Silvopastured Whole Chicken

$16.00

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4lbs each – $4/lb

MAS silvopastured chickens are given the best possible life: fresh air and water, sunshine and shade from beautiful willows, pasture and forage, plus a completely non-GMO grain diet. These Freedom Rangers spend 5 weeks out chasing bugs, taking dust baths, and fertilizing Vulcan Farm. This breed produces tender meat and some of the best bone broth you can make.

WHY OUR CHICKEN?

Midwest Agroforestry Solutions is committed to resilient farming systems that strengthen our ecosystem and economies. Raising silvopastured  chickens at Vulcan farm increases our biodiversity, helps control pests, fertilizes the land, controls weeds, and produces ethical, great tasting meat. Our chickens are given free-range to forage, peck, scratch, and roam through willows, pasture, and other perennial plantings. They are provided only non-GMO feed. You’re invited to see how our chickens are raised and experience the impact of local, pastured meat production.

WHY ONLY WHOLE CHICKEN?

Buying whole chickens are one of the best bargains of the good food movement. One bird can produce multiple meals (roast chicken, chicken salad, chicken soup, bone broth) and is much easier to cook than you think. While boneless, skinless chicken is convenient, it’s also expensive, wasteful, and harder for livestock farmers to produce. Purchasing a whole chicken not only gives you the best product possible, but also provides more income for farmers. If you need tips for making the most of your bird, just shoot us an email for a how-to guide to make the most of your purchase.

WHAT IS SILVOPASTURE & WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Silvopasture is an intentional, integrated, intensively-managed growing system that combines trees, livestock, and forage plants. This means we are raising our chickens within perennial crops that provide shade, protection from predators, a diversity of plants and bugs, and lots of opportunities for exercise and exploration. Silvopasture systems can be lower maintenance (the trees do all the work!) and provide an environment perfectly suited to animal behavior. It’s a win-win for us: happy chickens, happy farmers, and happy trees & soil!

PICKING UP YOUR CHICKENS

Shortly after June 1, pickups will be possible in:

  • Champaign, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Madison, WI