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

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.