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May 1, 2010 11:49 AM

Ostrich eggs

I'm looking for a Twin Cities source for fresh ostrich eggs. Ideas?

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  1. I've never heard of an Ostrich farm in Minnesota, though there are several in Wisconsin. The one I used to frequent is close to Luck, which is about and hour and 45 minutes from here. I found a link for another one which is much farther away:

    1. I got some last summer at the Minneapolis famer's market in between the guthrie and spoon river. Don't remember the vendor's name but they had them and duck eggs all the time.

      1. I know there are several ostrich and emu farms in the area. I'm sure they market their meat and eggs through various retailers and farmers' markets. This is a good time to contact the MN Department of Ag's MN Grown division. Phone: 651-201-6648 • Fax: 651-201-6114 E-mail:

        1. Just curious. What does one do with an ostrich egg? Aren't they the size of a soccer ball? Isn't that one huge omelet?

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          1. re: alpa chino

            An ostrich egg equals about 18 large hen eggs. A 1/4 cup of mixed up ostrich egg would be the equivalent of one hen egg. I've never used an ostrich egg, but we did have an empty ostrich egg at my office several years ago (long story). The shell is about 1/4" thick and in order to get the egg out without it going all over the place you would probably have to cut it with a Dremel.