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.
re: Robert Lauriston
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.
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.
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 http://www.goodearthnaturalfoods.net