Since I came to US one of the things I was shocked and wondering is;
Why egg yolks here are very pale, not bright golden yellow that like the egg from my father’s farm. I thought it might be the type of chicken or the weather difference and some other reasons. But then I forgot about it- even though I was still looking for farm fresh organic eggs, I stopped asking myself about the egg yolk color and deal with the best egg I could get at times.
Finally found the REAL organic egg I was looking for since I moved to Northern CA. No sponsor, I just wanted share with people who lives in Northern CA and looking for real organic ingredients for their cooking.
Getting fresh eggs are easy if you put a little effort- such as make a special trip to a farmers market early morning.
But getting real organic egg? It’s not easy at all. Actually some of farmer’s market organic eggs were very disappointing to me. Not that they were bad just it wasn’t what I was looking for. Trust me, I tried all kinds of organic/grass fed eggs that I could get around Sac area from farmers markets to stores!
If chicken eats more grains than grass or worms, their egg yolk is pale yellow; most of the eggs I tried were pale yellow, which means the farmers fed their chicken way more grains than the chicken needs. I believe those chicken ate grass too, but it’s probably like a kid eating a happy meal with a piece of pickle in it and drink milk shake with a real strawberry…
Sorry If I’m a bit strong about this subject, but I’m really passionate about this;
Real food and treat animal the way they should be treated not as our food or money maker.
(Organic egg from a farmers market)
These are the organic eggs I used eat. Yes, they look beautiful and yummy. I really enjoyed those meals. 🙂 But not quite the quality I was looking for.
(please excuse the egg who winking at you & sticking his tongue out… lol)
So, I finally found the egg I used get from my father’s organic farm when I was young that my dad fed them mainly with grass and whatever themselves(chickens) found in the farm to eat. When you crack the egg, you notice that egg shell is super strong and hard, yes, much stronger than ‘regular’ egg these days. The egg yolk is bright golden yellow.
This picture is supper yummy too! But focusing on the egg, the egg yolk. Yes, they are perfectly cooked but please notice the color. You think this is golden yellow? Then you haven’t seen the real golden yellow yolk yet, which is the picture down below.
There are some soy sauce drizzle, but look at the part that soy didn’t touched. Can you tell difference?
I don’t even have to explain how the taste is like, you just have to try it!
Here is the farmer’s website and you can see how they raise their animals.
To bad this farm is about 7 hours away from where I live, so I can’t get those eggs at the freshest time every week.
But no complain, I’m super happy to found this egg.
You also can get these eggs at WholeFoods. Only half dozens are available and the cost is $5.99
I know, it’s almost like $1 per egg, but it is totally worth it! Also we need support these farms and farmers so we can stop the horrible circle of stock raising.
Thank you so much for your time to read this post, it’s super important to all of us.
Think again; the end of the day, we are going to pay money either farmer or doctor. At least farmer gives us yummy food instead of painful shots and bitter pills.
I think that’s a really good point to support the farmers with fresh healthy produce/meat. It does cost more, but if you can afford it sometimes splurge on the yummy stuff for your body. Thanks for the reminder.
You are totally right! Thank you for your thoughts!!
Based on the advantages that organic foods offer, many people have made the choice
to include them in their diet. Modern day agricultural advancements are resorting to
very primitive methods to bring the farming industry to an ecological
21st century turnabout. The industrial revolution has affected
almost every facet of our daily lives. World hunger, economical depression and other complex issues of civilization could very well become historical things of the past.
The most compelling evidence comes from a $25-million study that was funded by the European-Union with organic food and so far
the largest study of its kind.
My dad used to have chickens in his backyard. I agree that the eggs from my dad’s chicken taste better than eggs you buy at the market. We love organic eggs. Now we get them from Costco.