In June, I had an informative post about the Farm to Truck [to YOU] company, Zaycon Foods. On October 7th, I had the fortune to participate in Zaycon’s Chicken event, free of charge, so that I could share my experience here with all of you. (Thank you US Family Guide & Zaycon!)
What is Zaycon Foods? Zaycon Foods is a company founded on the Farm-to-Table philosophy, providing all-natural, hormone-free meats (and some produce & dairy) from the farm, to their truck, to you. Fresh, not frozen. How does it work?
Zaycon has what it call ‘events’ for different products. You register on their site (referral link HERE) and look for events in your area (i.e. chicken, beef, milk, honey, berries, etc.). Once you find a local event, you place your pre-order, at a set price, and wait for that particular event’s date. The location and pickup time of each event is listed when you go to place your order, so you are able to fit the time and location that best fits your schedule. These pickup windows are small (mine was 30 minutes), but it literally takes only 2-3 minutes for you to drive through and pick up your order.
I took part in my local event for boneless, skinless, hormone & antibiotic free chicken breasts. The price per pound was INSANE ($1.84/pound) because you are buying in bulk (40lbs.). Picking up my order was extremely easy (and convenient with a baby in the car).
Q: So, how is Zaycon able to provide high-quality, natural meats and produce at such low prices?
A: Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.
I literally spent more time taking photos of the event than I did picking up my chicken! When I got home, I unpacked my box of delicious chicken and went to work trimming, splitting and individually portioning my chicken breasts. The packaging was great – no mess or yucky chicken juice leaks. Zaycon goes out of its way to ensure that you have a mess-free experience. My box of chicken was placed on top of a garbage bag [that they laid down] in my truck. The box itself is a type of laminated cardboard, coated to protect against moisture. The chicken inside was double bagged – not a single drip of chicken juice was to be found on the inside of the box.
From the handpicked natural meats, to the care in packaging and the wonderful customer service, I will definitely be ordering from Zaycon’s next local event (my husband has his fingers-crossed for pork). Sign up today and start enjoying Zaycon’s quality natural products at budget-friendly prices. I would appreciate it if you used my referral link to sign up HERE.
Our first meal with Zaycon’s delicious natural chicken breasts was another winner from our eMeals meal plan: Citrus-Grilled Chicken w/ Cilantro Brown Rice. ENJOY!
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Grate rind from oranges, lemon, and lime into a large bowl; squeeze juice from oranges and add to bowl. Add oil, garlic, and chicken, tossing to coat; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 2 hours. Prepare grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Bring marinade to a boil in a medium saucepan; boil 5 minutes. Drizzle evenly over chicken before serving.
Cilantro Brown Rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add onion. Cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add rice; sauté 1 minute. Add water according to rice package directions; stir in salt and pepper. Cook according to package directions. Stir in cilantro just before serving.