What's Fabulous: Knoll Krest Farm Eggs
From Dutchess County, free-range eggs available at the Union Square Greenmarket
If we're going to eat or cook with eggs, we should try to use fresh and delicious ones. Aside from being brown or white, all eggs look alike which makes it a challenge to know what you're buying. If you want to sure you're getting a great one, buy Knoll Krest Farm.
These eggs are from chickens that happily live running free on Knoll Krest Farm in Dutchess County, just two hours north of New York City. They're fed natural ingredients without antibiotics or hormones, plus they have great taste. The eggs are sold the day after they're laid, at the Union Square Greenmarket, and at least one fine NYC butcher shop. Choices are large, extra large or jumbo, and usually all sizes come in brown or white, just in case you've got a preference -- although you do know the color of the shell makes no difference in flavor, right?
As an added endorsement, it's known that many of the city's best restaurants buy Knoll Krest, including some of the greats located in the Union Square neighborhood, like Gramercy Tavern.
Knoll Krest Farm eggs have been sold at the Union Square Greenmarket for 25 years. Every Wednesday and Saturday, the line still forms. Next time you're at the market, give them a try. Or make buying a dozen a reason to visit the market this weekend.