When I was younger, grabbing a dozen of eggs meant nothing more than heading to the local grocer and buying a carton that had the words “Extra Large” on the side. Now when I buy eggs, I give the process a bit more thought. It has been about two years since I started eating organic, cage-free eggs, and I am not sure if I will ever eat anything else. People always ask me if I notice a difference in the taste of the eggs I get now and the ones I used to buy. I can honestly say that I cannot.
One thing I can say is that I can eat my eggs without worrying about chickens being locked in small cages and treated terribly while they are producing eggs for my consumption. I know that this means that I have to pay more for my eggs, but I think that it is worth it. I know last summer I was paying nearly $6 per dozen. The price is lower at this point, but I know I would not mind paying it even if it was still as high as it was.