You can buy our chickens in Melbourne from these premium butchers:
Hagens Organics: Prahran - 9827 1899
Meatsmith: Fitzroy - 9419 8558
Peter Bouchier: Toorak - 9827 3629
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Bruce's number: 0412 105 385
At Milking Yard Farm, we only grow 'slow food' which means our chickens, sheep and cattle are slow growing, old-style varieties that are allowed to reach full maturity before being prepared for the table.
Everything is grown using organic principles, meaning no chemicals, antibiotics or artificial fertilisers. We don't support industrialised monocultures in farming because we believe these techniques are unsustainable and unnatural.
We grow a very special breed of chicken called Sommerlad, which is reminiscent of the famous Bresse and Label Rouge chickens from France. This is a unique, slow growing breed, with a rich flavour and texture – unlike the chicken available to us in our supermarkets and butchers.
Our birds thrive in small batches, roaming freely in our forest and grazing on a diet of wild grubs, seeds, grits, and organic feed. Without hormones or antibiotics, they live healthy, happy and stress-free, in a natural habitat which meets the highest standards for the treatment of chickens.
Not surprisingly, the result is a pure, ethically raised, healthy food that tastes sensational! And we are thrilled to have been recognised in 2015 and 2016 with the Delicious Produce Awards 'Paddock' Trophy as well as the 2016 Australian Food Awards Champion Poultry Trophy.
Like most great foods, our chicken, lamb and beef are best when ‘slow cooked’, to bring out the flavour. Due to their age, the cuts are typically larger, and may take longer in the oven or pan. But flavour and texture make it worth the wait.
Download one of our favourite recipes here.