Eggs are a protein, an inexpensive protein at that. And they have a glycemix index value of 0 so they can be a great addition to a GI friendly diet. (Though hard boiled eggs can sure stink up an office when brought in for breakfast, I know from experience!)
Organic eggs are essentially eggs that are farmed on a organic certified farm. There are very few egg farms in south Texas period, so purchasing local, certified organic eggs is fairly expensive (about 6.00 a dozen), especially for families that eat quite a few eggs, like we do. Eggs and poultry are one of the fastest growing segments of the organic market.
I purchase locally farmed eggs from Featherland Egg Farms that are steroid and hormone free. They also have cage free eggs available. The farm also owns and operates their own feed mill so I feel comfortable about where my eggs are coming from and how the chickens that produce them are cared for.
(More information about the difference between free range and cage free eggs…mostly semantic.)
Like everything else, the price of eggs from Featherland have gone up. Until recently, they were .69 cents a dozen at the local Featherland outlet and they are now .99 cents a dozen.
I can handle that.
Most of their eggs are distributed wholesale, but they have an outlet on the NE side of San Antonio that also sells fresh fruits and veggies. Cash only.