Every Friday evening, a tap at the kitchen door means that farm fresh eggs have arrived at the historic Fan District bed and breakfast known for its hearty gourmet breakfasts. Mike, the creator of each morning’s breakfast, continually seeks the freshest and finest ingredients to include on the menu.
Previously our eggs came from Keenbell Farms, the third generation family run farm , just outside Richmond, that produces our breakfast meats. Their primary focus on pastured animals meant that when they lost one generator, they chose to protect their pigs and cows – and the fox got the hens before the generator could be repaired! So – no more eggs.
The eggs, pictured here and delivered every Friday, are from New Kent, just to the east of Richmond. Linn and his wife, Marianne, have an assortment of chickens, including the Araucana hens. Araucanas are known for feather ear tufts, muffs and beards, a reduced size comb, and lay those beautiful blue-green eggs! The breed is said to have originated in Chile.
But about those eggs! While the Araucana eggs are not more nutritious than other eggs, these farm fresh eggs from New Kent taste really fresh and fulfill our commitment to buying the freshest and best ingredients for our guests. And, they’re local…..from a military family in neighboring New Kent.
When your travels bring you to Richmond Virginia, make a reservation at Richmond’s premiere bed and breakfast to skip that big box hotel chain experience. You’ll be treated to a hearty gourmet breakfast of locally grown and raised products – the best central Virginia has to offer!