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Jul 30, 2013 10:54 AM

Duck eggs in Baltimore city or suburbs?

Does anyone know of a good place to get duck eggs either in the city or the immediate suburbs within 30 minutes? TIA.

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  1. Two or three years ago, I had duck eggs for brunch at B-bistro, a restaurant in the Bolton Hill neighborhood in Baltimore. They might still have it on the menu.....

    1. Oops, I misread your question. Whole Foods in downtown Baltimore have them on rare occasions. Also check out any Asian markets.

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      1. re: miss787

        Great, I frequent the Whole Foods quite regularly (more than I want to admit) but never seen them although I've never looked. Maybe I'll give them a call. Thanks.

      2. Sorry that I don't have the opportunity to provide an answer to your question. BUT--am curious as to why/what you cook/prepare/do with duck eggs. I've eaten quail eggs on salads, etc. but am very curious as to the duck eggs--knowing that they are much larger then regular hen's eggs.

        Years ago my parents decorated eggs of every size for Easter. The larger duck eggs made for some beautiful decorations--Scoop out the interior and make a beautiful interior theme. We never thought, though, about eating them.

        I love to experiment with foods and will just about eat anything as long as it isn't moving--lol. FoiGras

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        1. re: FoiGras

          Actually there is no real reason, except for fun and variety in the kitchen. I discovered duck bacon last week and so then duck eggs popped into my head and duck bacon omelet seemed like a fun idea using fewer eggs I'd imagine. I might need to get a life, but that was really the only motivation and I figured if they aren't too hard to find then why not? :) It's funny you mention that, I am a serious meatatarian and my SO jokes that I'll "eat anything that you used to move." Eggs don't really move unless they clearly are beyond the stage at which they should be eaten and hold a baby ready to be hatched, but I love them too.

          Do you know any local source for quail eggs?

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            I've purchased duck eggs from Lynn Ferguson at Ferguson Farm before, and they are wonderful. She does weekly drop-offs all over the area.


            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Sorry--I've never actually purchased quail eggs myself. Only have eaten then at restaurants. But, if Whole Foods has the duck eggs, I would imagine they would carry quail eggs. FoiGras

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                I haven't been to the Baltimore Farmer's Market this year, but KCC Natural Farms had quail eggs regularly. They also have great chicken.

                I did my first experimenting with duck eggs this year, and they were amazing. I didn't use them for baking -- I just scrambled them for breakfast. They were richer and tastier than chicken eggs. I loved them, but be aware that they are a seasonal item. Ducks don't continuously lay like chickens.

            2. Springfield farms often has them, they may be just outside of the 30min mark north of the city. They have a good website and are very friendly to orders if you email or call them.

              You may want to try Relay Foods. They are sort of grocery delivery service focusing on local farms. I use them primarily for milk delivery, but they have a ton of stuff. Would be too expensive for just ordering one dozen duck eggs though.

              1. Updated - neither Whole Foods or Wegmans in Hunt Valley carry them. H Mart gets regular deliveries, but I will also look into the other sources here.

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                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                    Well, I'm glad I called beforehand to check the price. The H Mart only carries fermented black duck eggs just FYI in case anyone put it on their list as a source.