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How to Wash and Store Farm Fresh Eggs

Everything you need to know about farm fresh eggs: how to wash them, how to store them, and WHY you should be buying them from a local farmer if you don’t raise chickens yourself.

The first difference you’ll notice with farm fresh eggs is they come in various colors like a blue-green color!

Farm Fresh Eggs vs. Store-Bought - Color

Different Sizes

The next difference is farm fresh eggs come in all different sizes, some larger and some smaller than store bought.

Color of Egg White & Yolks

There is a difference in the color of the egg white and yolk. The farm fresh egg tends to be more clear, and the yolk is a golden yellow color that is darker than store-bought.

The Taste

Farm fresh eggs taste much better than store-bought, and they have a better texture. Store-bought eggs have to travel for who knows how many days, just to reach the grocery store.

How to Wash Farm Fresh Eggs

You ready for this? Farm fresh eggs don’t need to be washed as they have a protective layer around the outer shell. But, you can wash them right before using them or before placing them in the fridge if you want.

Only Use Water to Clean

Wipe the eggs with a dry, slightly abrasive sponge to remove dirt and droppings. Rinse the eggs under warm water. Do not use soap, bleach or detergent as it will be absorbed through the eggshells.

How to Store Fresh Eggs

If you choose not to wash your farm fresh eggs, they can last about 2 months outside of the refrigerator! Keep at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

You can also place unwashed eggs into the refrigerator, and they will last twice as long as washed eggs. Always remember to wash farm fresh eggs before using them to cook a meal!

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.