renmew Posted February 20, 2012 Share Posted February 20, 2012 I recently had to begin buying organic only as far as meat and eggs for my son. I shop at a couple different places, depending on which is more convenient for me at the time. This morning I happened to look at the cartons to see where the eggs came from. I need help deciding which brand to continue buying. First I bought eggs from Trader Joe's, a healthy food chain. They were the cheapest organic eggs I tried, but the carton claims they were packaged in South Pasadena, which is a couple towns over, but... I am pretty sure there are no egg farms there. It is a large suburban neighborhood five minutes from downtown L.A. Then I bought organic eggs from Vons, our large chain store. Here the organic eggs were more expensive, but they come from central California. So, not shipped too far, as I live in Los Angeles. Last, I bought the organic eggs at Target. I almost never grocery shop there, but I had a gift card and am broke. The eggs were priced just a bit above Trader Joe's, but were from Iowa. These were the eggs I was using this morning and about had a heart attack, since that is not very environmentally friendly to be shipping eggs across the country. Which eggs should I continue to buy? Price is important, but since the difference between the most expensive and the least is not outrageous, either works for me. I worry that the cheaper eggs from South Pasadena are only packaged there and who really knows how far they traveled to get there. It's an unknown part of the equation. The second part - how do you find out where to buy organic eggs local from a farmer? We have farmers' markets, but the eggs there should be dipped in gold for their prices. Thank you!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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