I’ve had more than one non-farmer friend ask me about eggs recently and if every egg can become a baby chicken. They think this is a silly question to ask but its one, I’m guessing, many don’t know the answer to. The answer is that eggs you find in the grocery store mostly come from large farms where hens are kept without any roosters around. Those eggs are not fertilized and cannot become a baby chicken. On our farm, like many other small farms, the roosters (male chickens) and hens (female chickens) live together so the eggs are fertilized and could, under the right conditions, develop into a chick. Continue reading
This year at the Clear Lake Farmers Market we are fortunate enough to have a variety of meat and eggs available. Several of our vendors offer farm fresh eggs and duck eggs are available every other week. Whole chickens can also be preordered. We have 4 producers this year who offer cuts of either grass fed or corn fed beef and 2 of those also offer custom processed pork by the whole or half. To see which vendors will be at market with meat and eggs each week you can visit our website where we have an interactive market directory: www.clearlakefarmersmarket.