Ethical Eating

Farm Fresh Eggs From Farriss Farm

When was the last time an omelet or frittata or a simple hard-boiled egg was something special? 

Easier question: When was the first time? 

If your omelet, frittata, HBE, whatever are nothing special, it's probably because your eggs are nothing special. Lucky for you, the cure is as close as the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens Greenmarkets, where every weekend, Robert and Paula Farriss sell eggs as fresh as a morning sunrise from their own flock of about five dozen chickens that scratch around for food on their Palm Beach Gardens farm. 

These eggs really are something special, with rich-tasting, deep-golden yolks that make any dish more flavorful. Consider the difference in taste between an organic, free-range, air-chilled chicken and a mass-produced, hormone-addled, half-frozen bird; it's the same thing with eggs from caged, abused, factory farm birds. 

At $5 a dozen, Farriss Farm eggs are about twice the price of those at your local giantmegasupermarket, which is pretty damned cheap for good, wholesome, locally produced food that happens to taste terrific. Robert and Paula are at the West Palm Greenmarket on Saturdays and the PBG Greenmaket on Sundays. Or go to their website and make an appointment to pick up your eggs at the farm. 

Your taste buds will thank you.

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