It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Dancing Creek Farm as a supplier for organic, pasture raised chickens for our bone broth and 'about to be introduced' Chicken Comfort Soup.
I have been buying chickens from Mick for several years at the Sheridan School Farmer's Market in Washington DC and it took many weeks of waiting for him to decide to be a Brainy Belly supplier.
Ever since a trip to England in the 1980's I have been on the hunt for chickens that tasted like the ones I had during my visit. They had a flavor that was more than the touted neutral taste of most US market birds with a certain richness and meatiness that was missing from birds purchased at home. And once I started making chicken bone broth, it was obvious that the birds sold at a grocery, often only 10-12 weeks old when butchered just did not produce the gelatin rich broth that I wanted.
Dancing Creek's birds were a revelation. They are larger and older than most market birds, weighing 3 - 4 pounds. Not only is the meat delicious however it is prepared, but the bones make wonderful broth with significant gelatin content and a hearty, comforting flavor. Mick also brings small bags of chicken feet to market and often has packages "For Stock" which are the backs and necks of birds left after breasts and legs are removed for specialty packaging. And his farm is certified organic and follows organic farming practices.
He has a limited web presence but you can find more information and his market schedule here: Dancing Creek Farm.