I coordinate a couple of local food clubs in my area of town, and we recently began purchasing eggs from a different farmer. These eggs are amazing and quite unlike anything you’ve ever purchased at the store I’m quite sure – organic or not!
Ever seen double yolk eggs before, not just one in a blue moon, but LOTS of them?
The egg delivery I received this week had eggs so large that some of them looked like duck eggs. In addition, half or maybe more were double yolk eggs! It is easy to see why eggs like this are never in stores. There is little chance they would even fit in a standard size carton!
In addition, eggs this size typically come from layers that are older. Since chickens that mass produce eggs don’t live very long due to unfavorable living conditions, this would also keep egg size in check.
If you’ve never seen eggs like this, why not? Are you still supporting the industrial food complex by buying your eggs at the store, which are, in many cases, months old?
Even organic eggs from the store are no comparison. Just get some farm fresh eggs and compare the difference. Deep golden to orange yolks, much bigger size, stronger shell, better taste, double yolks, cheaper price.
You don’t need any double blind studies to see and taste the difference. Your five senses will do you just fine, thank you!
By the way, if double yolk chicken eggs aren’t easily available to you, look for goose eggs instead. They are becoming more widely available and the larger yolk makes them comparably as rich as their double yolked cousins.
*Thank you to Paul Hardiman for emailing this mouth watering picture to me shortly after Tuesday’s pickup. What a fantastic brunch you enjoyed, Paul!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Hhmmm I wonder why they taste so great… fresh farm eggs??? No chemicals produced feed here for these chickens to mass produce quantity, taste etc. right?? That is the stupidest thing I have ever read organic or not organic these taste amazing. My god your suppose to be a healthy food advisor and you don’t promote healthy organic??? I call this a fake website and money scamming. You want a healthy living without health problems, it should be only organic food you eat. For those of you who do get the opportunity to purchase fresh farm eggs, make sure and see what the farmer is feeding those chickens / animals, make sure it is organically produced feed. I was born, raised and grew up in a farm and have seen all the scams of the day including false labelling pretending they sell fresh organic farm eggs. This can be very damaging to the immune system long term. Don’t be fooled everyone, it will catch up on your health later years, not tomorrow or next month or next year, but in let’s say 15 to 20+ years. Good luck!
We have chickens and ducks. So far we have not had double yolks with the young chickens, but we do with the young duck. Oh my gosh, they look like dinosaur eggs! LOL I count them as 2 eggs when I bake. Love having our own eggs again, and we give some to our kids every week also. Even one duck laying one egg almost every day is a tremendous plus for how far the eggs go. You just cannot buy eggs from the store like your own!
What state are you win? I was getting jumbo eggs at trader Joe’s. One carton had 8 of 12 double yolks! But the really hard to find these days. I do love the surprise of a double yolk eggs!
Nice to know that a bigger egg is a sign that it comes from an older hen, and an older hen likely gets a chance to live that much longer since their living conditions are probably better.
I often buy jumbo eggs at Trader Joe’s. Such a deal – I love the surprise when I hit a double yolk! The percentage of doubles in the Trader Joe’s jumbo’s varies though – it seems to range between 25 – 50%. But what fun – and just $1.99/dozen!
Bu tI would sure like to try eggs from that farmer in Vermont who lets them roam freely over his compost heap, mainly to add their manure to his compost. (Composting being his main business.) He spends nothing on chicken feed, herds them into a barn at night, and the eggs just became a sideline business!
We live in Jeddah. Here a lot of brown double-yolk eggs are available in the Bab-Makkah kitchen market. These eggs are grown in far-flunk areas of the kingdom. These eggs seem to be healthy and vigorous too. Specially, during winter, the laying of this type increases as it is seen more and more in the markets.
I raise a few ducks just for their beautiful large eggs! An they’re cute to boot!