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great local eggs

I have a friend who lives in Brookline who is looking for local eggs. I live in NH and I get my eggs from my local farm (as well as Pete and Gerry's from northern NH). Right now, she goes to her local WF. She wants to find a more local source convenient to her in Brookline. Do you have any recommendations?

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  1. Owens Poultry Farm in Needham

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    Owens Poultry Farm
    585 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02494

    1. Chip n Farm in Bedford, also Russo's carries their eggs.

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      1. re: PinchOfSalt

        Big fan of the Chip-in Farm eggs - http://www.chip-infarm.com/
        Like tasting eggs again for the first time - so....eggy!

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        Chip-in Farm
        201 Hartwell Rd, Bedford, MA

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Third on the Chip-In. Only eggs I'll buy anymore.

          1. re: Jenny Ondioline

            Also a fan...I try to keep 4 dozen in the fridge at all times, because some weeks I go there and there are none left. I have to keep enough to last through the next week.

            1. re: y2000k

              Their website says they are from "free running hens."

        2. In addition to eggs from Chip n Farm, Russo's has started carrying eggs from Allandale Farm. They are from free-range chickens. $3.98/dozen

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          1. re: y2000k

            Hmm, which makes me think one could procure those same eggs at Allandale Farm, considerably closer (as in, IN) to Brookline...

            1. re: galleygirl

              Allandale is closed for the winter. Last weekend we went to Wilson Farms and got their eggs. Very fresh with gorgeous dark yellow yolks. PS, we live in Brookline and have been known to drive to Bedford for Chip-in eggs-[ much cheaper at the source than at Russo's

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              Wilson Farm
              10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

              1. re: Berheenia

                Love WIlson Farm eggs. I used th jumbos when making pasta. Comes out a great yellow color. ALso good fro breakfast.

                1. re: Berheenia

                  Just out of curiosity - what's the price at Russo's versus at the farm? thanks

                  1. re: fesenjan

                    A dozen large Chip-In eggs at Russo's is $2.79 currently. They'd have to be pretty darn cheap at the farm to make it worthwhile to drive all the way out to Bedford!

                    1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                      I've seen Chip-In at Darwin's (H^2 location) but don't know what they charge.

                      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                        Wow, that is not a bad price at all! I'm on the North Shore, tho, so might be almost as likely to get near Bedford (under the "Around 128 toward Burlington" rubric) as to Russo's. I tend to go to Seven Acre Farm in Reading currently.

                        1. re: fesenjan

                          On the north shore... Tendercrop sells their own eggs.

                          1. re: Gio

                            So does Green Meadows, and they're fantastic, and Valley View, which are also fantastic. Green Meadows also has duck eggs at least sometimes.

              2. Count me among the lovers of Bedford's Chip-In, a must if I'm making raw-egg cocktails, as well as the usual uses. Formaggio carries them.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                1. It's a bit of a hike, and they don't always have them, but I love, love, love the eggs from Drumlin Farm.

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                  1. re: Kirs

                    +1 for Drumlin Farm eggs. I'm part of their CSA (summer & winter) & always get their eggs when they have them for sale. They also sell the eggs from Brambly Farms as part of their farm share add-ons. Yummmmmm.....

                  2. Many of the vendors at the Wayland Winter Farmers' Market have eggs, all local and presumably of excellent quality. Saturdays from 10-2 at Russell's Garden Center on Rt 20. Also, and again a bit far from Brookline, but Codman Community Farm in Lincoln has their own eggs in a self-serve fridge, and when they don't have their own, they carry Chip In.

                    1. http://peteandjensbackyardbirds.com/d... located in concord near verrill farm but they do supply certain retail shops.

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                      1. re: cpthandsome

                        My vote is for Wilson Farms. It may be my imagination, but my omelets with their eggs ... delicious.

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                        Wilson Farm
                        10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

                        1. re: cpthandsome

                          Those eggs are great but unavailable right now. Pete and Jen are overseas on vacation and their egg operation (as well as the rest of their ministore) is closed for the winter.

                          1. re: cpthandsome

                            Pete and Jen's are the best, but they are also $6 a dozen - Codman Farm in Lincoln is also excellent and lower-priced (but sometimes runs out) - Chip-In is good and reasonable, and I like Wilsons which is the lowest price point as well, but I would like to know more about the conditions for their hens and it's not obvious on their website - anyone know more?

                            Also on a separate but related question, does anyone know if the fresh chicken they sell comes from their own flocks or elsewhere? It seems remarkably fresher and tastier to me than what's at Costco and the chain groceries.

                          2. Does the farm note both production and expiration dates on the packages? An egg farmer told me that the former is important.

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                            1. re: scotty27

                              Why is it important? I'm not sure which farm you're asking about, but in my experience some small producers don't bother with either. This is fine with me, because eggs from a small farmers will generally keep for months in the fridge, given how much fresher they are than supermarket specimens.