When our local Farmers Market is open we sell eating eggs. (We also sell hatching eggs to folks but those eggs cost more). We like for a carton of our eggs to have color contrast with mostly the Marans, Cuckoo and Wheaten, eggs but also some Ameraucana and Faverolle eggs and we presently need a few hens that will lay white eggs. We always stick a Bourbon Red Turkey egg in each carton too. We get $3.50 per dozen and sell out in a matter of a few minutes. We don't make money at our hobby but selling eggs helps pay for some feed and we really enjoy being a part of the Farmers Market environement
For those you interested in Marans eggs, here's some info.
Click here and go to Bev Davis site, she the Marans guru.
According to Bev - To even qualify as a Marans specimen, a layer must be able to produce a #4 or darker egg reliably for a period of her laying season. If the flock cannot produce #4 eggs at some time, they simply are not Marans, regardless of the breeding. This is how the French begin by defining the breed.