Celeste Albers Halts Egg Operation

albersThe sun has set on the Lowcountry’s most celebrated egg operation, with a land use dispute forcing Celeste and George Albers to focus exclusively on dairy and beef production.

The Albers’ Sea Island eggs were a coveted commodity, and the centerpiece of many of Charleston’s cherished high-end restaurant dishes, including FIG‘s legendary coddled egg.

“Cracking one open reveals a yolk as golden as a sunset,” The Glass Onion‘s owners enthused in a 2010 blog post. “They literally make our bĂ©arnaise, deviled eggs and desserts. During the heat of summer when the hens simply refuse to lay enough, we enter a time of mourning.” Continue reading