Farm Fresh eggs?
A coworker of mine sells eggs from her chickens. The eggs have never been refrigerated, and her claim is that if they've never been refrigerated, they are fine. Just once you refrigerate them, you have to keep them refrigerated. Plenty of people at work buy, eat, and rave about these eggs (the yolks are bigger, yellower etc.), but I'm just a little worried. Should I be?
Jury's still out on these eggs. DD and I ate them yesterday, and the yolks were indeed larger and yellower (what does that mean exactly), but mine had a very odd taste. Now that may have been the cheese I added. Will do a plain egg today to see. It's all very interesting to this city girl.
You've been conditioned to think that eggs are evil. Unless you are planning on eating them raw, you'll be fine. Your farm fresh eggies can be kept on the counter for a few weeks. My source for them says a month is fine. I generally just put them in the fridge though. Ask yourself this: WHY are you a little worried?
Why worry? These are almost certainly going to be fresher than anything you buy in the supermarket.
I'm not sure I understand the worry about refridgeration. Eggs in my local supermarkets aren't refridgerated and I wouldn't dream of putting them in the fridge once they were home.