At this year’s Easter Egg Hunt, be sure to walk away with more than just the traditional dyed, painted, and plastic ovals. Try filling your basket with organic eggs fresh from the farm. Sure, they may not be as colorful as those hidden by the Easter Bunny, but they are delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. Not to mention versatile. Omelet, sunny-side up, poached, or scrambled are just a few standard breakfast favorites. Hard-boiled eggs also make the perfect mid-day snack or salad ingredient. The best part? Any way you crack them, eggs are high in protein and rich in vitamins.
The fresher the eggs, the better they will taste. Unlike cartons in the supermarket that travel for months before taking their place on a refrigerated shelf, eggs bought at a farmer’s market or on a farm are usually packaged within days of purchase. They will therefore not only taste better than the supermarket counterpart, but they will last for at least two months after purchase. To find a farm or a farmer’s market near you, search the comprehensive Regional Farm & Food Project Directory. Of course, farm fresh eggs are not always realistic. For a trustworthy supermarket staple, stick with Organic Valley. However, if you can get the eggs straight from the farmer, it is well worth your while.
The bottom line: no dozen will taste better than organic eggs fresh from the farm. It’s a risk-free no-brainer. Go ahead, put them all in one basket.