Costco sends out a newsletter every month called “The Costco Connection”. It’s a decent update on what is happening in Costco. I usually quickly thumb through each issue and try to avoid the endless filler pages of Costco advertisements, but the August 2011 issue actually grabbed my attention and made me flip straight to page 22. The title of the article was “The chicken, the egg and the future: Seeking sustainable supplies for a growing planet“.
The article talks about the eggs that Costco sells and focuses in particular on Wilcox Farms Organic Eggs. The best part of the article is the portion on the Kirkland Organic Eggs. I did a posting awhile ago about my experience phoning Costco and the answers I got to my questions about the story behind the organic eggs. The expose on page 25 gives a blurb on each farm that handles the organic eggs for Costco and the region they cover. It’s not nearly the same as visiting a farm or grabbing eggs from your coop, but it’s a decent substitute. Every little bit of information makes it easier to make an educated decision.
Enjoy the article. And, don’t forget to support your local farmer!