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Sowing the seed, my hand is one with the earth. Wanting the seed to grow, my mind is one with the light.  Hoeing the crop, my hands are one with the rain. Having cared for the plants, my mind is one with the air.  Hungry and trusting, my mind is one with the earth.  Eating the fruit, my body is one with the earth. – Wendell Berry

Our ORGANIC Freedom Ranger Fryers are READY for purchase!

We’ve made some big farmer steps this season and we are happy and proud to say that we have organic Freedom Ranger Fryers available for purchase!  Our freedom rangers are pasture raised and are rotated 2-3 times a day on fresh grass in their sweet pasture chicken tractor.  They are fed a supplemental diet of Scratch and Peck’s certified organic, non-GMO, locally sourced (from the Pacific NW) naturally free starter and soy-free grower (aka the best stuff you can get).

Our Organic Fryers weigh between 3.5 – 5.5 lbs.   They are packaged (bagged) and sold as whole birds and are great for roasting!  On the farm we typically roast a whole chicken in our dutch oven and we are able to make 4-5 meals out of one bird (with homemade broth utilizing the carcass, chicken soup, pot pie, chicken salad sandwiches,  etc in the days following..)

These are THE most delicious pasture raised chickens you can buy.

We are so pleased with our experience raising Freedom Rangers and plan on doing another batch this summer.  They are happy, active birds that live a great life on the farm.  Nothing beats homegrown and these Freedom Rangers are proof.  As Joel Salatin says… “the yellow fat on poultry and beef, extremely orange egg yolks, and naturally yellow butter reflect high levels of chlorophyll in the diet and low levels of saturated fat.”  These are happy, healthy, productive chickens and we feel so great about coming full circle on the farm.  We believe in offering the best possible product to our members and community – a product that you simply can’t find in the store.

Fill out the form below (at the bottom of the page)  to place your order.  Our Organic Fryers are now available for purchase.  The cost is $7/lb.

Fryers will be ready for pick up the last week of September/first week of October. A $10 deposit per chicken will be due to reserve your chickens. This deposit will go towards the balance due upon pick up.  Please let us know how many you would like and what sizes are preferred (they range from 3.5-5.5lbs).  We have a limited quantity and expect them to go fast!

 

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A little bit about Freedom Rangers….

“The breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breed of chicken and was developed in the early 1960’s to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farm production models (alternative) all across Europe and also by small pastured poultry producers in search of a traditionally raised farm chicken – just like the “oldies”, healthy and with a succulent flavor and texture.

Since our Freedom Rangers are a slower growing breed, they are naturally better suited to the higher welfare and all true natural rearing systems (full pasturing, free range, organic, certified, backyard etc.…). In the United States most modern poultry industrial production models use fast growing breeds (hybrid white synthetic Cornish crosses).

Natural instinct and behavior is preserved in the selection and growing methods of our Freedom Ranger breeding stock. It goes without saying that our birds love foraging in pastures, free ranging outside, always looking for natural sunlight and fresh air, as well as ground scratching and dust bathing.”

– From J.M. Hatchery in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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