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Elgin’s Coyote Creek Farms can be found in bakeries, like Lauren Hubele’s Bona Dea Bread in Austin, but not in the way you might suspect. Dedicated to sustainable, organic farming, and ranching practices, coupled with the humane treatment of all farm animals, Coyote Creek Farm provides eggs, meats and more to locally owned and operated Central Texas businesses and farms.

But if you don’t live in the Elgin area, don’t fret, you can purchase the farm’s eggs exclusively at your local Whole Foods Market.

As they explain on their site, Coyote Creek’s claim of offering the “World’s Best Eggs” is not bragging, it is more of a classification. “Currently our eggs are very nutrient dense, higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and lower in cholesterol than eggs produced in confined conditions. One of the reasons that our eggs are more nutrient dense is that our organic pastures are treated with compost tea four times a year. Compost Tea, in simplest terms, is extracting the biology from organic compost into a water solution, multiplied with molasses, humic acid, volcanic rock, greensand and so forth. The result is a micro-herd of protozoa and nematodes that feed on the bacteria and fungi produced together in the compost tea,” says Coyote Creek farmer, Jeremiah Cunningham.

I guess the only thing missing is diatomaceous earth – sorry – just had to type one of my most favorite phrases to say. Anyway, the next time you’re shopping for eggs, so Texas. Being a farm girl myself, I can assure you that farm eggs in particular are amazing in both their flavor and color. Vibrant orange yolks and creamy texture and taste, farm eggs have no equal. And Coyote Creek’s eggs are no exception.

The lovely and fantastic Lauren of Bona Dea Breads – you know home to the Chocolate Challah Rolls and neighborhood bread delivery – send word this morning that her bread business is booming. Booming so much that they’ve been searching all over Austin for a bigger kitchen. We’ll they’re in luck! The good folks at Congregation Beth Israel - the oldest and largest synagogue in Austin - are allowing the bakeress to use their commercial kitchen.

Later this week Bona Dea and Lauren will be up and running with some test bakes, says Lauren, “We certainly could not have imagined a more lovely setting to enter each morning to create our beautiful breads and baked goods for all of you.”

She also wants you Austinites to note that they will be ready for your orders Sunday, January the 17th. through their updated website and webshop.

Go Lauren!