Eggs are like toilet paper and dish soap. They are a household staple you should not be without. Whether you prefer your eggs boiled, fried, scrambled, as a facial mask or hair conditioner, you cannot go wrong with the freshest ingredients. Although grocery stores and farmers markets are convenient options for purchasing eggs of all grades and labels, nothing beats the farm-to-table freshness and experience of purchasing at the farm.

Fresh Eggs Ryan Family Farm
The “girls” at the Ryan Family Farm give each other space. Photo credit: Erica Ryan

Just compare the pale, flat and flabby yolk of an aged egg to the bright, plump and firm yolk of a fresh one, and you get my point. If you have been graced with the egg laying song from a proud hen, you really get it. And, if you have witnessed chickens pecking and scratching around the barnyard, you truly understand. Plus, it is cheaper than therapy. For additional information on egg standards, visit: Free-range, organic, and certified organic definitions and USDA organic standards.

The following are a dozen options for purchasing eggs straight off the farm from happy birds.

Mountain Morning Farm

Owner: Robin Griffin
360-832-1360
10514 357th Street E in Eatonville
Preferred method of contact: Call ahead
Chicken Breeds: Ameraucana, Welsummer
Price: $3 a dozen (mixed big and little eggs)
Standard: Free-range

Left Foot Farms

Owner: Jeremy Foust
253-370-6884
31510 44th Avenue E in Eatonville
info@leftfootfarm.com
Preferred method of contact: Call, email, or stop by
Chicken and Duck Breeds: Variety
Price: $6 a dozen chicken, $8 a dozen duck
Standard: Free-range

Firewater Farm

Fresh Eggs Firewater Farm
Firewater Farm’s master rooster, Macaroni, poses on the patio furniture. Photo credit: Michelle Robinson

Owner: Janet Bailey-Hatfield
253-514-3585
5227 Ray Nash Drive NW in Gig Harbor
firewaterfarmwa@netzero.com
Preferred method of contact: Call or text for pickup
Chicken Breeds: Light Brahma, Black Minorca, California White, Leghorn, Welsummer, Ameraucauna/Maran, Maran, Ameraucauna, Rhode Island Red
Price: $6 a dozen
Standard: Free-range
Special Note: She loves these birds, especially Macaroni the rooster.

Hilltop Fryer Farm

Owner: Gerald Gustafson
253-847-2630
11224 234th Street E in Graham
Preferred method of contact: Stop by self-serve backyard stand with cash.
Chicken Breeds: Golden Sex Link, Black Sex Link, Rhode Island Red, Ameraucana, Leghorn
Price: $3.50 a dozen
Standard: Free-range

Latham Farms

Owner: Tresa Latham
253-848-1010
13514 McCutcheon Road E in Orting
ortingfarmfresheggs@gmail.com
Preferred method of contact: Stop by self-serve roadside stand with exact cash for chicken and duck. Call ahead for goose eggs, larger orders (more than two dozen duck eggs or six dozen chicken eggs) or in the winter when they lay less.
Chicken Breeds: Marans of different colors, Bresse, Ayam Cemani, Legbars, Isbars
Duck Breeds: White layer, India Runner, Third Ancona
Price: $3 a ½ dozen chicken (large,) $5 a dozen chicken (normal), $3 a dozen chicken (small), $3 a ½ dozen duck (large), $6 a dozen duck (normal), $6 a ½ dozen goose, $20 a dozen goose
Standard: Free- range

Ryan Family Farm

Fresh Eggs Ryan Family Farm
Chickens and canines co-exist at the Ryan Family Farm. Photo credit: Erica Ryan

Owner: Erica Ryan
206-913-7494
6606 304th Street E in Graham
sales@ryanfamilyfarm.com
Preferred method of contact: Call or text ahead
Chicken Breeds: New Hampshire Red, Black Star, Barred Rock, Ameraucauna, Rhode Island Red, Buff Brahma, Ostralop
Price: $5.50 a dozen
Standard: Free-range

Little Eorthe Farm

(pronounced “earth”)
Owners: Carrie and Ken Little
253-691-4921
21415 Orville Road E in Orting
info@littleeorthe.org
Preferred method of contact: Call ahead for pickup
Chicken and Turkey Breeds: Variety
Price: $7.50 a dozen chicken, $6 a ½ dozen turkey
Standard: Certified organic pasture raised

Wild Hare Organic Farm

(previously Terry’s Berries)
Owners: Mark and Katie Green
253-922-1604
4520 River Road E in Tacoma
info@wildhareorganicfarm.com
Preferred method of contact: Stop by farm stand
Chicken Breeds: Mixed
Standard: Free-range, organic

Bright Spells Homestead Farm

Fresh Eggs Bright Spells Homestead
Bright Spells Homestead Farm’s chickens strut their stuff in 90 degree heat. Photo credit: Michelle Robinson

Owner: Jessica Sun dahl
253-905-5214
10169 50th Avenue E in Tacoma
jess.sun78@gmail.com
Preferred method of contact: Call or text ahead for pickup Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chicken Breeds: Silver Laced Wyandotte, Ameraucana, Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock
Price: $4 a dozen chicken, $6 a dozen duck
Standard: Non-certified organic

Freeway Farm

Owner: Katrina Wallace
425-443-4823
5918 150th Street SW in Lakewood
kmwallace19@gmail.com
Preferred method of contact: Text for pickup or delivery
Chicken Breeds: Brahma, Cuckcoo Maran, Laced Wyandotte
Price: $2 a dozen
Standard: Free-range, non-certified organic
Special Note: Chickens got attacked over the winter; new batch is two months from laying

Knutsen Farm

Fresh Eggs Knutsen Farms
Knutsen Farms’ happy hens are enjoying watermelon on a hot day. Photo credit: Theresa Knutsen

Owner: Theresa Knutsen
253-222-0291
5626 95th Avenue Court W in University Place
cougars2006@comcast.net
Preferred method of contact: Call ahead or text
Chicken Breeds: Light Brahma, Easter Egger x2, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Lavender Orpington, Buff Orpington, Cuckoo Maran, Brown Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, Red Sex Link, Jersey Giant, Porcelain Silke, Splash Silkie, Black Frizzle, Australorp, Welsummer
Standard: Free-range

Walstead Family Farm

Owner: Becky Walstead
253-227-2699
Rosendale area, Gig Harbor
Preferred method of contact: Call or text ahead for pickup
Chicken Breeds: Silver Laced Wyandotte, Australorp, Buff Orpington, Jungle Fowl, a few mixtures
Price: $5 a dozen
Standard: Free-range

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