has a point. This really is an old thread!
Personally, I buy the organic, free roaming, pasture raised brown eggs that have fairly thick shells from my local Wholefoods. They come from local farms within a hundred miles from Dallas. They're delicious!
The eggs that are very light blue, green, and tan in color usually come from Araucana chickens which are smaller, "scrawny" looking birds. They're the same kind of chickens Martha Stewart raises. IMHO, they're the best tasting but, also the hardest to come by. You have to do a little work trying to find someone raising them.
Deep orange yolks (as found in Europe) are a result of Marigolds fed to the chickens. Adjudicator: Many thanks for the helpful link.
post edited by Twinwillow - 2011/12/30 11:57:36