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Feb 19, 2012 08:29 AM

source for backyard chicken eggs on the Peninsula?

I live in the Redwood City area and lost my source of backyard chicken eggs. Can you recommend a regular source of eggs, 1-2 dozen per week?

I am not stuck on the notion of "backyard" in this context, really what I want are eggs that feature rich orange colored yolks. If they come from a local commercial producer and are offered through a local retail outlet I really don't care that much.

Thank you in advance.

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  1. Marin Sun Farms has two or three retail outlets on the Peninsula.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Hi Robert,
      Interesting, I shop at Sigona's every week and have not seen eggs promoted (I buy Marin Sun beef there quite often), but I also usually reach for one brand of eggs there so it could be that I have overlooked them.

      On another note, I saw from Marin Sun's website that they have Rhode Island and Americauna hens, I've had Americaunas before (when we had chickens) and I have to say I'm not much of a fan of that breed for eggs.

      Thanks, I'll check in next time I am at Sigona's.

      1. re: jeff3545

        I've never seen Marin Sun Farms at Sigona's, but they do offer pastured eggs. In the winter, when the hens aren't laying as much, they are hard to come by. I believe the cost is about $3 for 6 eggs.

        Whole Foods (Palo Alto) also has pastured eggs now. I believe they're from out of state, but they do have the orange yolks. Around $4 for 6 eggs.

        I bought backyard eggs from a woman on Waverley in Palo Alto a few times (she puts a sign out front), but they were hard to get and the chickens developed some sort of problem and the last I heard they weren't selling anymore.

        1. re: emily

          Palo Alto would be great. Incidentally, my regular source for eggs developed a problem with her hens, losting a couple and getting mites in the rest. I guess chickens are a lot more complicated than we realize!

        2. re: jeff3545

          Eggs are a much smaller distribution. There's a separate section in Robert's link

          Retail Stores – Eggs:

          Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop, Point Reyes Station
          Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop at Rockridge Market Hall, Oakland
          Farmers Markets (Below) -- None on the Peninsula
          Rainbow Grocery, San Francisco
          Good Earth Natural Foods, Fairfax

          1. re: drewskiSF

            making the trek up to Point Reyes Station could be something I could talk myself into if picking up a few dozen oysters was part of the bargain :)

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        1. Glaum eggs are great. Very local and sold at Whole Foods. They are humane certified and from the newspaper articles I've read treat their chickens really well. I like the jumbo, non-organic personally.

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          1. re: YSZ

            Thanks, I'm not a fan of Whole Foods but I see they are also sold through Bianchini's in San Carlos. I'll check 'em out, thanks again.