Serves 6-8; recipe by Courtney McDonald
For the chicken:
-2 whole farmers’ market chickens, each cut into 8ths with bone in
-2 cups Snow’s Citrus Court Mandarin Orange Grill Sauce
-6 yellow or white firm-ripe nectarines
-3 Tbsp olive oil
-2 Tbsp honey
-salt and pepper, to taste
Several hours before you plan to serve the chicken, marinate the chicken pieces in the 2 cups mandarin grill sauce. 30 minutes before grilling, preheat grill to medium,-high heat. Halve the nectarines and remove the pit. Toss halves with the olive oil and honey, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken over indirect heat until cooked through. Transfer to a serving platter to rest while the nectarines cook. Allow the grill to come back up to temperature, then evenly spread the nectarine halves on the grill, cut side down. Grill until nicely caramelized, about 2 minutes. Flip the nectarines over and cook on the other side for another 30 seconds to heat through. When nectarines have finished cooking, arrange on top of the cooked chicken and serve immediately.
Sales: On-farm, variable hours; Gaia’s Basket grocery market in Auburn.
Hours: Please call for on-farm hours or information on farm tours.
Products: Located in Loomis, Belly Rub Farms features eggs (pasture raised, organic feed, soy free), Heirloom tomatoes, peppers (sweet & hot), greens, broccoli, cauliflower, pork, chicken, Heirloom, turkey (pasture raised, organic feed, soy free), herbs, basil, Stevia, lemons, pomegranate, summer & winter squash, melons lemon grass garlic, onions, piglets (Kune Kune and American Guinea Hog).
Sales: On-farm. Farmers’ markets: Auburn: Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot, Roseville: Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Granite Bay: Quarry Ponds Town Center, Midtown Sacramento (Saturdays) and Carmichael Park (Sundays)
Hours: Call for on-farm sales, tours and more information about hosting an event on our farm
Products: Pork, beef, lamb individual frozen cuts. Whole chickens.
Kim and Dave Alsup
6766 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650
Hours: We sell on farm by appointment, please call first.
Products: Heritage chickens, pastured duck eggs, and pastured chicken eggs
About Us: We are a Loomis ranch family, Kim and Dave Alsup, with deep roots on our farms in California and Tennessee, respectively. We believe in responsible, sustainable farm to fork nourishment. In Loomis, we raise heritage breed chickens and Rouen ducks, both for their eggs and meat. We believe that by sharing our wholesome meats and eggs with others who respect naturally raised livestock, our values and purpose are fulfilled.
Sales: On-farm and local delivery by appointment. Call Lance at 916-672-2193;
Farmers’ Markets at Auburn Old Town Courthouse parking lot, every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon; Roseville Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, every Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Sacarmento at 8th and W Streets every Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
Sierra Foothills Meat Buyers Club
Restaurants serving our products: Carpe Vino in Old Town Auburn.
Hours: Please call for appointment.
Tours: Yes, please call for more information.
Products: Rabbit meat, free range chicken, free range duck, eggs, and Rabbit Manure Fertilizer.
Penryn Rabbit Farm is currently raising Rabbits for meat, chickens and ducks for meat and eggs. We grow our own animal feed starting with organic barley seeds. We also feed our animals organic feed which does not contain any hormones, no soy and no corn. Our chickens and ducks free range on our pasture and the ducks have access to our ½ acre pond. Visit our website (www.penrynrabbitfarm.com) to see videos of how we grow our own feed for our animals.