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Eggstacy – B & B farms at the Berkeley FM

Morton the Mousse | Jul 27, 200503:39 PM

When I was backpacking through rural France I became addicted to fried eggs with toast. When I returned to the States I was frustrated that I couldn’t find a decent egg anywhere. Organic, free-range, farm fresh, whatever; they still had insipid, urine colored yolks with none of the rich, creaminess I was used to. Thank heaven I found B & B.

B & B runs an egg farm near Leggett, in Northern Mendocino County. These birds are in chicken heaven. They roam a large farm all day and eat organic fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, grains and insects. The eggs are amazing. They come in enormous sizes like extra large and jumbo. The special “full moon” eggs look like duck eggs. Show up early and you can get blue eggs, the shells are a beautiful, pastel blue. But the yolks, the yolks! Shimmering gold, rich creaminess, exquisite flavors, better than anything I had in France. I challenge anyone on this board to show me a better egg. A loaf of Acme bread, a stick of Luprek Danish butter and a couple of fried B & B eggs and I am one happy man.

Be careful, they’re addictive. I can no longer enjoy other eggs. I can’t get eggs at restaurants, and I can’t get eggs when I’m traveling. When B & B stops coming to the FM in Winter, I stop eating eggs. Everything else just seems like a poor imitation.

In the Bay Area, B & B sells exclusively at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market. It’s about a five hour drive so they don’t always show up, unfortunately, but they are usually there in Spring and Summer months.

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