A New Chick In Town

There’s a hot new chick in town that’s causing quite a stir.

Raised on Yorkshire Valley Farms in Peterborough, it roams the pastureland and clucks happily in the sunshine.

Chickens grow on what they are fed. And when that food is 100% certified organic grain, (no animal by-products, chemicals, medications, antibiotics or growth stimulants,) from certified organic fields free of any herbicides or pesticides, that chicken is going to taste pretty darned good.

I cut open its pretty bag and examined this air chilled bird: clean, firm, fresh, and awaiting some pre-roasting prep.

A half lemon, a knob of ginger, a bay leaf and a pinch of salt in the cavity, and a splash of the white wine which will be enjoyed at dinner. A light massage with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, then its on a rack, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for one hour and twenty minutes.

“That’s not the right way to make chicken,” your mom might say. But it certainly works for me. I cannot recall carving a meatier, juicier, more flavourful chicken than this one from Yorkshire Valley Farms.

A note to the trade: keep your customers happy and stock these chickens.

7 thoughts on “A New Chick In Town”

    1. There are actually a few retail outlets that sell Yorkshire Valley Farms chickens in Toronto:

      Bloor Meat Market,
      Big Carrot,
      Organic Garage,
      Dufferin Meats.

      Let me know your favourite recipe.



  1. If these chickens taste as good as you say, then many people will be interested to know where to find them in Toronto. It’s very hard these days to find chicken that tastes like chicken.
    Thank you.

    1. I’ve just been informed that in addition to the above mentioned stores. These chickens are also available at all Loblaws outlets across the GTA.

      What is your favourite recipe?



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