We live a little south of St. Louis Missouri. My best friend has a little farm where she and her daughter treat their 20 plus chickens like babies! They feed only organic and the chickens run free and look like they have a fantastic life! I pay $6 a dozen but that's because I know cage free organic eggs take a lot to produce. The feed is crazy expensive even when she is able to feed what she's grown herself. She always has to supplement with organic feed and she's very picky. She basically charges whatever people can afford to pay. My elderly mother only pays $3 a dozen (my friend would give the eggs to Mom but Mom refuses to NOT pay). Anyway, these eggs are extra large and taste like NOTHING I can buy in the store. I've paid over $6 a dozen for cage free/organic at the supermarket. It's well worth the cost for me just to know I'm feeding my family the very best that I can find. The way I look at it, I'm helping my friend to be able to keep doing what she's doing. It's not cheap and it takes a lot of her time to make sure her little farm is running status quo.