01/15/2010 12:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Community Egg Co-op


Have you ever attempted to raise chickens yourself? Bread, beer, fruits and vegetables all taste noticeably better when fresh. Well eggs do too! For Patrick and Holly, they were already true believers having raised chickens before. This time they wanted to raise more chickens than ever before--not just for themselves but also to sell to others. Through serendipity and the community coming together, they were able to pull together a team of 14 people to take care of 30 chickens to form Eastside Egg Co-op, along with the help of a Heifer International grant at the nonprofit education-based Zenger Farm.

Originally posted on Cooking Up a Story.