It was a relief to find a local source for eggs from grass-fed hens, after a year of hit-or-miss shopping for them at farmer's markets. In lieu of local eggs, I spent just as much for a dozen shipped from farther away, with the USDA Organic label offering some assurances.
|USDA Organic eggs on left,|
Local, grass-feed eggs on right
The more richly colored yolks were evident when I cracked open some of both in the pan for my family's breakfast. The photo shows only a slight color difference when the local and store-bought are side by side. Of course, it's tempting to consider how the eggs would be if the hens were right in my backyard...
This week on FlourSackMama.com
, meet some moms who are living in the latest city to approve backyard chickens, and see what that means to their families.
Labels: eating better, farm, garden