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Jun 4, 2007 12:19 PM

Eggs at Farmers' Markets

Does anyone know of a local farmers' market that sells fresh eggs?

Even the better organic/cage-free/pasture-raised eggs at supermarkets pale (figuratively and literally) in comparison to super-fresh eggs from a well-run farm.

I have never seen eggs at the Copley Market, I usually arrive late to the Davis Sq. market so they may have them and run out, and Union Sq. doesn't start until this weekend.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. a stand at the brookline (coolidge corner) farmers' market sells them.

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    1. re: dchow

      We have bought those eggs often - I believe the farm is called Johnson's. The woman with the cheeses, right at the front, sells them. If this is important to you, you should know that Johnson's is apparently a small local farm, but their hens are caged.

      When we can, we buy eggs from Chip-In Farms in Bedford, sold at Russo's in Watertown. They've gotten popular, so sometimes they're sold out.

      1. re: Allstonian

        You can pick up Chi-In Frams' eggs at Arena farms, as well, if you happen to be out that way...Still haven't tried Wilson's....

    2. Not a farmer's market, but the eggs at Wilson Farms in Lexington are yummy. They have hens on the premises, and the sign often said that they were laid that morning. When you break one next to a supermarket egg, there's no comparison. Thick whites, brilliantly colored yoke. And, you can get them year-round and they're reasonably priced, unlike some of their other stuff.

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      1. re: bear

        I third the Wilson Farms eggs -- always super fresh, and very very tasty!

        1. re: litchick

          and when those hens lay too many eggs, the price drops to almost nothing! Those are good days indeed.

          1. re: litchick

            I buy all my produce at Wilsons- love their bakery, too ( as well as the kerry gold butter, the Lutenica vegatable dip and some of the prepared foods) but for some reason, have never tried their eggs. Was there last Saturday- but had stopped at Trader Joe's on the way- the TJ eggs were only 99 cents. Will pass up the TJ eggs and try them from Wilsons this week.

        2. Wilson Farms eggs are always good. I seem to remember a stand selling "Fresh-Squeezed Eggs" at the Lexington Farmers' Market last summer but I didn't try any.

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          1. re: GretchenS

            Maybe Butterbrook Farm? They were at the Belmont market last summer with such a sign. I didn't try any either.

          2. In year's past, the Arlington farmer's market had a vendor who carried them. I imagine they will continue this year when the market reappears.

            1. I'm writing a profile this week on Lee Piper, the manager of the Copley and City Hall farmers markets. He mentioned that with the Copley expansion ( they have added a second row of vendors on the Bolyston Street side of the square) there will be a vendor selling eggs in the weeks ahead.

              Here is a link to a list of farms that intend to supply eggs at some time this year.