Virginia Visit 2: Eggs from the Farmer’s Market

2013-07-03 16.07.17

I stopped by the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market, and was pleased to find someone selling eggs.  Aren’t they pretty?  Look at that huge Americauna blue/green egg in the back!  (It turned out to be a double-yolker.)

I purchased red carrots from the same farmer and asked him if there was anything I could do with the green tops.  Someone said that I could feed them to chickens.  I replied that my hens were 3,000 miles away, and I didn’t think the greens would last that long.  The young farmer looked concerned and said, “I hope your chickens are doing okay in your absence.”  I assured him they were… since they were safe at home with my husband, who is the ultimate chicken spoiler.  He grinned and said that he was a chicken spoiler, too.

And you could taste that in the eggs!   They were every bit as fabulous as our eggs at home, with dark orange yolks that come from the hens eating grass.  All for the reasonable price of  $4.50 a dozen!

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