Most mornings outside the gates of Tier Haus Farms here, several cars drive up to investigate the contents of an ordinary-looking cooler. Inside are eggs, freshly collected from beyond the gates by Carolyn Gerdes, an owner of the hilly, 70-acre property…Michael Westendorf, a cooperative extension specialist and associate professor in the department of animal sciences at Rutgers University, said that small, noncommercial egg producers throughout the state were noticing an uptick in demand for fresh eggs. "Free-range has been important for a while," Mr. Westendorf said. But lately "we’re seeing a lot of interest in niche markets," like duck, goose, quail and ostrich eggs, he said.
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