99.9% of chicken sold in America is a rapidly-growing breed that’s tasteless, produced in a way that harms the environment, and grown by farmers under medieval-style contracts. For starters.
At Emmer & Co.®, we see a different way forward. We’re making alternatives to the industrial Cornish Cross chicken widely available and building a new model for the food system that combines the right animals with practices that improve the environment. By raising slow-growing chickens entirely on pasture, focusing on fair farming partnerships, and using regenerative farming methods, Emmer & Co. is bringing the best tasting, healthiest food to your family’s dinner table.
Antibiotic-free? Humane? Organic? We know how confusing these terms can be.
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. We raise our chickens entirely outdoors on lush, unrestricted pastures so that they can run, forage, build muscle, and live active lives. 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.
Emmer & Co. raises slow-growth chickens that live active, outdoor lives. Our birds take twice as long to grow as Cornish Cross chickens, and with strong bodies and balanced growth they’re able to spend each day roaming and foraging on our organic Northern California pastures.LIFE ON THE PASTURE
We’re proud to raise the best-tasting poultry with the best welfare standards, but equally important is the way we farm. Emmer & Co. follows holistic management principles - like pasture rotation and cover cropping - to improve the soil and create a healthy ecosystem. By following these sustainable, regenerative agriculture practices, we’re able to leave the land better with our business as usual.See how we farm
Whether you’re a chef seeking the best flavor for your menu, or someone looking for uncompromised chicken for your own table, Emmer & Co. birds are available nationwide. Find our chicken through an online retailer or at a restaurant near you, or get in touch for wholesale orders.FIND EMMER & CO. CHICKEN
When you buy an Emmer & Co. bird, you'll never have to worry about how the bird was raised, what it contains, how it was processed, or how the animal impacted the environment.
We’re 100% transparent in how we produce our pasture raised slow-growing chicken. So you can trust you’re serving the best food to those you love.