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How (and why) To Roast a Chicken

Whole roasted chicken might not be my favorite food. But it is hands-down my favorite meal. The ritual includes the act of preparing a whole animal for the oven while appreciating its life, then encountering the aromas mingling with a pan of roasting root vegetables as they escape the oven. After an hour spent building hunger and anticipation comes the revelation of the perfectly roasted chicken skin as it comes out of the oven and the carving, with the potential for enjoyment like any craft that can be done skillfully. Finally we sit down with a group of thankful, hungry, smiling humans around a table set in anticipation and common purpose. I can recall a number of very memorable roasted, pastured chicken dinners. One...

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Reason #2: Only Happy Animals

This is an ongoing blog series entitled, Reasons to Try Our Meat CSA, describing some of the reasons our members have shared with us why it works so well for them. Reason #2: Our meat comes from happy animals, not sad animals. We have a lot of young families in our meat CSA. And one thing we hear from a number of our members is that there are frequent conversations around the dinner table where discussions about animal welfare and human responsibility are given tangible expression while eating our products. One member even told me of his daughter asking many times after one of these conversations questions like, "did this chicken come from a sad animal, or from the happy...

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Reason #1 to Try our Meat CSA:

  After providing meat to our members in the Louisville, KY area for the past two years we've heard a lot of reasons why people think our CSA is a great fit for their families. It amazes us how such a diverse group of people can find it so perfect for them. So I figured I'd write a few blogs describing these benefits from some of the feedback we've received so far. I'll start with the biggest and easiest one first. 1. The meat is soooo good! We get this one a lot. Some people say our pork chops are more amazing than they thought pork chops could be, and sold them on the idea of trying out the CSA....

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