Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook


A few weeks ago, I received this beautiful little book in the mail and was invited to participate in Terry Golson’s blog tour. I actually already had the original, The Farmstead Egg Cookbook, that was published in 2006 and had made a number of the recipes. I got the book soon after I got chickens. This new book is expanded with two sections, how to raise chickens along with the recipes for how to use all of those eggs.
Farmstead Egg Guide jacket
The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook is an excellent resource whether you’re just starting out with chickens or you’ve had them for awhile, like I have. I think it was a great idea to include, all in one, everything you need to know about keeping chickens along with recipes. I love photos with recipes, and the book includes full-color pictures of many of them. Anyone who has had chickens knows that while waiting for the first egg seems to take forever, once they start laying, suddenly you’re desperate for creative and different ideas to use them. You’ll find a hundred of them in this book! I have a lot of cookbooks, but this is one I’m planning to keep in my kitchen, which means I’m going to use it. And even if you don’t have chickens, the recipes are delicious. (I actually had lost the original book when I moved, so I was happy to get another one!)

You can follow along with Terry’s blog tour at the links below:

March 11 – HenCam Blog
March 12 – The Chicken Chick
March 14 – Tilly’s Nest
March 15 – Scratch and Peck
March 17 – Simple Thrift
March 19 – Chickens in the Road
March 21 – Fresh Eggs Daily
March 24 – Root Simple

And–if you’d like to win a copy of the book, I have one to give away!

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive the book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow tonight (March 20, 2014). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time on Thursday (March 21, 2014). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn. The winner’s name will be posted in an update to this post and the winner must email me at [email protected] to claim their book. Good luck!

UPDATE: Oops! I was supposed to do this yesterday! I’m sorry! Head in the clouds here…. The winning comment number, drawn by, is comment #36, Lana. Email me at CITRcontac[email protected] with your full name and address to claim your prize!



  1. mommy6_1 says:

    I would love to win The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook. Thank you.

  2. luvsclassics says:

    :chicken: good morning Suzanne,

    The farm book looks great, sounds like an important book for raising chickens, And delicious recipes.

    I’d like a copy of the book, although I do not have space to raise chickens.

  3. boulderneigh says:

    I would love the book; I just hope I can remember to come back and check this post!

  4. tsmith says:

    I love a good cookbook! Thank you!

  5. Bonnie S. says:

    I don’t have chickens, but we eat a lot of eggs! I would really enjoy the cookbook.

  6. sherlou says:

    I really, really need this book! πŸ™‚

  7. Deliafarm says:

    This book would help me keep up my hopes that Spring will come to Vermont , someday! Hope I win! :heart:

  8. brookdale says:

    Yay, a giveaway! Would love to win this book. Thank you for offering!

  9. babyberry says:

    My chickens have just started laying! I would love a copy. Pick me!!!!!!

  10. kyriemykala says:

    I would love to have the cookbook, We had chickens growing up and would love to have them again. I have many friends who give me eggs. It would make a wonderful Birthday gift to me. Love your site.

  11. Mim says:

    I would really love this book…

  12. Dumbcatluvr says:

    I would love to win this book.

  13. okstormy says:

    I would Love to win this book!

  14. grandeb1956 says:

    Nice book! Thanks for sharing! :chicken: :sun:

  15. tmoozie says:

    I would love to win “The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook”. It would make a nice addition to my cook book collection.

  16. Nonie0019 says:

    Making extreme efforts this year to cook healthier for the family. Would love to win this cookbook to help me in the cause! Thank you for the opportunity! Stay WARM!!!

  17. kelly jo kirby says:

    I would really love to have this book. I am sorry that I have not posted a comment for some time but I do still read your blog everyday and enjoy all your stories and love your animals and find myself crying over your loss of BP and Jack these past few months. Keep on writing and God Bless you!

  18. NancyD in NH says:

    :sheepjump: Gosh, it would be great to win this book as I am starting my first flock this spring, if it ever quits snowing and the 3 ft that is still on the ground EVER melts! pick me, pick me!

  19. wormlady says:

    Not so long ago I disillusioned my librarians re: I eat healthily when I asked if they could recommend a cookbook with lots of recipes using eggs and whole milk. Since I have chickens and goats, therefore a refrigerator full of eggs and whole milk. Here’s hoping I win this book and it helps.

  20. byrstn says:

    Would love the cookbook. I need new egg recipes.

  21. fowlers says:

    A give-a-way….yay, sign me up…..who don’t love a give-a-way, and a great one at that….what a fun way to start off SPRING…

    XOXOX :hug:


  22. Julia says:

    Yes, sign me up, please.

    Thank you and thank you to Terry Golson, too.

  23. maggie says:

    What a great book giveaway!
    I would love to win, please enter my name!

  24. Squeegees Mom says:

    I cannot raise chickens in this city, but sure enjoy cooking with eggs. Please enter this comment in the cookbook give-away. Thanks!

  25. roosterrun says:

    I’m excited about this book and would love to have it.

  26. macgentry says:

    This year I’m just getting back into raising chickens again. It’s been 10 years since we sold our chicken farm. I’m so excited to be able to have our own chicken’s & eggs again. Thank you for giving such a nice book away.

  27. brendyblue says:

    I would love to win this book. I collect cookbooks and this one looks very interesting.

  28. Wm.Mike says:

    I have been without chickens for a year but more are on the way :snoopy: So I really need a good egg book.

  29. DRYVEM says:

    I would :heart: to have this cookbook!

  30. dgkritch says:

    Looks like a fun book. I’d love to have a copy!

  31. Ann W says:

    I would like to have the book – thank you for offering a copy to us! I bet you didn’t really lose your original; someone’s probably cooking eggs out of it in Charleston.

  32. PaulaClark says:

    I would love this book. I don’t have chickens yet but I am working that direction. And we love eggs!

  33. Louise says:

    Looks like a great book. I have 3 baby chicks and I need lots of help. The book would be great. We are allowed to have 3 hens in the city where I live in Alabama and I am so excited to have my own chickens. Thanks for the give away. I would love to win.

  34. alosyu says:

    I would love to have this book. The more egg recipes the better.


  35. PV Grammy says:

    I would love a copy of the book! I have six hens, and am always looking for recipes.

  36. Lana says:

    I would love to win “The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook!!”. Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Anita says:

    I want it! I want it! :heart: :heart:

  38. acracker says:

    I have chickens and a man who loves to eat eggs…I would LOVE to win this cookbook!! Thanks for the opportunity! :chicken: Julie

  39. mamajoseph says:

    Boy, do I need this book! Have chickens, need knowledge.

  40. Peculiar Cat Mama says:

    Oh, I would love to have that book. I had chickens once, and plan to have them again once the chicken house gets fixed. Seems my other chickens were not raised for our food, but for the foxes and coyotes. Boo hiss on that!

  41. cindyinohio says:

    I would love, love, love to get this book. In fact, I think if I don’t win it I’m going to need to buy it. We currently have 60 laying hens and just received 70 baby chicks 2 weeks ago!!!

  42. canthony says:

    I have a few chickens and really don’t know what I am doing, but gathering eggs is like Easter every day. I just love being able to use the beautiful “home grown” eggs. I would love to win a book to help me raise them in the proper way and to know what to do with the eggs, besides omelets.

  43. maryellen51 says:

    I have chickens, plenty of eggs and would love to have the recipe book. Thanks, Suzanne

  44. wkyangel says:

    So many eggs! So many MORE recipes to learn! YES! I would love to get a copy of this book! Always loved cooking with eggs and learning new ways to serve them! Thanks for offering Suzanne!

  45. AnnieB says:

    This sounds like a GREAT cookbook. Count me in!
    :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

  46. KellieS says:

    Would love to win a cookbook about eggs, now that it is spring and we have SO many.

  47. MousE says:

    I would love to win this! :dancingmonster:

  48. flgrl says:

    I would love a copy!! :snoopy:

  49. carolyn harris says:

    Oh your site is so addictive! Please sign me up for ‘The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook”. My husband and I just started with chickens this past summer, true waiting for that first egg ‘did seem like forever’….but since that time my husband has added on to the chicken coop 2 times as we are adding to the brew. Learning every day something new about chickens, its addictive and so much fun, if you do not mind the work!

  50. rurification says:

    I love cookbooks with pictures. Our ducks and hens are finally laying well again after the winter, so it’s great to hear about this book!

  51. candyryan says:

    :wave: The cookbook would be a Welcome addition to our culinary guidance. We are just beginning to build a farm and will raise chickens and have a small garden. Your fantastic offer could not have come at a better time in our lives. We so enjoy visiting your farm and family on your blog and on Facook. I am hoping the information will keep me ground in reality. πŸ˜€ :duck:

  52. Luann says:

    I would love to be entered to win this book. I have added to my flock this year and am expecting my delivery of 9 week old hens on April 4th. I cannot wait!

  53. GrammieEarth says:

    I would love to have this book. Thank You ( and maybe Terry too) for offering it for giveaway.


  54. kitmarlowescot2 says:

    Yes I would love to win Terry’s new revised cookbook. Came here from her hencam site.

  55. ataylor says:

    I would love to have this book.

  56. kmcc325 says:

    Please give me a chance to win the egg book!! Thank you!!

  57. denisejdesign says:

    We are getting ready to move to our own farm come this fall. Chickens are on our list of livestock along with alpacas and perhaps a goat or two. Sounds like a great book for a beginning chicken farmer!

  58. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I’d LOVE to win this book. I always need good ways to use eggs. Thanks to Terry and Suzanne for the chance!

  59. Minna says:

    I would love to win The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook!

  60. jodiezoeller says:

    Would love to see the recipes. But I don’t have chickens, though I would love some. I have fond memories of my grandfather’s chickens in the 60s and 70s.

  61. Darlene says:

    Would love this Guide and Cookbook. My daughter has chickens and I get her leftovers which is a huge amount.

  62. pensiero says:

    I love eggs and I love cookbooks!

  63. abbygirl says:

    I love eggs! I wish I could have chickens. I would also love to have the cookbook!

  64. Carol in NC says:

    I would love this book!

  65. Old WV Broad says:

    Great to see a give-away back on your page Suzanne. I’ve missed them!

  66. Joell says:

    :happyflower: flower: :happyflower: :happyflower: :happyflower:
    We love eggs, and even nore so now that we are finding out that eggs are acually good for us, no matter how they are prepared I love them. Any time we are predicted bad weather I always make sure we have plenty of milk and eggs with those items we are set.
    The cook book sounds very nice. Thank you.

  67. chrisrobgabby says:

    Sign me up for a chance to win The Farmhouse book. Love your site keep up the Great Job! :shimmy:

  68. marymac says:

    I have plenty of eggs from my chickens and would love to win the book

  69. ashmmorgan2 says:

    It sounds like a great book, I’d love to win a copy!

  70. marrypoppinz says:

    I’ve had chickens since spring, 2010. They have changed my life. They give so much more than just eggs and they do that quite often. I get their fantastic composted chicken manure for my gardens and fruits. Getting rid of leftover food is a snap and they do such a good job of turning it into fertilizer! Such a treat to just watch their comical ways and to learn when they’re upset or when they are happy.

  71. RurallyEverAfter says:

    I love the look of this cookbook! I bet I’d love the taste too!

  72. beforethedawn says:

    I want one! I’ve added it to my Amazon wishlist and am off to visit the other blogs.

  73. AmyI says:

    Would love to win! Hoping to get chickens this year!

  74. georget929 says:

    I would love to win The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook. Thank you.

  75. Bettyn says:

    This would be a great addition to my cookbook collection. It wold also be greatly used. We have 24 chickens. We sell some eggs, give some away and still have an abundance and are always looking for new recipies

  76. ta2mee says:

    I love cookbooks! And eggs! :wave:

  77. nlchandler87 says:

    I would love to win this book! πŸ™‚

  78. SanAntonioSue says:

    Yes, please!! Love me some eggs!! πŸ™‚

  79. pdelainey says:

    We just started raising chickens last spring.
    I would love to win an egg cookbook! :chicken:

  80. OregonJoy says:

    I hope I win the book. Thanks for offering it to one of us.

  81. lillyauna says:

    :snoopy: I would love a cookbook. As my kids tell me I need all the help I can get. We are planning on getting chickens this year so this cookbook would be very helpful. :woof:

  82. ibnsgirl says:

    We love eggs! πŸ™‚ An egg cookbook would be great! Thank you!

  83. HicChickie says:

    Well if it helps to guide on raising chickens, great! When the eggs come I can cook a lot of great dishes.

  84. PattiLynn says:

    I would love a copy of The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook. Thx for the chance to win one!

  85. collector1 says:

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity to do so! :cowsleep:

  86. kbiberstine says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  87. nyfarmmom says:

    I would love this cook book, I’m constantly giving away eggs to friends, family and co workers… :chicken:

  88. Ramona Slocum says:

    I would love to be able to cook from this book. Please pick me.

  89. mommafox says:

    I can’t have chickens in town, but I have a very generous friend that keeps me supplied with all the fresh, brown eggs that I can use. Have tried about every trick there is to use them up, so this book would be a great addition to my cookbook collection. Thank you to Terry and Suzanne for the chance to win the book.

  90. oct4luv says:

    I want to win!

  91. LindaWelch says:

    I love my girls, and I love the presents they leave me every day! It’s like Easter every day! I would love to have this book; I would share it with my sister, who I have taught to make cheese after learning from “watching” you several years ago! :chicken:

  92. MommaH says:

    I just found your website and just love it! It takes me back to my youth when my parents had a hobby farm with pigs, cows, sheep, ducks, geese, turkeys, and of course chickens! Just love those chickens. No one could understand why i would give them all names. Your website is refreshing and fun. I would love to win the book and share it with my daughter and sons. Perhaps someday too we can have the same fun you do with your animals. For now will keep checking your website for updated pics.

  93. LisaAJB says:

    I’d love a book!

  94. Luv2Quilt says:

    Would love to have this book. I am hoping to raise my own chickens some day.


  95. titan55 says:

    I must say that your blog is fantastic! The pictures, the stories all absolute magic.

  96. Esor says:

    I would love a chance to win the book. Thanks.

  97. Taryn says:

    9 hens + spring = many eggs! This book would be awesome, yes, I would like to win a copy!

  98. Dana says:

    My son who is 12 has taken up trying cooking and he loves to collect our fresh eggs and he can fry a sunny side up and scrambled. Chicken and duck eggs. We have just started two years ago. I Would love to give him this egg cookbook! Would help with his reading. He would love it! Enter us pease πŸ™‚

    Dana Mama

  99. burmabears says:

    It would be so nice to have a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!
    Joan Ann :cowsleep:

  100. tea4too0 says:

    I do have more eggs than I know what to do with. Scrambled isn’t getting it done. Thanks for the contest.

  101. Squeegees Mom says:

    Like many of you, I enjoy cookbooks. I have a battered copy of “Woman’s World” Edition of the American Woman’s Cook Book. It’s copyright is 1939, with portions included of previous works from 1928 and 1929. It is a very thorough cook book in that it teaches a young woman how to cook, set up her kitchen, supply her pantry, Menu making, packing school lunches, table setting and service, and best of all, carving and garnishing. I love the pictures of slender women dressed in pretty dresses, heels, stockings of course, pearls and a spotless apron. It has captions such as “Time and your oven await the occasion and the man” (By Hotpoint)and “Strike up a warm acquaintance with your oven and its special temperament.” I hate to think of the shock they would have to see me cooking in worn jeans, a baggy tee shirt and sneakers. πŸ™‚

  102. DebbieO says:

    Oh my I would so love a copy of this cookbook. Trying to incorporate more eggs in my diet as part of back to basics health.

  103. laurie hamar says:

    Hope to be able to get chickens this time next year. Would love to read the book in advance to get ready for them. Thanks for the contest.

  104. Tucker DeRatt says:

    OOOhhh, a new egg cookbook. Even if I don’t win it, I will be giving it a home in my kitchen. I Adore Eggs!

  105. OregonJoy says:

    Where should I look to see who won the book?

  106. Mary in VA says:

    I definitely could use the recipes. My girls decided to lay all winter when normally they rest….

  107. jan n tn says:

    There are lots of how to…chickens
    and Lots of how to…eggs,
    being combined is a great idea!
    Would love to own the book.

  108. MsSueT says:

    I want this cookbook so bad I can TASTE it!!

  109. Hugh says:

    I’d love to have this book.

  110. revere says:

    I would love this book!

  111. ConnieM says:

    I have had chickens for 15 years as of this year. I NEED this cookbook!

  112. Leah says:

    I would love a copy. :clover:

  113. dethomps says:

    Just got a chicken coop last week, just waiting for the snow to melt. I would love this cookbook please.

  114. Augustlace says:

    :chef: How nice of You to offer “The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook!” So nice to read the Posts here and All about YOUR FARM AND FARM FAMILY LIFE! Born on a Farm and raised on a Farm with a huge Chicken Coup with My Parents selling Eggs and Us Children All helping! Suburban living now but I always have eggs in Refrigerator! Thank You and How nice to have a chance to win something free, especially a cookbook! Good Luck to ALL and Happy Spring! :sun2:

  115. zteagirl71 says:

    Free Cookbook? :french: Yes PLEASE! :heart:

  116. nadafarm says:

    I would love a copy! :chicken:

  117. djbrown says:

    Chickens in the back yard means LOT OF EGGS. I can always use more egg ideas! Here’s hoping I win :happyflower: .

    Thanks for the chance, Deb

  118. schlaudy says:

    What a nice give away. Thanks for the chance to win.

  119. Anita says:

    Hey Suzanne! Did you give away the book yet? (Hope everything is okay.)

  120. Lana says:

    Thank you so much! I’m excited to get this book! I love cookbooks and this looks like one a person would use a lot! Thanks again!

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