Friday, October 28, 2005

Um, About Those Farm Fresh Eggs...

I traveled to a new Mennonite bulk market shared by my Prairie Homemaker forum friend. While we waited for her to join us, Andrew and I took a look at the chickens set out for sale. (I know, I know, I think I just exposed us all to avian flu in the process.) Do you know what these healthy non-industrialized chickens were drinking from? Empty paint cans. Not "new" empty paint cans. Empty paint cans that still had visible dried layers of paint on the insides and the rim. Can you believe it?

5 comments:

Coffee and a Muffin said...

Wow. Ick. No more eggs from there, I'd say.

Jordana said...

Was it interesting otherwise? I didn't know there were any markets like that around here.

Meredith said...

This one was about an hour down the gorgeous Natchez Trace, a few miles on Hwy. 20 at the Meriwether Lewis Memorial. An online friend told me about the new Yoder's Market there. It is halfway between Summertown (The Farm) and Hohenwald. This market was more "tourist-friendly" with tons of fresh pies and doughnuts, but not quite as cheap or varied as the Cane Creek Market in Perry County.

I don't really need to shop at these places...this was a "reward trip" for meeting some personal goals this month! And it was fun.

TulipGirl said...

We have a large Amish and Mennonite community here--not normally what one associates with the beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast!

Jordana said...

My parents live near the largest Amish areas of the country, though not the most famous one. Although seeing buggies and plain dress isn't a surprise up there, it is sometimes a bit of one when I'm here in Tennessee.

Those markets are fun to look around, whether you buy anything or not. It's great to have a reward now and then.