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Egg industry was different a century ago
back in the day matt figi
“Eggs are the highest they have ever been at this time of the year, and no one is to blame but the hens,” was what a well-known grocer said when asked what caused the soaring of the price of eggs. This is how an article in the Dec. 4, 1908 article in the Monroe Evening Times started. In those days, and at least into the 1950s, farmers would bring cleaned eggs in from the farm to trade with the local grocer who would then sell to their other customers.