Jen Holloman (our resident cheese maker) and her husband Jay Beitz from Ocean Song Farm are raising French Label Rouge chickens, in support, we preordered 25 for a Community BBQ, (hosted by our members Beth and Kim Campbell and Tom Gainey). This will be a great house party for us to get together, support our local farmers and share in fabulous food.
Early spring I got a call from Jen Holloman, it was just an idea at the time, to raise Rouge Chickens on the shores of Cape Cod for Slow Food. One thing led to another, and the next I knew we were planning a BBQ. Location was next, and our members Beth and Kim Campbell, and Tom Gainey, offered to host at their home in Brewster. They have connections to a very large BBQ with rotisserie, I suggested a keg of Cape Cod Beer, next thing you know we have a community supper for July – a house party of sorts.
So here is the deal, we will BBQ the chicken, and tap a keg of Cape Cod Beer. We ask that members bring something local to share – a side dish/dessert/appetizer, along with a beverage of your choice. Cost is $25.00 per person, location is in Brewster – will provide directions. It should be a fun night for all of us to get together under the stars and talk local foods and get to know what Jen and Jay are doing at Ocean Song Farm. Event will be held rain or shine.
I am really curious about tasting Label French Rouge Chickens, since they are regarded as the best poultry in the world. The birds are traditionally raised, free ranging and are all about taste that is vividly distinguishable from industrial breeds. Jen and Jay have raised the chicken at Long Pasture Sanctuary, Cummaquid and they are protected in their little “chicken tractors”. This breed is a slow growing bird (81 days), raised in harmony with nature and fed an all grain diet.
Event: Community BBQ
When: Friday July 31st
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Brewster MA (will send directions)
Cost: $25.00 per person
What to Bring: One Local Side Dish (appetizer, salad, dessert, cheese…. or what ever you would like to share) and your choice of beverage
RSVP: Mary at slo
Post by Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader