- 4lb whole chickens (qty 2)
Love the richness of bone-in dark meat of the thigh and drumstick?
After 12 years working in restaurant kitchens as a chef, Jeremy Storey found himself in Chicago, working the front of the house at Alinea, a Michelin-starred restaurant known as the foremost home in North America for the rarified cuisine known as molecular gastronomy. From his vantage point in the dining room, Jeremy watched purveyors -- farmers, fishermen, and hunters -- walk through the doors in the morning, fresh off the fields, boat, or woods, holding boxes of their finest findings for the chefs’ perusal. Though he’d landed arguably one of the better jobs in the country as far as the restaurant world goes, Jeremy couldn’t help but envy those producers.
As an amateur chef, Matthew Lawrence quickly learned that the quality of meat used in a meal has a huge impact on the final product. As he catered local weddings and competitions, he struggled to find local and sustainable meat from farmers nearby. To improve his craft and provide a better alternative to grocery store meats, Matthew and his wife Jesie decided to create what they were searching for by starting their own sustainable multi-species pasture farm in Sylacauga, Alabama. After all, as Matthew says, nature is where all the activity happens.
If starting their own farm wasn’t ambitious enough, Matthew and Jesie also built their own USDA inspected processing facility to service both their farm and other local farmers. Providing a local processor for the community results in better meats for everyone.