About Wild Acres Processing
Fine dining is meant to be an experience. An experience of excellent service, exquisite ambiance and most of all, exceptional cuisine. This type of quality doesn’t just happen, it is bred, hatched, raised, processed and distributed fresh. That is exactly what Wild Acres Processing, Inc. is all about. Wild Acres Processing, Inc. began in 1978 and has been specializing in outdoor-raised domestic poultry and wild game birds ever since. The company is now operated by second-generation owner Pat Ebnet and family. Wild Acres supplies poultry to many of the top restaurants in the Twin Cities area and some consider it to be the best poultry in the state.
Wild Acres can boast superior quality, service and freshness because they literally raise poultry from the egg up at the Wild Acres farm in the beautiful north woods of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. Pat and his staff are devoted to a nearly 30 week process for every batch of chickens, ducks, pheasants and turkey they raise. The farm is set up so that as the bird grows, it “phases” to a different part of the facility making sure to give the bird ample room to roam. Each building has computerized temperature control to maintain the correct comfort zone and the hatchery room has an incubator that keep eggs rotating as they would in a nest, therefore producing healthier chicks. In addition to many technical advancements, the staff at Wild Acres constantly monitors the birds to ensure proper feeding, weight and overall health. Wild Acres also strives to be as “green” as possible by composting on-site, using feed from only local markets and utilizing reusable containers for all transporting of poultry.
To sum it up, Wild Acres knows how to raise a good bird. But that is just the beginning! Hand selected birds of ideal weight are processed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of every week. Every Tuesday and Friday, Pat himself, stocks the refrigerators of fine Twin Cities restaurants with game that was processed less than 24 hours prior. It just doesn’t get any fresher than that. Upon request, Wild Acres also offers poultry that is brined and smoked to perfection.