At Avedano's we carry chickens from two different farms and customers always ask what makes them distinct. Both chickens are local, healthy, and free roaming, but the Soul Food Farm kind represents the paragon of poultry farming. Here's some information that I find most compelling about their operation:
Soul Food Farm in Vacaville raises pastured chickens and eggs. Both their chickens for slaughtering and laying hens eat directly off the 55 acres of certified organic land, which means a good part of their diet is bugs. Additionally, a high-quality, organic grain supplements anything they cannot get through foraging.
Raising a chicken naturally includes a unique set of difficulties. For example, chicken predation is a consistent problem for Soul Food since the birds roam freely. And collecting eggs can be a challenge when the hens lay them in tall grasses outside the hoop houses. But the extra hard work Soul Food puts into their farm evidences a passion for raising a healthy, happy, and delicious chicken. That's something we at Avedano's can get behind. Come by to check out Soul Food farm chickens and eggs, especially on Wednesday afternoon when we get in fresh eggs - they go fast!