How to buy farm-fresh eggs

Farm-fresh eggs from pastured hens taste great and are a boon to your body. Here's where to find them and how to cook them
Charity Ferreira

Buying eggs: Quick facts

Pastured

What they are: Laid by chickens that spend most of their time outside, foraging on grass and insects

Price: Up to $7 per dozen

Where to find them: Farmers’ markets; farm stands; a few markets (see localharvest.org or eatwild.com for sources near you)

Commercial

What they are: Laid by chickens typically fed a blend of grains, soybeans, and vitamins; birds are often confined to cages

Price: About $3 per dozen

Where to find them: Any grocery store

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