Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dome Fresh Eggs

Aside from the memories of time spent with family, playing in the country, and connecting with old friends, we left the North Florida woods last weekend with a tangible treat--actually, seven tangible treats--fresh eggs from the dome chickens.Just outside the dome-sweet-dome where Aunt S, Uncle S, Big L and little l live, eleven chickens present them with fresh eggs every day (except the rooster, the two funky chickens, and the one brooding mama hen).Big B and little b love the daily ritual that occurs there, inspecting the coop for eggs like seekers on a treasure hunt. Many of my friends and Papa's family are familiar with the taste of fresh eggs, but this is a relatively new indulgence for me. It is something very special. The morning after these seven were collected, we made simple turkey-cheddar omelets for breakfast. They were easily the most delicious I've ever tasted.
"Love and eggs are best when they are fresh."
-Russian Proverb

5 comments:

Mama Bird said...

Hmmm. Do you know of a local source?

kollene carlsson said...

How cool!!! There is an egg farm out east where I grew up actually... close to I75 & Fruitville... not sure if they're organic but it's still fun to visit! xoxo

SwedeLife said...

My old home daycare mama had chickens and eggs for sale, Sabine Grieff. When I wrote the article for mommy on local food, I found the egg farm Kollene mentions had stopped producing eggs, and was just distributing them. There is a proposal before the city commision to allow for chickens in the city limits- Kate Adams knows about it! You can be pro-local eggs/ pro-chickens in the city and start having your own! (If you don't mind early morning rooster calls in the 'hood)

Kathie said...

Mmmm. Sounds great. You know, I have never tasted a fresh egg! It is an experience that I will make a point to try this Summer.

Rose said...

When we were in Vancouver, we visited the Granville Island Market--the most amazing farmer's market I've ever been to. We bought local fresh eggs there and they were by far the best I've ever had before or since. The hens were so healthy that the yolks were almost orange!!

I sometimes buy fresh eggs at Jessica's. I assume they are fresh and local, but have never asked.