We’re excited to have shared our first Great Tastes of Manitoba show of season 32 “Chicken Club Med” with you on Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 pm on CTV Winnipeg.
Gina Sunderland, Food & Consumer Relations Specialist and host Dez Daniels showcased three delicious Mediterranean-inspired chicken recipes: One Pan Chicken Souvlaki, Mediterranean Chicken Stew and Chicken Balsamic Onion Pizza. We love these fabulous recipes that pair Mediterranean flavours with chicken and vegetables. All three are super entrees, we’re sure your entire family will enjoy.
This season we’re continuing the tradition of featuring our Manitoba farms and introducing you to some of the hard-working families who produce the food for our recipes. On this show, we introduced you to Kelvin and his wife Kayla who farm with Kelvin’s parents and their four girls in southern Manitoba. They operate Buffalo Creek Chicken, a broiler breeder chicken farm where they raise hens and roosters, to provide fertilized eggs to other chicken farms across the province.
Their chickens are essentially the parents of the birds that are raised for meat. At Buffalo Creek Chicken the hens lay fertilized eggs in nests inside barn, these eggs then roll onto a belt where they are sorted, and are then placed in a cooler until a truck comes to pick them up. This process happens two or three times a week. These eggs aren’t the ones you find at the grocery store, they go to the hatchery for their incubation and hatching, the chicks will then be delivered to other chicken farms. Their farm provides them a unique opportunity to incorporate their children into the daily work of sorting eggs. At Buffalo Creek Chicken children, parents and grandparents enjoy close relationships when working side-by-side. We visited their farm in the spring, shortly after the arrival of a special addition – a new puppy! Watch and learn more about the important lessons caring for animals can teach. This segment is a special opportunity for an exclusive look into a day-in-the-life of a vibrant, young, chicken farming family. We’d like to extend a very sincere thank you to the Kelvin, Kayla and family for sharing their story.