I have found so many great local foods, but I wanted to share about the local eggs I found for our family. And, as always, time plays a large part of the decisions I make for hunting and purchasing local foods.
There was more to learn about chicken eggs than I ever imagined. I personally now think the best eggs to get are free range (really free range, not a little grassy yard attached to a large holding building), and local. On the Vine, has Hannah and Sammy’s Magical Eggs from Stuart Farm in Stratham. They are very easy to get and my kids love the different colors and shapes.
I also discovered a neighbor that has free range chickens in her backyard and with a production of a dozen eggs a day, likes to give away the extras. This is another great benefit of eating local foods. You get to know a community and share your lives with many people close by.
But my favorite eggs, are from Riverview Farm in Madbury, picked up at the Exeter farmer’s market. The chickens are fed the best quality of corn with extra vitamin A. The egg yolks are a very dark golden color and they taste so rich. I was told they are possibly fertilized eggs which, they swear do not contain baby chickens inside, but makes them taste better. I think they were the reason our homemade waffles tasted so good for our Father’s Day brunch.
And by the way, there is an egg missing from the dozen in the picture because it was eaten.