by Pete on March 2nd, 2012

The United States Department of Agriculture just launched it's newest campaign promoting local food. The site was launched yesterday via a webcast and Jen was profiled as one of the farmers during the presentation! See her photo down below, second from the left with the full profile on page 43 of the pdf! Here is a link to the USDA website. GO JEN!

by Pete on February 25th, 2012

Our new on-line ordering site is now LIVE! Check it out now. The site looks just like our existing website but it is actually hosted at a totally different site. We changed our system to enable us to actually sell multiple types of items in the future, not just deposits for meat for the upcoming season. So check back soon, we'll be adding additional items to sell (and perhaps even to ship!) Whoa!

by Pete on February 25th, 2012

From now through mid-March we'll be at the Wayland Farmers Market at Russell's Garden Center - the market is held every Saturday from 10am - 2pm. Check it out! Jen has been bringing lots of goodies including lots of pork cuts, tasty n-free bacon, chicken bits n pieces and loads of eggs. Stop on by and say howdy!

by Pete on December 6th, 2011

Our friend Paul over at Extra-Virgin Foods is importing his family's pride and joy - their hand-picked, cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The stuff is amazing! It's now available in 1 liter bottles at the mini-store for $20 per bottle. A great holiday gift for the foodie in your life!

We first met Paul at the 5 year anniversary of Edible Boston where he was a guest and was also showcasing his great oil. We got to talking and soon realized Paul had been a Backyard Birds customer for some time. He already knew we had great products in our mini-store and suggested we add one more...his oil!

If you have never tasted great olive oil, you must. This is it. No mixing of oils from Italy or lesser quality non-virgin oils which seem to be in most oils these days. There's lots of buzz in the media these days about the olive oil business and how corrupt it is. We are proud to be offereing a pure product from someone we know and trust.

All the great chefs in Boston are using this oil from Bondir to Oleana...get yours today!

One taste for yourself and you'll never go back!
NPR aired a great story a short time ago - Tom Ashbrook interviewed Tom Mueller all about the olive oil industry, very fascinating! Definitely worth a listen! This is his new book...

by Pete on November 15th, 2011

It's the end of the veggie growing season, but just the beginning of hearty meat-lovers season! The mini-store is now CHOCK FULL of all sorts of tasty bits. Come on down and check it out.

Last week we returned from Vermont with a truckload of tasty hickory smoked - maple sugar cured nitrite-free bacon, jowl bacon, all kinds of sausage including chorizo, beer brats (made with Harpoon ale!), breakfast, hot and sweet links and smoked hocks. Plus we have a great selection of pork cuts including chops, country ribs, ground pork and quite a bit of juicy tenderloin. We also have some grass-fed beef including boneless roasts, ground, tongue and more! Stop by while the selection is plentiful - quantities are limited.

Eggs are still plentiful with our laying hens managing to stay out on pasture during this very warm November. The yolks remain deep orange and great for baking.

Rabbits are now in the store as well, fresh as of today! We got it all!

LARD is also waiting for you - great in pies or just as a natural and local source of fat for your frying pan.

Stock up for the holidays!

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