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Lilinah May 31, 2011 01:02 PM

I hope to find eggs from pastured chickens for sale in the East Bay (esp. Oakland - Emeryville - Berkeley - Albany - El Cerrito)

I searched the archives - most messages w/specifics were from a year ago &/or referenced San Francisco. I'm certain awareness has expanded in the intervening year since i've been seeing more articles about them.

So far i haven't seen them in Berkeley Bowl or Whole Foods Berkeley. I rarely get to Farmers Markets but i'm willing to schedule them in if i know eggs from pastured hens are there. I'm esp. close to Temescal (Oakland), Emeryville, and So. Bkly, but happy to go farther...

Thanks for any pointers!

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Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

  1. mnosyne Jun 6, 2011 10:25 PM

    LMAO! I read "pasteurized" chickens!

    1. Melanie Wong Jun 6, 2011 10:21 PM

      I met the folks from Clark Summit Farm of Tomales last night and had a chance to ask them if their pastured, certified organic eggs are sold in the East Bay. Yes, they're available at El Cerrito Natural Grocery Co and Berkeley Natural Grocery Co.

      In San Francisco, they're sold at Falletti Foods and Rainbow, and they said that Woodlands Market in Kentfield is one of their major outlets, go to the meat department to find the eggs.

      http://clarksummitfarm.com/poultry-an...

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      El Cerrito Natural Grocery Co
      10367 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

      Berkeley Natural Grocery Co
      1336 Gilman St, Albany, CA 94706

      Woodlands Market
      735 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904

      Falletti Foods
      308 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

      Clark Summit Farm
      30201 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA 94971

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        chemchef Jun 2, 2011 04:32 PM

        They carry pastured eggs from Soul Food Farm at the Biofuel Oasis (corner of Ashby and Sacramento).

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

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          Mission Jun 2, 2011 07:47 PM

          I saw pastured eggs at both the meat market at Market Hall on College and Star Meats in the back of Star Grocery on Claremont Ave.

          I think both were $8.99/ dozen?

          Almost worth getting your own chickens?

          True Pastured eggs can look dirty on the outside and vary in size,color,flavor and shape both inside and out.

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            Spatlese Jun 2, 2011 11:07 PM

            The Market Hall eggs are Marin Sun Farms (most of the time - one time they were selling Eatwell Farms eggs instead of their in-house brand), and the last time I was at Star Grocery, the eggs on sale in back were Soul Food Farms. Both pricey, to be sure, but both known commodities as well.

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            Eatwell Farm
            5835 Sievers Rd, Dixon, CA 95620

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

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              Windy Jun 3, 2011 02:52 PM

              I hope those chickens get music and art classes, and trips to the beach for $9 a dozen.

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            Spatlese Jun 1, 2011 11:08 AM

            The Whole Foods in Oakland carries some pastured eggs - bought a dozen eggs from Alexandre Family Farms http://www.ecodairyfarms.com/ a week or two ago.

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              Ridge Jun 2, 2011 10:11 AM

              I was a bit disappointed by the Alexandre eggs. They are a bit bland to me. Here is another thread that discusses eggs:

              I was a bit disappointed by the Alexandre eggs. They are a bit bland to me. Here is another thread that discusses eggs.

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                Lilinah Jun 2, 2011 12:43 PM

                Hmmm... Ridge, your link appears not to be there. Was this the old thread from 2010 mostly focused on fresh eggs in San Francisco?
                I'm adding a link here, but am not sure of the method...
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/708781

                Thanks to everyone for their replies...

                I didn't see pastured eggs in the BB West when i was there this past weekend. Where are they?
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                  Ridge Jun 2, 2011 05:48 PM

                  Sorry, here is the thread:

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/375239

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                potato or yam Jun 1, 2011 09:40 AM

                I have been seeing Marin Sun Farms eggs at Berkeley Bowl West for the last few weeks. They are a little over $8 for a dozen.

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                Berkeley Bowl West
                920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                1. re: potato or yam
                  Windy Jun 3, 2011 02:51 PM

                  Which is why I don't buy them. They're $9 at other groceries, as are Soul Food Farms.

                  The delicious (not pastured) eggs I buy from Haney Farms at the Alemany Market are less than $3 a dozen.

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                    JasmineG Jun 3, 2011 02:53 PM

                    Sadly, I haven't found pastured eggs anywhere near that price at any market in the East Bay. The cheapest I've seen is $5, I think.

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                      Robert Lauriston Jun 3, 2011 02:56 PM

                      I don't think I've seen under $6, except one day when Marin Sun had too many and was selling 4 dozen for $20.

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                        JasmineG Jun 3, 2011 03:23 PM

                        Kaki Farms used to be $5, but I haven't bought them in a while since I prefer Riverdog.

                2. artychokeasana Jun 1, 2011 08:54 AM

                  I have a friend who does a CSA of eggs from his farm in Winters. I believe he has a pick up point in the East Bay. Somerset Farm is the name of his operation if you are interested I'll see if he has any open spots. I've been a member for about a year and the eggs are fabulous-there is also a cute email called "the daily chicken" so you can see the hens at play on the farm.

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                    Robert Lauriston Jun 1, 2011 08:57 AM

                    http://somersetfarm.us/Somerset_Farm/...

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                      artychokeasana Jun 1, 2011 09:09 AM

                      thank you Robert-I didn't even know they had a web site!

                  2. JasmineG May 31, 2011 01:18 PM

                    In addition to the above, there are pastured eggs at the Sunday Temescal market as well.

                    1. Robert Lauriston May 31, 2011 01:06 PM

                      Marin Sun Farms, Cafe Rouge, several stands at the Tuesday and Saturday Berkeley farmers markets, I'm not sure about the Thursday market.

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                      Cafe Rouge
                      1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

                      Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop
                      Rockridge Market Hall, Oakland, CA 94618

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                        indigirl Jun 2, 2011 05:04 PM

                        Yes, N. Berkeley Thursday market too.

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