The free range eggs are being sold across from the mugga lane tip between 10 am and 2pm on Saturdays for 5 dollars per dozen.
Delivery is substantially more.
I’m sure the eggs are nice but better location advised. Bit of a detour on my Saturday morning and rubbish blowing around is not conducive to the purchasing of eggs.
Thanks for your response.
It’s where I’ve been selling chook poo and people are already expecting eggs there. It’s really the closest point from our property away from shops
to be fair.
If you have any suggestions for more suitable areas please let me know.
Ideally I would like to attract co-op buyers buying in bulk and I could then deliver free to the door.
What if you moved onto the Monaro Hwy at Hume?? Somewhere near the flower guy would be good.
I don’t know a flower guy on the Monaro – only around Hume- is that where you mean?
Congrats on the girls laying. I’ve been buying eggs from a lady at work whose hens are young and laid all through winter. Same price as yours. The Burra girls will be getting their bums into action when it warms up, so can also get them at the Oaks Estate Groggery.
You know, I really cannot see why people can’t sell produce and stuff on the side of the road, without licences and things. Why can’t someone set up a ute and a sign? Why must they buy a licence? Why make it hard for normal people to sell their things, and for normal people to buy them?
I heard about the girls at Burra today from an abc radio reporter doing an interview with a friend of mine about the horse flu. She offered to interview me but I declined with so few chickens. Apparently the others in Burra have 1000. I’d be lucky to have 50 dozen per week.
Still I think I’ll take some pics of my small brood
and post them up because I’m extremely proud of them.
please do! Chooks are great. I have been missing the annual Canberra chook show the last few years, to my annoyance.
And you should do that interview. Get the word out on free range, and where you are selling from. The ABC radio listeners are your market, for sure. They buy our apples, too!
The radio program goes on at 5:30 am but yes I feel like a bit of an idiot now.
Are your eggs fresh enough to poach? Because I’m sick of buying ‘fresh’ free range eggs from the markets (etc) only to find they fall apart when poached. A truly fresh egg will remain nice and plump when poached. A stale one will simply fall apart in the poaching water.
Guess I should stop whinging and get my own chooks, right?!
I don’t know how fresh eggs are from the Markets or supermarkets. The shells are purous and eggs are somewhat perishable. They should be refidgerated. Yet, in most supermarkets they are not. They also often keep them near fertilisers and chlorine which can’t be good for the eggs flavour.
Miranda come by on Saturday if you can and get some eggs. If the whites do not perfectly hold together I will not only give you your money back but invite you out on our farm to pick up a dozen laid fresh on the day eggs for free.
The white when cracked open should appear as clear jelly- firm and upright as opposed to wet and runny.
I’ve taken to eating eggs for breakfast. I normally get store-bought ones but my dad has a sweet hook-up for free-range from out near Royalla.
I’ve noticed with the Royalla ones that when I cook them in my egg steamer the egg white sticks to the sides of the egg compared to the store-bought ones which have a kind of second skin developed which makes peeling them a lot easier.
What causes this?
Older eggs are easier to peel because they coagulate
quicker not like blood but like hormonal membranes which are less hardy.
If you try and fry an egg just laid- it will resist temperature to the extreme wheras an older egg from an older chook will fry quickly and go hard quickly.
A little white vinegar (2-3 tbsp) should fix that up.
Standard proceedure for breakfast chefs.
What I don’t sell tomorrow will go to the soup kitchen in Ainslie. I had in mind another soup kitchen as well but they said “we need to see if we have any available recipes” hmmm
chuckle. Yep, some charities get all proprietal and seem to think they’re doing you a favour by letting you donate stuff.
Another message for people who love poached eggs- my husband who is a chef tells me besides a bit of vinegar make sure the water is not boiling, just hot when you want a perfectly poached egg.
Hoping Miranda loves the taste of our eggs too!
Yep, simmering is the go, that effect when the surface of the water shows signs of swirling or moving. Bubbles means too hot and will break up the white. When you lift the egg out, lay the spatula on a piece of towel to drain the water. Hate soggy toast!
BTW ant – we eat many apples! Where are you selling apples?
From late summer onwards. We had nothing this year, that frost last year got the LOT. People come from all over the region for our apples, and those of our neighbours. Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen this year (and no hailstorms when the apples are ripening).
Yes, we’re hoping we don’t get the locusts this year. Please let me know when you have a crop , should be good this year with the bit of rain.
Hope so !
Those horrible locusts. They’ve been wrecking everything up here since 2003, but last summer they didn’t come. Before I left here for the US in December, they were hopping around as usual, but they never “hit” as they have every summer since the fires. these are “wingless grasshoppers” but boy they made a mess.
We sell our apples out of the farm in Pialligo, and fingers crossed it should be a decent crop. It’s really gutting, you work all year for the crop, and a frost, or wind, or a hailstorm, or new and motivated pests can do for it, in an instant. It might be my imagination, but these bad events have become for frequent recently.
Those tiny locust/grasshoppers were even in town one year (2004?) and they said they would lay eggs and get worse every year, but I don’t remember any last year – maybe the drought has got them too.
Yep, last summer they evaporated. I hope they don’t come back for a while. They got worse and worse up here every summer, and then last summer they just went. I’m up above Canberra, and we had them from 2003 onwards. They were evil, they ate everything. They killed everything, even trees.
I’d never seen the devastation before moving to Burra. Never in two decades did I see that in Michelago!
A neighbour told me they saw the locust eggs recently- I hope not. There’s just nothing you can do.
Anyway for an update on the free range CHICKEN eggs. They were all sold on Saturday. Only had three people complain about the price. “I could buy them for 2.50 per dozen” well I know in the major supermarkets the cheapest you’ll get free range is 3.99 on special and normal price is 5.65 but are they actually free range and how old are they? I really don’t see why people complain when they are not forced to buy. It seems people that know their eggs are happy to pay 5 bucks for ridgee didge local fresh produce. If I sold for less I would be giving them away. Perhaps this weekend I will advertise the price and in that way not annoy people having to stop to enquire.
A long over due update to this post.
Hi everyone, thank you for your responses and people that have emailed.
I don’t sell eggs outside the tip anymore and haven’t for a year now.
All the eggs go to Zucchero in Manuka and Du Jour in New Acton.
Ours will always be a small farm with happy chickens and an equally happy
chef who loves fresh and local produce.
However, chickens will be sold every so often. Around fifty this Xmas 2008
Details on our website link below.
Thanks Riotact which reminds me I need to put up a link for them.
Are you in favour of Light Rail for Canberra?