Expanded Retail Distribution is a Response to Adventurous Home Cooks
Nicky USA’s line of specialty meat and high quality game is now available at New Season’s Market under the “Nicky Farms” label. Elk, venison, locally raised rabbit, wild boar, goat, buffalo and a variety of game birds will now be available at all thirteen New Seasons locations.
Since 1990 Nicky USA’s game and specialty meats have been featured at the best restaurants in the Northwest. With expanded distribution to New Season’s Market, home cooks will now have access to their unique offerings.
“Consumers are becoming more adventurous in their home kitchens” says Nicky USA President Geoff Latham. “They want more than beef, chicken and pork, and we are growing to meet those demands.”
Game has historically been a mainstay of the American diet, and Nicky USA is excited to put game back on the center of the plate. Nicky USA has long worked to educate the public about their specialty meats through their annual culinary event, Wild About Game, and via their farm in Aurora, OR where they currently raise raise rabbits, quail and goats for the Nicky Farms line.
Nicky Farms game birds and meats can be found in a variety of cuts in the freezer section, or behind the meat counter at your neighborhood New Seasons market. The full line of offerings includes: rabbit, poussin, game hen, quail, Muscovy duck, pekin duck, venison, elk, wild boar, goat, and buffalo.
About Nicky USA
Founded in 1990, Nicky USA is the Northwest’s leading butcher and distributor of game birds and meats. The Portland-based company has forged relationships with local and international ranchers, as well as James Beard Award-winning chefs in an effort to make game a mainstay of specialty markets and fine restaurants. Nicky USA offers a specialty line of products called Nicky Farms, featuring Northwest raised rabbit, quail, elk, fallow venison, water buffalo, emu and American bison. With the recent purchase of their very own 30.9-acre farm in Aurora, Ore, owner Geoff Latham is now able to raise game for Nicky USA, host friends and customers, and guide hunts. Aside from selling meat and wild game, Nicky USA hosts Wild About Game – this year on September 7, 2014 – an annual Iron Chef-style cooking competition and festival promoting sustainably raised game birds and meats. Nicky USA recently opened a second location in Seattle and orders can be made through nickyusa.com or by calling 1.800.469.4162. For more information, call Nicky USA at 503-234-4263 or visit www.nickyusa.com. Follow NickyUSA on Twitter and Facebook.
About New Seasons Market
Founded in 2000, New Seasons Market is an innovator in the grocery industry and the first grocer in the world to become a certified B Corporation, which recognizes organizations that place as much value on taking care of their staff, the community and the environment as they do on growing and operating their business. New Seasons is also certified Zero Waste, diverting 92% of its waste away from the landfill. The independently owned grocery currently operates 13 stores in the Portland-Vancouver area. In November of 2013, New Seasons Market welcomed Santa Cruz, Calif.-based New Leaf Community Markets as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Also a certified B Corporation, eight-location New Leaf has served its customers and community for the last 28 years. Both progressively minded companies are committed to giving 10 percent of after-tax profits to local nonprofit organizations that support the communities they serve, and are dedicated to sustainable growth that supports the local food economy and the community. Learn more about New Seasons Market at www.newseasonsmarket.com and New Leaf at www.newleaf.com.