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2012-10-07 08:40:40 AM
Free-range are usually only a couple dimes more per dozen, from my experience. And free-range organic are around $.50 more. So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!
 
2012-10-07 09:01:02 AM

digistil: So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!


Austria, apparently. Farking Nazis.

I've paid $5/dozen for eggs, from the Amish at my local farmer's market. They're really good, and they're really fresh.

/Usually, I just buy the organic ones at the supermarket for $3.50/dozen
//Switched to them when I realized they tasted like eggs, while the cheap store-brand ones taste of sulfur.
 
2012-10-07 09:04:58 AM
Jeffrey Dahmer ate free range humans.
 
2012-10-07 09:26:23 AM
lol pretentious hipster garbage.
 
2012-10-07 09:51:49 AM

skinink: Jeffrey Dahmer ate free range humans.


organic too
 
2012-10-07 10:07:37 AM
At our local grocery store, we have a brand of eggs available that's free-range, locally raised ... all that. They go for $5.49 a dozen, and this is written on a sign who's boilerplate that says "Why pay more?"

I don't know. I can't think of a reason to pay more more that $5.49 for a dozen eggs either.

/I suspect someone did that on purpose for the lulz.
 
2012-10-07 10:59:21 AM
media.egotvonline.com
 
2012-10-07 11:11:19 AM
Organic shmorganic. It all ends up in the shiatter.
 
2012-10-07 11:13:09 AM
whenever i thnk of Sydney thi hknk of the SPIDERSS


www.avru.org
 
2012-10-07 11:13:50 AM

qsblues: Organic shmorganic. It all ends up in the shiatter.


See? This is why I love Fark. It has such a unique perspective.
 
2012-10-07 11:13:59 AM
Here in the US, free-range simply means an inspector came by at some point and confirmed chickens have access to open space of a particular size. It doesn't have to be grassed and they don't actually have to use it. If you want actually decent eggs, look for 'pastured' in the label. That means the chickens roam around eating bugs, etc like they are supposed to.

My advice - go on Craigslist and search for people selling eggs. Go and check out their property and look for the chickens roaming around. We pay $2/doz for pastured eggs and the difference in quality is huge. Plus you are supporting a neighbor not a factory farm.
 
2012-10-07 11:28:58 AM

Homer Nixon: Here in the US, free-range simply means an inspector came by at some point and confirmed chickens have access to open space of a particular size. It doesn't have to be grassed and they don't actually have to use it. If you want actually decent eggs, look for 'pastured' in the label. That means the chickens roam around eating bugs, etc like they are supposed to.

My advice - go on Craigslist and search for people selling eggs. Go and check out their property and look for the chickens roaming around. We pay $2/doz for pastured eggs and the difference in quality is huge. Plus you are supporting a neighbor not a factory farm.


^ buy eggs local...
 
2012-10-07 11:43:59 AM

Altair: Homer Nixon: Here in the US, free-range simply means an inspector came by at some point and confirmed chickens have access to open space of a particular size. It doesn't have to be grassed and they don't actually have to use it. If you want actually decent eggs, look for 'pastured' in the label. That means the chickens roam around eating bugs, etc like they are supposed to.

My advice - go on Craigslist and search for people selling eggs. Go and check out their property and look for the chickens roaming around. We pay $2/doz for pastured eggs and the difference in quality is huge. Plus you are supporting a neighbor not a factory farm.

^ buy eggs local...


Who in their right mind would go to CL for eggs....
 
2012-10-07 12:43:05 PM

capitafun: Altair: Homer Nixon: Here in the US, free-range simply means an inspector came by at some point and confirmed chickens have access to open space of a particular size. It doesn't have to be grassed and they don't actually have to use it. If you want actually decent eggs, look for 'pastured' in the label. That means the chickens roam around eating bugs, etc like they are supposed to.

My advice - go on Craigslist and search for people selling eggs. Go and check out their property and look for the chickens roaming around. We pay $2/doz for pastured eggs and the difference in quality is huge. Plus you are supporting a neighbor not a factory farm.

^ buy eggs local...

Who in their right mind would go to CL for eggs....


As long as you do your due diligence that it's a legit operation, who in their right mind would pay more for inferior quality at a supermarket? You're more likely to get tainted eggs at some point from a factory farm than a family farm. Plenty of small farmers grow eggs on the side for farm markets or to sell separately. More and more are skipping the middle men and putting up ads on Craigslist and the like.
 
2012-10-07 01:35:21 PM

Dwight_Yeast: digistil: So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!

Austria, apparently. Farking Nazis.

I've paid $5/dozen for eggs, from the Amish at my local farmer's market. They're really good, and they're really fresh

Unless you like them hard boiled. Older eggs are best for that.

 
2012-10-07 01:54:13 PM
I pay $2.50 for extra-large, $3.50 for double-yolkers at a farm five minutes from me. One of the best things about living in the country! As for the craigslist thing, lots of small farmers here use Kijiji to advertise their products, I don't understand how you think that would affect their quality.
 
2012-10-07 03:23:27 PM
Or just raise your own. I live in Chicago and we had as many as 6 chickens in my backyard last summer. Buy the feed in bulk and collect the eggs daily. There is nothing better than a fresh egg.
 
2012-10-07 04:31:23 PM
Huh, I get mine for about $2 a dozen and I know the person who raised them. I guess I am doing it wrong according to the fark conservatives.
 
2012-10-07 07:08:58 PM

digistil: Free-range are usually only a couple dimes more per dozen, from my experience. And free-range organic are around $.50 more. So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!


Australia and New Zealand.

Take a look:

Woolworths Australia Online - Eggs

I think Americans don't really appreciate how inexpensive most consumer goods are in the US compared to other countries. Everything except health care and education really.
 
2012-10-07 07:43:56 PM
Huh, I get mine for about $2 a dozen and I know the person who raised them. I guess I am doing it wrong according to the fark conservatives.
it's envirotards like you that are destroying local factory farms and chemical corporations that supply them
 
2012-10-07 11:23:12 PM
Free range = Easter egg hunt every morning. Been there, done that.
 
2012-10-08 01:26:42 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dwight_Yeast: digistil: So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!

Austria, apparently. Farking Nazis.

I've paid $5/dozen for eggs, from the Amish at my local farmer's market. They're really good, and they're really fresh

Unless you like them hard boiled. Older eggs are best for that.


I've actually got four or five that have been sitting in the fridge for a couple weeks that I need to hard boil. They still taste better than factory-farmed eggs.
 
2012-10-08 02:47:03 AM
I've done some chicken-tending for/with friends and relatives. I was surprised how easy it is to raise your own chickens. You just need to build a coop that keeps out predators and take care of business like feed and water. NP.
 
2012-10-08 03:03:10 AM

Brostorm: lol pretentious hipster garbage.



Yeah what dumbass wants fresh healthy high quality eggs? WTF?
 
2012-10-08 05:14:05 AM

forstmeister: Or just raise your own. I live in Chicago and we had as many as 6 chickens in my backyard last summer. Buy the feed in bulk and collect the eggs daily. There is nothing better than a fresh egg.


Sex. Sex is better than a fresh egg.
 
2012-10-08 06:21:08 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: whenever i thnk of Sydney thi hknk of the SPIDERSS


Not me

resources1.news.com.au
 
2012-10-08 09:41:38 AM

forstmeister: Or just raise your own. I live in Chicago and we had as many as 6 chickens in my backyard last summer. Buy the feed in bulk and collect the eggs daily. There is nothing better than a fresh egg.


we had an even better deal. have a neighbor who has 6 chickens, but can't eat as many eggs as the chickens are laying. so, fresh eggs, and no more work than getting a delivery of eggs in the morning.
 
2012-10-09 09:42:37 AM

kg2095: digistil: Free-range are usually only a couple dimes more per dozen, from my experience. And free-range organic are around $.50 more. So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!

Australia and New Zealand.

Take a look:

Woolworths Australia Online - Eggs.


According to your link, normal eggs are around $AUS 3.70 a dozen. Am I missing something?
 
2012-10-09 03:22:59 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dwight_Yeast: digistil: So where on Earth are normal eggs selling for well over $5 per dozen?!?!

Austria, apparently. Farking Nazis.

I've paid $5/dozen for eggs, from the Amish at my local farmer's market. They're really good, and they're really fresh

Unless you like them hard boiled. Older eggs are best for that.

I've actually got four or five that have been sitting in the fridge for a couple weeks that I need to hard boil. They still taste better than factory-farmed eggs.


Oh yeah, way better taste. I've been raising my own chickens for the past year or so, and it's easy work for a lot of quality food. I've traded the eggs for neighbor's vegetables (which I then freeze or can), and I also sell the eggs for $3/dozen to my neighbors.

I recently started teaching my young son how to care for the hens and budget for their feed out of the egg sale money. As long as he does a good job, he gets all the rest of the money for books and toys. He learns responsibility, I don't have to wash the shiat off chicken eggs. Win/win.
 
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