How to store fresh eggs

Do you know that storing your fresh eggs correctly can extend their shelf life and keep them tasting their best? Here we share a few tips and tricks on getting the best out of your eggs. 


Some people like to get home and place their fresh eggs in the handy little caddy that is built into their fridge, but we always recommend keeping them in their original carton. Why? Good question! The original packaging is designed to not only protect the eggs but also to prevent strong odours from affecting the taste of your eggs. Also, don’t forget that the best before date is handily printed on the packaging and to keep this means you’ll always have that information available. 

Here’s a few more handy tips to keep your eggs fresher for longer:

  • The shelf life of an egg is greatly reduced if the eggs are not kept  refrigerated or at a constant temperature.
  • To get the best out of your eggs keep them in the centre of the main body of your fridge. 
  • All Field Farm Eggs have a 'best before' date not a 'use by' date. Our best before date is 28 days after the date the egg is laid so we know you’ll always enjoy our fresh eggs when they taste their best. 
  • Try and make sure you’re eating any eggs that you’ve already prepared immediately, or keep the food in the fridge and use them within three to four days. 
  • Don’t eat or cook with eggs that have been left out of the fridge for more than two hours. 
  • If a recipe calls for room temperature eggs, simply run them under a warm tap for a few seconds. 

How can you tell if your eggs are fresh?
The best way to check if your eggs are still good enough to eat is to simply check the best before date stamped on the carton. If for some reason you don’t have the original packaging, don’t panic, you can use this handy trick to check the freshness of your eggs… Simply drop your eggs into a bowl of water if your egg sinks that means it’s fresh, if it floats it’s probably a bit old now. Wait, how did that work? Well, the older an egg is the larger the air sac inside the egg becomes causing it to float.