Farmers Market Soft Eggs & Herbs

Grab some fresh eggs and herbs at the farmers market, slowly cook them in butter and VOILA….you’ve got yourself the freshest, tastiest and most simple eggs ever! I’m talkin’ soft, buttery, melt in yo mouth GOOD.

Farmers Market Soft Eggs& Herbs

Take one bite of these eggs…I dare you.

You’re gonna fall in love.

Farmers Market Soft Eggs and Herbs

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Scrambled eggs, with herbs. What’s the big deal, Kelly??

It’s all in the QUALITY of the ingredients and the technique used to make these fabulous Farmers Market Soft Eggs & Herbs.

It’s that simple.

I read in a French cookbook not too long ago that said if you start with poor quality ingredients, you’re going to have a poor quality dish.

Ain’t that the truth.

Such an obvious statement yet it’s overlooked.


For a very long time I didn’t realize how important the quality of the ingredients you cook with was and how it can completely change a dish.

How often do we buy whatever’s on sale, versus the actual higher quality product not realizing there’s a difference??

I paid $5.50 for one dozen eggs at the farmers market versus about $2.00 at the supermarket.


I’ll admit, I can’t always afford getting the best quality ingredients all the time, but sometimes it’s ok to splurge.

Quality > Quantity

People who buy farm fresh eggs on a regular basis usually swear by them – that they taste much better than regular store bought eggs.

Here’s an interesting article about farm fresh eggs vs store bought.

This recipe is bomb because it focuses on using few very good quality ingredients.


After all, it’s summer. Buy as much as you can at the farmers market. Support local farmers!

My favorite Twin Cities, MN farmers market is Mill City Farmers Market – great location and vendors! Plus I volunteer there some weekends!

All you need to buy at the market is a dozen farm fresh eggs, and whatever herbs you can find (I used chives and lemon thyme.) I also got a fresh baguette from the Salty Tart Bakery. Because who doesn’t love bread and eggs together??

Here’s the recipe, Enjoy :)


Farmers Market Soft Eggs & Herbs
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Grab some fresh eggs and herbs at the farmers market, slowly cook them in butter and've got yourself the freshest, tastiest and most simple eggs ever! I'm talkin' soft, buttery, melt in yo mouth GOOD.
Serves: 1
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Farm Fresh Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Seasonal Herbs (I used Chives & Lemon Thyme)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. In a small skillet, over the lowest heat, melt butter
  2. While butter is melting, crack eggs into a small bowl. Whisk briskly for about 30 seconds.
  3. Chop up fresh herbs and add into eggs. Combine. Add pepper at this time, but not salt.
  4. Add eggs to pan. Keep heat on low and continually stir until eggs curdle and are no longer runny. Can take about 5 min (very important to cook them slow.) Add a pinch of salt at this time. Be careful not to overcook. Serve immediately.






Make these on a weekend morning. Maybe I should have called these “Weekend Eggs.”

Thanks so much for visiting LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE today, I hope you have a lovely Wednesday :)

  • BabyJune

    That looks amazing! The combination of fresh eggs, some fruit, a hunk of baguette..perfection. :)

    • kellyjanke2

      It really does all go so well together!! I love a good hunk of baguette 😀 Thanks so much for visiting!

  • Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Totally agree about the quality of ingredients! So many times I go to a restaurant and think… wow, this is SO good but it’s SO simple. How is it THIS good?! Simple… they use perfect ingredients. Quality over quantity! Your eggs look perfect by the way!

    • kellyjanke2

      YES, exactly Chris!! I have that happen too. It’s totally the quality. Most of the best restaurants I can think of, that’s something they pay attention to perfectly! These eggs are exactly that, and taste way better than regular scrambled eggs! Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment :)

  • Hilliary Wolfe

    Looks delicious! Love Salty Tart!! I still haven’t been to the farmers market this year, I need to go!!

    • kellyjanke2

      You must be a Minnesotan 😉 Salty Tart is a new fav of mine! I just discovered it! Have you ever been to Patisserie 46?? Amazing! Yes, get out to a farmers market this weekend and change that Hilliary!!

  • Kathy @ FoodWineThyme

    Can’t wait to try these eggs and fall in love with them. Looks great Kelly.

    • kellyjanke2

      Thanks for catching the “falling in love with them.” It’s true though, they’re that good! Promise, Kathy! Thanks for visiting today :)

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    I love chives in my eggs!! You are so right – I never knew how much of a difference quality ingredients make until I started to really fall in love with food a couple of years ago. I have a friend who raises organic chickens and her eggs are absolutely incredible. Definitely worth paying a little more for! Hope you’re having a fabulous week, dear!

    • kellyjanke2

      Love that you feel the same way!! Hard to realize there really is a difference in the taste let alone nutrition of it. I remember in Europe the yolks are all way darker. Never understood why. Thanks so much for the sweet and thoughtful comment Kathi :) Have a lovely evening!

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    My grandma has her own chicken, and the quality of her eggs versus store bought is INSANE! Not even comparable. You don’t even need to refrigerate them, she just leaves them on the counter for a day or two. She only has 3 chickens, so gets about 3 -6 eggs a day. She’s always sending me home with them. The best! Love all the fresh herbs you used in these scrambles eggs. You’ve got my tummy growling!

    • kellyjanke2

      STOP, that sounds awesome! SO fresh! I wish my grandma had chickens! I haven’t had them that fresh before! Well not like a farmers market isn’t fresh…you know what I mean 😉 When I was in France my host mom would leave out her eggs…I kinda want to try it! THanks for such a great comment, Natalie 😀