Fresh chickens, eggs, and lots of zucchini

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 localfarm-fresh-eggs 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.

>>See our dietitian’s recipe for Zucchini Pizza Boats

Here’s a sampling of other produce we’ll see this week:’

  • Peaches
  • Blackberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Cantaloupe
  • Potatoes – red and white
  • Squash – yellow and green
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, wood sorrel, sage, dill, cilantro, chives)
  • Fresh-cut flowers

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