Friday, November 09, 2007
Free range organic Kosher...
Free-range, organic Kosher chicken, beef and bison, in Highland Park and they even deliver. Thanks to Peta Kaplan for letting us know about Oakville Organics, oakvilleorganics.com. Their warehouse is across the street from ToysRus, at 1630 Old Deerfield Road, (847) 831-3030. I went there one afternoon and got a tour of the place, giant walk-in coolers and freezers, big open sorting room and 2 guys at desks with computers. They were cute and friendly and eager to tell me about the hecture from real Brooklyn Lubovichers on the pack of Wise chicken wings I bought. The package assured me that those wings came from happy chickens who’s lives included running around in fresh air.
I ordered a Thanksgiving turkey, too.
It is expensive, but if we’re going to buy kosher meat, I want it to mean something beyond supporting the rabbinate. There should be an ethical, humane aspect to kosher. There’s no discussion here of conditions in the slaughterhouse or treatment of the workers, but this is a step along the way.
Oh, they have fruit and vegetables too. I’ll get some when our Angelica Farms CSA season ends.