Lemonade stand? Passé! West Seattle kids set up egg stand

The photos are shared by Diane Vincent, who says she was headed home from running errands when, “I saw these adorable entrepreneurs Faye (6) and Owen (5) on corner of 41st & Hinds, selling fresh eggs from their chickens, for 25 cents each.” Diane not only bought three, she got a tour of the new chicken coop from Faye, Owen, and proud mom Anita, who told her they had raised their five hens from chickhood, and that they just started laying eggs a few weeks ago.

Wednesday happened to be the first day for their corner egg stand – check it out today (after school, of course); Diane said they were hoping to be back, and she promised them she’d spread the word. Oh, and Diane added in her note last night, “I just fried up the eggs for dinner; super yummy!”

23 Replies to "Lemonade stand? Passé! West Seattle kids set up egg stand"

  • MB September 29, 2011 (9:47 am)

    Love it!

  • Elizagrace September 29, 2011 (10:01 am)


  • Mother Clucker September 29, 2011 (10:16 am)

    How EGGciting!

  • margaritaville September 29, 2011 (10:20 am)

    The pictures are absolutely precious!

  • beatriz September 29, 2011 (10:25 am)

    This is so adorable; and those egg prices are a steal!

  • JTK September 29, 2011 (10:37 am)

    LOVE THIS! – WAY to go KIDDO’s!

  • onceachef September 29, 2011 (10:49 am)

    An “egg-ucation” for the kids…cool!

    • WSB September 29, 2011 (10:54 am)

      I was too chicken to write a headline with an egg pun in it. Thank you all for scrambling to fill the void! – TR

  • Sue September 29, 2011 (11:05 am)

    My sister and I stopped by the stand and bought 2 eggs for a dollar. These kids were so adorable. Owen told us if we didn’t have cash the eggs were free. Too cute….

  • MicheleK September 29, 2011 (11:11 am)

    These kids are adorable! I purchased 2 eggs which made the kids “egg-static” (hehe)! They ran home to tell their mom, deserting the stand momentarily. What a fun time they were having :)

  • Kellym September 29, 2011 (11:22 am)

    That’s just great…I sure hope some egg police or the tax man doesn’t come along and rain on their parade!!

  • Diane September 29, 2011 (11:54 am)

    Owen & Faye are awesome little sales-people; they both asked me at least a dozen times “do you want to buy an egg?”

  • Diane September 29, 2011 (11:56 am)

    when I asked to take pics for the westseattleblog, Faye asked, “are we going to be on TV?”

    • WSB September 29, 2011 (12:04 pm)

      Hope you told them more people *in West Seattle* would see them here than if they are on TV. But TV picks up leads here fairly often so who knows, perhaps a camera will show up at 41st and Hinds … Good luck to them! I can’t help but be reminded of another famous local egg-seller … 34th District Democrats stalwart Ivan Weiss has chickens at home on Vashon and always comes to their meetings with a cooler full to sell. We bought some while covering the group’s September meeting and they were a hit with the family egg fans … TR

  • angelm569 September 29, 2011 (12:14 pm)

    how awesome and super close to my house! Any idea what time they’ll be there today? i will absolutely be driving by and buying eggs on my way home from work! Hope they don’t sell out before i get there :)

  • Anita September 29, 2011 (1:29 pm)

    thanks so much for posting this, Faye and Owen will be thrilled! a word of warning if you see them manning the stand; they put on the hard-sell (even the UPS man couldn’t get past them), and they don’t know how to make change. Bring quarters :)

  • Chris September 29, 2011 (3:37 pm)

    that picture of Owen hugging his chicken is quite possibly one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Marie September 29, 2011 (4:49 pm)

    This is so dang cute! Great job on the photos Diane, and I just love that, along with the harder news, the awesome WS Blog highlights sweet moments like this. Love it.

  • (required) September 29, 2011 (6:22 pm)

    Hey beloved WSB and neighbors, we buy eggs at Safeway in five dozen batches for about $8 or so every couple weeks. Reading this story makes me wish I could get eggs from someone who raises chickens in West Seattle. Now, if there were a local chicken owner in West Seattle willing to offer a comparable price, I’d be in. Is there anyone who will match the store prices? I know the quality is better if it comes from local, so I imagine it would cost a little more, but in these times we cannot afford much more than that. Suggestions as to who might be willing to be an “eggcellent” supplier in West Seattle, or where to look? Grazie!

  • Andrew September 30, 2011 (9:40 am)

    What a great picture! Ok- just thinking out loud- hope nobody gets sick from eating these eggs and sues the chicken owner. Could happen.

  • Debbie September 30, 2011 (10:11 am)

    Grazzie – I dont know how price comperable they are, since I have never bought them, but I believe there are usually farm fresh eggs at the farmer’s market every Sunday.


  • Diane September 30, 2011 (3:41 pm)

    having seen Food Inc a few times, I’m far more concerned about safety of food sold in stores, handled by many people, unsure of conditions of farm, animals, etc; in this case, I met the chickens, saw the coop, eggs were handed to me directly by kids from the nest; of course I washed the eggs prior to cooking; they were the best ever, and no ill effects

  • Deborah Taggart October 3, 2011 (8:42 am)

    How cute are these two!

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