KOL Foods Chicken is the ONLY organic-fed, glatt-kosher, 100% pastured chicken in the USA.
Our Amish Meadow Chicken is raised on small family-owned farms in Pennsylvania. Out on pasture from as early on as possible, our chickens live healthy and active lives. They eat a varied diet of bugs, worms, seeds and grass to their hearts' delight, and keeps them happy and healthy as they contribute to the soil health of the farm.
We work with nature and on top of the pastures' smorgasbord, we offer a special, organic, local feed blend.
This is great news for nature and for your health, but also for your taste buds. With KOL Foods, you can taste the synergy, and feel great about the meat you eat. This is what chicken is supposed to taste like!
(From left to right: Whole Broiler, Whole Heritage Chicken, Whole Duck, Whole Turkey).
Besides our "regular" chicken - which is already amazing and unique, KOL Foods is the only provider of kosher heritage chicken.
Our heritage breed hails from a time before industrialization demanded faster-growing, heavier-breasted chickens. Also fully pastured and organic-fed, our Heritage Chickens are Plymouth Rocks, an iconic American breed that were widely raised nationwide, by farmers and in city-coops alike!
These heritage birds are built fundamentally differently than our Broilers and Julia roasters, and that is on purpose. This breed allows for a healthier ratio of breast muscle to the skeleton, giving our Heritage birds more freedom of movement and comfort as they go about their lives on pasture. The typical broiler/roaster chicken has been bred over time to have an unnaturally large breast, which while good for the consumer is detrimental to the health of the chicken. Our heritage birds are our attempt to reverse some of this process and work towards a system that is not only healthier for our planet, but also for our chickens.
One of the things we pride ourselves on is the varied diets of our animals that contribute to flavor expressions that are unique to grass-fed and pasture-raised animals. Our meats all have a much more complex flavor than regular meats, especially our poultry. This is most true with our Heritage birds. These birds are predisposed to get almost all of their nutrition from foraging. They are highly active on the pastures, often finding sources of food we weren't even sure were available. This activity and drive to feed contribute to a vastly different experience of chicken than anywhere else on the market. They make be shaped a little differently, but their flavor is second to none! These chickens taste the way chickens were always meant to taste- just as delicious as our 100% Pasture-raised Broilers, in their own special way.
All KOL Foods chicken products are glatt kosher. The hechshers are found on the butcher's label on the back of each package.
Our Poultry Standard
100% pastured after brooding
Raised on non-industrial family-owned farms
Free to eat grasses, seeds, grubs, bugs or feed supplement
For additional nutrition, our poultry is offered a feed supplement that is:
Locally grown and milled
No arsenic added
No hormones or steroids added*
*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones.