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Trying to sell duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SassyKat6181, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been trying to sell my fresh duck eggs for eating, for about 2 weeks now......no takers. I have made up 1/2 dozens thinking maybe people would be more willing to try them, even put up a poster about differences between duck and chicken eggs and benefits of using them for baking. Anyone else have any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave a few for free to my chicken egg customers and told them to try them in their baked goods. Now I have duck egg customers.
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I don't know what the problem is with people and duck eggs. My SIL does not like to eat baked goods from my house because they might have duck eggs in them. Ridiculous!
     
  4. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Find a local foods chef or baker, if you know of any in your area. Also, contact one of your local CSA farms. They will often sell for you or know of some local folks who would be interested in them. My friend brought her extra duck eggs to her CSA on pick up days & left them for the others. She had to buy 4 new ladies this year because now she has a huge list of customers that come to her for duck eggs.

    I don't know what the deal is with people & duck eggs. I don't love them for scrambled eggs or in my potato salad, but they make the most incredible custards, cakes, etc. If it doesn't have a commercial, jingle, or cooler section at the grocery store, it can't be good.

    I also think the idea of giving a few with your chicken eggs is a good one. My SO was dubious about ducks, at best. When I picked up my Anconas I also got a dozen duck eggs from the breeder. I promptly made brioche and a loaf of my "monkey bread" (banana chocolate chip & peanut butter bread) with them & he is sold now.
     
  5. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:I had trouble at first also. I did find that selling them as a 6-pack has certainly helped... when I'm at the farmers market folks will usually spend $2 on 6 just to try them. I tell them they won't even notice the difference in flavor between the duck and chicken eggs since my birds all eat the same food. I also suggest to them that if they don't enjoy them fried to try them hard boiled instead - I explain how much creamier they are than chicken eggs and give them "my secret recipe" for perfect hard-boiled eggs: http://2mooses.weebly.com/cooking-with-duck-eggs.html

    Also, I took 18 hard-boiled duck eggs into work with me one day as free samples and just walked around to the folks I knew asking if they wanted an egg for breakfast. When I told them they were duck eggs most folks made a face. I said, "it's one egg. If you try it and don't like it you can just toss it." For months after that I had a wait-list for duck eggs!

    Good luck with your sales!
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I sell mine to people who bake cakes from scratch. They use duck eggs for baking.
     
  7. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep, this.

    I made up an "all about eggs" info page that I give away with the first few. some folks are squemish, but if you can interest them with a little fun info and a free chance to try them, you get customers.
     
  8. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I've been giving some away just to get people to try them. I have about 6 dozen in my extra fridge and get 6-7 eggs per day. [​IMG] Gotta do something to get these crazy folks to try some. I made meatloaf for dinner last night and substituted a duck egg. My family starts eating and says..... [​IMG] this is the best meatloaf yet....then I told them I used a duck egg. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one of my ducks has started laying this year and I've only made pancakes with my eggs. I could tell a BIG difference in taste and texture. MUCH better and it gives them a great color!
     
  10. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ha ha ha ha!! Oh I am going to do this but not right away!! Right now as it is my kids ask me every single time I use egg for cooking if it's duck egg. I guess if they assume I didn't then they will never know!! lol
     

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