Life in the European country side definitely is still different than city life anywhere. Fresh milk and butter from the farm, most families have a small vegetable garden for daily herbs or salads and other "behind the times" treats. All good ones though.
If I recall, by law you cannot even buy fresh milk straight from the farm in Canada. Not sure about the US. How monopolistic is that? Dairy mafia controls it all. In the name of "health", as they deem it dangerous to drink unpasteurized milk. Gotta get your government sized dose of antibiotics every day.
Though I do like my convenience whenever possible, it is great to observe some traditions are still alive and functioning well.
Today the egg man came around the hamlet. A farmer from an area about 25km away, he has a weekly tour where he sells eggs, noodles and potatoes straight from his van.
If you are in need of eggs, just put a carton on your door, he stops in your driveway and honks for you to open the door. He sells mostly to regulars, at prices that I found very reasonable for the quality and service.
I asked him about "driving on egg shells" and he told me that during all his years he every only once created a thousand egg omelette , when he wiped out on an icy road. No big deal he said, just open the door, it all runs out the side.
THE SIGN. EGGS WANTED
HAND DELIVERY TO THE DOOR
MUST DRIVE CAREFUL
EGG NOODLES AND POTATOES
REALLY TASTY EGGS