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Eggs – fresh, local and ethical

By seepi - 14 August 2005 10

Can anyone vouch for a good source of genuine freerange eggs in Canberra. I have heard that regulations are a bit lax, and cartons with freerange printed on them may not actually be as chicken friendly as you might hope.

On the other hand, I have also noticed that freerange eggs I buy tend to contain a few more gritty bits than the old fashioned battery kind.

I don’t buy that many eggs, so I can never remember which are the good ones.
Any recommendations?

(Available around the 2602 area preferably…..or civic.)

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Eggs – fresh, local and ethical
pjp 1:41 pm 29 Sep 07

The Southside Farmers Market on Sunday 9am-12noon has a few different producers, come down and have a chat to them and see if they are genuine. Southside Farmers Market Every Sunday 9an-12noon CIT Southside Campus Ainsworth St Phillip

julesharry 9:48 pm 23 Oct 05

Freerange eggs: the ANU Food Cooperative (organic fruit and veggies) has freerange eggs. Shop address is Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive) in Acton, opens Tues to Sat 10-4 … 6257 1186

b2 5:42 pm 15 Aug 05

chooks in your own backyard are def the best, beautiful orange yolks and very tasty!
and they eat all your compost as well.

shilo 11:43 am 15 Aug 05

try the farmers markets at epic – they have several different stalls selling eggs.

TAD 10:56 am 15 Aug 05

The Belconnen Markets sell Pope’s Free Range eggs from Goulburn.

Absent Diane 9:41 am 15 Aug 05

I don’t know – I have never been a fan of eating things that smell worse than my own faecas

True Wayfarer 9:35 am 15 Aug 05

Healthy Life in the City Markets sells a couple
of varieties of free range eggs from local
producers. At least they used to. Check Gorman
House on a Saturday too

David Heidelberg 9:15 am 15 Aug 05

As a fellow Raiders fan, it pains me to say this, but that is bullcrap Ralph.

As long the chicken’s nutritional needs are met, they lay. Happiness is not a prerequisite in nature for reproduction.

I’d recommend buying your own chickens if you have space. We had 3, which comfortably provided enough eggs for a family. The black and red ones are the best, purchased from Bellchambers in Fyshwick.

Ralph 7:35 am 15 Aug 05

Chickens won’t lay if they’re not happy.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:18 am 15 Aug 05

I believe the chicken shop in the City Markets sell proper free-range eggs, from memory anyway.

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