How to Serve a Much Fresher, Healthier Chicken

In this interview, Jim Steffans explains how he raises ultra-fresh, flavorful chicken outside of Omaha, Nebraska, that makes it from “pasture to plate” in five days or less. His Massena Farms operation moves chickens around on open pastures and feed them organic grain. The chickens need no antibiotics because they are not confined, thus there is no illness among the birds. The poultry is processed right on the Massena Farms property using state of the art technology.

Consumers order their bird online and actually follow the progress¬† of the animals throughout the growing cycle. They’re delivered into the urban Omaha area and distributed through retail stores. That’s part of the Community-Supported Agriculture “model” of local production and consumption.