Avian Flu Causes Egg Shortage and Higher Prices – Buy Local

The avian flu (HPAI H5 bird flu) is spreading across the Midwest. Already 40 million birds in Iowa have been culled because of it. Avian flu virus is highly infectious, although it has not crossed over to humans in the USA, it is possible according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

bird-fluEgg Shortage!

The avian flu could reduce egg supply for up to a year. As it is, Canada is already short on eggs and buying our eggs.  Mexico has its own outbreaks too and are banned from importing into the USA. Perhaps our next wave of eggs will come from Europe?

Egg Prices Going Up!

Prices are going to soar this week on eggs! Our local Acme warned us that their eggs will more than double in price to $3.36 a dozen!

eggs prices going up in ohioThe egg shortage will also affect prices on other foods that contain eggs including our summer favorites of Dreyer’s, Edy’s, Haagen-Daz ice cream products and more.

Avian Flu Affected States

Currently, the avian flu has affected the following states according to the USDA : 14 states as of May 2015: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington.

Buy Local Farm Fresh Eggs

To avoid the drastic egg prices, buy local farm fresh eggs from you fellow Ohio farmers!

Brunty Farms

You can buy fresh eggs from Brunty Farms Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 8pm at their farm in Bath/Akron area. Brunty Farms eggs can also be found at Mustard Seed Market & Cafe in Montrose & Solon, OH, Whole Body Health Food Store in Medina, OH, as well as at the Howe Meadows Farmers’ Market in Peninsula, OH.

Brunty Farms
2470 Martin Rd
Akron, Oh 44333

H&H Farm

H&H Farm in Norton, Ohio raises heritage breed chicken for farm-fresh brown eggs daily. Stop by any time for self service at the farm.

H&H Farm
4162 Akron-Wadsworth Road
Norton  OH  44203
(330)334-1325

Goat Feathers Point

Goat Feathers Point in Peninsula, Ohio is located in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, offering fresh eggs as well as naturally raised meats. You can purchase fresh eggs, local honey, potatoes, and other farm items on the farmhouse side porch.

Goat Feathers Point
4570 Akron Peninsula Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
(330)657-2726

Y-Not Llamas Farm

Y-Not Llamas Farm is open all year from 9am – 6:30pm but call before you stop by to be sure! They offer farm fresh brown eggs, fruits, vegetables, grains, and more.

Y-Not Llamas Farm
Jerry & Toni Longville
3718 Eastern Road
Norton, OH 44203
(330)658-4433

Green Farmers Market

Green Farmers Market in Green, Ohio is a cordial and small Farmers Market June 22-Oct12th from 3-7pm on Tuesdays. You’ll find farm fresh Ohio eggs as well as fruits, vegetables, and more.

Green Farmers Market
Kim Goodhart
3838 Massillon Road
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: 330-896-6621

Brimfield Farmer’s Market

Brimfield Farmer’s Market  in Kent, Ohio is every Wednesday 4-7pm where you can find fresh eggs from the farm and more! Market is located at Brimfield Town Centre Park & Gazebo – corner of RT 43 & 19 (Tallmadge Rd)
Kent, OH 44240
330-620-3701

Check out this Ohio Farm Fresh Directory for everything fresh from local Ohio Farms.

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