Do you buy fresh eggs from your local farmers market? They are usually the freshest, often laid just a day or two before they're sold. (Conventional eggs at the supermarket are often up to eight weeks old before they reach consumers.) But consider this when storing farm-fresh eggs: Mother Earth News suggests not washing them; fresh eggs have a "protective bloom on the surface of their shells that keeps out air and bacteria." Washing eggs removes that bloom and can shorten the shelf life of your eggs.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION