Free Eggs! – DFA Tip of the Week – 3/9/2009

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There are many ways to reduce costs in our every day lives, so to help do just that each Monday I will post a money saving “Tip of the Week”.

This weeks tip involves…getting free farm fresh eggs! If you or anyone you know has ever raised laying hen chickens, then you know how challenging it can be to keep your egg carton count on pace with your never ending egg supply.

If you employ this tip you will be a help to your local chicken farmers, promote recycling among your friends, family, & coworkers, and be very likely to get free eggs out of the deal!

In order to get free eggs from your local chicken farmers, start by doing any or all of the following:

  • save your egg cartons
  • throw an egg carton drive at work to have all your coworkers save & bring in theirs
  • when taking a walk around your neighborhood, stop by your neighbors houses and collect their cartons
  • when visiting friends & family, ask for their empties

Once you assemble a good amount of cartons call a few local chicken farmers and/or visit a local farmer’s market to propose a “carton for egg” swap!  Work with them to barter a trade of your collected cartons for some of their farm fresh eggs.  The farmer will undoubtedly be willing to work with you, and may even be interested in some type of revolving exchange for each dozen.

Don’t forget to remind everyone to bring you their cartons so you can enjoy free eggs as long as you choose!

Click here to see all our past DFA Tips of the Week.



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1 jazz

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2 Mom

hey…your post for this week is too funny because just last week i sent an empty egg carton to work with my husband and it came back full of free farm fresh eggs. his coworker raises chickens and is always looking for egg cartons for her eggs. the eggs were very tasty and interesting because they had a sort of greenish hue. i guess the color depends on the type of chicken that laid em. i also have a neighbor who is into raising free range chickens and he does the same thing. this is a tip that i can get into.

3 DebtFREEk!

I cannot believe I did not think of this before! I am going to the Lansing City Market this weekend and am going to test it out with a chicken farmer there.

Also, Betsy has a lady she works with that raises her own. I know we can get them from her if we supply the cartons. No more paying for eggs! 🙂

Thanks for the compliment on the pic, I like it too.

4 Mom

by the way, i love your new photo.

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