I just went to a farmer's market. I raise my own hens and charge $2 a dozen (don't sell at the farmer's market). This pays for the feed, and really nothing more. But, I just went to a farmer's market and they were charging and GETTING $5 a dozen for eggs! Is it just me, or are some people taking advantage of others and preying on the fear that Food Inc and other sources have put in us. The fear is rightfully so, I would NEVER eat a store-bought commercial laid egg again, but still $5 a dozen sounds like a lot of overhead. Plus they were saying you had to bring your own cartons. I'm all for recycling, but no discount was given for those that did. I couldn't believe that. I could be rich if I could stomach taking advantage of people like that! I do live in an area that is considered high-income, but for reals, if people are going to charge THAT much, then they are going to price a lot of folks that should be eating healthy right back to the commercial layers. So am I cheap, or are the people selling at this price being greedy? I have to say, that in winter when supplies are down I may consider that a reasonable price, but not when there are this many eggs. I guess people will charge what the market will bear, but to me it is quite an argument of really making eating local a more elitist thing than it needs to be. Oh and at the same place they were charging $10 a pound for chicken breast. My chickens are pets but I'm considering getting some meaties just so I could afford healthy meat!