Pasture-raised Poultry

Whole chickens are temporarily unavailable.

The slow-growing chickens are raised on pasture for about ten weeks after coming out of the brooder.  They enjoy the sunshine and eating grass and bugs, which gives the meat lots of flavor and better nutrition.  They are fed a certified organic and soy-free feed from Scratch and Peck Feeds.  Be sure to save the gelatin-rich pan juices. Please note that these chickens may not be quite as tender as the fast-growing chickens in the grocery store.  I usually roast them in my Big Green Egg or a covered dutch oven and try not to overcook.  A mother of three tells me she likes to poach her chicken, pick off the meat and then serve with dipping sauces to her kids.

Red Ranger

 

 

Stewing hens may also be available once the laying hens are not producing eggs. They have intense flavor and make delicious soups and other dishes.  I usually put the whole chicken in the crockpot, cover with water and cook until the meat falls off the bone.  Then cool and pick off the meat.  The meat can be used in soup or saved for salads, enchiladas, pot pies and other dishes.  Homemade Pho is superb!

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  • Where to buy

    Come on by the farm!

    At the Issaquah Farmers Market
    on Saturdays from 9-2
    May through September.

    Delivery to your office or doorstep on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
    to Issaquah, Sahalie, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and surrounding areas. Please call to be added to the route.
    Note: limited delivery during the farmer's market.

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