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bklynite Aug 12, 2010 09:13 AM

I'm wondering if anyone knows of NYC-area local chicken farms that provide chickens for kosher slaughter, or perhaps have a shochet come to the premises. Appreciate any and all leads!

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    ferret Aug 12, 2010 09:19 AM

    I read about these people a while back. Don't know their current status:

    http://www.growandbehold.com/

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      craigcep Aug 12, 2010 09:22 AM

      Check out wherever this guy shopped:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/mag...

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        bklynite Aug 12, 2010 10:21 AM

        Thank you both!

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          EvanM Aug 13, 2010 08:15 AM

          How local do they have to be? Empire and mehadrin both are chickens raised in Pennsylvania dutch country, about 100 miles from the city. There are several shechitos that are local, including North 4th St. in Brooklyn, and they often use chickens raised nearby.

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            Expenseacctfoodsnob Aug 13, 2010 09:54 AM

            I know this may not be exactly what you're looking for- but take a look at KOL foods. The animals are raised on farms in MD without hormones, anti-biotics and then they bring in a schochet and ship the met. There are some buying clubs in Manhattan to save on the cost of shipping. My fiance and i ordered the beef and it was awesome!

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              Prettypoodle Aug 13, 2010 12:14 PM

              It is illegal to use hormones in chicken produced in the USA. Just an FYI.

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              bklynite Aug 13, 2010 10:59 AM

              Thanks EvanM and Expenseacctfoodsnob. I'll look into those too!

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