Having moved into the Yamhill Valley at the end of the summer, I enjoyed picking up fresh eggs at the local farmers’ markets. I assumed I would eventually connect with someone nearby who had backyard chickens or a nearby farm with free range hens. It just hasn’t happened yet.
My landlady has urged me to build my own henhouse as McMinnville permits a few hens in backyards, but after a short discussion, my husband and I decided it is not our best option for many reasons.
So, what to do? Options at local groceries offer free range eggs, eggs from chicken fed a vegetarian diet, and organic, but I think these are my last option. Even at the best stores, eggs that are provided by a large company instead of a local farm may be a bit old. By law, eggs can be sold for some time, but the fresher an egg is, the better.
I know how farm fresh eggs taste. I want them. Yamhill Valley Grown often has them. Check this week’s offerings and place your order by noon on Thursday. Delivery to your door Friday afternoon. WOW!