We get rave reviews on our smoked whole chickens, and honestly, as a person who eats food, too, I agree that this is one of our very best products. We process chickens every week, so if we're getting you a chicken in person on a Saturday, we process fresh chickens on Thursday, generally brine it til Friday, season the bird well & tie the legs with butcher’s twine, and set it in our rotisserie smoker where it comes out just about perfect.
Here is a Facebook comment by Melissa: "We came by today and let me just say that smoked chicken is the best I have ever tasted! It was huge and had sooo much meat on it."
This will be about a 3-4-pound bird before cooking. This comes in a clear plastic bag. If you're meeting us in person (farm store, farmer's market, on-farm pickup) and want it hot, please be in touch so we can have it at the right temperature for you, and be aware that it may release some moisture into the bag as it cools. Otherwise we will deliver the chicken refrigerated or frozen. If you're having this shipped, we will freeze it for you to make the trip safely. Probably the best option before serving will be popping the chicken in the oven for a little while to get it hot again.
Ingredients: chicken, salt, black pepper, spices
Marble Creek Farmstead is a sustainable family farm specializing in pasture-raised meats and eggs. Our non-GMO-fed pasture-raised chickens live the good life. They get moved to a fresh patch of grass once or twice daily. They never receive any hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. They have a low-stress life and are processed under USDA inspection right here on the farm.
We use rotational grazing because it heals the land, creates more nutritious meat, and is better for the animals. They get fresh grass to munch on, the movement breaks the parasite cycle (removing the need for chemical treatments), and letting the grass rest a while makes the plants and soil healthier. Raising so many different species creates a synergy that improves the soil health, which in turn creates healthier animals, which ends up making you and me healthier. Not only are pasture-raised meats better for the environment and have a much healthier nutritional profile than conventionally-raised meats, they are some of the most delicious meats out there!
Whether you're on the ketogenic diet, paleo diet, AIP, or another clean eating plan, Marble Creek has lots of options for you. Started in 2014, Marble Creek Farmstead is Central Alabama's source for pasture-raised meats & eggs, plus quality goods from other local farms & makers. Marble Creek is one of the only farms in the country with an on-farm USDA-inspected red meat & poultry processing plant. The farm has been featured in Bon Appetit's Farms that Ship, Birmingham Magazine, Alabama Magazine, B Metro Magazine, and the Cottage Journal Magazine.
The farm offers shipping to the lower 48 states for orders over $50 (free for orders over $150, sent only on Mondays), twice-weekly home delivery around Birmingham for orders over $50 (for $5, or free for orders over $100), farmer's market pickup around Birmingham, and pickup at the on-farm store, plus availability at a couple grocery stores in Birmingham. Jesie & Matthew Lawrence have 3 very young children - Luke, Elijah, & Charlotte.