Salt of the Earth Community Farm | Free Range EggsSunday, June 08, 2014
Brunching or simply having breakfast for dinner are definitely my favourite things to do! Hello, foodie over here and going local is the best way. What do I mean by going local? Instead of heading to your grocery store where eggs are readily available in mass quantity, do an afternoon trip to a local farm in your area. When I visited Salt of the Earth Farm here in Kingston (check it out here), I was in for a surprise and spent my time learning and being inspired by land operator, Charles Summers. He gifted my partner and I with some eggs and I could not have been more thankful! Why? Free range eggs that's why!
Some of the best type of eggs come from pastured free range chicken, where birds are allowed to roam freely and they sure do at Salt of the Earth. If you are interested in eggs that have bright yolks, thick shells with real flavour then an Egg Subscription is for you! $5 per dozen is a great deal for quality food.
With the eggs received, I just had to do poached eggs. Hello eggs benedicts! You know you can't resist hot buttered English muffins, topped with bacon, perhaps some brie cheese and poached eggs topped with a heavenly drizzle of hollandaise sauce. Am I making you hungry? Yes, then splendid!
Boy could you taste the difference in egg freshness and quality. The eggs had a much deeper yellow/orange yolk and less fat profiles. Mmm delish and best part? Farm range eggs tend to have twice as much omega-3 fatty acids, more vitamins and overall less saturated fat and cholesterol.
Have I convinced you?