- One of Tyler Herald's Public Greens Urban Kitchen dishes with Hawkins family farm chicken
The #Keepchickenonthemenu movement is an attempt to bring attention to an effort to prevent a small farm from selling its chicken to restaurants. The Hawkins family farm is legal under federal law and is active in supporting and supplying farm-to-table restaurants. Why are chefs so open to using such products?
"I thought it was a great product, and I am always on board to support small local farms. We source from lots of different Indiana farms at Patachou, Inc. I think the difference is in the quality of the product. When you start with great ingredients you don't have to do much to them to make great dishes. I also feel very strongly about the relationships made and built with smaller farmers. Seeing them hand-deliver things to you personally and knowing them on a first name basis."
— Tyler Herald, Public Greens
Urban Kitchen, Patachou, Inc.
— Carlos Salzar, Rook
Several farm-to-table restaurants in Indianapolis and northern Indiana are participating in the #keepchickenonthemenu movement by featuring Hawkins chicken in one signature dish on their menus, including Cerulean, Milktooth, Public Greens Urban Kitchen and Rook.