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Column: Basic egg far from simple, whether in myth or science




Just got home from a trip to Cardinal Point Farms. We were running low on eggs, and I get a little nervous if we don’t have a few sitting in the fridge.

When I called Anne, I said I had heard somewhere that chickens don’t lay as much during cold times and wondered if she even had any to sell. She said the hens must have not gotten that memo because she had plenty. I cackled and said I’d be right over.

I like that Anne and Steve raise cage-free, organically fed chickens. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe the freedom and natural conditions the chickens enjoy make the eggs taste better. I do know that I once I cracked a Cardinal Farm egg in the same bowl as a store-bought one and asked my wife which was which. She easily noted the rich marigold color of the local, organic yolk from the rather pale yellow yolk of the other.

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