they superior, but we know where they come from, and we support a local producer into creating a strong local food chain not subject to national troubles. We have cultivated this relationship just as Katherine cultivates her beautiful flock, and huge part of that is being regular, reliable customers. We show up and pay up when product is ready, reliably, and the ladies reliably produce enough eggs to feed our mob. Win-Win-Win. You can do this too. I can hear you..."There aren't any chickens around here!".
We found Katherine by touring outside the city looking for "Eggs For Sale" signs. They are far more common these days! I also had great results with a Google search "local egg producers". Not all producers are up to snuff, but when you find a good one, be reliable. Write them a note if they use a drop-box, saying you love their eggs, you'd like to place an order for "X" dozen, and here's your phone number to call you when they have any. I promise it will be worth the effort! YUM