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Organic, Cage-Free Eggs In Short Supply As Easter Nears

OPB | April 8, 2014 2:29 p.m. | Updated: April 8, 2014 4:01 p.m. | Portland

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A public service announcement for Portlandia: there’s a shortage of organic and cage-free chicken eggs that’s affecting the city as well as the nation.

KGW reports that local grocery stories recently posted signs to warn shoppers. Egg producers say there are a few factors at play, including increased exports to Mexico and new regulations in California that limit the number of hens that can be in a coop.

As a result, prices organic and cage-free are on the rise as Easter approaches. Hopefully kids won’t be asking too many questions when they search for colored eggs, à la Portlandia style:

 

“This is local? … I’m just going to ask you one last time, this is local?

“Is that USDA organic or Oregon organic or Portland organic?”

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