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Where do you get great eggs in Calgary??

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I usually buy chicken eggs at Second to none Meats on 4th and they are great, but it's a bit out of the way for me. I've tried Sunworks eggs from Calgary Farmer's market, but they tasted like fish one time and put me off. I've heard good things about Lina's .

What I want is big yolks with some colour (not pasty Safeway eggs), free range and organic would be a bonus. Oh, and taste of course is important too. Also where can you get other eggs; duck, goose, gull (had them in London, but never seen them in Canada)? Thanks for the help.

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  1. Hi Sueflay,

    Welcome to the Board!

    The last egg debate was about a year ago: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/453303
    I usually buy Rabbit River Farms Eggs at either Planet Organic or Superstore(cheaper/closer to me than Planet O): http://www.rabbitriverfarms.com/

    I don't buy other types of eggs myself so hopefully other chime in - meanwhile this Agriculture Alberta link might help: http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app68/food...

    :)

    1. At the CFM on the food court side, there's a little organic farm shop called Grazing Acres. They have the best tasting eggs (I've tried pretty much every place around) and if you're lucky they might have the jumbo eggs with double yolks. These jumbo eggs barely fit into a regular egg container! I don't think they have duck or goose eggs, but they do sell free range duck and goose so they might know more.

      As a side note, they have incredible chickens, lamb and pork. The lamb and pork chops are by far the tastiest I've had around and their chickens are nicer than Sunworks (but a little more costly). I've pretty much stopped buying any meat and eggs from anywhere else as it's all a let down compared to GA. Every week they seem to have a special 10% off something though (ie, eggs, chicken, pork)

      1. Pretty sure you can get quail eggs at T&T as well as other Asian markets, I'm sure.

        Also there is a source out there- somewhere- for ostrich eggs. One is the equivalent for 2 dozens hen's eggs, so I'd not make a three-egg omelet with them.

        I always though that light-coloured yolks was a seasonal thing and that very dark yolks were to be suspicious of because they just might indicate a type of feed. I've had light yolks that tasted tremendous...

        We usually get eggs at CFM and never noted a fishy taste- not yet at least.

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        1. re: John Manzo

          Ostrich eggs can be had at the vendor in the CFM. Not sure if it's the same place as mentioned above, but it's in the same aisle as the 2 Greek Gals.

          1. re: John Manzo

            I've seen quail eggs at Superstore, believe it or not. I've noticed them at two different locations. I don't normally buy anything other than dry goods at Superstore, but have walked by the coolers and the eggs caught my eye. I'm not sure on the quality though.

          2. Also echoing maplesugar- welcome, your posts are excellent!

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            1. re: John Manzo

              Thanks for the kind welcome. I've been lurking for some time and thought I'd say something today.

              I didn't even think about ostrich or quail eggs. I think there may be a themed meal with those two some how.

              1. re: sueflay

                Make mutton and call it Mutt n' Jeff- fit huge things and tiny things in there too.

                Not too appetizing but I do admire my own brilliance.

            2. I may get flayed for suggesting this, but I now buy the Pro-Omega eggs at the grocery store. I switched after I became fed up with the light yolks and awful taste. I grew up in a small farming community, where we always bought eggs from a local farmer at the UFA station. The Pro-Omega eggs have a deep yellow yolk and taste much better. Even makes a difference in my husband's rhubarb pie with custard.

              1. do you have their address?

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                1. re: spiderman

                  My friend has recently been on a hunt to find the same eggs they use for Eggs Benedict at Chateau Lake Louise. Deep yellow yolk. He found them at a local wholesaler. Only drawback, he had to buy a case. I got half. There is an outside chance they will be for sale in Cochrane.

                  1. re: spiderman

                    spiderman your query would be easier to answer if we knew which address you wanted. Google or canpages.ca should get you what you're asking for too.

                  2. I was just searching for the same thing and came across this (i always love kijiji)

                    http://alberta.kijiji.ca/f-farm-fresh...

                    Now, I LOVE the dark orange yolks; My parents have fresh eggs out in BC and compared to the light yellow pastel colored ones we see here, (even the Omega's) we would much ratehr have dark orange. They are flavoursome, healthier looking, and have such a nice texture and make the difference in baking!! I see this gentleman has flats for $10, and some of them are green. I also saw there are some people IN the area who sell duck eggs (check the link out) I will let you know how the case for $10 goes!!

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                    1. re: IndieBlue22

                      I buy Burnbrae Farms' free range and Omega-3 eggs at Safeway. Love the deeply orange coloured yolks. No more pasty eggs for me.

                      1. re: Office Broccoli

                        +1 for Burnbrae Farms at Safeway. They are the best I have seen from any of the large grocery chains.

                      2. re: IndieBlue22

                        Dark orange yolk is a result of diet (usually color supplements), and has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the egg.

                        1. re: nonlinear

                          I was simply stating all the reasons why I like fresh farm eggs, and the difference I notice in each egg I am eaten, plus all I have read about different types of eggs in regards to nutritional value, what they have been fed and if they are confined or are allowed to range and peck bugs and grass, etc. as opposed to the regular cheap brand you can buy from safeway in the white styrofoam containers which are usually softer yolks and watery whites... that is all I was saying. Even the Omega brand aren't as good as fresh farm eggs and for that I am going to try a farmer.

                          1. re: IndieBlue22

                            I hear ya, I like dark yolks too! i was just saying it's not indicative of quality. :)

                      3. Not sure where they source them from (and would be curious to find out if anyone knows) but our house seems to like Lina's best.

                        1. I saw duck eggs yesterday at Hong Kong Market on 17th Ave SE. As for chicken eggs, we like Lina's as well! If you're in the South of Calgary, though, we have found nice eggs at Polcan Meats (a Polish food store) on Heritage Dr. S. Lots of double-yolkers, too. :D

                          1. Green Eggs and Ham in the Kingsland FM is awesome for eggs. They have duck and chicken.