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The Incredible, Edible, Dippable, Dyeable Egg

Whether you need eggs for dyeing and hiding, or to be dipping in salty water at your family’s annual Seder, these are some of the best around.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op provides some of the regions heartiest eggs—pasture-raised chickens supply countless farmer’s markets, markets and CSAs in the Philadelphia region. A group of Lancaster famers, many of them Amish, grow and raise naturally and humanely, yielding some of the biggest most delicious Easter eggs you’ve ever dyed! Find these Farm Fresh eggs locally at Almanac Market and Reading Terminal Market’s Fair Food Philly Farmstand.

For something a little different, try the quail eggs from Griggstown Quail Farm. They are a fun twist to the classic white chicken egg—get creative with your decorating! Griggstown does not use any antibiotics or hormones in its poultry, and everything is raised with free range—all in keeping with original owner Farmer George’s wishes.

Green Meadow Farm provides classic pasture-raised eggs by the dozen, as well.

Local Farmers’ Markets are hard to miss. And, they’re not just in the suburbs—farmers come from far and wide, especially on the weekends, to deliver luscious produce, free-range beef and cage-free eggs to the city. Check out some of these producers visiting local markets for your Passover and Easter eggs:

Whimsical Farm (Piazza Farmers’ Market)
M&B Fairview Farm (Piazza Farmers’ Market)
Jack’s Farm (Phoenixville Farmers’ Market)
Forks Farm (Phoenixville Farmers’ Market)
Mountain View Poultry (Phoenixville Farmers’ Market)
Rineer Family Farm (Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market)

Of course, our favorite locavore markets like Pumpkin, and Weaver’s Way Co-ops always have the freshest eggs, ready for the picking. And, we’re not opposed to a last minute egg pick-up at Whole Foods! In fact, the supermarket offers a variety of cage-free eggs distributed from Lehman’s and sourced from local farms in New Hope, PA, New Holland, PA, and Greencastle, PA.

Happy Holidays!

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