Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NEWS FLASH! Chicken Options!

We are most pleased to offer our legendary chicken in a wide array of convenience-added forms: half chickens (MADE for the barbie); split bone-in breasts with 1, 2 or 3/ pkg; legs/thighs 2 or 3/pkg and wings 7-10/pkg. We've been getting a lot of requests to bring these options to you and we just got through the regulations and got the nod from both the USDA/Food Safety and Inspection Service and our MA Dept. of Public Health to use our hometown butcher shop to help us out. And for all my quiet frustration with government and regulations, I have to say that all the regulatory authorities I dealt with were great! Responsive, helpful and interested in helping us out. Thank you!!

We are especially proud to say that not only were these chickens raised locally on our clean, green pastures, but we used a lot of local resources to bring this to you. We use a USDA processor in VT, we bought our feed from a farmers' cooperative feed mill in CT and the cutting and packaging was done by our very helpful and capable full-service butcher shop and grocery store that is right here in Barre. We are indeed proud to be able to help keep our local economy healthy and churning!

Stop on by and see us in Waltham or Wayland, and we'll be coming out to Worcester, too. Tell us what you think. We fully expect this new addition will be well received; however marketing is a never-ending discipline and we need to know if something could be better/different. We are here because of- and for you!

Thank you!