I recently discovered that there is actually a controversy over whether farm fresh eggs should be washed or not when bringing them in from the coop.
Seriously? I've had laying hens for a year and a half.
How did I not know this?
The non washers say that there is a coating that covers the egg when it is laid that protects it and keeps out germs. They stay fresher longer. Instead they keep their nesting boxes super clean.
We all know, however, there is other stuff that comes out of that end of the hen and sooner or later (and usually at least one a day at our house) there is a soiled egg. Should that go in the refrigerator like it is in the name of less germs or freshness?
Our eggs don't last long around here. They are consumed, given away, or sold the week they are laid. Sometimes they are eaten before they ever make it to the fridge!
I don't know about you but I think that's pretty fresh.
So which would you rather have?
Sealed and super fresh or fresh and super clean?
I think you can figure out which way I like mine.