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This Method Will Preserve Your Farm Fresh Eggs for Winter

Ever find yourself wondering if those eggs you bought a few weeks ago are still good to eat? This happens to me all the time, and even though I’ve researched it a bit I still end up doubting the facts and assuming that an egg that is weeks past its “sell by” date is officially expired.

Well, you can color me surprised because now that I’ve stumbled upon Vonnie, aka Jae_Cheryse on Instagram, and her eye-opening tip for preserving farm-fresh eggs, I’ll never wonder again. The best part? It keeps them fresh for up to two years and no hens are even needed.

To preserve your eggs, the first thing you’ll need is access to a local farmer or farmers market that sells farm-fresh eggs. Grab a large jar or bucket and load it with clean (but unwashed) farm-fresh eggs. To get them clean, all you need to do is make sure no debris is stuck to the eggs.

Next, combine a quart of water and 1 ounce of pickling lime, stirring until mixed well. Pour over your eggs and repeat this step until your eggs are covered by at least 1 to 2 inches of the mixture. Cover the jar and store it in a cool, dark place, like your pantry or basement storage. If done correctly, your eggs can last up to two years — or, at the very least, get you through the winter season.

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