Ever since my friend and coworker Greg got this crazy idea to buy hens so he could sell free range eggs to his coworkers, I’ve been shelling out $2 a dozen to buy “Greg’s Eggs.” When I’m eating an egg a day (usually on workday mornings), a dozen usually lasts me about a couple of weeks – give or take what I’m doing for baking. And given that the $2 is on par with what organic eggs are at my local grocery store, that I’m supporting a friend AND having eggs delivered to my desk, I think that this is a pretty fair deal. Even though “eggflation” recently hiked the price to $2.50/dozen.
The other day, another one of my coworkers asked me why I bought eggs from Greg and she had some pretty good questions – can I really tell the difference between Greg’s eggs and conventional eggs. Why would I spend $2.50, when eggs are .99 cents at Kwik Trip? And should she buy Greg’s eggs?
This was my answer to her: I like knowing the farmer where my food is coming from. And I’m really fond of Greg, so I want him to do well in this venture. Secondly – I can totally tell the difference between his eggs and what I buy in the grocery store – I am a yolk freak and the yellow of the Greg’s Eggs yolks is something phenomenal to witness. Does this make my cookies better? I’m not entirely sure, but it makes me pretty darn happy. And since my husband and I do not have kids at this point, I am OK spending extra money on free range eggs.
As to whether or not my coworker should spend $2.50 on eggs versus the cheaper grocery store version – I actually found myself telling my friend that she’d be wasting her money on Greg’s Eggs. She isn’t a yolk freak like I am and since that part is usually tossed out in the trash – I was pretty confident that the extra money wouldn’t be well spent in her case.
It’s kind of funny – I don’t fancy myself to be an expert on really anything, but I do welcome the chance to talk about the choices that I make in my life and hopefully give them enough anecdotes and information to help them make decisions. 🙂
This is a random thing that’s been driving me nuts lately, but I was thinking that if anyone had a solution – it might be you guys. Does anyone use any reusable produce bags? I’m really trying to cut down on using plastic bags in my home (other than my crazy addiction to Ziploc bags) and am interested in finding something suitable for produce.
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