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May 18, 2010 01:09 PM

Fresh eggs

Does anybody know where in SF one can buy really farm-fresh eggs?

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  1. Soul Food Farms has exactly what you're looking for. Here's a list of retailers that carry their eggs in SF. Call ahead to check for availability:

    The Marin Sun Farms stand at the Saturday Ferry Building Farmers Market also has exceptional eggs (get there early, they will sell out).

    Soul Food Farm
    6046 Pleasants Valley Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688

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    1. re: Morton the Mousse

      You have two options. Farmer's markets will have the freshest eggs that have never been refrigerated. At Alameny, a couple veggie farmers also bring a few dozen eggs to sell, but note that they are different from the stands that have lots of eggs, which will be fresh but not necessarily free range. At the Ferry Plaza, you can get Marin Sun, Eatwell Farms, and probably a few other options too. Other local farmer's markets also have unrefrigerated farm-fresh eggs.

      The other option is buying eggs from upscale retailers. I regularly see Clark Summit, Marin Sun, and a couple others--I swear I've seen Soul Food Farms--at Rainbow Grocery. Avedano's, BiRite, and a few other places around town also carry great eggs, but I think all of these will be refrigerated, which does change the flavor a bit.

      Really, once you get away from shopping at commodity chain super markets, you will not have trouble finding farm-fresh eggs if you keep your eyes open.

      Rainbow Grocery
      1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      Eatwell Farm
      5835 Sievers Rd, Dixon, CA 95620

      235 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        IMO Soul Food Farms has the best of all the pastured eggs in the Bay area. Not only can you get them from the retailers shown on the link above but they also have a CSA whereby you can get their eggs and amazing chickens plus other goodies like their olive oil or their chicken confit. they have 2 SF pickups per month, 2nd and 4th Wed in case that's of interest.

        Soul Food Farm
        6046 Pleasants Valley Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688

      2. If you don't care about organic, you can get eggs at the Alameny and Civic Center farmers markets ... and you can get live chickens too.

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        1. re: rworange

          I find Haney's Egg Ranch at Alemany the best for fresh eggs. And I have tried all of the above.

          Also - the live chicken vendors are no longer at the Alemany Market.

          1. re: osho

            Yes, Haney's are the best tasting eggs I know in this area (and I've also tried all the fancy eggs including once paying $9 for a dozen from Soul Food Farms).

            They are very inexpensive.

            Soul Food Farm
            6046 Pleasants Valley Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688

            1. re: Windy

              Windy - have you also tried eggs from Fifth Crow farm in Pescadero ? They have a stand at the College of San Mateo FM - excellent quality - but still not worth $8 per dozen - in my opinion.

              Also, they have pullet eggs in spring - love those. I indulge in a couple of dozen during early spring.

              College of San Mateo
              1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA

              1. re: osho

                No, but I'l check them out next time I'm down that way. Thanks!

          2. re: rworange

            No live chickens at Alemany Farmer's Market anymore.

          3. Missed this one. I joined the Soul Foods CSA for eggs. But, given the rationing and the fact that I needed to get a chicken each time, found it often frustrating. I now buy most of my eggs from Omnivore Books. Celia brings them down from Pt Reyes weekly.