If you live on a homestead, or have farm-fresh chicken eggs, I’m sure you would love to display your eggs on the countertop in a cute way. If you want to display your eggs in true farmhouse style, here are 7 super cute, farmhouse egg holders for your kitchen countertop to inspire you.
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A little background on keeping eggs on the countertop
Did you know that the U.S is one of the few countries that actually sells eggs in the refrigeration section at the grocery store?
Other countries sell their eggs right next to the bread, or other pantry and shelf foods.
Now, storing your eggs on the countertop only works with fresh eggs, aka, eggs from backyard chickens that have NOT been washed.
Once you wash your eggs, it removes the outer layer and protective covering of the egg called, the bloom or cuticle, which prevents bacteria from getting inside the eggshell. So, once you wash your eggs, it is a MUST to refrigerate the eggs.
Hence, why here in the U.S they sell eggs in the cold section. They wash, sanitize, bleach, and do whatever else to the eggs you buy in the store, making them not capable of being stored on the countertop.
Only store your eggs on the countertop if they are fresh from backyard chickens, and unwashed!
How to store fresh eggs on your countertop
First, you’ll want to make sure your eggs are fresh from backyard chickens, unwashed, and not previously refrigerated.
**Important Note: Storing eggs on the countertop will not work for store-bought eggs!**
You also want to store the eggs, POINTY SIDE DOWN.
I can’t tell you how many times I see people storing their eggs pointy side up. This is not the correct way to store eggs safely!
Now for me personally, I usually feel comfortable keeping eggs at room temperate for 2-3 weeks before I will move them to the fridge (if they last that long before getting eaten).
Even then, I still don’t wash my eggs unless they’re super filthy from a chicken deciding to poop everywhere. Because ya know, chickens like to poop a lot, and sometimes they think it’s a wonderful idea to poop in their nesting boxes.
What are the Different Types of Egg Holders?
There are tiered tray egg holders that are beautifully designed, stackable wooden egg holders that work great for those with a lot of eggs, metal and galvanized steel egg holders that look very farmhousey, plus many more!
I’m going to show you 7 of my current favorite egg holders. Here are 7 cute farmhouse-style egg holders.
7 Cute, Farmhouse Egg Holders for Your Countertop
Here is a nice collection of farmhouse-inspired egg holders for your countertop.
This handcrafted cedarwood egg holder is crafted with love. Set of 1 holder, holds one dozen eggs, set of 2 holders holds two dozen, etc.
Each holder is unique and will have its own character, such as nicks and knots.
I love this rustic egg holder! The chicken wire adds a nice farmhouse touch and you even get to choose your own custom color of your egg holder. You can choose to have your custom rustic egg holder hold, 12, 18, 24, 30, or 36 eggs!
If you only have a few backyard chickens, this vintage wooden egg holder with a door would be perfect for you, as it holds only 12 eggs at a time. The door on this countertop egg holder makes it different from other countertop egg holders.
If you like a tray-style of countertop egg holder, you’ll love this one! This farm-fresh egg holder is made of galvanized steel for a nice rustic look. Then, the look is finished off with rope handles to make the perfect tray-style egg holder.
This double-tiered fresh egg holder is made from solid wood, and is perfect to display and store your farm fresh eggs on your countertop. It is painted and stained in a weathered wood look.
This tiered tray will look great in any farmhouse kitchen.
This metal and wood egg holder is super cute, with one handle and the words “Fresh Eggs” printed on the front.
It has 12 egg cups, so it’s perfect for the small homestead.
This 15-egg count holder is shaped to look like a rustic barn. It has 3 rows where you can place 5 eggs each row.
You can’t get much more farmhouse style, without a barn!
So, which style of countertop egg holder is best for your home decor?
The answer is…
Find one that matches or will pair well with your kitchen decor.
Even if you don’t have a farmhouse-style kitchen or farmhouse kitchen decor, there are still many countertop egg holder options on amazon and other places that will work well for all home decor styles.