What, pray tell, are Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Speckled Sussex, Delawares, and Cochins? They are the varieties of chickens that enjoy free range lives at J&B O'Keefe Farm.
I discovered J&B when I sought local eggs for a Breakfast Basket that I was assembling in anticipation of my family's Christmas gift exchange. Wow, did I ever luck into a treasure find! J&B also offers breads, muffins, cakes, scones, jams, jellies, preserves and fruit butters.
Jim and Barbara O'Keefe, the hard working and devoted Jessamine County farm owners, grow strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums and grapes. They also raise heirloom tomatoes, beans, okra, squash, cabbage, and cucumbers when the resident deer and her Spring young are not feasting their way through the garden. The farm does not utilize herbicides or pesticides, and is a member of the Jessamine County Farmers Market and Kentucky Proud.
My family loves eggs and I'm baking a lot for the holidays, so I purchased three dozen from Barb recently. The shells of her eggs are harder than the shells of store bought eggs. The taste of the farm eggs was fresher, cleaner somehow, and the yolks were creamier. We enjoyed our eggs "over easy" for brunch this past weekend, and everyone thought they were unusually delicious.
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I used Barb's scrumptious red raspberry jam in a White Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling and White Chocolate Cream Cheese Coconut Icing. Bliss! Although the preserves contained seeds, they were soft. The pure, sweet, tart flavor of ripe summer berries was evident in Barb's bright jar of jam.
I prefer to spend my dollars on a superior, reasonably priced, local product that is the sweat and toil of earnest effort and "salt of the earth" people. If I'm singing your song with that sentiment, you may place an email order with J& B at firstname.lastname@example.org