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Sep 18, 2009 04:45 PM

Pastured Eggs

Where can I find pastured eggs in the North Bay?

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  1. Where in the North Bay. I got places in Sebastopol, Napa and Sonoma.

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      1. re: Joshg6

        Then the closest place I know is Smiling Sun Farms in Sebastopol

        About a 1/4 mile from Smiling Sun is a sign for organic eggs. However, I haven't stopped there yet so don't know if they are pastured.

        Give them a call to ask when they are open. I'm sure some of the SR farmers markets might sell some, but hopefully someone else be able to answer that.

    1. Marin Sun Farms has a list of places that carry their stuff. Call first to see if they have eggs before going a long way out of your way.

      Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop
      10905 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, Ca

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Marin Sun Farms also sells their eggs at the Civic Center farmer's market on Sundays, if you don't want to drive out to Point Reyes. They can sell out quickly, particularly in winter when egg production slows way down, so I recommend going early.

      2. Hector's Honey on Fulton Road and farmers markets,

        Grandma's Pumpkin Patch in Healdsburg and farmers markets (not pastured during the fall when the pumpkin patch is in place)

        You can go see the hens scratching around the gardens on both farms, if you want to confirm. They're not in the portable chicken tractors like larger pastured egg producers.

        Join us at the picnic on October 3, 2009,

        Hector's Honey
        2794 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA

        Grandma's Pumpkin Patch
        17740 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA

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        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Thanks for the tip. Grandma's PP is very close to work. Got some last night and they were good, but not outstanding. Must have already taken them out of pasture. Look forward to trying them again though.

          1. re: Joshg6

            Good, but not outstanding is my take as well for Grandma's eggs. Hector's were fantastic but they cost a lot more and are not as convenient for me to purchase. I'll stop by Grandma's to drop off cartons and pick up some eggs on my way home tonite.

            One of the interesting things is that I had asked Grandpa about seasonality, and he said that his hens don't slow down that much in winter. I'll want to try them after the pumpkin patch comes down and see what the winter eggs taste like.

            1. re: Joshg6

              Wanted to mention that Grandma's Pumpkin Patch eggs are decidedly more flavorful and the shells are harder during the winter months when the chickens have more time on pasture.

              Then last weekend I stopped by Petaluma's Green String Farm, just cuz I was driving by, and picked up a dozen eggs and some Vella salted butter. The chickens are pastured and the eggs are white, green-blue, and brown. The eggs are very fresh, gathered twice a day, and the yolks look like Japanese rising suns, bright orange-red and very high/firm. They're $6 per dozen, plus 50ยข deposit on the vintage egg carton (3x4 rather than 2x6). I'll take the carton back the next time I'm nearby and bring my own.

              Oh, and I didn't like the Vella butter. It was rich enough but not terribly characterful in any way other than being extremely salty with a bitter aftertaste.

              Green String Farm
              3571 Old Adobe Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954

          2. Just polished off a couple of delicious soft boiled pastured eggs that I picked up at the Thursday San Rafael Civic Center Farmer's Mkt from Tully Dolci Organic Farm of Petaluma. $5 for a dozen medium. They have small and large, too, but tend to sell out. Noticed that Full Belly and Tomatero Farms are also selling pastured eggs on Thursday at the farmer's mkt . Love Green String Farms Eggs, and usually pick some up when I'm in the area. Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma also has excellent pastured eggs.

            Green String Farm
            3571 Old Adobe Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954

            Tully Dolci Organic Farm
            300 Hardin Lane, Petaluma, CA