Yep, we're growing . . . big time! While we've been producing eggs in our backyard for about 2 years now, we're about to REALLY expand that operation so that we can make these amazing eggs available to you, too!
In about 2 weeks, our new farm will be home to over 100 pastured egg-laying chickens, and we couldn't be more excited about it!
We've done our homework to find out what we have to do to legally sell our products and are pleased that we now have a marketing plan.
Basically, eggs have to be refrigerated up until the point of sale. Luckily, we're in a pretty handy location for people to stop by and pick up a dozen. We plan to make it even easier for customers by having eggs available in a mini-fridge on the front porch. You won't even have to feel like you're interrupting us -- just drop your $3 in the jar and grab a dozen farm-fresh eggs!
We are also toying around with a small-scale CSA so that local folks could sign up for once-a-week delivery. (I'm open to suggestions about how this ought to work.) So long as the homes we're delivering to are close enough to our home/refrigerator, we're cleared to do this.
Additionally, I can arrange to bring eggs to the many folks I see throughout the normal course of my day (school, dance, sports practices, etc.).
For now, we plan to reuse as many store-bought cartons as possible. So long as we make a clear attempt to black out the previous markings on the cartons, this is acceptable practice. Additionally, we plan to affix our own sticker, claiming the eggs as ours.
That said . . . ALL DONATIONS OF USED EGG CARTONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!! Drop them off on my doorstep, gather them for me in your classroom, bring them in big bags to me at church! Seriously, we need them all!
So, to recap:
1. We need egg cartons ASAP.
2. We'll have eggs available in a couple weeks.
3. Do you have any thoughts on the weekly delivery idea?