Our new organic chicken – in butcher cuts – has been quite popular. While we are huge advocates of roasting the whole bird, we appreciate the convenience of these trays of thighs, wings, drums and chicken breasts. Especially when feeding a party.
This week you can save 15% off all chicken – our Green Circle chicken, chicken sausages, smoked chicken breasts, poussin and all the rest. It’s time to cook some chicken!
We like this recipe for sticky drumsticks, which are grilled and then generously glazed with balsamic vinegar and honey marinade.
Or go the classic route and make fried chicken drumsticks … with duck fat.
And if you make some particularly delicious-looking chicken, snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We always love to see what’s cooking!
You may have seen Mike Rowe’s TV show Somebody’s Gotta Do It on CNN last night … with our own Ariane and a flock of chickens! Mike was interested in our new Green Circle chickens because of the way they are raised. So he and Ariane went to the farm to see how it’s done.
This Green Circle chicken was a passion project for Ariane, who was inspired by the common sense, waste-nothing philosophy of days past, when chickens lived on vegetable scraps and roamed freely around farmyards. It’s the way her grandmother raised chickens and they were the tastiest birds around.
In that tradition and in an effort to provide truly tasty chicken, we raise our chickens on a diet of surplus vegetables and trimmings. We’re talking about actual vegetables here – collected from commercial kitchens and farmer’s markets. By saving these vegetables from their fate in a landfill and turning them into nutritious chicken feed, we raise healthier birds and contribute to a better world.
Mike Rowe with scraps from some of our restaurant clients.
Not only are they fed well, these chickens are certified humane, making them rare birds indeed. They are air-chilled during processing, which means you get nothing but pure chicken flavor, not retained water.
Our holistic approach produces truly wholesome results. And that’s why we call it a Green Circle chicken. No waste = great taste.
Mike and Ariane enjoying a meal of chicken – what else? – in our Mennonite farmer’s home.
The Green Circle chicken is available on our website and in some retail stores. Ask for it in your local store and help us spread the word on this new kind of old-fashioned bird!
Ariane will be on Mike Rowe’s excellent new show Somebody’s Gotta Do It tonight on CNN at 9 PM EST. Watch a little preview of what happens down on the chicken farm. And tune in for the full episode tonight!
To get your own taste of the featured Green Circle Chicken, skip on over to our website.
And, yes, Mike is as nice as he appears to be on screen – he is a genuine guy with a big heart. Ariane had a wonderful day shooting this episode with him.