Providing fresh organic products near Lovettsville, Va
Happy April! Hope these lovely warm temperatures are treating you well. :-)
Effective April 5th, our egg prices are rising in order to cover our increasing feed and egg carton fees. We're sorry to have to pass along many of these costs to you, our customers, but hope you will understand that it's an effort to keep the chickens happy and healthy. Our regular price per dozen for chicken eggs will be $4.50/dozen. For customers that return cartons (1 for 1) the price will be $4.00/dozen.
We also have exciting news: the ducks have started laying! They are off to a slow start, so it's unlikely that we will have enough for sale in the next month. Pricing will ultimately depend on how much they lay over the next few months. Duck eggs are richer than chicken eggs, with a larger yolk. They are great for baking and custards (they're horrible for meringues and whips, as the white is so small).
Our eggs typically have a dark yellow or orange yolk, and you'll notice that the yolk sits up much higher or rounder than most grocery store eggs. That's true of all farm fresh eggs and comes from the nutritious diet that the chickens eat. Specifically, the yolk color comes from the greens and bugs in the hens diet. They are only slightly darker in the winter but you'll notice as we progress into spring they get oranger and yummier as the hens have more grass and plant matter to graze on!
We have a mix of hen types so our eggs are varying shades of brown...from medium to pale, almost cream colored. They average the 'large' grade but occasionally there is a smaller one, and quite often there are larger ones. Every hen is unique, and since we do not cull out the non uniform egg layers, our cartons are always varied. This year we seem to have a hen who favors laying double yolked eggs! We always strive to put a mix of colors and sizes into each carton.
If you're not familiar with farm eggs you may be concerned if you see occasional blood spots on the shell (completely normal) or even inside the egg. These are normal and harmless--but can be unsightly, so you may want to crack your eggs into a bowl before use if you're making a dish where something like that would be visible. I personally usually just leave 'em in unless I'm making fried eggs where they might be visible in the white.
A belated shout out to some of our maryland customers! Hooray for 14 doz out the door last saturday! We hope you're already enjoying your eggs
We know some of you have pending requests and we're waiting for (1) the hens to lay more eggs and (2) to set up a convenient drop-off day/time. I know it's tricky for some of you who live farther in towards the city!
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The eggs are rolling in! Current price is a steal at $3 for one dozen local, ecoganic, large chicken eggs in mixed shades of brown. [email protected] and we'll do our best to arrange a convenient pickup/dropoff
We have eggs! Lots and LOTS of eggs!!
3 chick casualties from this order :-(
Older Farm Pics
Two Golden Penciled Hamburgs...
The Hamburg or Hamburgh in Britain, is a type of chicken developed in Germany and Holland prior to 1700. It is comparatively rare, with less than 1000 registered in North America each year.
Two Golden Polish straight runs...
The Polish (Also called the Poland) is a European breed of chicken known for its crest of feathers. The English language name of these birds is a misnomer, as they do not originate in the country of Poland. Instead, the oldest accounts of crested chickens comes from the Netherlands. In addition t...
We ordered a mix of birds this time. 25 assorted brown egg layers, which includes at least 5 of the following different varieties: Black Australorps; Lt. Brahmas; Dark Cornish; Black and White Giants; Buff and White Orpingtons; New Hampshire, Rhode Island Reds, Barred, White, Partridge, Buff Rocks;Delaware, Sussex, Turkens; White, Silver Laced, & Columbian Wyandottes, Red Star and Black Stars. We also ordered a few straight runs (unsexed) of different varieties.
As some of you know, earlier in the year a fox wiped out all but one of our hens. We're getting a few duck eggs here and there but the good news is that new chicks should be arriving in 2 weeks! It will be several months before they start to lay, but we'll be following their progress here. (besides....chicks are so cute!)
the Runner Duck eggs are catching up to the chicken eggs! Call or email us today for your order!
Just got in more eggs! Laying well..no duck eggs today though.
Still have a good number of eggs ready for sale....
We also offer organic, free range, duck eggs! And they are now laying! Ducks eggs are prized for baking. We're selling them at $4.00 per 1/2 dozen! A few go a very long way.....Ask us about our free duck egg offer. Buy 2 dozen chicken eggs and we'll give you 3 ducks eggs to try. Supplies of duck eggs are VERY limited as they do not lay year round. Limit one per customer. One time only please.
Our current prices for organic, free range, chicken eggs are $3.00 per dozen!
Just brought the eggs in! The ducks have started laying again, but only a little bit
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Providing fresh organic products near Lovettsville, Va
We now have organic free range eggs in stock!
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