Homestead Eggs

I love moving to a new place. It’s always exciting to explore the area and hunt down new favorite places.

I’ve wanted fresh eggs for some time, though, and it’s been harder to find them. For one, I am not a big fan of social media and for two, a lot of people in my rural community do things by word of mouth. In the past, I was able to get them form a local produce co-op or my husband traded a farmer for work on his small equipment (tiller, lawnmower, chainsaw, etc.). I love fresh duck and chicken eggs and- although they’re a pain- quail eggs. So, I have gotten a little spoiled and wanted good eggs. The kinds with thick shells, deep colored yolks, and that taste amazing.

I stumbled across an advertisement in my local community online newsletter and found what I have dubbed “the egg lady” the next town over. It’s a decent drive, but I am there a couple times a month to pick up things from the hardware store and other errands, so I just do everything all at once.

There’s also a nearby produce stand at the end of someone’s driveway and a honey stand on the side of the road that I frequent. I love knowing where my food comes from and being able to support my local community.

I’d love to hear about the roadside stands near you. I used to drive by a flower stand and would always feel thrilled when I saw bunches of daffodils announcing springtime.

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