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.