Comprised of 43 family-owned farms (all “Certified Humane”) Murray’s Chicken is certainly a “unique breed.”
Murray Bresky grew up raising chickens and watched his father closely as he grew and learned the poultry business. The birds were such a passion for him and he worked diligently to learn the art of raising chickens well. He took over the family business in the late seventies and by 1993 he started Murray’s Chickens.
His promise to his growing family and grandchildren was that Murray’s Chickens would be raised without the use of antibiotics, growth drugs or hormones, and that they would have plenty of room to move around, flap their wings and get fresh air and sunlight.
Murray’s Chicken also takes great pride in being one of the first operators to become “Certified Humane” through Humane Farm Animal Care. According to Steve Gold, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Murray’s Chicken, “Earning the ‘Certified Humane’ designation was the best thing we ever did. Humane Farm Animal Care has one of the few third party labeling programs that is for real… no shortcuts. We feel so proud to be associated with the ‘Certified Humane’ program.”
Based in New York and Pennsylvania, Murray’s Chicken has grown over the last decade and brings jobs to over 300 people and 43 farmers and their families.
With over 30 years of service to Murray’s Chicken, Mr. Gold has a real understanding of what the essence of Murray’s Chicken is really all about, and that is family. From the select family farms of the Pennsylvania countryside to Murray’s own children and grandchildren that inspired his mission – the legacy of Murray’s Chicken will always be about family.
Murray’s product line includes a variety of whole chicken cuts as well as convenient “ready to go” options like Italian-Style Chicken Burgers. Murray’s Chicken is available at grocers up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, including Publix, Win Dixie, A&P, Wegmans and Fairway just to name a few.
To learn more, visit their website at: www.murrayschicken.com
For information on where to find other Certified Humane® products in your area, visit the “Shop” page of HFAC’s website.