If something seems off about the new farmer’s market downtown on Feathing Street, it’s because it is a wheelbarrow full of eggs. On Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the wheelbarrow, manned by David Anteater, is rolled out onto the sidewalk, full of eggs of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Alongside the wheelbarrow is a sign that reads: “Farmer’s Market! Eggs!”
When asked about his business endeavor, Anteater stands by his principles that eggs are farmed and therefore, when sold, are a farmer’s market. The eggs are from chickens, ducks, quails, and other unidentifiable birds. Customers are welcome to fish around and find an egg that suits them. While the prices may vary according to availability, Anteater assures his customers that his business is legit and he doesn’t just buy the eggs at a supermarket to fill his wheelbarrow.
The eggs are from chickens, ducks, quails, and other unidentifiable birds. Customers are welcome to fish around and find an egg that suits them.
“Look man, I’m just selling eggs, like farmers do, y’know?” said Anteater, as he rung up a customer. “I just happen to be providing a different shopping experience. It’s very unconventional what I’m doing. I’m kinda like Steve Jobs, but instead of apples, I’m selling eggs. It’s like, I have a vision.”
On any given Sunday, Anteater can make anywhere up to 47 dollars. As for the eggs that go unsold, they are often wheeled out the following week or, as Anteater states, “thrown at my ex-girlfriend’s house when I get shitfaced.”
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