I have been exclusively buying farm fresh eggs for the past couple of years and have nailed down the trick to easy to peel hard boiled farm fresh eggs. Read on for our fun farm visit + my super simple trick!
Last week the kids and I visited Robertsen’s Farmette to pick up our haul of eggs and meet the chickens we’ve been enjoying eggs from. Not surprisingly, the kids and I had so much fun! Laureen was so welcoming and engaging with the kids, answering all of their questions, like “how do the eggs come out of the chicken?” and “where do they pee and poop from?”. All the important details.
I love knowing where my food comes from. But the reality is, with grocery store shopping, 99% of the time I don’t know the farmers or get to see where foods are grown/raised. We don’t often make it to the farmer’s market to actually meet the farmers during the warmer months (although I plan to change that!), so when we get to see where our food comes from, along with meeting the people that care for the animals, I feel extremely lucky.
We saw their happy home and the space where they get to roam. Also as a bonus of getting to know Laureen, the owner, over the past 6+ months, we know they are well loved! Her happy chickens make such delicious eggs!
Hunter left wanting to get chickens. He was a natural with them! The girls on the other hand kept a distance most of the time.
I have wanted chickens for so many years now, so possibly once Holland is older and able to help out we actually do get our own batch of chickens to care for. It would be a fun adventure to dive into, especially with eggs being one of my favorite foods (and they are so dang nourishing!).
In the mean time, we’ll keep enjoying these fresh, delicious and beautifully colored eggs from Robertsen’s Farmette + friends that care for chickens as well!
Easy to peel hard boiled farm fresh eggs
If you’ve ever had trouble peeling FRESH hard boiled eggs, here is what works for me!
- Start by bringing a pot of water to a gentle boil. Add the eggs into the pot. Set the timer for 12 minutes for large eggs (adjust time up or down if your size varies).
- When 12 minutes has passed pour out the hot water and fill the pot with cold water. After a few minutes, pour out that water and refill with cold water again.
- Peel once the eggs cool enough to the touch. Don’t worry if you don’t get to peeling them right away though, I don’t always get to it. Sometimes the eggs sit in the cold water for a couple of hours and will still peel just fine. That’s life right there!
Do you have your favorite local farmers you get food from?
If you have a different hard boiled egg trick that works for you, I would love to hear it as well! My friend Katie swears by her instant pot for hard boiled eggs. I’d love to hear what works for you!