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    614
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    Hello – does anyone have a good place (farm) close to columbus that they go to, to get Amish eggs? the only places i know are in Utica/Gambier, was hoping maybe someone knows of a place closer , maybe in plain city or something?

    #1059554
    derm
    derm
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    When the days start to get longer and the hens start laying the best places I have found are all on Craigslist where regular folks sell eggs on the side. Look in the farm and garden section, they are all over central Ohio. Almost every single place lets you see where the hens live and what they feed as well in my experience.

    #1059555

    Alex Silbajoris
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    *G* one of our family’s old traditions with Easter eggs was to have a demolition derby with them. We would go around the table, knocking eggs end-to-end, and with each strike, one would break and one would win, until finally there was only one egg left with at least one end intact.

    Those thick-shelled Amish eggs would have killed everything else.

    #1059617

    dashinhilliard
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    You might try Yutzy’s Farm Market near PLain City, off US 42, south of the Der Dutchman Restaurant. Large deli and farm market – not sure where they may get their eggs from….

    #1059709

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    Not sure why “Amish eggs” are any better. Sorry but most Amish who are in the egg selling business practice many of the caging tactics that the other large egg producers do.

    I would agree with the above Craigslist suggestion.

    #1059738
    derm
    derm
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    Looks like the ladies have started already

    http://columbus.craigslist.org/search/gra?query=eggs

    Bring any egg cartons you have, some give a discount.

    #1059745

    bayrea
    Participant

    So if I made an omelet with 3 giant eagle eggs and another with Amish eggs would you be able to tell the difference?

    #1059753
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    So if I made an omelet with 3 giant eagle eggs and another with Amish eggs would you be able to tell the difference?

    Depends on whether or not the taste-tester was in FFA. ;)

    #1059754
    derm
    derm
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>bayrea wrote:</div>
    So if I made an omelet with 3 giant eagle eggs and another with Amish eggs would you be able to tell the difference?

    Depends on whether or not the taste-tester was in FFA. ;)

    <span class=”embed-youtube” style=”text-align: center; display: block;”>[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S1uhjAtLow?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=620&h=379%5D</span&gt;

    Fuck yes, Eagles are huge, I am sure their eggs are too. I don’t even want to meet the guy who can eat an omelette made from three giant Eagle eggs.

    #1059755
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Fuck yes, Eagles are huge, I am sure their eggs are too. I don’t even want to meet the guy who can eat an omelette made from three giant Eagle eggs.

    Heh. And all this time I was waiting for someone to make the joke about Amish eggs being laid by Amish people. ;)

    Anyway… sorry for the lulz. Not meaning to derail.

    On a more serious note, we’ve gotten farm-fresh eggs from my mother-in-law’s chickens and while they’re not Amish, there’s certainly a difference compared to your regular grocery store eggs. The shells are a lot harder, the contents are a little thicker and richer tasting, and they last much longer in the fridge.

    Definitely worth seeking out fresh eggs IMHO. There’s certainly a difference.

    #1060010

    countessbranca
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    Greenfield Farms is a cooperative of Amish farms sold in many local groceries. The eggs are certified organic as well, so they fall within those federal guidelines for treatment and quality.

    http://www.gffarms.com/

    I would caution against a blanket assumption that Amish eggs are somehow “better”. Make friends with some backyard chickens, or a local farm with a small flock that let their chickens roam and eat bugs. Good living conditions and a varied diet is what makes a truly delicious egg.

    #1060075

    614
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>bayrea wrote:</div>
    So if I made an omelet with 3 giant eagle eggs and another with Amish eggs would you be able to tell the difference?

    Depends on whether or not the taste-tester was in FFA. ;)

    <span class=”embed-youtube” style=”text-align:center; display: block;”>[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S1uhjAtLow?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=620&h=379%5D</span&gt;

    Yes I could – easily, the quality is way better

    #1060081

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    So if I made an omelet with 3 giant eagle eggs and another with Amish eggs would you be able to tell the difference?

    I would be able to tell the difference between an omelet made with free range chickens vs non free range.

    I can tell you for certain that some of those eggs at Giant Eagle might in fact be from “amish” farms.

    #1060117

    Alex Silbajoris
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    The yolks of the farm eggs are a much richer and darker yellow, they make the store-bought yolks look grayish-yellow. When you crack one into a skillet, the yolk stands much taller, a sign of a fresh egg.

    #1060125
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    I like all eggs

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