Locally Laid offers a better egg

  • Article by: Rick Nelson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 2, 2013 - 2:41 PM

By returning to traditional practices and incorporating 21st-century marketing, a first-time chicken farmer answers the question, “Are all eggs the same?”

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josflSep. 5, 13 8:19 AM

Bravo. Ingenuity, critical thinking and good old fashioned sweat. Now if we can just get those kids to return and learn.

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stupid03Sep. 5, 13 9:13 AM

i'm going to check out linden hills co-op just because of this. i never liked eggs until i tried some cage-free eggs, and the flavor is so different from the bland typical grocery store eggs. i'll go out of my way to buy eggs that are produced in such a humane manner.

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runotkiddingSep. 5, 1310:03 AM

Eggs at Target are about $1.69 a dozen or 14 cents a piece. These local eggs are $4.49 per dozen or 37 cents a piece. An extra $2.80 a dozen -- I see no reason to give that $2.80 to some guy who thinks its funny that he uses a 40 year old egg grader. I'll stick with Target

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CarrieMplsSep. 5, 1311:23 AM

I'm willing to pay a premium for eggs humanely "raised", but I also recognize it's a luxury/privilege. If I couldn't afford it I would forego eggs altogether.

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tituspulloSep. 5, 13 3:12 PM

I also buy cage-free eggs from humanely raised hens and without question, the taste is much, much better.

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julio57Sep. 5, 13 3:58 PM

I am always glad to hear stories about small farmers, as I am one myself. However, I do grow weary of people espousing the quality and benefits of "_____insert eco/animal friendly phrase_____". 99.999% of people cannot tell the difference in a blind taste test between eggs, milk, etc. That includes myself and YOU, the person reading this. Everyone thinks they appreciate the better flavor, but almost no one can tell. Moreover, people love to claim they miss the 'grass fed meat' from their grandparents' farm, and how meat nowadays is not nearly as good. Unfortunately that is a flat out lie. When blind taste tests are done the meat from the steer raised on corn in a feedlot, and grades choice, is ALWAYS chosen over grass fed. I will never criticize the farmers, but I will criticize the people who claim they know what they are buying, when in reality they do not.

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binky11010Sep. 6, 13 3:10 AM

I like the idea of eggs from humanely raised chickens, but this reads more like free advertising than an article. Apparently, this business is run perfectly.

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elling32Sep. 6, 13 1:23 PM

runotkidding---- some guy who thinks it's funny to use a 40 yr old egg grader. What does that even mean? Did he insult you in some way? Weird. BTW, love the name of the company.

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