Eggzy: The Virtual Egg Stand

Looking for fresh eggs raised by your neighbors? Or perhaps you have a backyard flock of your own and would like to share, barter, or sell your eggs? Enter Eggzy, the virtual egg stand.

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Eggzy is an online hub for backyard flock owners and food lovers, giving people the resources to "make our food system personal again." If you raise chickens – or are thinking about it – the site has tools for finding the perfect breed, managing your flock, and sharing, bartering, or selling eggs with friends, family, and neighbors. No chickens of your own? Eggzy's Egg Stands feature helps you find sources of fresh eggs near you. We love this example of technology being used to advance local economies.

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Related: Home-Raised Eggs: Raising Chickens and Putting an Egg on Everything

(Images: Flickr member Christy McDonald licensed under Creative Commons; Eggzy)

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