Browder's Birds First Annual Farm Dinner will be an Old-Fashioned Picnic on Saturday, September 27th from 4-7 PM. Join us as we celebrate another great season over an organic fried-chicken dinner at the farm. Local wine, beer and beverages will be served. $25/ CSA Members and $35/ Customers. Children under 11 are free. Dress is casual and there will be an Egg Toss and Feed Sack Race for those that would like to participate. Don't miss Chris's famous Angel Biscuits!!
Reservations are required as space is limited.
The Story of our “Little Gerrys”
Farming on the North Fork since 2009, the first restaurant to support our small farm was The North Fork Table & Inn. As a tribute to our friend and Chef, Gerry Hayden, Browder’s Birds is growing special flocks of pastured chickens this season specifically for local restaurants and our retail customers.
Dubbed the “Little Gerrys” - also a nod to the Seinfeld episode where Kramer gets a rooster and names him “Little Jerry” - some highlights of how these chickens are raised:
· Fed daily vegetable scraps from the food prep at North Fork Table and Inn in a true “farm to table to farm” concept
· Fed daily rations of certified organic feed
· Live on a transitional organic pasture planted with clover, alfalfa, fescue, timothy grass, orchard grass and rye grass in bottomless pens providing direct access to bugs and forage
· Moved daily to fresh pasture and live outdoors with access to fresh air and sunshine
· All of these chickens are raised on our 16 acre farm in Mattituck
· USDA processed
In addition, a portion of the sales proceeds of these chickens will be given to a Love Shared to support ALS research. We hope you enjoy the unique taste, texture and story of these truly local chickens.
Holly and Chris Browder
Don't forget the Mayonnaise as the first tomatoes on the North Fork ripen this week. Our Browder's Blends Mayo is made fresh every week with our Certified Organic eggs, Organic Canola Oil, Dijon and lemon juice. Locally, it is available during the week at Fork & Anchor General Store in East Marion and at The Village Cheese Shop on Love Lane.
Did you know that Browder's Birds offers two kinds of broilers? Our White Broilers tend to be larger in size with lots of tender, white breast meat. We also raise Red Broilers, a slower-growing chicken, with a rich flavor and more dark meat. This week we have both Reds and Whites for sale. We also have cut-up White broilers available. There is something for every appetite!
New!! Our own Browder's Birds Mayonnaise, made with our Organic eggs, is now available. Creamy with a hint of lemon, it tastes good on everything! If you are planning lunch, be sure to try Carissa's Breads for sale in our farm stand starting tomorrow. Carissa is the only baker to mill her own flour from locally grown wheat on Long Island. We are excited to introduce our customers to all the new and artisanal producers on the East End this summer. Stay tuned...
The farm (and farmers) survived a deluge of rain this week. Not without a 4:00 AM trek out to the pasture to check on the young broilers in a torrential downpour and several days of work in soggy clothes. But yesterday the sun broke through and the rain clouds moved on.
Yesterday, we also had a visit from the Executive Director of FACT (Food Animal Concern Trust) which is located in Chicago. We were a recipient of their 2013 Fund-A-Farmer Grant which helps small family farms fund projects that will enrich and improve animal welfare. We applied and received the money to retrofit our Chicken 'Tractors' with side doors to allow our Broilers to access more pasture during the day. The award also helped us surround each Chicken Tractor with portable electric fencing and battery for predator protection. Here are some wonderful photos of the farm, courtesy of FACT.
Membership opens today for Dock to Dish's CSF on the North Fork! Members who will be signing up for the 2014 season can click the link below:
Shares are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis to customers of Browder's Birds. Both 14 week & 20 week shares of very fresh fish will be available and consider splitting a share with a friend as Browder's Birds is unable to hold fish if you miss a pick-up date.