I'm always on the hunt for local, farm-fresh eggs. Last week, I was surprised to discover cartons of beautiful, multi-colored eggs from Grant Family Farms
at Whole Foods Market
in Cherry Creek. That got me thinking: Where else (outside of farmers' markets and CSAs) can I find these jewels of the kitchen?
Turns out there are a few options: Marczyk Fine Foods
' sells Penny's Free Range Eggs, which are delivered from Nunn, Colorado, every other week. (If you go, bring your own carton; the eggs that are sold loose are cheaper.)
Each Friday, the Truffle Cheese Shop
receives dozens of eggs from the Ugly Goat Milk Company in Elizabeth, Colorado. These eggs are as fresh as can be---they're collected the same week, if not the same day of delivery. Same goes for the Grant Family Farms' eggs sold at In Season Local Market
The farm-fresh eggs may cost more (close to $5 a dozen instead of $3), but the difference in taste and quality is tremendous. Crack one, and you'll find a yolk that appears more orange than yellow (thanks to the chicken's diet of grass and bugs) and whites that stand at attention. Fry it up with a little butter, and enjoy one of life's greatest pleasures.
Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 E. 17th Ave., 303-894-9499
The Truffle Cheese Shop, 2906 E. Sixth Ave., 303-322-7363
In Season Local Market, 3210 Wyandot St., 720-282-4834