This week’s Local First Arizona member spotlight is on Henderson Family Farm:
Eggs have recently become a household staple in our home, especially since eggs-over-easy, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, and frittatas are our youngest daughter's favorite dishes. We've also had to take extreme measures since experiencing the difference between local farm-fresh eggs and store bought organic ones. We were warned when we bought our first dozen of farmed eggs that it would be difficult to go back to store bought, and they were so right. We had no idea what we were missing until we tried our first Saturday morning egg scramble after scoring some eggs at the local farmer's market. Simply delicious! But like all good things, there is a caveat that goes with locally farmed eggs: they are extremely hot commodities and if you don't make it to the farmer's market first thing in the morning - you totally lose out on the bounty. We've been hearing a lot about Henderson Family Farm and their farm fresh eggs lately. The farm is located in Casa Grande but sells at Roadrunner Farmer's Market on Saturdays and at a small market at their farm. We've learned this unpretentious, two-acre, family farm has grown since its start in 2001 to include over 100 hens that have a fondness toward watermelons and officially became certified organic by CCOF in 2008. We also hear their eggs are amazing - not bad for a family who replaced the pressures of city life with rural living.
Henderson Family Farm