Pasture Raised Chicken
TC Farm members can order:
Liver (by request only)
Warm and Serve Smoked and Salted Wings or Drumsticks
TC Farm Chicken Is Different - Find out Why
Lush Green Pasture
Learn more: Green Forage
When we say "pasture raised" it means our animals thrive on actual green pasture.
You'd think that should be obvious, but apparently for others "pasture" can just be a factory barn full of straw or patch of dirt.
Space to Roam
Learn more: Truly Free
Our chickens are actually free to range, wherever they want to go.
Other local farms claim to be "free range" because the chickens are uncaged inside of their factory farm, just like every other factory.
Learn more: Why Organic?
Our birds get up to 30% of their diet from the pasture; however, all chickens require some grain.
We were surprised to learn almost all local small farms are using conventional GMO feed.
Slow Growth = Flavor
Learn more: Slow is Best
Factory style chickens are amazing feats of engineering, growing fast, cheap meat. This is the type you'll usually see at even the crunchiest farmer's market.
Taste the slow growth difference.
Why We Started Our Farm
Finding Organic Chicken With Flavor
How We Started:
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.
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.
Some TC Farm Chicken Recipes
This two ingredient recipe has a few steps, but is simple if you have the right tools. Oh and it tastes amazing. Great for wings or drumsticks.
A classic favorite but it tastes SO much better with our TC Farm chicken. Something to warm you up on these cold January evenings!
This is a delicious dish. Remember: If your spices are old and don’t have a robust smell to them, it is worth getting new ones before trying this dish. Don’t buy spices at big box grocery stores. How long do you think the turmeric sits on the shelf there before someone buys it? Shop for these spices at a local Co-op with a good bulk spice selection.
Betsy whipped this soup up tonight while we were making a different dinner. It is great to be able to make meals ahead of time that are quick and easy to pull out of the fridge or freezer!
Here is the recipe for our famous Lemon-Butter chicken. This is a great meal to make a few batches up ahead of time and pull out for a quick and easy home cooked meal. This is the same chicken you'll find in our almost* ready to eat Sous Chef packages.
The perfect dish for entertaining guests. Or to use up any type of chicken you have in your freezer. Despite the long instructions (which includes random tidbits), this dish is reasonably quick and serves a lot of people for very little cost. (We fed 25 people with a double batch!) Plus it tastes super good and is easy to make!
Great over pasta, rice, couscous or mashed potatoes. It is excellent served with spinach sautéed in olive oil and tossed with a little lemon juice. Get the recipe AND watch how it's made!
Looking for a fresh, easy, and tasty way to use your boneless chicken breasts? We loved this. We separated the tenders from the breasts and made them all the same way so we ended up with normal-sized and kid-sized rolls in the end.