|This image of farm fresh brown chicken eggs, at first thought, a simple ingredient. But the chicken egg is far more complex than I ever imagined. Many of our farmers keep laying hens for their own use and when the girls get crazy and lay too many eggs, they bring them to the market to sell. These are considered farm fresh eggs, often free range birds by day going to the coop to roost at night. They have a varied diet and are very good and particularly fresh at a farmers market. I only bring this up because we also have some special varieties of chicken eggs.
For those that have an allergy to soy, or those that have sensitive systems and are looking for soy free eggs, see Dan Byler at Mountain View Farm. Dan sells many varieties of cheese, all cuts of beef and pork, as well as SOY FREE eggs. How do eggs get to be soy free? The chicken has to eat a soy-free diet. If this is a topic of interest for you, please stop by to see Dan, he has all the information.
On the other hand, Kathleen of Acrospire Farm feeds her chickens certified organic feed – so if you seek an organic diet, talk to Kathleen.
…and remember, whatever you need,
we do have it at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market!
If the soup weather continues, check out the leeks and potatoes this week, they are beautiful. The butternut squashes make a nice soup as well. French onion soup. Chicken Noodle. Beef and Barley. White Bean and Kale, mmm – I like soup.
The season lingers with fresh tomatoes, lettuces, lemon cucumbers as well as corn-on-the-cob. And we have a fine variety of peppers, with sausages, mmmmmmmm.
Peaches, plums, raspberries, A P P L E S melons and more. Jam, pies, short cakes, muffins, crumble, oh yes, I have tried them all.
Speaking of things I recommend – venison hot dogs, delicious! Highland Farm has
the best H O T D O G S from grass-fed European Red Deer if you are a hot dog lover, you owe it to yourself to try these.
P L E A S E N O T E : The Market has gone to FALL HOURS and will be opening at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, one hour later than the summer opening time.