By now, we all know about the egg shortage. The avian flu and the need to destroy many birds led to shortages, high prices and even smuggling. The Herald Online reports a store with two York County locations and one Gaston County location plans to sell them this week for $2.99. Saltwater Markets in Clover and Fort Mill drew crowds on Tuesday with the sale. People desperately seeking eggs scrambled to get there early in the morning to avoid missing out. They advertised the “below cost” sale on their Facebook page. And, the market brought 150 dozen eggs to each store. The store points out they require at least one other purchase at the market in order for the lower egg price to be valid. And, anyone who shopped for eggs lately realizes how high they are. Some stores sell a dozen for $5 or more. Of course, the supply is first come, first served.
Saltwater Market brings in eggs from local suppliers in the Carolinas. And, they point to wanting to help the community because so many people feed their families with eggs. But, the good thing is, Saltwater says they have lots of eggs and can get more if needed. The original Facebook post concerning the sale had 300 shares and more than 100 comments. So, apparently it resonated with many families. Therefore, if you need eggs, this might be a good place to get a deal. The Saltwater stores are on Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, Bethel Street in Clover and South New Hope Road in Gastonia, North Carolina. Look here for exact addresses and info.