Cut Up Chicken Now Available!!!
A number of farmers who bring food to the Wild Ramp Market have been providing pastured or range free chickens. The difference in the quality of the meat and its flavor is amazing compared to chicken from the supermarket. When we held a taste test October 12, 2012 at the Meet and Greet event that took place with the Apple Bake-Off over 50% of the people preferred the Wild Ramp chicken.
People who preferred the supermarket chicken mostly said it seemed juicier. They then received a very short tutorial why: chickens raised in an industrial facility are fed hormones, steroids and antibiotics during their lives and the processed meat is also injected with water to weigh more when purchased by you. Yes, it is juicier, but that is not the way chicken is without a lot of added “help”. When you adapt your cooking of the Wild Ramp chicken there is no difference in moisture and a lot better nutrition going into your body.
Up to two weeks ago, the chicken at the Wild Ramp has been sold whole. A short experiment was conducted by Twin Maples Farm who brought in 2 halves, which sold very quickly.
Consumers have often requested chicken pieces. Producers are concerned that some parts would go unpurchased. Mil-Ton Farms brought in packages of whole chicken cut up, which sold out within a few days and plans to bring more in this week.
A very unscientific survey during several days at the Market indicated the desire for each part: legs, wings, breasts and thighs. In response to this demand, Avalon Farms will be bringing in chicken pieces Friday July 5. The future of cut up chicken at the Wild Ramp Market depends on your purchasing!
Packages of leg quarters including the leg and thigh will be sold, packages of wings and packages of breasts.
If you are a Friend of the Market you can call ahead and request packages be set aside for you and pick them up when you can get to the Market soon after at your convenience. This is one of the perks of consumer membership that enables you to have your yummy food and personal schedule too.
The Wild Ramp is celebrating its One Year Birthday! You, the community, built this market and through your generous support made our first year very successful. Please help us celebrate the new things to come by continuing your support. We ask for our birthday that you consider looking at our birthday wish list located at http://www.myregistry.com/Visitors/GiftList.aspx?sid=AFC92F31-701B-40F4-B574-A186E476BE21, stopping by to make a contribution, or signing up for volunteer hours to help the market’s continued success. Thanks! Let us make this a birthday to remember!