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Farm update week of March 16th 2013
We will be @ the
McKinney Farmer's Market
Saturday March 16th 8am - noon Buy fresh winter vegetables and free-range eggs.
We accept credit/debit cards at our market booths !
Leaf lettuce Radishes
Rosemary Green garlic
$3.00 each on veggies
Eggs $5.00 dozen
From our free-range flock of heritage hens! Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, Dominique and more ! Pullet eggs coming soon.......Fresh hen fruit anyone ? Our new pullets are starting to lay !
Below is some copy from the internet - lots of other reasons to buy pullet eggs - more info. next week.
Pullet eggs are from chickens who are just getting the hang of laying eggs. They are noticeably smaller than regular eggs and can even occasionally be quite tiny as the hens work out their learning curve. Some small eggs do come from miniature hens, but likely the ones you would find at the farmers' markets are pullet eggs.
Pullet eggs from your local farm are delicious and are often snatched up by pastry chefs-in-the-know for their richness. Some say that the yolks are bigger, or that they are almost all yolk, but I haven't experienced that so far.
I love pullet eggs for their size. They're especially sweet as fried or deviled eggs. I've also heard of people using them at Easter time for especially cute decorated eggs. The usual sized pastured eggs I get from my local farm (Soul Food Farm) are amazingly rich with brightly colored yolks (the photo above was not retouched or enhanced.) I think it's almost impossible for their pullets to be any richer but they sure are cute !
Want to join in and lend a helping hand for a real farm experience ?
Waivers must be signed for participants
We welcome children as long as they have a parent to supervise and take responsibility. No pets, no smoking, no alcohol. If you have gardening tools bring them - we will need lots of hand spades. Please bring your own gloves and water ! If you plan to stay a while or through a meal time, pack a picnic lunch. You might also want to bring extra clothes/shoes, cap/hat, sunglasses and/or jackets, depending on the weather.
We will also have produce, eggs and meat for sale from 9am - 3pm.
www.whiterocklocalmarket.com (is also Lakeview)
Beginning in April, markets are weekly
April 6th McKinney Market (Chestnut Square)
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