Rhubarb season is here and boy are we excited. Rhubarb is one of my favourite flavours of spring. It is an amazing plant and one of the first things you can harvest on the farm. This week we will have lots of rhubarb available in the farm store, from Grand River Gardens, be sure to order your here, as we sold out quickly last week!
Rhubarb is an excellent source of fiber. It is a great source of Vitamin K and has more antioxidants than Kale! Who knew? It can also aid in digestion!
To store rhubarb simply put into your fridge in the bundles. If it is getting soft before you get around to slicing it, wrap a damp cloth or paper towel around the ends. It will liven it right up!
We raised some delicious chicken on our farm, and are pretty familiar with the best way to enjoy all of the cuts so we thought we would let you in on some secrets!! All of our chicken is available by the individual cut or in bulk boxes (5 and 10 lbs)
In this post we will talk about the most popular cuts and the least popular (but my honest favourite cut!!) and how best to cook them.
Best methods of cooking?
Each cut of chicken varies on how best to cook it. Whether you are a fan of the slow cooker, smoker, cast iron or BBQ there is a cut of chicken that is best suited for you!
We are part of the Artisanal Chicken Program through the Chicken Farmers of Ontario. This program allows us to raise up to 3000 chickens on our farm, selling direct to consumers, through restaurants and grocery stores. This is an amazing program! Not only do we have access to some great resources and training, it also allows us to maintain a very high quality life for our chickens. Through the program we have to adhere to the CFO's regulations from everything to receiving the chicks to housing them to daily care and shipping to the abattoir. We have yearly inspections with the CFO to make sure we are doing the best job that we can possibly do! And every year we are able to improve our operation.
Pasture raised chicken, GMO free, free range, cage free, free run... there are so many different terms used to describe how animals are raised now, so many that is often has us, the farmers confused! We are here to clear the air and explain how we raise our chickens and why we do it!
We believe strongly in allowing an animal to express their true selves throughout their life. We allow our pigs an environment to root through the soil & chickens to enjoy dandelions and search for bugs. We believe that our animals are happier and healthier because they have access to the sunshine and fresh green pastures! Which in turn gives us a high quality meat and egg product.
Our moveable chicken coops in the field on a summer day