Pasture-raised Whole Chicken - ~4 lbs
Autumn's Harvest, in Romulus, NY, raises its chickens in an intensive rotational grazing system that provides them with an abundance of fresh grass, herbs, legumes and bugs. The humane conditions and natural landscape make a notable difference in the flavor. These chickens are raised without any antibiotics or growth hormones.
Although it's hard to surpass the pleasures of a roast chicken, throwing one in a soup pot is equally rewarding. Try adding ginger, turmeric, lemongrass and shallots, then serving this over thin, chewy rice noodles with lots of fresh cilantro.