Commonly regarded as a symbol of fertility, new life and rebirth, the egg is the ultimate symbol of spring. Whether an egg sandwich, fried, hard-boiled, pickled, poached, scrambled, soft-boiled, roasted for Passover or colored for Easter, a fresh-from-the-farm, pastured egg cannot be beat. Eggs are pretty much the perfect food. These nutritional powerhouses contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need. Consider the chicken; an egg contains enough nutrients to transform one single cell into a fluffy baby chick.
From Atlantic Beach to Orient and Great Neck to Montauk, Long Islanders can find the freshest eggs at our local farms, farmers markets, farm stands, CSAs and, if you live in a poultry-friendly community, in your own backyards.
In celebration of all things eggy, we want to see your best egg photos, cooked, decorated or au naturel, in a basket, coop, egg sandwich, omelette or nest. Share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #EdibleLIeggs. The photo with the most “likes” wins a one-year subscription to Edible Long Island.