PASTURE-RAISED & ORGANICALLY FED
We strive to grow healthy, tasty, and humanely raised birds primarily focusing on two types of meat birds, the large-breasted Cornish-Cross and the slow-growing incredibly tasty red feather broiler from France known as Freedom Rangers. The birds arrive at our farm as baby chicks and are moved to pasture within three weeks where they enjoy munching on fresh pasture, bugs and get plenty of fresh air.
If you are looking for a humanely raised, organic-fed, supremely tasty chicken - you have come to the right place! Our birds are grown only during the peak of the season to ensure maximum tastiness. When the weather in the northeast begins to warm in earnest, typically by late-April, our birds are moved to pasture so they can live a healthy and comfortable life where they consume large amounts of growing forage. The birds consumption of green forage is what makes our birds taste and texture so amazing. You are what you eat and eating fresh forage combined with organic grains really does result in a tasty bird.
This philosophy limits our production capacity but also ensures our birds are always grown in a healthy environment which benefits both the birds, the pastures, and your plate!
In a typical season we harvest our first birds in late May and conclude our harvest by the end of October. Fresh birds are available on the farm 1-2x per month. Check our on-line store for availability.
Our birds are currently processed off farm at a USDA inspected facility. Each bird is hand inspected for wholesomeness and quality and kept fresh for several days after processing then quickly frozen in our energy efficient freezers.
WHAT WE FEED OUR BIRDS . . .
Our meat chickens are well-muscled birds and require a high quality balanced feed ration in order to meet their maximum tastiness. We pay great attention to the quality and maintenance of our pastures to ensure the birds are consuming as much green, healthy forage as possible. In large part, their consumption of clovers and grasses play a big role in ensuring a flavorful bird. The pastures provide anywhere from 5-25% of the total nutritional needs of our birds with the rest of their diet provided by a certified organic grain mixture of soybeans, corn, oats, wheat, vitamins, minerals, a mix of probiotics (lactobaccilus acidophilus) and grit (granite bits which aid digestion).
We have worked hard over the years to find the freshest and highest quality feed ration available in New England. To this end we work closely with family owned Green Mountain Feeds located in Vermont. Our feed is custom milled for us using certified organic grains including probiotics, flax seed, and whole grains. No antibiotics, hormones, animal by-products or synthetics of any kind pass the beaks of our birds! Our feed is certified organic which means no GMO-grown corn or soy!
HOW TO PURCHASE?
Our chickens can be reserved online in the early spring and are also available most of the time, frozen, in our Farm Store located in the barn. We sell whole and 1/2 chickens, legs/thighs, backs, boneless breast and giblets. All items are subject to availability.