While they are fresh, yes (the yolks are very firm and the whites are not runny), they are certainly nothing like I was hoping/expecting. We've bought eggs from backyard chicken of neighbors on and off for years, and at the grocery we buy (as another reviewer mentioned exactly) Vital Farm or Happy Eggs. The size and color of the yolk is indicative of what the hens were eating, and I'm afraid these Smith Bros. eggs are a lot like some of the eggs we've gotten from co-ops in town - very hit and miss. The yolks, while not quite the anemic pale yellow of cheap commodity supermarket eggs, they're not the lovely orange you would expect. Happy Eggs operation has had a big point drop on the Cornucopia egg "score card" so we've been trying to find something better when local aren't available. These will do in a pinch, but they are not great and I don't think we'll be leaving them on our standing order.