NOTICE: At this time Zaycon Fresh has suspended business operations. I will notify you if this changes.
Zaycon Fresh offers quality meats direct from the farm/processor to the consumer, allowing them to offer us fresher meat at lower prices.
My ideal “food style” would be 100% organic, grassfed meats and whole foods with a huge garden in my backyard every summer. This isn’t my reality. Short on time and space and tight on budget, I have to pick and choose the options most important to my family to stay on budget. Chicken is one of the proteins I’m not always able to source the way I would prefer.
With this is in mind I still wanted to find a better option within my price range than what was in the grocery store coolers. So many options have added salt and/or broth. I cannot handle chicken with sodium added. It is just too much salt for me AND my family. About seven years ago I came across Zaycon Foods.
Zaycon Foods holds selling events. They hold several different meat events, availability dependent on your location. So far I have only purchased the chicken but hope to take part in the sockeye salmon event someday. Rather than a store or online company, they source their chicken fresh from the processor, load it into refrigerated trucks, and deliver it to delivery points throughout the country. Due to the bulk purchases, they are able to provide excellent prices for their boneless skinless chicken breast while maintaining excellent quality. Also, because of the way they work their business, they are able to get the meat to their customer – fresh, never frozen, within days of it being processed. Their chicken is 100% natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. Not being able to purchase free range/organic chicken, I am grateful that they provide this quality meat at a price I can afford.
When an event opens in your area you can order chicken by 40 pounds. Currently the price is $1.79 lb. Get creative. If your family won’t use 40 pounds, split an order with another family. You can also order more than 40 pounds but must order in increments of 40. Yes, my kitchen does feel like there’s Zaycon chicken everywhere!
Chicken events are held every 6 months. When you sign up they then notify you as there are delivery points in your area. As a customer you can choose the location you would like to pick your chicken up from.
If enough people in one area sign up they will add a delivery route to your area. In other words, if you live near West Chester and don’t want to drive to Wilmington, sign up now and let’s group together to request a local delivery in the fall. Don’t live in the Philadelphia area? Sign up and see if they have a chicken event near you. Every time someone who signed up through your referral link makes a purchase you will receive a $1 credit good toward your next purchase. How does free chicken sound to you? Sure sounds good to me.
Here’s what 40 pounds provided for our family –
4 meals – 1/2’ed chicken breasts
2 meals – cubed chicken Spiedie Sauce
2 meals – stirfry chicken
10 butterflied chicken breast quarters for sandwiches/salads
2 meals – chicken fingers
2 meals – chicken nuggets
2 meals – pre-cooked, shredded taco meat
2 meals – pre-cooked, shredded soup meat
1 chicken broth and pieces for chicken soup
Next up with Zaycon Foods – BBQ Events.
**Disclaimer: This post includes Zaycon affiliate links to help pay for this blog. My opinion is in no way influenced by this fact. I have been purchasing from this company for 2 years and continue to be very happy with the product.