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Choosing the good eggs – Commended restaurants

By johnboy - 15 January 2009 107

The RSPCA has pushed out a media release on their “Choose Wisely” campaign.

The ad campaign is supporting restaurants and cafes that sign up to use ethically grown eggs.

In Canberra the list is:

  • All Things Chocolate
  • Barocca Café
  • Tosolini’s Civic
  • The Boathouse by the Lake
  • Cream Café and Bar
  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • National Convention Centre Canberra
  • Parliament House Catering

Other Canberra businesses which sign up from this time on can be found on the Choose Wisely website.

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bredboeggs 2:28 pm 21 May 09

re the price of eggs…
Free Range will (is now and always will be) more expensive than caged eggs.

Reasons range from smaller amount of birds, birds do not lay consistenly due to weather factors etc, and the cost of feed.

I have seen cage eggs for 1.59 for a doz. Free range just can’t compete with that.
I have on the flipside seen Free range eggs for $12 dozen.. Wow blew me away but they sell out every weekend..

I sell mine for $6 dozen or $12 a 30 pack/tray of eggs and I can’t keep up with demand.
Everyone that has real free range eggs simply does not go back to them because of the taste difference.

BTW. There are no hormones or antibiotics put into feeds etc for chickens.. havent been for decades..

SheepGroper 3:00 pm 18 Jan 09

That’s ethnically grown eggs. Ethically grown eggs are those which come from hens who sign a contract stating they will not stray morally whilst growing said eggs.

I thought ethically grown eggs came from foreign chooks.

poptop 10:46 am 18 Jan 09

Add some garlic and you have aoli.

I buy my eggs from the various freerangers at the Southside Farmers Market. I guess this puts my egg buying at the Rolls Royce end of egg purchasing.

Putting this in context I bought a dozen 60g eggs for $6.50 from Grandma’s eggs; so less than 55c an egg. As protein sources go it’s still less that $10 a kilo!

Danman 8:30 am 18 Jan 09

restaurants worth their salt should really be making their own mayo – add a bit of water and its called aioli – perfect quality control if you make it from scratch.

Bel 8:26 am 18 Jan 09

I happened to be in All Things Chocolate this week and spoke to the owner about what was necessary for her business to be commended for the Choose Wisely campaign. She has actually taken this passion to use free range eggs a step further and ensures that everything used with eggs in it in her cafe is free range. This means that she has even changed the mayonnaise that she uses as the type she had been using was not made with free range eggs. I was super impressed with the effort she has gone to, to make sure that she is not endorsing the cage egg industry in any way. And, a little off topic… Fantastic service and great chocolate while I was there too 🙂 Highly recommended!

Also, 10 points to Michael Linke from RSPCA for commenting too. It’s great to hear from someone in the industry, as such.

farnarkler 10:24 am 17 Jan 09

Frontrow 4 million free range chooks wouldn’t make a dent in the countryside either side of the King’s Hwy the coast side of Braidwood.


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