I am a mom to three beautiful children, but I’m also a chicken mom to 17 chickens — 16 hens and one handsome rooster.
But these chickens of mine aren’t meat birds, they’re strictly egg layers (except for that rooster of course, his job is to just strut his stuff looking handsome). So as a mom who wants to feed my family nothing but the healthiest, most nutritious foods, finding free range, 100 percent pasture-raised, non-GMO corn and soy free meat birds is a must! Luckily, I made a new friend at the Florence Farmers Market, Steve Knox from Fog Hollow Farm out of Walton, who raises everything from the happiest and healthiest chickens and ducks, to 100 percent organic fed egg layers, to 100 percent pasture raised, all grass fed and grass finished lambs.
Steve has been raising birds for more than 10 years, so he really knows his stuff when it comes to raising happy and healthy poultry. And he has turned his passion for raising birds into a family affair, now working alongside his fiancé, Terah VanDusen, and their daughter, who even at the age of two helps her mom and dad with the eggs.
So if you’re looking for happy, healthy, pasture-raised chickens, ducks and lamb, you can find Fog Hollow Farm every Tuesday at the Florence Farmers Market, or you can order directly through them at Foghollowfarmllc@gmail.com.
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Ingredients for chicken breasts or thighs
For dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon Johnnys Seasoning Salt
For wet ingredients:
1 cup milk
Lightly dust breasts or thighs in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, then back into flour mixture ,pressing flour into chicken to ensure it’s fully coated. Fry at 350° until internal temperature reaches 160° and chicken is a golden brown.
Jed’s Buffalo Sauce
• 2 sticks (1 cup) of salted butter
• 1 12oz bottle of Franks Red Hot Original
• 13 cloves of garlic (yep, you read that right, 13! You’re going to have to trust me on this, 13 is the magic number for this sauce)
• 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
• 1/4 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
Peel and smash garlic, sauté in butter for about 5 minutes (being careful not to burn the butter or garlic) on medium heat.
Add remaining ingredients and reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes, then carefully blend in a blender or food processor until garlic is completely blended.
For Buffalo Chicken Sandwich:
Smother your fried chicken breasts or thighs in Jed’s Buffalo sauce. Place on a Kaiser roll or your favorite sandwich bun, top with chunky blue cheese dressing and dill pickles. Enjoy!