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Ostrich eggs

djtrouten May 1, 2010 11:49 AM

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

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    SmartCookie RE: djtrouten May 1, 2010 03:56 PM

    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:


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      stpaulbreadman RE: djtrouten May 5, 2010 12:43 PM

      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. John E. RE: djtrouten May 5, 2010 07:49 PM

        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: MN.Grown@state.mn.us

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          alpa chino RE: djtrouten May 6, 2010 05:21 AM

          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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            John E. RE: alpa chino May 6, 2010 09:15 AM

            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.

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