HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >

Discussion

Orange Yolk Eggs - Where Can I Find Them

  • 4

HI - On a quest to find the perfect orange yolk eggs. Anyone have a source? Thanks in advance.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Even though I don't live in NJ, regardless of where one lives, you're most likely to find the deepest-colored yolks from an independent local farm that raises free-range chickens. Maybe Google "free-range chicken eggs, your town or county, NJ" & see what comes up. Also check out any natural/organic-type stores in your area.

    1. the color of the yolks is a function of what the hens eat, incidentally, and not **necessarily** any grade on their living conditions...http://www.chow.com/food-news/55099/d...

      1 Reply
      1. re: sunshine842

        I realize that (used to raise chickens for their eggs myself), but it's still your very BEST bet in order to get deep-colored yolks to look for a local independent producer of free-range eggs. All the corn & marigold petals in the world won't give you the same deeply-colored yolks as a truly free-range bird will.

      2. I agree with the previous posters, and find fresh organic eggs from pasture roaming hens usually have quite bright orange/yellowish yolks. Here is a link where you can find local farms selling eggs, many of the farms do have free roaming hens. http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/agricu...