Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flashback Friday -- My Egg Man

A few days ago I mentioned farm fresh eggs in my post about farmers' markets. Prior to moving to Louisiana, I doubt I had ever eaten an egg that hadn't made a detour through the supermarket on the way to my home. Here in southwest La., it's not uncommon for folks to have a little backyard chicken coop. My husband Bob has even expressed a desire to raise a few chickens. Not likely. But it's easy enough to buy fresh-from-the-nest eggs. And oh my, what a difference. Fresh eggs have so much more flavor! Instead of a pale dull yellow yolk, fresh eggs hold a bright orange center. You can both see and taste the difference. Besides that, you know these local cage-free chickens haven't been injected with and fed steroids and antibiotics and been confined to a tiny box.

I buy my eggs from a friend down the road named Gary. Read about him here.

1 comment:

Common Household Mom said...

How did I miss these posts? I've got to find a local egg producer! It would have been smart to find one before Passover, eh?! Maybe once school is out....

And the photos of the farmer's market in the previous post are great. It looks like fun!