Best Fresh Organic Egg Peddler - 2011
The Kendor Farm
You're lost, driving down Vanowen Street in the Lake Balboa district of the San Fernando Valley, musing about whether this road's tired and thrashed apartment buildings are uglier than Lincoln Boulevard's beat-down and claptrap storefronts. Nah, you think — when suddenly you spot an out-of-place sign that would be well nigh impossible in your own neighborhood. It reads "The Kendor Farm," and it touts the firm's certified organic eggs and organic, free-range chickens. Is this a movie shoot? Nope. Tucked into aging residential hell, this well-regarded organic firm supplies eggs to four farmers markets locally — Calabasas, Encino, Hollywood and Peninsula Center in Rolling Hills Estates. The firm keeps regular office hours in Lake Balboa, but if you buy direct, you have to purchase a minimum of 30 dozen eggs. Instead, check out Kendor Farm at the nearest of the four farmers markets. 17344 Vanowen St., Lake Balboa. (818) 774-0755, kendorfarms.com.