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  • #61
    Originally posted by Balance View Post
    Which farms do you buy them from? Marin Sun farms sells eggs at the Ferry Buiding in SF and its normally above $10/dozen the last few times I bought them.
    At the Farmers Market in San Rafael on Sundays from 8am-1pm they are 8$ a dozen. I get mine from a farm in valley ford

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    • #62
      Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
      Our local Costco sells USDA organic for about 7.69$ per two dozen.
      We found a neighborhood source for eggs, a lady has 21 chickens in her backyard with a secure pen and coop.
      She sells us two dozen for 6$
      Just a friendly FYI both eggs you have listed are not pastured.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by paint94979 View Post
        At the Farmers Market in San Rafael on Sundays from 8am-1pm they are 8$ a dozen. I get mine from a farm in valley ford
        Ahh okay. Making the trip across the Golden Gate Bridge would cost an additional $6 so it would be a wash. But when we are in the Marin area I will be sure to stop by the local farmers market. Thanks for the info!
        "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

        People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Balance View Post
          Ahh okay. Making the trip across the Golden Gate Bridge would cost an additional $6 so it would be a wash. But when we are in the Marin area I will be sure to stop by the local farmers market. Thanks for the info!

          That's why you buy 10 dozen at a time

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          • #65
            Originally posted by paint94979 View Post
            Just a friendly FYI both eggs you have listed are not pastured.
            Thanks.
            What are the advantages of pastured over the neighbor lady's method?
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            • #66
              Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
              Thanks.
              What are the advantages of pastured over the neighbor lady's method?
              The neighbor ladies eggs are fed a grain based diet including soy most likely. Pastured chickens roam freely and eat their natural diet consisting of bugs and worms. Grain is available to them but not their primary diet

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              • #67
                I am not sure where you live but I recommend searching on Craigslist. I found a local farmer that has too many eggs and is selling them for $1/dozen. When I go pick them up there are chickens running all over the farm...totally free range. Pretty excited to have found them!

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by paint94979 View Post
                  The neighbor ladies eggs are fed a grain based diet including soy most likely. Pastured chickens roam freely and eat their natural diet consisting of bugs and worms. Grain is available to them but not their primary diet
                  Might the neighbor lady's eggs be better than USDA organic offered at Costco?
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                  "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
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                  "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
                    Might the neighbor lady's eggs be better than USDA organic offered at Costco?
                    Absolutely!!! My friend had a few chickens in a pen and coup, but the pen was big and they were able to peck around and eat bugs.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                      Absolutely!!! My friend had a few chickens in a pen and coup, but the pen was big and they were able to peck around and eat bugs.

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                      Ya just use your best judgement ask her what they are being fed exactly.

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                      • #71
                        For $20/mo in organic feed, I get 3-5 eggs/day. Also, free composted chicken manure and the ultimate in insect control. Not to mention the comic relief....

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                          Absolutely!!! My friend had a few chickens in a pen and coup, but the pen was big and they were able to peck around and eat bugs.

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                          These chickens are in a large penned area, maybe 25' x 50', and they need to be penned or the foxes will eat them (one has already gone missing!). I suspect they eat some bugs, and she told me she feeds them some grain mixture/feed. I notice the shells break more easily than eggs I have bought in any market. The scrambled eggs they make are super yellow! Thanks for the replies!
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                          Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                          "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                          "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                          "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                          "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                            Yeah, it would take way too much land to feed chickens exclusively on grass and bugs. Other than the Tropical Traditions coconut-based feed, I believe all chicken feeds are grain-based. I'd just eat the ones from the farmers' market, rather than let the perfect be the enemy of the good. A good question to ask, though, would be how much time the chickens actually spend in grassy areas. As long as it's a little while every day, they're probably far better than anything you can buy in a grocery store.
                            Yeah, I picked up some for $4.50 yesterday. They're not bad, I must say - a lot tastier than the grocery store ones. I'm going to try hitting up other farmer's markets in the area. I know the Jackson Heights one is a wash ($5 and up) so I might try Grand Army Plaza and Park Slope (but if they're less than $4.50 in Park Slope, they'll probably all go by the first minute, hah!).

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                            • #74
                              I made a test between the Costco USDA organic eggs and the neighbor lady's eggs. In all of the following pictures, the Costco Egg is on the right and the neighbor lady's egg is on the left. I scrambled each egg by itself using 5g of butter and 5g of heavy whipping cream with each egg. The starting weight for each egg was 61g, and the final scrambled eggs weighed 58g each.

                              Maybe it was just me, but the Costco egg seemed to have a particular flavor, almost like I had added a bit of spice flavoring. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. The neighbor's egg was just egg flavor, and almost bland. Maybe the first one had flavor contamination from the pan I used (from the previous use, bacon, perhaps?). Dunno. But as you can see this was not very scientific.

                              I do like the yellow-ness of the neighbor's egg!

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                              Last edited by PBNewby; 08-14-2013, 08:32 AM.
                              Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
                              Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                              "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                              "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                              "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                              "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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                              • #75
                                Eggs take on the flavor of what the hens are fed. True fact.

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