Alexandre Dairy and Eggs, Stephanie Alexandre

If you are like me, you were surprised to see our very own and very local Alexandre Kids eggs in our local Costco.  These Alexandre Kids are the children of Stephanie and Blake Alexandre, a couple living up in Crescent City who operate a dairy.  Their children began a more modest egg operation which has blossomed into a larger regional operation with the chickens being pasture raised on the sustainable farm.  So much to say — I suggest you listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview.  There will be more to come as Alexandre Dairy expands services in the coming months!

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Daryl Coldren, Fine Feather Ranch

I’m sure any farmer or rancher would say that they prefer flat land — heaven knows I’ve discovered that gardening at home on the side of the hill is threatening to make one leg longer than the other, and I curse the sloped property on which we built our home on a daily basis.  This is why I was surprised to discover that Daryl Coldren of Fine Feather Ranch is my neighbor.

High atop Humboldt Hill, in fact I think it is the very last address on Humboldt Hill Road, lies Fine Feather Ranch and a flock of chickens that are busy laying eggs that travel to the farmers market and end up on many breakfast plates throughout the county.  Daryl is raising his chickens organically and expects to have a batch of meat chickens winding their way through the mobile poultry processing system soon, so keep an eye out.  Whether these chickens have one leg longer than the other will be something we can find out as we prep the chicken for roasting 😉  To reach Daryl you can call (707) 407-0793 or email at FineFeatherRanch@gmail.com

Listen to the interview here

Tony Herrera, California Dept. of Agriculture

I am the Eggman, I am the Walrus, kukukeju — yes, after interviewing Tony Herrera, I was singing this song — because Tony is truly the eggman for the California Dept. of Ag — and knows all the ins and outs of what you need to do to be able to sell your eggs.  Do you know what a Julian date is?…well, listen and find out.  There is more to an egg than meets the eye, and I’m not yolking (I had to…sorry!)