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fresh local eggs in Boston?

greengage Dec 4, 2007 07:55 AM

Does anyone have any info on where I can buy fresh eggs--yup, good, local country eggs that stand up in the pan and don't taste like cardboard--in the city? I used to get them at the farmer's market in Government Center but even in the market season they seem to be few and far between. I'm in JP, so I always figured that someplace should be selling them, but no luck. I'm not quite ready for backyard chickens (though the dogs would love'em) so I'd really appreciate any sources.

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  1. itaunas RE: greengage Dec 4, 2007 08:09 AM

    Chip-in in Bedford has a couple of outlets (Dave's, Russo) as well as the farm, but not certain about out your way. Mayflower in East Cambridge gets their eggs from the region but not particularly local and says all hormone/antibiotic free, but specializes in "super jumbo eggs." Occasionally McKinnon's gets local eggs, but just as often they are from far away.

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      lergnom RE: greengage Dec 4, 2007 08:11 AM

      Chip-in Farm in Bedford sells eggs from free running chickens. Their website is chip-infarm.com. They sell their eggs at Russo's and maybe other places.

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        lisa13 RE: greengage Dec 4, 2007 09:34 AM

        I'm thinking lionette's market in the south end has "country" eggs, but I think they come from VT. Not sure, you might want to call 'em (617) 778-0360

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          katrinkala RE: greengage Dec 4, 2007 11:43 AM

          Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge had Chip-In eggs when I was there in September.

          I don't recall if they did for sure, but I have a hunch that City Feed and Supply in JP would have local eggs.

          Formaggio Kitchen
          244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

          City Feed & Supply
          66 Boylston St, Jamaica Plain, MA

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            hyde RE: greengage Dec 4, 2007 02:35 PM

            owens poultry farm on central ave in needham is a real poultry farm. fresh eggs, chicken, capons, etc. if you call ahead they will get fresh ducks, the next day. the only way to make real gumbo or smoked duck etouffee. take rt.9 out to newton lower falls then central ave from the echo bridge area, impossible to miss

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              greengage RE: greengage Dec 6, 2007 09:40 AM

              thank you all! I'll post about anything I find. I don't drive, so unfortunately even the suburban places are out of reach for me most of the time. I do live ten minutes from Cityfeed and yeah--I've always thought they'd carry local eggs if they could get them, but nothing yet--just veggies and meat. Maybe when they open the new place on Centre Street they'll bring in eggs and other local goodies.

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