Is it possible to have a favorite brand of egg?
I would have thought this was a nutty idea, until I happened upon the eggs from Yuppy Hill Farm. At the time of my discovery, I was struggling with a bit of an "egg aversion". Not ordinarily prone to such things, and figuring there must be a way to get past my developing aversion, I decided to simply try a new brand of eggs.
Wouldn't you know it? That did the trick. Yuppy Hill eggs are, by far, the best eggs I've ever tasted. The yolks are rich and dark, which would seem to indicate high levels of DHA (omega 3s!), vitamin A, and other antioxidants. And the flavor is out of this world -- rich and buttery, especially when served over easy (which is my favorite way to prepare -- and eat -- an egg).
Lynn Lein, owner of Yuppie Hill, has been raising chickens for nearly 10 years. While the farm isn't organically certified, it does employ cage-free methods. Lynn purchases vegetarian feed from her local feed co-op where they mix a special blend of ingredients made to order for her birds. This mix includes soy, corn, alfalfa and flax seeds to name a few.
And speaking of eggs, many thanks to The Hungover Gourmet from the Foodie Blogroll for recommending this article on how to choose and store eggs. Just good, basic information to keep in mind.
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