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May 31, 2011 01:02 PM

ISO eggs from pastured chickens in East Bay

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!

Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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

    Cafe Rouge
    1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Yes, N. Berkeley Thursday market too.

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

      1. 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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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

        1. 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.

          Berkeley Bowl West
          920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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          1. re: potato or yam

            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.

            1. re: Windy

              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.

              1. re: JasmineG

                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.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

          2. The Whole Foods in Oakland carries some pastured eggs - bought a dozen eggs from Alexandre Family Farms a week or two ago.

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            1. re: Spatlese

              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.

              1. re: Ridge

                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...

                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?