Pastured Chicken is back!

It’s almost chicken time! We are planning to process our next batch of chickens this week and deliver them on Saturday (17th).  These birds are of the Cornish Cross variety. Let us know how many you are interested in purchasing and we will do our best to fill everyone’s orders.

To place an order contact Aaron via email or call or text at 501-481-2917.

Way to Grow Farm poultry is always unmedicated, pasture-raised and fed non-GMO feed. And delivery in West Little Rock and Benton is FREE!

Our low price remains the same: $4/lb.

Thank you for buying local and making Way to Grow Farm your choice for pastured poultry!

When you place your order, let us know if you are interested in the chicken feet. They are great for making bone broth!

Update from Way to Grow Farm

We hope that this find you enjoying the beginning of spring – the rain, the warmer temperatures, and all things green and blossoming!
We want to give you a short update to let you know what is going on with Way To Grow Farm:
We have had a lot going on in the past 6 months which has led to some uncertainty in our lives.  We have changed jobs and are in the process of moving. 
This has all worked out for the best for us personally, but it has meant that our chicken production has been delayed.  We do plan to get the chicken tractors back in action after our move which should take place around the end of the month of April. This means that we should have chickens available mid-June. We apologize for this and trust that you understand.

In spite of all of this transition and delay, some good and exciting things are happening!  Not only for our family personally, but also for you, our Way to Grow Farm customers.

I (Aaron) am now currently employed by The Farm at Barefoot Bend.  ( )  Barefoot Bend is a farm committed to growing all-natural foods in a sustainable way.  I am working on getting their pastured poultry operation going again.  The farm also offers grass-fed/grass-finished beef, free-range chicken eggs, and woodlot pork.  The Farm at Barefoot Bend uses the same non-GMO feeds that I was using last year.  Presently the farm is installing a hoop house (like a greenhouse) so we hope to be able to offer organically grown vegetables in the near future.
Here is a video about the Farm at Barefoot Bend.

Although I am now working for The Farm at Barefoot Bend, our own personal farm – Way to Grow Farm – will still be raising and selling whole, pastured poultry at the same price of $4/lb.  We continue to be committed to selling never-medicated, non-GMO chicken to the community.  We look forward to serving you and working with you again this year!  Also, please consider The Farm at Barefoot Bend as your source for beef, eggs, and pork, as we will be able to provide this with our free delivery.
We will send out another update when we get our chickens going. 

We should have chicken available mid-June!

cornish cross

Cornish Cross

Pastured Chicken – Just in time for Thanksgiving!

We will be processing another batch of chickens this coming MONDAY (Nov 21st) – just in time for Thanksgiving!  There will be free delivery on Monday evening, or on Wednesday afternoon (23rd). These chickens will be the Cornish Cross variety (larger breast meat). Please contact us via e-mail or Facebook and let us know if you would like to order.

cornish cross

Cornish Cross

By the way, this will be our last batch of chickens for the year.  So, if you would like to continue to enjoy delicious, pastured chicken during the winter months (think chicken noodle soup, chicken pot-pie…), you might want to consider purchasing some extra chickens to store in the freezer!

Pastured Chicken available this weekend

We will be processing another batch of our pastured chickens this Saturday, October 29th. They will be ready for delivery that evening or the following morning (Sunday).  These chickens are the Red Ranger variety.  Our price remains $4/lb. The chickens are sold as whole birds (not in pieces). Please contact us through email or Facebook and let us know if you are interested in ordering.

It’s Chicken Time Again!

We will be processing another batch of pastured chicken this Saturday, October 8th.  FREE DELIVERY is available on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.  If you would prefer your chicken frozen, just let us know and we can deliver it at a later date.

Contact us through Facebook or e-mail and let us know if you would like to place an order.

After this batch we will only have two more processing times before we take a winter break. You might want to consider getting a couple of extra chickens to keep in the freezer to have on-hand during the winter months!

Settling Down for a Long Winter Nap…

Although it doesn’t feel like it now, cold weather will be here before we know it.  And you know what that means… pulling out the warmer clothes, drinking hot tea instead of iced, thinking about that ol’ Christmas list.  And for Way to Grow Farm it means a chicken hiatus. No incubator humming in our living room (we have been hatching our Barred Rock layers in the house). No day-old fuzzy peeps arriving from the hatchery.  And no pastured chickens in our chicken tractors.  As much as we’d love to have pastured poultry available all year long, we just can’t do that to our chickens.  I sure wouldn’t be a fan of sitting outside in frigid temperatures, pecking at the frozen ground to scrounge for bugs or peck at grass that hasn’t grown for months!  Even if I had a feather-sweater!  So, we will be selling pastured chicken through November, but then we will be taking a break until next spring.

This has been a great first season for us!  We have enjoyed raising our chickens and doing our best to provide our customers with a healthy, delicious product at an affordable price.  And it has been really great meeting new people and making new friends.  We look forward to doing business with you again!  And…if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying a Way to Grow Farm pastured chicken, you still have a chance!  Connect with  us through e-mail or Facebook and let us know if you would like to order one from our next batch.  You won’t be sorry!

Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Did you try it – the Maple-Garlic Chicken that I posted about the other day?  What did you think?  Pretty delicious, right?  You pretty much can’t go wrong with tender chicken in a sweet & tangy sauce!

(A little side note here:  When we lived in Senegal, West Africa, I cooked “American style” for our Senegalese friends from time to time.  One of things they said was, “A lot of the food that Americans eat is sweet.”  I thought about it, and realized that they were right.  Pork Barbecue, Sloppy Joes, Teriyaki Chicken, ketchup on burgers or hotdogs…many of us even put sugar in our spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce!  Yikes!  The Senegalese think that sugar is meant for dessert, and has no place in the main dish.  If you feel that same way then this next recipe will be right up your alley: savory, without a hint of sweet.)

Like the Maple-Garlic Chicken, I made this Rotisserie-Style Chicken recipe to be served as a sample when we were advertising Way To Grow Farm.  It also got rave reviews!  It’s another super simple throw-in-the-crock-pot meal.  Perfect for a busy day.  If you find yourself occasionally (or often) buying one of those grocery store rotisserie chickens to save yourself some time in the kitchen, do your mouth a favor and make this recipe instead.  It has all the flavor that you are looking for, but it is much juicier (not to mention better for you!)

Rotisserie-Style Chicken

You will notice that this recipe doesn’t call for any additional liquid.  The fat from our pastured chickens make it deliciously juicy and you will be amazed at the amount of liquid that you end up with at the end of the cooking time.  After we eat our meal, I take the rest of the meat off of the bones to be used in another meal. And then I toss the bones and skin back into the crock-pot (with the juices), add enough water to cover the bones/skin, and cook it on low for 12-24 hours.  Then I strain out the bones and skin and am left with a delicious broth for soup.  The spices make it so delicious!

~ Rub Ingredients ~

4 tsp Real salt

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

~ Other Ingredients ~

1 cup chopped onion

4-5 carrots, cut in thirds

2 large potatoes, cut in large chunks

2-3 garlic cloves, cut in half

~ Instructions ~

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  2. Sprinkle inside of chicken with some of the spices, then sprinkle the remaining spices on the outside of the chicken.
  3. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the onion and garlic.
  4. Place potatoes and carrots in bottom of crock-pot.  Place chicken on top of the veggies, breast side down.
  5. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.