this if you haven't.
yesterday i got this note from a reader in denver, colorado. she had read my words about eggs and did something about it. sutton, you made my day. and knowing that you have changed your egg buying from store to farm has put a smile on my face i dare say will last through the weekend and into next summer. thank you.
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know I read the post on longest acres about eggs & chickens-- as a result I decided to no longer purchase the organic eggs, we usually eat in our house (from the grocery store). I sought out and found a farmer about 30 minutes outside of Denver (where we live) and starting this Sunday, my husband and I, along with your two year old little boy (Hawke) will be driving out to pick up 2 dozen eggs every two weeks from him. The small farmer, Craig, is helping his son earn money by selling the eggs from his son's chickens. He told me how the chickens have the run of their small farm, are cuddled daily, and well loved, as well as what they eat. He said they are very spoiled chickens, which really made me smile. He encouraged me to bring any kids we may have, because they have horses and 4 week old chicks for kids to touch and see first hand. I am really excited about this! I was also stoked when he gave me directions to their farm and they included "past the llama farm after the road changes from concrete to dirt"-- Thank you for opening my eyes about this important issue! -sutton 3/15/12
if any of you want to change your egg purchases from store to farm and are having a hard time doing so, please let me know! write to me and i will do all i can to help you find a farmer who will sell you their eggs. i promise. it means that much to me.
**update** several readers have found GREAT help through searching for "eggs" in their local craigslist. definitely try that! but please don't hesitate at all to contact me here or through firstname.lastname@example.org for further help!!