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Cracking eggs! Buying from side of the road.

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by peggy, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. peggy

    peggy Well-Known Forumite

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    we dont buy eggs from supermarkets but tend to buy them from free range farms at the side of the road as they tend to be fresher.
    so thought I would share the current favourite.
    Take the A518 from Stafford to Haughton and turn right down Station Road (sign posted Ranton) £1.25 for large £1 for medium, little honesty box for your payment.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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  3. Glam

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    There's a couple of farms round by Wetwood (other side of Eccleshall, just thru Pershall) Round about the same price, they're also grateful for any empty egg cartons you may take along too.
     
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    The farm next to Izaak Walton's Cottage sells eggs that i would happily stamp with a seal of certified deliciousness, though i do not often find myself in that neck of the proverbials.
     
  5. Daniele

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    I will try to find out those farms and buy their eggs indeed!
     
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    The ones near where me little sister lives (Wetwood), the yolks are lovely and yellow, and have a lot more taste than those in the shops. I'm on leave from next weekend, so I think a drive over is in order.
     
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    I think I eating a couple of eggs for lunch today...your discussion contains subliminal messages:P
     
  8. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Bob Monkhouse was promoting eggs in Victor Value in Market Street in the mid 60s when some eggs got broken. I may have mentioned this previously........
     
  9. bpelectric

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    The Butchers on Westway sell free range eggs we only buy from there now, all ways good.
    Only problem i have now is finding some wear that sells real Oat Cakes not the rubber things sold in Stafford
    Bacon eggs and oat cakes always go down well with me.
     
  10. peggy

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    The Butchers on Westway sell free range eggs we only buy from there now, all ways good.
    Only problem i have now is finding some wear that sells real Oat Cakes not the rubber things sold in Stafford
    Bacon eggs and oat cakes always go down well with me.

    Haughton post office used to. I have never tried one.Feel like I may have been missing out there.
     
  11. littleme

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    (My opinion, not coming from Staffordshire) - You're not missing anything Peggy, there bloomin horrible!
    Husband (from Stoke) loves them, and says the made up ones from the van on the queensville retail park aren't too bad, but not as nice as the ones in the shop on the way into Newcastle-under-Lyme.

    Eggs an spuds available on Black Hole Lane in Derrington (Honesty box).
     
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    Ho the old oat cake shop now your talking, I will try the one's from the van on queensville, thanks for the tip
     
  13. littleme

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    Even I like the ones from Newcastle ;)
     
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    There is a farm on the way out of Doxey just over the moterway bridge that sell eggs, only stopped there once for some but from what I remember they were nice enough.

    My mother in law keeps chickens now so we just get our eggs from her.
     
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    anslow butchers on Sandon Rd sell local eggs
     
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    Where we used to live, I had a cool box at the end of the drive in which I put spare eggs - the ones collected after the shop deliveries which I didn't want to have the fuss of weighing and hand-stamping. They used to vanish incredibly quickly. Sometimes people would leave some money to put towards the hen feed, others would leave a bag of peelings for the hens or things like vegetables from their garden, flowers, jam, or if I was particularly lucky, cake. Once I was perplexed to find a school cardigan for a small child. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with that, because it wouldn't fit any of the hens. Eventually I discovered that a neighbour had sent her daughter round to fetch some eggs on her bicycle after school. The little girl had got a bit hot on her errand and had therefore removed the cardigan and left it in the cool box.
     
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    Once, when we were touring Galway and had parked the caravan by Lough Corrib and seen to the horse, it was realised that there was no milk remaining in our supplies. The eight-year-old me was despatched over the fields with orders to return with at least a pint of milk. I knew that we had passed a shop some miles before, but spotted a likely farm about half-way there. So, I took a chance and asked if I could have a pint. There was no hesitation and we set off across the fields armed with an empty whiskey bottle until he said "She'll do." We milked her straight into the bottle and I set off 'home' with the best milk that I've ever tasted...
     
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    I also never buy supermarket egss.

    We get ours from the farm shop on the A34 at Bednall Head.
    Once last year in a carton of 6 they were all twins...double yolks.

    What are the chances of that?
     
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    Something I miss about East Anglia, lots of people had eggs, honey, fruit or veg. for sale at their front gate, not farms particularly just people who had a bit of surplus from their gardens.
     
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    Last year I had hardly any apples but the year before I had a glut so I put boxes of them outside my house with sign saying "free please help yourself"

    I even put carrier bags there for people to fill.
    They must have thought there was a catch because hardly any went.


    Unless people can't be bothered to make home made apple pie or crumble anymore.
     

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