Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pastured Organic Poultry

The chickens and ducks are now ready!  

Experience the taste of an entirely different chicken!  At Ecotone, we do not raise the industrial Cornish Cross broiler, which is perhaps the only chicken you've ever had.  Instead, we raise a slow-growing broiler on pasture, with certified organic grain, and in an Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) manner.  Developed in France as part of the Label Rouge certification for the most rigorous standards of animal husbandry, environmental stewardship, and quality of meat, these "Freedom Rangers" (as they are called in America) are simply the highest quality chickens available. 

As for the ducks, we have both Muscovy and Khaki Campbell broilers for sale.  Both hatched at JM Hatchery in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, the Muscovies are larger and have both less fat and more flavor than traditional duck, while the Khaki Campbells are smaller and leaner than most duck you've had before. 
The chickens range from 3.5 to 6.5 pounds, with most being in the 4.5 to 5.5 lbs. range.  The ducks range from 3.5 to 8.0 lbs.  All poultry are processed at Ecotone Farm as a complimentary service for shareholders and customers.  Fresh and frozen whole broilers are available for delivery each week in November, and is limited to availability.  Please indicate in your order comments if you'd like the giblets.  

To place an order, visit the Ecotone Farm Online Store, or give us a call or drop us an email.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Time and Images 2

"This is the phenomenon of edge or margin that we know to be one of the powerful attractions of a diversified landscape, both to wildlife and to humans. The human eye itself is drawn to such margins, hungering for the difference made in the countryside by a hedgy fencerow, a stream, or a grove of trees."

-- Wendell Berry, from "Getting Along With Nature"