After a successful trip to the farmers’ market, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, I returned home to begin my cooking. For my first project, I am checking to see if local, pasture eggs taste really taste better than store bought cage-free eggs.
Central Valley Farm Eggs
These are the eggs I bought at the farmers market. As you can see they are locally grown in Ashbury, NJ, which is about an hour west of the
city. According to their website, the chickens at this farm “have their own cage-free barn and their own pasture outside. Their eggs are gathered daily and sold fresh to you.” I am a big fan of buying from local sellers and these eggs were only $2.50 for half a dozen. While that may seem steep when comparing it to grocery store prices, it makes me feel good to be supporting local farmers. Right on the carton it says “taste the difference,” but the real question is: do these eggs really taste any better than normal eggs?
These are the eggs that are usually in my house. They are Trader Joe’s cage-free eggs. My family usually just buys whatever eggs are the cheapest, but recently I have been trying to make an effort to eat “better,” and even if just for my conscience, cage-free sounds my humane.