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Looking for fresh from-the-farm chicken ...

I can't seem to find farm raised chicken merchants at any of the greenmarkets. The vendors who sell eggs, do not sell chickens. Is there anywhere in Manhattan where one can buy from-the-farm chickens? Please do not point me to Whole Foods.
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  1. Violet Hill Farms sells fantastic Belle Rouge chickens and also wonderful guinea Hens at the Union Square market....

    Quattro also sells all kinds of poultry there.

    Flying Pigs farms sells chickens there too...great eggs too.

    there are many places at Union Square that sell fresh chickens...

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    Quattro
    246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: Yaxpac

      Second Violet Hill. Those things are amazing. Also, don't forget to ask at different farmer's stands even if they don't look like chicken farmers. I got a great chicken from Flying Pigs which of course raised pork most of the time.

      I think there are fresh chickens at USQ Greenmarket most Fridays and every Saturday. They can be pricey but they are well worth it. I wrote a blog post about how to make pastured chickens more affordable by stretching it through several meals.
      http://homecooklocavore.wordpress.com...
      Enjoy!
      JeremyEG

    2. What greenmarket have you been to? The Union Square Greenmarket has several vendors that sell farm-fresh chickens on various days.

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      Union Square Greenmarket
      Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

      1. When in doubt ask the informational booth at Union Square Greenmarket which farms might have it. Contact those farms ahead of time if you need it for a specific date.

        Wednesdays at Union Square
        Arcadian Pastures

        Fridays at Union Square
        Fazio Farm
        Flying Pigs Farm
        Grazin' Angus Acres (June-Oct they have chicken)

        Saturdays at Union Square
        Flying Pigs Farm
        Grazin' Angus Acres (June-Oct they have chicken)
        Quattro's Game Farm
        Violet Hill

        From:
        http://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/usq...

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        Union Square Greenmarket
        Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

        Quattro
        246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

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        1. re: kathryn

          Grazin' Angus Acres has some of my favorite chicken at the Union Square Greenmarket.

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          Union Square Greenmarket
          Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

        2. You might also check Eataly if you strike out at the Union Square market (which shouldn't be the case, but sometimes timing and luck work against us)... New Amsterdam Market usually has at least one booth (such as Stone Barns) with a limited amount of fresh of the farm poultry.

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          Eataly
          200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

          New Amsterdam Market
          South St Peck Slip, New York, NY 10038

            1. you can get Bo Bo Poultry delivered to you from basis foods. Amazing delivery service.

              1. Hi, can anyone speak to the quality of any of these vendors?

                Wednesdays at Union Square
                Arcadian Pastures

                Fridays at Union Square
                Fazio Farm
                Flying Pigs Farm
                Grazin' Angus Acres (June-Oct they have chicken)

                Saturdays at Union Square
                Flying Pigs Farm
                Grazin' Angus Acres (June-Oct they have chicken)
                Quattro's Game Farm
                Violet Hill

                Planning on buying a chicken this week and hoping some of you can chime in beyond violet hill and flying pig.

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                1. re: yrguide

                  I can attest to the quality of Quattro's. I buy lots of birds from them - always good.

                  1. re: gutsofsteel

                    Dickson's Farmstand at Chelsea Market has excellent chickens from PA, delivered freshly killed a couple of times a week. I've come to like these even more than those from Violet Hill.

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                    Dickson's Farmstand Meats
                    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                    1. re: emsny

                      I second Dickson's! Have never tried any of the other vendors listed above, but compared to any other chickens I've tried from more mainstream outlets, they're really incredible. A completely different experience.

                      1. re: emsny

                        Thanks SO much, I actually picked up a bird from Dickson's today. They said they are amish, no hormones, cage free. The bird was pulled out of the oven about 15 mins ago and my hubby's about to carve it up.

                        Will be back with reviews...

                    2. re: yrguide

                      I can attest to the quality of Grazin' Angus Acres. I've bought chicken from them on several occasions and it was fresh and delicious every time.

                      1. re: yrguide

                        I love Flying Pigs Farm and Violet Hill. Their products are superior.

                      2. Thanks SO much everyone! Looks like I'll take a pass on a Weds visit and pop by Friday or Saturday morning.