Please Check Out Farm Star Living Event on 09/25/14

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Please check out this event with Farm Star Living!

“Please join us on Thursday, September 25 from 6:30-9:00 pm for a private VIP party to celebrate with Farm Star Living at EcoManor, the home of Laura and Rutherford Seydel. The invitation is attached for your review, and the address for EcoManor is below.

Come toast with Mary Blackmon, Founder, as we celebrate all things FARMING! Enjoy food from Chef Jay Swift of 4th & Swift and farm-fresh cocktails by Arianne Fielder of Bellwoods Social House. Don’t miss the fabulous door prizes, swag bags, and the infamous ALPACA!”

Now Taking Names for Oct 9th’s Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner Wait List

Thank you for the incredibly response to October 9th’s Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner. We are currently SOLD OUT. Please email your full name, party size and cell phone number if you want to be added to the wait list.  Thank you :)

Have Your Tried Our Farm Deviled Eggs?

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We start with pasture eggs from White Oak Pastures. They are a multigenerational family farm that cooperates with nature to produce artisan products that are healthy, safe, nutritious and delicious. Care is given to ensure that all of their production practices are economically practical, ecologically sustainable, and that their animals are always humanely treated. They never falter in their determination to conduct our business in an honorable manner, for the sake of our animals, their land, and the people who eat their products.

“In 2011 we had 116 hens that laid eggs, mostly for ourselves and the employees here at the farm. Back then we’d often say “there’s absolutely no comparison to store-bought eggs.” And there still isn’t any comparison between the freshness of our eggs and those that come from factory farms with enclosed permanent housing. We firmly believe that animals should have unencumbered access to sunshine and fresh pasture and fresh water.  We currently have 7,000 heritage-cross breeds of laying hens that supply us with fresh brown eggs every day. Our eggs can be found in the 8 Whole Foods in Atlanta, as we run a truck up each week to deliver our farm fresh eggs.

As with all the other species we raise on the farm, our laying hens are free-ranging on certified organic pasture. The mobile coops where they sleep and lay eggs mean more work for our employees compared to farms with permanent housing. But we think it’s worth the effort. And by not using artificial light and climate control, we see dips in production during the colder and hotter months of the year. But we know it’s worth the cost. We believe that embracing the seasonal rhythms of nature is part of holistic husbandry. We allow for natural molting instead of forcing a simultaneous molt (a common practice where farmers will withhold feed, water, and light in order to commence molting all at once in a flock). Furthermore, our laying hens work in partnership with the other medium and large ruminants on the farm in what’s known as the Serengeti Grazing Model. This model not only builds fertility in the pasture, but also offers the greatest health benefits to the hens while ensuring optimal nutrition within the eggs we sell. Our hens receive a specially blended feed which uses no animal byproducts. Beyond that, the hens receive lots of vegetable scraps from our four-acre certified organic vegetable garden. We follow protocols for Certified Humane and Animal Welfare Approved eggs and have submitted applications for both certifications.”

Two more days until the Kula Project #ForTheFarmer event!

Two more days until the Kula Project #ForTheFarmer event! Join us Thursday and 20 percent of your meal will be donated to this worthy cause!

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Now taking names for Sept’s Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner wait list

September’s Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner is SOLD OUT. We are currently taking names for the wait list. Please email info@buttermilkkitchen.com with your full name, party size and cell phone number. Thank you!!

Wednesday, August 6th Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner is SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, August 6th Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner is SOLD OUT.

If you would like to be put on the wait list for either August 6th or August 7th Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner…

Please email info@buttermilkkitchen.com with the date of the dinner, your full name, party size and your cell phone number

Thank you!!

2nd Date for Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner Added ~ Spots Available!

Pop-Up Fancy Fried Chicken Supper

There are 12 spots remaining!

Come on down to Buttermilk Kitchen on Wednesday, August 6th for their Monthly Pop-up Fancy Fried (this is a 2nd date added due to high volume of reqeusts)
Chicken Supper. For only $48.50 a person you can enjoy a four-course meal made with
fresh, seasonal ingredients. There is one seating at 7pm. Please email info@buttermilkkitchen.com with your full name, cell phone number, party size and credit card number with expiration date.

Buttermilk Kitchen’s Fried Chicken Suppers are BYOB (beer or wine only please) with no cork fee to accompany your delicious southern supper! What’s On the Menu? The menu each month consists of four ever-changing courses, and isn’t revealed until the night of the dinner. Our culinary team works hard to put together a unique menu each month based on seasonality and creativity. Due to this, we regretfully are unable to make substitutions

Many of our ingredients are sourced from local farmers & vendors. We commit to buying them ahead of time. Time preparing for dinner begins at the beginning of the week. With this kind of commitment we need you here to eat! Our dinners are finely orchestrated and tardiness affects all diners and staff – please be on time.

August Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner – SOLD OUT – Now Taking Names for Wait List

Thank you for the amazing response to next month’s Fancy Fried Chicken dinner. We are currently SOLD OUT.

To be put on the waitlist, please email your full name, party size and a phone number you can be easily reached. Thanks!!

Come Try Our Chicken Salad Featuring Pasture Raised Chicken from Grassroots Farm

Buttermilk Kitchen is excited about being a part of Pastured Poultry Week! Come on in this week and try our Chicken Salad using pasture raised chicken from Grassroots Farm!

ATLANTA, NEW YORK AND CHARLESTON (JULY 5, 2014) – Following the success of last year’s event, this year’s Pastured Poultry Week on Monday, July 7 – Sunday, July 13 is expanding to include over 15 chefs from Charleston along with over 25 New York along with over 50 Georgia-based chefs. Organized by Compassion in World Farming, a global organization working to end factory farming, and Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP), the event aims to help promote and celebrate humane and sustainable pasture-raised poultry.

“This week this about shining a spotlight on better way ,” says Leah Garcés, USA Director of Compassion in World Farming and lead founding member of GPP.

During the week, nearly 100 restaurant locations in Georgia, New York and Charleston are serving pastured poultry on their menus to highlight the multiple benefits of pastured poultry, such as, the high welfare of the chickens and the positive impact on both human health and the environment, not to mention its superior taste. Participating restaurants in New York include ABC Kitchen and the Lion and Atlanta-area restaurants include Miller Union and Bantam & Biddy. Charlestons restaurants include Husk, FIG, McCrady’s, Black Bean Co. and High Cotton amongst others. The event is also supported by Whole Foods Market, where pastured raised chicken will be available in the New York City, Atlanta and Charleston stores.

Prominent supporters that have helped organize the event include Atlanta chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy and leading New York chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten of ABC Kitchen, and in Charleston Mike Lata of Fig and Sean Brock of Husk. 

“We want to inspire consumers and chefs to re-think the chicken,” adds Garcés. “This is not your average supermarket bird; these are chickens raised on pasture with the sun above their heads and the ground beneath their feet. They are active, healthy and robust. Our participating chefs are helping us demonstrate that pastured poultry is better – for animals, for us and for the environment.”

Doty, who has helped pioneer pastured poultry efforts, has also been leading the way in supporting the cause through his restaurants. 
“We want to help make sure pasture-raised chicken is the next big food trend, not only because of the superior taste, but because of the humane and sustainable focus,” says Doty. “Pastured Poultry Week is one way I can remain highly involved in informing consumers, businesses and government about the true costs of factory farming of meat chickens and the need to support more alternatives.”
For more pastured poultry facts and a complete list of restaurants participating in Pastured Poultry Week, please contact us.

About Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today we campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices globally. We believe that the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – so we only work on farm animal welfare.

About Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP)
Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP) is a Georgia-based alliance made up of a multi-stakeholder group including Chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-biddy, Compassion in World Farming, Sierra Club, Georgia Organics, GreenLaw, Darby Farms, Grassroots Farms, Heritage Farm, White Oak Pastures and others. GPP’s goal is to make Georgia the leader in the production and consumption of pastured poultry.

#pastureraisedpoultry #grassrootsfarm #chickensalad #chickensalad

Happy 4th of July!

Good Morning! Happy 4th of July!

Please be safe today :)

Don’t forget to stop on in today from 8am to 2pm and enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes after you run in the AJC Peachtree Road Race!

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