When in Rome, you are more likely to be eating rabbit than chicken. A common dish throughout Europe, rabbit is not fully appreciated in the United States. But it should be.
Its lean meat has a delicate, slightly sweet flavor that can be enjoyed fried, grilled, roasted, braised or stewed. Just like chicken.
Though similar in texture to chicken, many find the flavor of rabbit meat richer and more rewarding.
Then there are the nutritional facts: rabbit is lower in calories and cholesterol, but higher in protein than all the popular choices like chicken, veal, turkey, lamb, beef and pork.
It’s a compelling case for more rabbit in our diets.
Just the facts
- Californian and New Zealand White rabbits
- Humanely raised
- No antibiotics, no hormones, ever
- No preservatives or additives
- Low in calories and cholesterol
- High in protein and nutrition (USDA states it is the most nutritious meat)
- 3 loins per package
- Serves 3-6
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Product of USA
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Our mission is to find farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. We respect our place in the food chain, and see farmers as true stewards of the land and environment. This is why we build real relationships with our farmers, and work only with those who respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.
On traditional farms it was the younger family members who raised the rabbits, learning important skills needed for adulthood. This is continuing today with a revival of rabbit rearing, even in urban settings where it is possible to raise them in hutches on rooftops or in small backyards.
Rabbits are environmentally-friendly, easy to raise, and produce tender white meat that is considered the most nutritious protein by the USDA.
We work with a cooperative of small family farms in the Midwest; each farm signs an agreement to raise and process the rabbits humanely, and never administer antibiotics or hormones. The Californian White and New Zealand White breed rabbits are fed a vegetarian diet of sweet alfalfa, oats, wheat and barley.