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Egg-lovers rejoice! Duck eggs are here!

Hello foodies! We hope you are enjoying the first few weeks of spring veggies. As you may have noticed, we have been working hard on expanding our Online Farmers Market to bring you a great variety of locally grown and crafted food items that you can add to your box. We are really excited to announce a brand new product that has been in the works for a while: pasture-raised duck eggs!

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Our new partners at Sky Valley Farms have just presented us with the first sample dozen of their fresh duck eggs. In order to celebrate this addition to our food family, we want to take a moment to explore the virtues of duck eggs and compare them with the traditional chicken eggs.

 

Baking

The egg is the workhorse of pastry and cake baking. The foaminess created by a beaten egg white helps fluff up delicate pastries. Because duck eggs contain more egg white (or “albumen”) than chicken eggs, pastry chefs love to use them to give their confections that extra bit of lightness or to give meringue extra volume. Duck eggs also contain more fat than chicken eggs, so they give baked goods a richer, creamier taste.

 

Nutrition

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Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs, averaging about 70 grams per egg (as opposed to 50 g for chickens). The eggs contain more fat and protein than chicken eggs, as well as higher concentrations of Vitamin A, calcium, and iron.  Yes, duck eggs do have significantly higher cholesterol content than chicken eggs. However, the cholesterol in duck eggs is mostly HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, which nutritionists regard as the “good” cholesterol. The Mayo Clinic actually recommends that people increase their HDL cholesterol levels as high as possible to promote a healthy heart!

 

Allergies

Some of our friends and neighbors are allergic to chicken eggs! For these people, duck eggs pose no threat at all, allowing them to enjoy quiche and sunny-side-up eggs just like the rest of us.

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photo credit: Nienetwiler

Check out our Online Farmers Market to get your hands on these scrumptious pasture-raised duck eggs today!

 

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Happy Labor Day!

Hi Friends,

Here’s what we hope will be the start of regular PCH updates.  We will try to bring you all the latest news from the company, what to expect from farms in the upcoming weeks, and any exciting news in the organic produce community.

First off, we want to thank Davey and George for their fantastic job driving this summer. We wish them the best at college. I will definitely miss our banter during packing. With that in mind, we want to welcome Peter to the PCH family! Peter is a great guy who is eager to be working for the company. Be sure to let us know how he’s doing so we can make sure he quickly reaches the level we expect from your drivers.

More great news out of Sanford farm! After talking to Jeremy, we will now be getting fresh, local veggies from his green house this winter. We here at PCH are excited about the chance to bring unique produce to break up the usual Washington Winter root veggie routine.

Last, but certainly not least, we are proud to announce the return of a familiar face. Our trusty old manager John will be back helping us on some fun changes to the website. John will be making sure the web knows just how awesome PCH really is!

So that’s it for this week. But be sure to drop us an email to let us know how we’re doing. Also, if you want us blog more about something, or would like to see more fun recipes, we are always happy to hear from you.

Have a happy, safe Labor Day.

~Reece