A turkey is no better than the farmer behind it. Long-time Heritage customers know that we got our start selling Frank’s turkeys, raised traditionally and responsibly on his Good Shepherd Farm and our relationship with him remains the cornerstone of our business. Frank is a true hero of the Heritage food movement — he is […]
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Certification by the American Poultry Association (APA) is the ultimate seal of approval for humane poultry production. The APA is America’s oldest agricultural association. Its certifications are endorsed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and it signifies that the animals are raised with balanced genetics, not genetics overbred for fast growth. Heritage chickens […]
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Pasture-raised chicken breasts deboned and stuffed with award-winning cheese, our “Chick-etta” is the perfect storm of taste and earthy sophistication. Cordon Bleu-meets-porchetta in master butcher Thomas Odermatt’s newest creation.
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What really separates Heritage Breeds of chicken from the rest of the pack, and why is it so important to help preserve breed diversity? What is most remarkable about the chicken is that every one of the approximately 12 billion that populate the planet earth are all descended from the Red junglefowl (gallus gallus) of […]
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Black Minorca The Minorca is a Mediterranean breed originated in Spain. They are one of the largest of the Mediterranean breeds, and are known to be great foragers and egg layers. Because of there large size they have historically been raised for their meat. Minorcas are noted for being savory in flavor with a mineral […]
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Last summer we launched our Rare Breed Heritage Chicken Tour – an effort to revive 24 rare, heritage chicken lines and create an alternative market for non-industrially bred chicken. We partnered with Frank Reese, the country’s preeminent poultry farmer, to show our customers what real chicken tastes like. Heritage Foods USA is now offering a […]
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Laura’s Summer Picnic Fried Chicken is one of our favorite recipes. We find it particularly well suited to our Columdian Wyandotte Chickens. There is nothing that can compare to home fried chicken. Laura Reese could kill, pluck, clean and fry a chicken before you could get to, and from, local Chicken Shack in […]
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So you’ve just gotten your Columbian Wyandotte Chickens and are looking for some recipe ideas. Here’s another great one from Chef Cheryl McCleary: Ingredients 1 3 to 4 lb Whole Heritage Chicken 1 Tbsp Olive Oil Rub: 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp Sugar in the Raw (can use brown sugar) 2 Tbsp Ground Chili’s […]
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By Dick Bessey 1 Columbian Wyandotte Chicken 2 tsp salt Olive oil for coating grill Cut chicken into pieces and sprinkle with salt. Heat grill to low to medium heat. Coat grill with some olive oil to prevent sticking. Lay chicken skin side down on grill and cook for about 15 minutes until the […]
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Heritage Foods USA is proud to announce our historic effort to revive 24 rare, heritage chicken lines and create an alternative market for non-industrially bred chicken. We are partnering with Frank Reese, the country’s preeminent poultry farmer, to show our customers what real chicken tastes like. Heritage Foods USA will offer a rotation of 24 […]
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By Janani Lee “The better the breeding, the better the eating,” Frank Perdue declares in an old commercial from Perdue chicken. He walks us through the breeds of chicken the Perdue company has raised throughout its history, listing the relative merits and drawbacks of the Barred Plymouth Rock through the Rhode Island Red, None […]
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