Buying local pastured eggs is one of my food priorities. Sometimes however, I can't always find local eggs... or, enough to fill my family's demands. I have an egg share with Farm Girl but lately my people have been eating a lot. Unfortunately I think this is a trend that will only continue. My 11 year old son grew three inches last year.
After talking with a knowledgeable friend, I decided to try the above pictured "Pastured Raised" brand eggs that my Kroger carries. This morning I was delightfully surprised at the color of the yolk. The bright orange hue is telling of the chicken's living conditions. These ladies ate a bit of green grass in their lifetime.
The dark color in the yolk is evidence of nutritional density. If you are looking to sneak some nutrition into your family, buy the best quality of eggs you can afford. Quality eggs taste better, too.
Buy local when possible. When in a pinch, I will now recommend and buy Pasture Raised brand from box stores.
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