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WA Grown Food Kit For Eggs

Eggs are a versatile food and one of the staple foodstuff for Americans as well as for many people across the globe.

Most people of the world eat the egg of the chicken. But eggs of duck and quail are also consumed. Nearly 200 breeds and varieties of chickens have been established worldwide, though only a few breeds are economically important as egg producers. Most laying hens in the U.S. are Single-Comb White Leghorns. [source: Incredible Egg]

Eggs have a long history in human diet. History indicates that wild fowl were domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. in India, and Egyptian and Chinese records show that fowl were laying eggs for man in 1400 B.C. Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. There is some evidence of fowl in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus, but it is believed that the first of the chickens related to those now in egg production was brought to the northern America on his second trip in 1493. The chickens were strains originated in Asia. [source: Incredible Egg]

Washington State produces over 1,900 million eggs per year. Iowa State is the leading producer of the eggs in the United States (approximately 14,500 million eggs annually), followed by Ohio and Pennsylvania [data: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, March 2013].

The American Egg Board provides a set of educational lesson plans and activity sheets for K-High School educators that align with the National Education Standards. Check out their lesson plans here [External link]

School Recipes

  • Egg Salad Sandwich
  • Pancakes
  • Quishe with self-forming crust
  • Apple Muffin Squares

Child Care & Senior Recipes

For Child Care Recipes click here.

For Senior Recipes click here.

Nutrition Facts

Most eggs are laid between 7AM and 11AM.