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    I just want to put a word out to tell ya how worthwhile it is to make friends with your local farmers.

    When my Amish neighbors moved I was in a scramble to find a new egg supplier, NOT wanting to go back to buying eggs from the grocery store. With some searching I found a farm in the area that was still selling eggs through the winter. I gave the eggs a try and they were really good. From that point on I got into the routine of buying 10 dozen at a time, every 6 weeks or so. The couple are really great and the wife and I share ideas, recipes, etc.

    Well today when I went to pick up my eggs the husband suggested next time I pick up my eggs they'll give them to me half price! That's $1/dozen for pastured, organic eggs.

    So get out there, get to know your farmers! Make connections, make friends, be a good loyal customer. They'll take good care of you.

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    Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post

    Well today when I went to pick up my eggs the husband suggested next time I pick up my eggs they'll give them to me half price! That's $1/dozen for pastured, organic eggs.
    Wait ... you're saying that you normally get pastured, organic eggs for $2/dozen? HOLY CRAP! I pay more for grocery store eggs - I think even cage-free non-organic at Trader Joe's are $2.39. Getting into organic eggs gets you up towards $3/$3.50. If I want pastured eggs, at my local farmer's market they're $6/dozen and up.
    "Sometimes, you need to make sure the angel on your shoulder has a wingman." -Me

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ennasirk View Post
      Wait ... you're saying that you normally get pastured, organic eggs for $2/dozen? HOLY CRAP! I pay more for grocery store eggs - I think even cage-free non-organic at Trader Joe's are $2.39. Getting into organic eggs gets you up towards $3/$3.50. If I want pastured eggs, at my local farmer's market they're $6/dozen and up.
      She lives in the middle of upper NY farmland, you live in ....oakland lolz , CA farm & business regulations & taxes help drive up your price
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      • #4
        Originally posted by kenn View Post
        She lives in the middle of upper NY farmland, you live in ....oakland lolz , CA farm & business regulations & taxes help drive up your price
        Yup. Still jealous!

        I have a coworker who raises back yard chickens (in Oakland) and she's offered free eggs to me a couple of times, but it's not a regular thing and she's got enough family and friends to share with that I'm pretty far down on the list. The two times I did get them they sure were yummy.
        "Sometimes, you need to make sure the angel on your shoulder has a wingman." -Me

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        • #5
          Wow, great Karma shining down on you!
          You'll never see the light if you're in someone else's shadow, or said another way, life is like a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes

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          • #6
            Awesome! Way to go DR, what a score!!!
            The more I see the less I know for sure.
            -John Lennon

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            • #7
              Sweet. Awesome hookup you have there. Grocery store eggs here are more than $1/dozen.

              I got a free bag of suet last time I got some grassfed beef (tongue, heart, liver and oxtails!)

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              • #8
                Fantastic! I am paying $5.50 a dozen at our farmer's market...
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                • #9
                  I am paying $2 a dozen without the slightest complaint, but I would dance if I got them for $1! I just started buying from this guy about a month and a half ago (my mom got rid of hers *cry*) so hopefully we can build up a good relationship. I buy 6 doz a week, so I am sure I give him good business =)
                  Now I just need to make friends with someone at the game processing plant
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                  • #10
                    Wow great deal.. I'm dropping $7.00/Dozen here in Silicon Valley... and I'm always nice to my pastured food purveyors

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                    • #11
                      you buy *how many* at a time???

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                      • #12
                        Organic, free-range eggs are $10/dozen at the supermarkets here in Oslo. In comparison, "industrial" eggs are about $3.40/dozen. Our prices for organic meat, eggs and fowl are insane.
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                        2010-07-23: ~255lbs, ~40.0"
                        2011-11-03: ~230lbs, ~35.5"
                        2011-12-07: ~220lbs, ~34.0"

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