Egg cartons are great for keeping a dozen eggs grouped together, and for providing eggs stability and cushioning in transport. Beyond that, an egg carton is a great marketing tool. All that blank space can be filled up with information, promotional messages, and art. This is the fourth in a series of posts about the stuff printed on specific egg cartons.
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For this post, I went to a nearby supermarket and bought a carton of Locally Laid eggs. In my own coop, the Hipster Hens were in the midst of their autumnal molt and egg production was incredibly low. Given that we had some house guests who expected their morning scramble, I really did need to buy some eggs anyway. And in buying the eggs I also got a carton to blog about. So, I killed two birds with one stone, right? Please don’t tell the Hipster Hens I was talking about killing birds.
Locally Laid is a Minnesota-based, family owned and run egg company that has recently expanded into Iowa and Indiana. Jason and Lucie Amundsen started Locally Laid Egg Company in 2012 to provide pasture-raised eggs to local markets and as proponents and practitioners of “Middle Ag”. My backyard flock of Hipster Hens currently tops out at 26 birds. Cal-Maine Foods, the nation's largest egg producer, the last time anybody counted, had around 26 million hens. Locally Laid has around 1800 laying hens. Middle Ag. Get it?