Inglewood Organic is Australia’s leading producer of Organic Free-Range chicken. It is owned and run by an Australian family who is dedicated to rearing premium quality chicken through Certified Organic farming methods. As Certified Organic farmers, we commit to maintaining the land for future generations and growing chickens to the organic standard. The farm is located near Inglewood on the southern edge of Darling Downs between Warwick and Goondiwindi. The region is supported by the expansive Coolmunda Dam and winding Macintyre Brook which attracts an abundance of native plants, wildlife and birds.
Chicken is a well-known source of lean protein and an excellent source of amino acids, assisting in maintaining muscle mass, it also helps us feel full and provides energy to help us get through the day.
As a Certified Organic farm, Inglewood Organic chickens are not treated with medications, antibiotics, hormones and GMOs that may be found in other products. Only natural remedies are used ensuring a clean and healthy protein option for you and your family. Certified organic means environmentally sound farming methods are adopted which ensures we have a sustainable landscape for the future.
Our birds flourish in the free-range environment and eat Certified Organic feed, that is grown without adding chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides. To maintain organic integrity our quality assurance includes a testing program to verify the organic status of the chickens feed and also our end product. We do not use conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilisers or bio engineering as ‘quick fix’ solutions. We not only practice organic and free range farming; we also take into consideration the way our food is grown and handled throughout the whole farming system.
Inglewood Organic birds are cold plucked, followed by a process called ‘air chilling’ where birds are cooled in refrigerators; taking several hours to cool completely. The conventional industry commonly uses ‘spin chilling’. Spin chilled birds are dropped into long tubs of chlorinated iced slurry water, cooling down the core temperature in around 5 minutes. Consequently, the birds may absorb this chlorinated water and can have up to a 9% weight gain in water. In contrast, Inglewood Organic Chicken can lose up to 2% body weight in the cooling process. As a result, air chilling maintains the natural flavour and integrity of the product providing a superior product when cooked. Due to cold plucking, the outer layer of skin is retained and the skin is moist yet crispy on the outside which is such a delight to the taste buds. Inglewood Organic Chickens are grown at nature’s pace, taking almost twice as long as conventional chickens to grow to maturity. Therefore, our chickens have better muscle tone which means the flesh is firmer and has a unique texture. Inglewood Organic Chicken tastes how chicken used to taste in the good old days.
Along with our Australian Certified Organic certification, the farm also maintains a Quality Assurance program and has Safe Food Accreditation. You can be confident the Inglewood Organic Chicken is a quality organic product and is grown by an authentic Australian Family.
Learn more at inglewoodfarms.com