July 30, 2016 – Cage-free eggs and pasture-raised chickens + zucchini prime season
Did you know – the Edmondson Village Farmers Market features cage-free eggs from local Yolo Farms every week? The birds have a barn to roost in, and the freedom to roam a fenced outdoor paddock. The hens are fed a locally ground blend of corn, soy, wheat, and oats, which is all natural, with no animal by-products or antibiotics.
If you haven’t sampled local farm eggs before, you’re in for a treat. The yolks are creamier in texture, with a richer, more nuanced flavor. These are eggs that were laid just days ago. Even organic eggs from your grocery store are typically a few weeks old, and just can’t compare.
This week, Yolo will be bringing pasture-raised chickens as well. If you want to get fresh poultry, be sure to get to the market early. These sell out quickly.
From the fields this week:
This is prime season for zucchini. Come in and stock up.
Here’s a sampling of other produce we’ll see this week:’
- Sweet corn
- Potatoes – red and white
- Squash – yellow and green
- Green beans
- Herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, wood sorrel, sage, dill, cilantro, chives)
- Fresh-cut flowers