We started purchasing our eggs and chickens straight off the farm when we started paying attention to what was included in your typical store bought chicken and egg products. If you are reading a food blog you no doubt are aware of what I mean - antibiotics, preservatives, unwholesome feed practices, etc; not to mention the shoe-box living conditions of birds raised by many commercial chicken producers.
Part of our continuing effort to focus the contents of our cupboards on natural and environmentally friendly food includes regular purchases of "farm fresh, free range" eggs and poultry. I have written before about our favorite chicken supplier, Maple Grove Farm in Putnam Station, NY.
We are most fortunate to have three sources for eggs. An additional source will be the Schroon Lake CSA that we just joined last week - Sugarbush Farms - which will provide farm raised pork in the fall too. A diversified supply chain is important in our kitchen endeavors, as all of our "farmers" do this on a small scale, and at times the supply chain is disrupted by things like weather, particularly lack of sunlight in winter, or the proverbial fox in the hen-house. (Seriously)
|80 gram ducks eggs v/s 50gram chicken eggs|
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