So, I see that a lot of people advertise to sell farm fresh eggs on craigslist. Rather than jump through all of the legal hoops to sell at a farmer's market of off property, I figured I try to do so from home...although it may be a challenge given my location. I'd really appreciate some thoughtful, constructive criticism for the ad! I do NOT want a one line ad that basically states "farm fresh organic eggs $3 dz". In my area, the market will bear 1 dozen organic, farm fresh brown or white eggs for $3-4 - pick up only and bring your own carton. Since I have not only brown eggs, but also blue/green tinted, I think that I could up the price a bit for those. Also, my cost for a recent shipment of 100 new foam cartons (including shipping/handling) is .38cents each. I figured that I'd about double it to .75cents if they don't bring their own carton. I still will give some away to family and friends as I see fit, but would sure like to get a few bucks here and there! Here's my ad idea *REVISED FROM BYC FEEDBACK BELOW*...feel free to use any of it for your own use: ============================================ Okay, how's this revised ad??? ORGANIC + FREE RANGE, HAPPY HENS = YUMMY EGGS! Heading to the mountains for a day trip? Why not stop by and pick up some farm fresh eggs! We have a small flock of laying hens and try as we might, we cannot consume all of their delicious eggs on our own! *** Call ahead to reserve your order! *** BROWN SHADES: $3.00 dozen - $$ SAVE $$ - Bring your own carton $3.75 dozen - w/new carton* MIXED COLORS (includes 3-6 blue/green tints): $3.50 dozen - $$ SAVE $$ - Bring your own carton $4.25 dozen w/new carton* BLUE/GREEN NATURAL TINTS: $4.00 dozen - $$ SAVE $$ - Bring your own carton $4.75 dozen - w/new carton* ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ 00oO00 ~ Why $3.00 - 4.00 per dozen eggs? Raising chickens in optimum conditions with the best feed is costly and time consuming: - Only the best for our girls! Cruelty free, cage free, free range, etc. These birds have the best living conditions possible. - We only use organic feed and scratch, in addition to what they forage for in the garden and pasture on our 8 acres. Our garden and orchard are organic as well, so no bad stuff there for them to eat! - We maintain a healthy lifestyle for our flock - antibiotic and hormone free! In return, our happy flock gives us a variety of shades of brown, and also naturally blue/green tinted eggs. The freshness, and flavor cannot be matched by store bought eggs! Please note, these are farm fresh eggs, and washing is recommended. *Providing new foam or plastic cartons isn't "green" and adds .75cents to the cost! Please bring your own carton/container to save money! =================================================== * *DO NOT PUT THE BELOW SECTIONS IN AD* * PRINT FOR HANDOUT - or - MAKE UP AS A SIGN =================================================== WE RECOMMEND WASHING AND REFRIGERATING EGGS - USE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PURCHASE California egg industry standards call for the water to be at least 90*degrees F (or a minimum of 20* degrees F hotter than egg temperature) to prevent any outside bacteria from getting in. Once washed, please refrigerate (again the standard) as soon as possible. Although some prefer not to refrigerate their eggs, we recommend storing the eggs in your refrigerator, and they may be kept for 30 days. Eggs kept longer than the egg industry recommended 30 days, cannot be ensured of quality and/or freshness. We trust that you will find nothing but quality, freshness, and satisfaction with your egg purchase today! If you are not completely satisfied with the quality, please contact us within 3 days from date of purchase, and we will gladly replace or refund your purchase upon the prompt return of the unsatisfactory eggs (including carton if purchased)!