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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.

            http://www.fergusonfamilyfarm.com/

            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.

                  2. Fun and variety are perfectly good reasons. Getting a life is overrated, anyway. You can get both duck eggs and quail eggs from the JFX market.

                    At the very corner where AgriBerry and Dangerously Delicious Pies are, you'll see a lady selling goat meat. She sells both duck eggs and, on occasion, cubalaya eggs. Most days the ducks eggs run out real quick. I'm looking at the carton right now and it reads "Duck Eggs - Many Rocks Farm Products LLC, Keedysville, MD." I'm not sure if that's just where she gets her eggs from or her farm is actually called Many Rocks Farm. I believe she charges $4 for 6 eggs. Size varies: Sometimes the eggs are huge, other times just a little larger than jumbo chicken eggs.

                    For quail eggs, if you call Calvert Farm (the organic people) during the week, they'll bring you a carton to pick up at JFX. They were carrying quail eggs regularly before, but I guess the eggs weren't selling too well.

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                    1. I have duck eggs, but I am unfortunately a bit further north than a half hour from Baltimore.

                      I can, however, answer the question of what to do with them: Bake with them!

                      Any baked product that you want incredibly light and moist, substitute duck eggs 1 for 1 for chicken eggs. Cakes, crusts, waffles and pancakes, muffins. . .

                      You won't believe the difference, and will never go back to chicken eggs again!

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                      1. re: BrickmanHouse

                        Great, thanks for the tips. Do you notice a flavor difference when just simply prepared like fried, poached, scrambled? It seems the ideal is to use their different chemical properties to enhance baked goods.

                      2. Balducci's in Bethesda carries them.