Cutting Up a Whole Chicken

I have long held that buying a whole chicken is much more thrifty and economical than just buying parts. However, for some recipes you do need to know how to break down the bird into parts. It used to be that this was a skill everyone had (mainly because chicken only came whole) but it […]

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We now have chickens

We finished up our first chicekn processing event of the season yesterday. Everything went exceedingly well. We had a super crew (Thank you Amanda, Eric, Emerald, Jessie, Kyla, Sage, Julie, Sam, Caitlin, Barbara, and Joe). The birds themselves look very nice. They sized up larger than I had expected. I think our largest bird dressed […]

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Countdown to Chicken Processing

We are one week away from our first processing day of the season. Once again, we will be using the MPPU (Mobile Poultry Processing Unit) this year. The MPPU is a project of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (NESFP) and the New England Small Farming Institute (NESFI). Basically, it’s a chicken slaughterhouse on wheels. […]

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