The following are some of the most commonly asked questions by friends and fans of Punarnav Pasture Farms. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
When is Punarnav Pasture Farms going to start?
Hi, I am Lokesh here. I am the culprit behind all of this.
Little background: I myself went through some gut issues a few years back which opened my eyes to the new world of Food and its impact on our gut and mental health. However, due to intense awareness and availability of quality food in the USA, I was able to overcome my health issues. I returned to India a few years back and had difficulties finding the right sources for quality ingredients to support my carnivore diet. That’s when I decided to take upon myself, and that led to the inception of starting Punarnav Pasture Farms. I will do the work, you just sit back and enjoy the tasty goodness of Pasture-Raised Chickens delivered right to your door.
The company is in the incorporation stages, however, I assure you that pretty soon Bangalore is going to taste the best chicken!!
Stay tuned for updates!!
Yes, we are. However, we are serving only Bangalore as of now.
Please fill out the enquiry form and let us know if you want us in your city, and with little work from our part, we will be there.
What products do you plan to sell?
Initially, for a few years, we plan to focus on raising poultry(Chickens) for Meat and Eggs.
Eventually, we plan to expand our farm to include cows, goats, lambs, and other birds or as demanded by customers.
We of course will need your support to accomplish this...:)
- We currently feed BIS-certified feed available in the market to our chickens and chics.
- In the future, we intend to get our own home feed mix BIS certified which we believe is going to make a whole lot of difference. As our feed recipe is unique and is everything it has everything the chicken needs.
And guess what!! It is going to be free of Gluten, dairy, soy, and corn.
How can we place an order?
We currently, due to budget constraints and low demand, are raising chickens in batches. One week before the packaging day, we will start accepting pre-orders. On delivery day, freshly processed and packaged chicken will be delivered at your doorstep.
You can always visit our website to stay informed about the start date and tentative dates for next processing/packing date, number of chickens going to become available, etc. Please register to receive important updates.
Freshly processed and packaged chickens are only available through pre-orders. (You can pre-order from 1 week before the packaging day)
Un-ordered processed and vacuum packed chickens will be stored in a cold storage. You can order frozen but Pasture-Raised whole chicken anytime from our website.
*We highly recommend you follow steps mentioned on this website to defrost your chicken.
Do we give any vaccines, anti-biotics, or hormones to our chickens?
No. Not at all.
How much pasture are our chickens exposed to in their lifetime?
Our chickens after they arrive at our farm as chics, stay in the brooding area (which is a closed but a ventilated area). This keeps the chics warmer and protects them predators. After 3 weeks, chics are moved to the pasture where they spend almost 6- 9 weeks depending on the weather, pasture health, and other important factors we monitor which we believe impact the health of the chicken and in turn growth of the chicken. We want to ensure we provide our customers with the best pasture-raised chicken we can as we know the impact of grain-fed, inhumanely raised chickens on our gut health.
No, not at the moment. But we assure you that we are working hard to reach you as soon as possible.
Yes it is.
Do we offer farm tours?
We would love to have you out on our farm, however, we are equipped currently to have everyone out at the farm.
In the future, we plan to have play areas and activities. You can bring your kids, and spend quality time in nature along with our chickens. This we believe will be a very good opportunity to introduce kids to nature and sometimes eliminate the fear in kids of being around animals from early on. This also helps boost their metabolism and overall health, which is what we strive for at the farm!!
How to defrost whole chicken?
We highly recommend to use one of the below two ways to defrost the chicken. We observed that, the mentioned two ways had the least impact on the flavor and texture of the chicken after thawing.
The best way to thaw a whole chicken is in your refrigerator. You should plan on at least 12 hours for every 1 Kg. So a 3 Kg chicken will take a bit longer than 24 hours to thaw. After thawing in the refrigerator, the chicken should be cooked within 1-2 days. If you don’t have enough space in your refrigerator, you can also use a drink cooler, or a Styrofoam cooler.
You can also thaw it in a cold water bath. This way is faster than thawing in the refrigerator (or cooler), but needs more attention. Place the chicken (still vacuum packed) in a bowl, and fill the bowl with cold water. Every 30 minutes, replace the water in the bowl with fresh water. In a cold water bath, plan for about 30 minutes for 500 g. (So an 3 Kg chicken would take at least 4 hours to thaw) After thawing in a cold water bath, the chicken should be cooked immediately.
If you are running short on time and need your chicken thawed in a hurry, only then use hot water, or a microwave, or any form of heat to defrost the chicken.
If you have tried and found out a better way, please feel free to share with us.