In 1996, Pollo Real was the first certified organic poultry farm in the United States, making Pollo Real New Mexico’s premier pastured poultry producers for the past twenty years. Currently featuring: Heritage Turkey, Gourmet French Label Rouge and American Chicken.
Tom Delehanty, owner of Pollo Real, is a sixth-generation farmer from Wisconson . At his farm in Socorro, New Mexico, Tom created a simple, yet effective grazing method in which chickens and turkeys are moved on a daily basis in portable shelters, shown below, through fields planted with chicory, millet, wheatgrass, and wild perennial plants. In addition the birds' diets are supplemented with wholesome non-GMO grains. The fresh air, sunshine and fresh greens in the diet produce the most flavorful birds available anywhere in the world.
Cornish Cross Chickens
The Cornish Cross breed is the poultry industry standard, but can be adapted to life on pasture. These birds grow quickly and are harvested at a younger age than the Label Rouge. They are especially prized for their large breast and overall meatiness of the bird.
French Label Rouge Chicken
Raised according to strict Label Rouge Standards, these birds are slow-growing and well suited to outdoor production. Because they spend longer periods on the pasture, the meat on these birds develops a richer and more complex taste with firmer texture and flavor than their Cornish Cross cousins.
New Mexico Bred Heritage Turkey
Heritage turkeys have been bred in the United States for over 300 years. Tom's family have bred and raised these birds on their farm for 150 years. These birds have been raised on Tom's farm, in New Mexico, for 20 years. Recently,the focus at the farm has been on Spanish Black and Standard Brown breeds.
Tom grew up breeding, raising, and farrowing pigs. He has now included them on his farm at Pollo Real. They are Heritage pigs, and are pastured on open-pollinated 1900 Minnesota seed corn along with the native perennial plants. Pollo Real will start selling Heritage Pork in the 2016 season.
WHERE TO BUY OUR PRODUCTS:
Pollo Real sells at the Santa Fe Farmers Market every week on Saturdays from 8AM-1PM
Products at the Market*
Boneless/Bone-in Skin on Breasts
Livers, Hearts, and Gizzards
Chicken/Turkey Bone Broth
* All products are subject to availability.
Greater Care Means Better Taste
At Pollo Real, chickens are harvested right on the farm. This eliminates long-distance hauling, so there is no undue stress or injury to the birds. Our chickens are hand processed at each step in our USDA exempt processing facility on the farm. This means the birds are inspected with our process ensuring you a SAFE and flavorful bird.
The Pollo Real method takes more time, more work and more expense, but we're sure you'll agree, it's all worth it. We hope that you enjoy the outstanding flavor and overall superior quality of our fresh and tender field-grazed chicken.