Sommerlad Heritage Chicken Mixed Cartons (special order only)

Price: 16.50 - 29.99kg
Deposit per carton (due now): $100.00

Because Sommerlad chickens grow slowly, and in their natural environment, they reach a variety of differing shapes, sizes, and skin colouring. All chickens are processed after 12-15 weeks fully pastured life, regardless of size. Like people, a naturally grown animal will have variances in appearance, body shape, and fat layering. Our chickens are bred, raised and grown specifically for the Brisbane market.  This product is supplied frozen. 

Mixed boxes are available on an order only basis  just 3-4 times a year, and are tailored to suit your needs. Simply specify what cuts you would like and how you like them, and our producers will fill a carton with your choice of cuts. Mix and match cuts, add whole birds, offal, feet, etc.  The only requirement is the carton must be full (to stop the carton collapsing during transport), so expect a weight value of between 10-13kgs. 

Please use the order link below to generate your order number and make your deposit.Please contact us to arrange the content of your carton before ordering. 

  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Delicious Produce Award-winning chicken. 
  • Age: 15-17 weeks


HOW TO ORDER:
Minimum quantity is 1 x carton. 
Pay the deposit amount to secure your order, and you will then pay the balance once the final weight of your order has been calculated. We will contact you to confirm the final weight and outstanding amount payable before your carton is delivered/collected. Amount below refers to cartons (‘1’ = 1 x carton) and is sold by final weight. 

Please ensure you have read the delivery options before placing your order.  Please contact us with any queries, we’re happy to help. 

September orders now closed. Reserve your cartons for DECEMBER delivery now – limited stock available.

Collection or Delivery

Where a deposit is required, the balance of your account is subject to final weight.  Payment of your balance must be made prior to collection or delivery, and can be made via eft or credit card (a 2.5% credit surcharge applies) and will be issued via invoice. Please check our shipping and delivery page for all rates and information. 


COLLECTION Orders may be collected from ACTC cold stores, Canberra Road, Hemmant, Brisbane (unless specified otherwise). Appointments for pick up must be made in advance within 4am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 4am-1pm Fri. Release details will be issued on your final receipt.

LOCAL DELIVERY We deliver throughout Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and the Toowoomba regions by sub-contracted refrigerated courier services. Please get in touch if you need delivery outside these areas. Delivery fee is set by the refrigerated courier and ranges from $35.00 (Brisbane and suburban)- $55.00 (Coastal and Ranges). All orders are packed in sealed boxes. Your produce will remain fresh/frozen inside the courier service vehicle. Couriers can not leave fresh or frozen meat unattended, so please ensure someone will be available to receive. Please visit our shipping and delivery page for rates. Air freight may apply to regional areas.

REGIONAL DELIVERY Delivery is available to most locations throughout South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Please visit our shipping and delivery page for costings. Air freight may apply depending on your location. All orders are packed in sealed boxes. Your produce will remain fresh/frozen inside the courier service vehicle. Couriers can not leave fresh or frozen meat unattended, so please ensure someone will be available to receive.

INTERSTATE DELIVERY All interstate freight can be sent via Toll Road to your home address (slower); or by Virgin/Qantas Freight (faster) to your closest major airport listed here on an 'airport to airport' basis. 

  • Refrigerated Road: Please request a weight guide from us prior to submitting your order. You can then organise TOLL/refrigerated road collection and delivery to suit your details. Let us know when you are ready to go and we'll have your order waiting for the courier. The address for courier pick up is Canberra Road, Hemmant, open 4am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 4am-1pm Fri.
  • Virgin Freight: Flights to major airports listed here on an 'airport to airport' basis. Fees will also apply for delivery to the Brisbane airport at a rate of $35.00 per drop.  Air freight delivery fees are set by the airline. 

Your produce will be packed in sealed boxes and will remain fresh/frozen inside the aircraft and courier service vehicles, and if using VIRGIN freight, you will need to arrange to collect your item from the designated airport inside the detailed opening hours as terminal freezing is not available. Fees will also apply for delivery to the Brisbane airport at a rate of $35.00 per drop. Air freight delivery fees are set by the airline. Please refer to our shipping and delivery page for costings. or contact us for more information.


 

 

Product Details

Multiple award-winning Sommerlad Heritage chickens are exclusively bred by just five (5) authorised Sommerlad farmers spread across Australia. These are an exclusive, prestige chicken and advance orders are highly recommended. Unlike the standard white chickens (Cobb or Ross) available from almost all meat chicken farms in Australia, Sommerlad table birds are bred on farm using heritage genetics, live longer, free ranging lives, and are processed and hand finished chemical free. 

Sommerlad chickens look, cook and taste completely different from any chicken available to Australia. They are fully pastured, free ranging heritage breeds, reminiscent of the famous Bresse and Label Rouge chickens from France, and perfect for those seeking deeply flavoured natural poultry the way chicken used to be. Sommerlad chickens are used in some of the best restaurant kitchens around Australia. 

All Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens come direct from the breeding farm and carry PROOF certification. No hormones, growth promotants, chemical intervention, no synthetics or lot feeding.  Just 100% natural chicken, the way it used to be. 


We are proud to be Brisbane’s sole distributor of Sommerlad Heritage Chicken and a small range of Sommerlad ready-to-eat products as made by our farmers.

For food service, hospitality, wholesale and retailer pricing, please contact us directly: hello@handsourced.com.au

Sommerlad chicken - hand sourced

About the Sommerlads

Michael-and-Katherine-Sommerlad

Michael & Kathryn Sommerlad - Founders of Sommerlad Chicken

Until November 2017 the Sommerlad family personally managed, bred, and developed their exclusive heritage table poultry for the Australian market. Diverse pedigree strains, specifically bred to thrive in free-range pasture rearing environments, mean they are well suited to Australian climatic conditions. Sommerlad chickens are, by nature, active foragers. They boast long, strong legs, colourful plumage and walk tall and proud due to pasture grazing and a natural diet.​ Unlike commercial strains, Sommerlad birds are naturally slow grown for 10-12 weeks before processing.

Michael Sommerlad now consults to each of the Sommerlad authorised farmers, providing assistance, guidance and support as this major milestone continues gather traction in our food system. At a time when nearly all chicken farmed and eaten in our country comes from the same imported genetic stock, Sommerlad chicken represents a quiet revolution in Australian chicken farming.

Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens are bred, grown and processed for our Brisbane market, and are exclusively available through our food service division.

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