Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Egg Man

A lot of of people at Storey are foodies, with a particular interest in food that is local or grown or made at home. Someone is always bringing in a rhubarb pie, a freshly baked loaf of bread, or homemade biscuits with homemade butter. In addition to being an avid vegetable gardener and pie baker, our illustration coordinator, Ilona, has a fascination with chickens. Since she can't raise chickens herself due to a draconian ordinance in the town where she lives, she often goes to see "The Egg Man," who keeps dozens of free-roaming chickens on his property. These chickens are his passion and his hobby, and oh yeah . . . he sells eggs on the side. When Ilona goes up the road to visit him and his hens, she picks up a dozen eggs for herself and another dozen for anyone else who wants to lay down $2.50.

Yesterday I got this dozen — until I came to work at Storey, I had no idea
that there were breeds of chickens that laid green and blue eggs.

Besides getting to feel virtuous for buying local, organic, humanely and sustainably produced eggs, you get to feel thrifty for buying them at such a bargain. For aesthetically minded folks like me, a huge bonus is that you get a dozen eggs in a beautiful range of colors. White, rosy browns, deep browns, speckled browns, lichen greens, and subtle blues make an assortment that is almost too lovely to eat — almost, except you can't resist the fresh, rich flavor!

— Alethea Morrison, Storey Creative Director

1 comment:

Melanie Jolicoeur said...

I too love these eggs — pretty on the outside, delicious on the inside!