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May 9, 2008 09:36 AM

Buy organic chicken straight from the farm on the west end?

My vegetarian husband may consider reintroducing chicken if we can find some that is clean, ethically raised, etc etc and he'd prefer to buy it directly from a small farm. We belonged to Whole Circle Farms co-op in Acton and he was keen on that, but they only sell beef and pork. We live outside of Brampton but will travel. Any ideas?

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  1. Vince Gasperro's on Bloor near ossington - free range, hormone free grain fed....
    good prices as well

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    1. re: dannyboy

      2nd Gaspari's (and not just for the chicken). The fowl are farmed by Mennonites, and when I walked by yesterday were going for 2.69/lb.

    2. The Webers, Mennonite farmers from Paisley, sell at the Withrow Park Farmers Market. They pasture raise their chickens and I can honeslty say I have never tasted a better chicken. Their white meat looks like dark and those suckers are BIG! I know it's not west end but if you want to introduce your veggie husband to chicken this would be the one to do it with!

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      1. re: Beef Pattie

        Oh thanks - will try to hit one of those two when we are in TO. If anyone has any suggestions more west that would be great.

        1. re: 16crab

          I really like St. Clements Poultry. The sell it in the North Market during the Saturday farmers' market.

          1. re: Otonabee

            I purchase most of my poultry from Clements.
            They are excellent quality, and organic.
            Unfortunately, they are discontinuing capons (my personal choice) until thanksgiving.
            Would anyone know if Webers carries Capons?
            Also, where is Withrow Park?