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New Zealand Certified Organic Free-Range Whole Chicken (1.3-2kg)

Horizon Farms

PL200

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Note that organic chicken meat tends to have red or brown coloring around the bones even after cooking. This is not blood, rather it is proteins called myoglobin and hemoglobin which are predominantly found in healthy free-range chicken that exercise and move a lot. There are no safety or quality concerns. Brining the chicken 24h prior to cooking in a salt solution helps reduce the visual impact.

You get 1 fully sized whole bone-in chicken without the giblets and neck - basically ready for roasting. Choose between 1.3kg (2.8lbs) and 2.0kg (4.4lbs) sizes. That should fit any regular oven in Japan. The chicken is naturally slow grown and therefore the meat is much healthier, better formed, tastier, and juicier than commodity chicken. There are no bruises or broken bones that you often find on poor factory-farmed birds. Perfect for a family dinner or gathering. Used with plenty of healthy oven-roasted vegetables this bird can easily feed the whole family. 

Free-range, open pasture-raised certified organic chicken from New Zealand. Naturally and sustainably slow-grown with love and care on certified organic apple orchards in Hawke's Bay. The happy chickens roam and forage freely as nature intended. No antibiotics, no growth hormones, no GMO feed, no chlorine washing. The feed and the land are free of any synthetic chemicals. Certified organic is not only good for you but most importantly good for the environment. Bostock Brothers organic chicken is the only certified organic chicken farm in all of New Zealand.

Due to bilateral agreements, this chicken is only certified organic in New Zealand. Japanese JAS organic is being applied for and in process.

 

Contents

Contents 1 pack contains 1 chicken
Weight 1.3-2kg (2.8-4.4lbs.)
Package Dimensions 1.3kg: 25 x 15 x 10cm (9.8" x 5.9" x 3.9")
2kg: 28 x 18 x 10cm (11" x 7.1" x 3.9)
Serves 1.3kg: Serves 3-4
2kg: Serves 4-6

 

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 48h
In ice-water: not recommended
Cooking Method Oven roast, Dutch Oven, Grill (Either Butterfly or Beer Can Style)
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 4 days.

 

Details

Ingredients Chicken
Country of Origin New Zealand
Bone Bone-in
Skin Skin-on
Packaging Non-vacuum packed

 

✔ Free-range, open pasture-raised with love and care in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

✔ Chicken freely forage and exhibit natural behavior. Chalets provide shelter from the elements which they can use at free will.

✔ Certified organic pasture land, feed and chicken.

✔ Naturally slow-grown chicken. Meat is better formed, of much higher quality and superior taste.

✔ No use of antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones - ever

✔ No GMOs, no synthetic chemicals used on land, feed or in meat. Meat is never chlorine-washed.

✔ Air chilled - no water is used to cool the meat. Which means less shrinkage and water loss during cooking.

✔ One farm, one family, one importer - traceability from farm to fork.

✔ The happiest, healthiest, and tastiest chicken available - taste the difference.



At A Glance

Chicken Breed Cornish Cross, raised and bred for meat.
Farm/Ranch Bostock Brothers Farm (I want to learn more about the Bostock Brothers)
Region Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Breeding All year free-range, free-roaming. Once fully feathered they are free to leave the chalets and roam outside on green pasture grass. Bred for quality, not quantity which means the chickens are much slower growing and are as pure and natural as they can be.
Raised by Ben and George Bostock
Farming Experience Organic apple farming since childhood, pasture-raised chicken since 2014
Feeding Certified organic lush, green grass and juicy organic apples as well as home-grown feed including corn and barley (80%). Additional supplements may include 100% organic and GMO-free soybean meal (+/-14%) and fishmeal from New Zealand (+/- 5%). Chicken are free to forage on open pasture which means they also eat insects and everything they find within the orchards including salts and limestones.
Traceability 100% fully traceable from farm to fork
Growth Promoting Hormones Never
Antibiotics Never
Animal By-Products Feeding Never
GMO feed Never
Synthetic Chemical use on pasture land or feed Never
Chlorine Washing Never
Water Injections Never
Processing All handling and packaging is performed locally in New Zealand. No further processing is done in Japan.
Importer Horizon Farms, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Joel D.
Consistently good chicken

I have been ordering chickens from Horizon Farm for the past three years and have been consistently satisfied with them. The whole chickens have a lot of flavour, even the breast, which is not usually my favourite part.

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Yahoo

Translated from Japanese: We celebrated Father's Day early and had roast chicken. It was very tender and the meat was delicious.

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Yahoo
Whole chicken

Translated from Japanese: I’m very satisfied because I can cook various dishes such as grilling it, in soup, and as Confit.
The meat is also tender and I'm glad that I can eat it without wasting any meat.
The size is just right!

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Yahoo

Translated from Japanese: I ordered for the first time.
I wanted to try making roast chicken for my children!
The taste was perfect and it was a fun memory.

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Yahoo
It was delicious. I recommend it!

Translated from Japanese: I put it in a hot cooker of 2.4L. I made Samgyetang. Not only the meat, but also the soup was very delicious. I also had the soup for lunch ramen during the holidays.
I found Horizon Farms in search of chicken meat that was not cultivated as much as possible, where the chickens lived freely. This chicken is not cultivated by using organic fertilizers, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers, but an ingredient that grew without any modification. Such meat is hard to come by in Japan. I’m grateful!