Sometimes social media really is the cat’s pajamas. Despite buying my eggs from Provenance Farm pretty regularly and living about a mile down the road from them, i hadn’t heard about the farm party they were throwing this past weekend until i saw it on Facebook. Thanks, Facebook: you’re not ALWAYS a time waster! I’ve also been chatting with Keith, the farm’s leading man via Twitter and recently got info on volunteering with their butcher days: exciting!
I’m working on an in depth post about Provenance, including information about their rotational grazing methods, the nitty gritty on some pastured broiler how-to details and a bit more history about the farm and the farmers. I can’t wait! In the meantime: the party. What fun! We started out by touring the farm, learning some basics and (the kids) playing with chickens. Many chickens. Hundreds of chickens. Have you ever stood right next to 300+ hens? They have a lot to say, and it’s hard to get a word in over them! Keith showed us around along with his little volunteer friend and trusty pup who did her best to herd the cattle, with varying degrees of success.
After the tour we all (customers of the farm and anyone else who happened to show up with $5.00) enjoyed glasses of locally crafted beverages, including freshly pressed cider, some great music and the most delicious chicken i have ever tasted. Seriously: this chicken needed NO marinade, it was so moist, sweet, savory and satisfying. I can’t wait to get my hands (and teeth) on more soon!