This healthier take on a true American classic is one of our favorite summer recipes for 100% pasture raised slow-growth chicken. And best of all, it's just as crunchy and decadent as its deep-fried counterpart. Serve it on a lazy afternoon with zesty coleslaw, or pile them both onto a sandwich for a summer picnic.
Find the recipe in Emmer & Co.’s cookbook!
Grilling season is our favorite time of year, and nothing's better than a beautifully BBQ'd Emmer & Co. chicken. So we've rounded-up our favorite BBQ tools to help you master the grill this summer.
We want you to fully trust where your food comes from. So when we say our birds are 100% pasture raised, we can be 100% transparent in showing you what that looks like. Emmer & Co. created a video experience that places you at the heart of our farming operation, and we invite you to take a look at our practices for yourself.
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When summer scorches Northern California our pace slows down and we seek out every opportunity to be outdoors. That means firing up the grill, pouring a drink, and making some sticky, smoky BBQ chicken. Our favorite sauce has the tang of vinegar, some sweetness, and just a little spice.
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Building a better food system is a community effort, so at Emmer & Co., we seek out partners who share our vision for the future of farming. Wild Idea Buffalo is one of the leaders in regenerative agriculture - the O'Briens have spent their lives restoring the grasslands through raising the most delicious, healthy, and free-roaming buffalo. And they were an inspiration to us when we began our journey. Because of our shared vision for a better food system that raises the right animals with regenerative practices that improve the soil and environment, they're proud to offer our 100% pasture raised slow-growth chickens to their community. What's better than the best prairie buffalo and pasture raised chickens? We can't think of anything. Together is always better.
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There are a lot of buzz words out there when it comes to food. A Nielsen report I once read listed over 75 health and wellness claims by food manufacturers, including: low carb, all-natural, hormone free, cage free, free range, humane, and farm fresh. The majority of these terms can only be defined by the words themselves. “What does farm fresh mean?” “Oh you know, it’s a farm that produces food that’s really fresh!” That might sound laughable, but many food companies rely on unclear terms like these to hide the reality of their practices from consumers. They don’t want you to see behind their curtain.
We talk a lot about our chickens, their slow growth rate, and why raising birds entirely on pasture results in the healthiest meat, the best animal welfare, and most amazing flavor. Equally important is the way we raise our birds.
We love sharing recipes with our community, and have teamed up with Chef Jen Franco to develop ten delicious, seasonal preparations specifically created for our 100% pasture raised slow-growth birds. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for the release of our original recipe book, full of methods that showcase true chicken flavor.
As Emmer & Co. works to rebuild the poultry industry, we seek out every opportunity to partner with people rebuilding other parts of the food system. Real Good Fish, a sustainable Community Supported Fishery that empowers local fishermen, shares our vision of providing the healthiest and purest foods, produced with practices that improve the environment. Our 100% pasture raised slow-growth chickens are now available in their CSF boxes. It’s partnerships like these - bringing together fans of the best poultry and the best fish - that create strong communities supporting and sharing the best food. Together is always better.
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This month, Emmer & Co. was inducted into the Rising Star Chapter of OSC², a national community of thought leaders in the natural products field. We're honored to join these fellow mission-driven brands in tackling the toughest sustainability issues facing our world, and finding innovative and collaborative ways toward positive change.
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The lives of Emmer & Co.'s chickens are as close to wild as possible. But days and nights spent on the beautiful Northern California pastures come with the threat of predators. That's why flock dogs are a vital part of our regenerative, pasture-raising practices. Our newest litter of protectors was just born, and we'll soon be introducing them to their first flock of chicks. Stay tuned to our social channels and future Flock Talks for photos and videos of the pups' first days at work!
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