America's Oldest Lineage of Chicken

This is a groundbreaking development for the heritage meat movement and the cause of biodiversity in food because our collaboration works towards preserving (and eating!) poultry that are on the brink of extinction.

Kansas-based heritage farmer Frank Reese, who has made it his life’s work to preserve endangered breeds of poultry, has worked for years to maintain stronger lines of chickens. Reese has partnered with his first-ever protégé, Jed Greenberg of Chosen Farms, to raise and process kosher and non-kosher chickens in New Jersey.

Why Heritage Chicken?

The healthiest and tastiest birds on the market today.
Good Shepherd chickens can be traced back over 100 years, are 100% antibiotic free, and are pasture raised. Each chicken comes labeled with its breed.
Loved by Top Chefs
"Amazing! I have always focused on sustainability and I forgot all about BREED. What a difference in taste!" — Alice Waters of Chez Panisse
Superior Flavor
"And the flavors! I am stunned by the Plymouth Rock, which smells like hay and has a marigold-yellow, pork-style fat cap beneath its skin. Its flesh is silky and grassy, bringing to mind smoked sablefish. The New Hampshire has meat that is almost lavender and tastes closer to an oyster, or perhaps Lardo di Colonnata cured in ancient marble, than to any chicken I’ve ever eaten. It’s rich in umami, that indescribable flavor in soy sauce, Parmesan cheese, truffles, and aged meat."
— Tamar Adler, Vogue

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