What Makes Our Pasture Raised Chicken Different?
Finding Organic Chicken With Flavor
It turns out chicken can actually taste like... well, chicken. The flavor of our heritage chickens tastes like the chicken your grandmother would remember when she grew up!
Before Betsy and I had our own farm, we tried to find someone raising organic chicken that would be as different as the pasture raised eggs we were enjoying. Everyone was raising the same cheap fast growth genetics that the factory farms were using.
I volunteered at one of these farms. Sure it was nice that the birds were outside, but those genetically manipulated breeds are cheap to raise because they doesn't 'waste' feed growing feathers or strong bones or organs. The result was a strange combination of a beautiful natural pasture full of birds that didn't behave or look so natural at all. It was disillusioning at best.
Amazing Pasture Raised Chicken
After starting our own farm, we researched how to raise the best chicken. We learned that chickens' don't really start to develop flavor until they are almost twice as old as those fast growth birds. Meat from slower growth genetics actually has micro-marbling that adds to the health and flavor.
We started off with an experiment between three different slow growth breeds. Each night we'd taste test different cuts of all three and were astounded at how different they each tasted. In the past, chicken had tasted like whatever sauce we happened to use. These each had their own robust, yet delicate flavors that were fantastic with just a sprinkling of sea salt.
There was no turning back. This was food like we've never had before.
We offer the following pasture raised chicken:
- Whole Chicken
- Boneless Breast
- Liver (by request only)
- Lemon Butter Chicken (with our sous chef meals)
- Smoked and Salted Wings or Drumsticks (with our sous chef meals)
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TC Farm Is Better
Click the images below to learn what makes our pasture raised chicken better.
Lush Green Pasture
Slow Growth = Flavor
Space to Roam
Meals in a Hurry? Leave the Cooking to Us
Try our Sous Chef Chicken
Our Sous Chef Chicken is available as smoked and salted. The drumsticks and wings are smoked and then sous vide.
Great for when you are in a hurry!
To use, simply warm in hot water (to remove from the package) and then crisp them up.
Enjoy with just a touch of finishing salt, add a favorite sauce, or shred them and use them in any recipe that calls for shredded chicken (tacos, curry, chicken salad, and more!)
Be sure to save those bones to make some amazing stock, too!