Poultry

Chickens and Turkeys available in 2019!

Chickens

Red Ranger Chickens ($10 deposit per chicken)

After two years of honing our skills learning to raise broiler chickens for meat, we are raising Red Ranger chickens to offer for sale.  This breed is said to be the one preferred by Julia Child herself,  and we agree with Julia! Red Rangers have a natural balance between white and dark meat and a deep, rich chicken flavor.  The meat is juicy and firm–but not the least bit tough.  It is a welcome change from commercially raised chicken which we find to be spongy and bland.

Our chickens are raised on pasture and fed locally sourced organic feed.  The price is $5.50/lb., and we estimate that chickens will weigh between 3.5 and 6 lbs. once processed.  Chickens will be available for pick up at the farm on July 14 and July 21, 2019.  You can reserve your chickens with a $10 deposit per chicken.  When you order, please specify which pick up date you would prefer.

Full Disclosure:  Warning!  Once you have tried pasture raised Red Ranger chickens, you may find it very difficult to return to eating standard grocery store chickens.  Don’t say I did not warn you.

 

Turkeys

Midget White Turkeys ($25 deposit per turkey)

We are currently raising Midget White turkeys for Thanksgiving of 2019.  We have enjoyed working with Midget Whites for the past two years and they are a joy to raise (and eat!) . Midget Whites love to spend their day foraging, so on our farm, they enjoy a diet of free range shrub steppe findings supplemented with USDA certified organic feed.

Midget White Turkeys are “slow food” at its best. It takes about 7 months to grow one to table size (compared with 2–3 months for broiler chickens). And this breed produces a smaller sized turkey than many other breeds: 10–18 lbs on average, which is more manageable for home cooks and average families than the 25 lb. beasts that seem to be the norm at grocery stores.   Midget White turkey meat is dense, rich, and mouth wateringly succulent.  It has won blind taste tests across multiple breeds of turkeys. Definitely worthy of your special family feast. Check out this article from Mother Earth News about this amazing turkey breed.

You can reserve your 2019 turkey at any time with a $25 deposit.  The price will be $7.50/lb. We will be processing this year’s turkeys on the weekend before Thanksgiving so that you can enjoy a fresh, not frozen turkey. Pre-ordered turkeys can be picked up at the farm on Sunday, November 24, 2019.