Premium Pastured-Poultry is here…

We are so excited to be able to share this limited supply of our premium grass-fed chicken with our customers.  Our birds have been raised under the canopy of our heirloom walnut orchard, enjoying native pasture, locally-milled organic feed and the room to roam and range for whatever their hearts’ desire.  Processed on-farm the first weekend in May, they are ready to make their way from our farm to your table.  Because we have a very limited supply of American Bresse and Austrian Sulmtaler, we are offering them first to those that signed up for our Buyer’s Club, and then to anyone else that is interested.

If you haven’t signed up and would like a chance to enjoy some of the most storied poultry available, please email us at: info@sunbirdfarms.com , and we’ll be sure to add you to our list.

Best,

SF

le Poulet de Barbezieux

Virtually unknown outside its own country, the French Barbezieux is a chicken who’s famous flavor has been delighting the fortunate few for centuries.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, author of the 1826 book “Physiology of Taste” and father of the the genre of food writing, described his first experience feasting on a Barbezieux as one “riddled with excitement.”  “What could be more pleasant than [this chicken] that grabs all the guests at the sight and smell of a beautiful Barbezieux?”  Indeed.

Recognized by the Gault et Millau (France’s most respected guide to dining) in 2001 as one of the best tasting chickens in all of France, this beautiful bird continues to excite gastronomes that are lucky enough to enjoy it.  Sunbird Farms will be one of the first to offer this award-winning chicken, the Barbezieux.  As of this post (May 2015), we are nearly ready to start sharing this beauty with our customers.  Stay tuned for more exciting information about our efforts with this breed in 2015.

Hatching Eggs are Here!

Sunbird Farms has a limited number of our premium hatching eggs available.  If you’ve wanted to have your own starter flock of top-quality heritage breeds, but not had the resources to pay for live chicks, hatching eggs are a great way to get started.  Orders are quickly piling up, so contact us today if you’d like to reserve your very own.  Check out our Store for Niederrheiner, American Bresse and Sulmtaler hatching eggs today!

Second Saturday- January’s Plant, Pick and Prepare

Just a quick post to finish out our January edition of Plant, Pick and Prepare.  For our final Saturday Evening at Sunbird FarmsIMG_3265 in January, we had another delicious meal with family, centered around what is arguably my one culinary weakness…meatloaf.  We dined on in-season veggies from the farmer’s market like broccoli, arugula, onions and potatoes, along with wonderful grass-fed ground beef from Springville Ranch.   We paired the hearty dinner with wine from Jada Vineyard & Winery, our favorite stop for wine and cheese in Paso Robles, and a few fine IPA’s from Sierra Nevada Brewing.  Coffee and homemade brownies sealed the deal.  It was an all California dinner!

Now, back to that meatloaf.   Continue reading Second Saturday- January’s Plant, Pick and Prepare

The Newest Part of our American Bresse Program…

Soon to be all the rage in France, Sunbird Farms is now leading the way in our innovative American Bresse rearing program… no longer satisfied just to be “man’s best friend,” meet the new best friend of the pastured American Bresse flock:

Not content to be outdone by the truffle hogs of Europe, our Bresse have their very own walnut dog.

Continue reading The Newest Part of our American Bresse Program…

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