Farmer Dan's Chicken Grilling Bundle
Limit 3 per customer
We're huge fans of Tide Mill Farm chicken all year long.
But in the summer...well the truth is Tide Mill Chicken and grilling go hand in hand.
For the best grilled chicken you've ever had, you have to start with great birds. On the coast of Maine, Tide Mill raises and harvests their birds right on the farm. It's a family operation - with the kind of care and passion you won't find in big corporate farms.
Farmer Dan hand-selected the Chicken Grill Bundle - these are his favorites.
4 Chicken thighs - bone-in, skin on
4 Chicken breasts - skinless, boneless
1 Spatchcock chicken - avg 4 lbs
4 Chicken leg quarters (NEW!) - bone in, skin on
Limited quantities available.
- Chicken is processed and packaged on the Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds, Maine
- USDA inspected
- Certified organic by MOFGA
- All Natural - No Antibiotics - No Hormones
- Hand cut and trimmed
- Flash Frozen and Wrapped In Air-Tight Cryovac - Will Last 12 Months In Your Freezer
Tide Mill Organic Farm, with its sprawling barns and fertile fields, has been home and workplace to the same Maine family for 200 years. The farm is located in Downeast Maine - almost at the Canadian border on the shore of Cobscook Bay.
Aaron and Carly and their children live a traditional way of life, in tune with tides and seasons, but modernized with cell phones, a web site, soccer practice, and a minivan.
As Carly and Aaron explain it, "Our days revolve around growing and producing organic meat, dairy, and vegetables, making a living and a life from the ground up."
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We love barbecued chicken - and we hate burnt skin chicken.
The secret is this: barbecue sauce is not a marinade.
Cooking barbecue chicken properly is pretty simple, and produces heavenly results.
Since barbecue sauce has a lot of sugars that burn quickly over high heat, the trick to perfect barbecue chicken is grilling over a two-zone fire, and only applying the sauce after the chicken is mostly cooked. First you grill the chicken, covered, over the cool side of the grill until the skin starts to brown and crisp. Then move the chicken closer to the flames, but not directly over them, and start mopping on the sauce. This will give the chicken time to absorb the flavors of the sauce without it burning. Then, which the chicken is almost completely done, apply a last layer of sauce and move directly over the coals, grilling until the sauce caramelizes, not burns. This juicy chicken has all of the sticky-sweet flavors of the sauce, minus the burnt nastiness that I see way too often on barbecue chicken.
I spent a year searching for the best chicken in Maine. I wanted all-natural, of course. Organic, if possible. And I wanted transparency - the knowledge that the farm was doing all the right things.
Oh, and one more thing, I wanted flavor. I wanted that natural, fresh, chicken flavor that is completely missing in grocery store chicken.
Well, I found it in Tide Mill Organic Farm. It's been over a year now and it's been a great partnership. Our customers have loved the chicken. We've had a hard time keeping it in stock!
And, as I've gotten to know Carly and Aaron and their family, they've become good friends. It's really been a great partnership that I hope will continue for many years.