Fresh eggs reflect trends

It is said that the simplest things in life offer the greatest riches. In time for Easter, our young chickens just started laying eggs. The speckled brown egg shells are beautiful. We enjoy the fresh organic eggs that can be gathered at home rather than at the grocery store.

Many of my neighbors are raising chickens for organic eggs. According to the Ag Marketing Resource Center: “Organics have grown at a rate of nearly 20 percent per year for the last seven years, and industry experts are continuing to forecast additional growth.”

According to Amy Sung of Supermarket News in a Feb. 9, 2009 article: “The market for organic foods has looked unstoppable in recent years, with sales growing from $2.1 billion in 2003 to an estimated $5.2 billion in 2008 – a 142% increase – according to Mintel International Group’s Organic Food Report, October 2008. And, despite the deepening recession, many experts believe that sales of organic products will continue to increase in 2009, albeit at a slower pace.”

The organic market is definitely a trend worth watching for your family or your business. As a side note, when I admired the neighbor’s chicken coop, he referred me to Backyard Chickens for design ideas. Today’s world is rich in opportunity with an amazing array of online resources right at your finger tips. You can find almost everything you want to know online to stimulate fresh ideas and house fresh eggs.