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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Event this Sunday at Pine Hollow Poultry in N. Clarendon



Getting to Know Farm Fresh Poultry Sunday, August 26th Pine Hollow Farm, NORTH CLARENDON *please download and use these directions. (do NOT use GPS or online mapping)

1 – 4 pm: How to Cut, Cook, and Extend POULTRY with Scott Gordon $20-$40 sliding scale Advance registration required (802-223-7222 or email Shelby).  All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont.

6 – 8 pm: POULTRY Picnic Dinner Free and open to the public! (donations welcomed) Rain or shine. Bring a potluck item if you can!

Rural Vermont partners with the Rutland Area Farm & Food Link (RAFFL) to host “Getting to Know Farm Fresh Poultry” with two back-to-back events at Pine Hollow Farm in North Clarendon. Pastured poultry will be the focus and featured menu item at each event, with a “Learn to Cut, Cook, and Extend Chicken” class from 1-4 pm, followed by a FREE “Poultry Picnic Dinner” from 6-8 pm. These events are sponsored by the Ludlow Farmers’ Market.

More Info:

“Learn to Cut, Cook, and Extend Chicken” Workshop, 1-4 pm

From 1–4 pm, farmer chef Scott Gordon will teach a small group of folks to break down a whole bird into pieces and parts, and then cook it using a variety of methods and tantalizing recipes.

This will be a hands-on class and every participant will have the opportunity to break down a bird and be introduced to what chef Scott considers to be a crucial step in the preparation of pastured poultry – brining! Together, the class will make Thai barbeque chicken, oven baked chicken, and roasted chicken using an outdoor cooker, oven, and stove top. There will also be a conversation and demonstration about how to extend your poultry purchase with leftovers – stock, soup, and arroz con pollo.

The class fee is $20-40 sliding scale, and proceeds benefit Rural Vermont. Pre-registration is required, class size is limited, and this class is sure to sell out! Reserve your spot today!

FREE Poultry Picnic Dinner, 6-8 pm

Following the cooking class, Pine Hollow Farm will host a “Poultry Picnic Dinner” from 6–8 pm. All the chicken prepared by Scott Gordon and class participants throughout the day will be the main attraction of the evening’s spread. Never had brined chicken? What about Thai barbeque or arroz con pollo? Or free-roaming, farm-slaughtered chicken? There’s no better way to get to know pastured poultry than to eat it!

Join Rural Vermont and RAFFL for “meat & greet”, live music, and fun! Bring your favorite dish if you can, as well as friends and neighbors. The farm is located in North Clarendon, VT. Download directions here! The picnic is family-friendly, rain or shine, and free (donations welcomed).

Come to one event, or come to both! To sign up for the cooking class (required) or to RSVP for the potluck (optional, but appreciated), call Rural Vermont at (802) 223-7222 or email shelby@ruralvermont.org.

Pine Hollow Poultry raises “happy birds for healthy people” – primarily chicken, but also ducks and turkeys. After having raised and processed birds for themselves for five years, Scott Gordon and Robin Gordon Taft decided to make their delicious birds available to the community. They raise heritage Freedom Rangers exclusively, they pride themselves on feeding natural and locally-sourced fed, allowing freedom to roam on pasture, and using humane practices for butchering. After twelve years in North Clarendon, they continue to spend their spare (?!) time beautifying the farm and tending their birds…and also eating them.