Liven up your July grilling with Nicky USA’s Hawaiian Antelope from Niihau Ranch, the first USDA certified antelope sold in the United States, a lean and sustainable protein
Portland, Ore. (June 28, 2017) – Nicky USA is excited to introduce Hawaiian Wild Harvest Antelope, the first USDA certified antelope available in the United States, from the “forbidden island” of Niihau. Eland, the largest of the antelope family, are native to the dry African desserts, and have thrived on the arid desert Hawaiian island of Niihau ever since they arrived in 1998. This Wild Harvest Eland is one-of-a-kind, a 95% lean protein which has more protein and half the calories of beef and all the delicious flavor. Just in time for summer grilling, it’s a healthy and unique option added to Nicky USA’s game line up.
Raised on Niihau Ranch, a 100% free range, all natural ranch producing sustainable meats raised on pristine Niihau forage. All livestock are raised without antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids and are processed in a USDA certified abattoir. Niihau Ranch is located on the privately owned island of Niihau, 17 miles west of Kauai, and boasts the title of the western-most ranch in the United States. This 72 square mile island was purchased by Eliza Sinclair from King Kamehameha IV in 1864. Known as the “Forbidden Island” due to its limited access, Niihau is home to a closely knit community of native Hawaiians who are descendants of the island’s original families. Referred to as a “shoal in time” the residents live in balance between modern ways and ancient traditions. Niihau Ranch is dedicated to providing the economy to support this last truly Hawaiian island.
The Hawaiian Antelope is available for wholesale now and will soon be available in retail packages. Ask your favorite retailer to order it today. Nicky USA will be featuring antelope in their Carter Cutlery Game Cooking Competition at Wild About Game on October 8, the meatiest culinary celebration in the Northwest, where they will have samples of the antelope for all attendees to taste. Visit http://www.nickyusa.com for more information and ordering.
About Nicky USA
Founded in 1990, Nicky USA is the Northwest’s leading butcher and purveyor of specialty game and high quality meats. The Portland-based company has forged relationships with local, national 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. With the purchase of their very own 35.9-acre farm in Aurora, Ore., owner Geoff Latham is able to raise game for Nicky USA and host friends and customers. The company has built one of the nation’s only mobile processing units (MPU) for the sustainable and humane processing of animals, specially designed to process both poultry and hooved animals, making it the only USDA-compliant unit of its kind allowing complete control of the process from field to table. Aside from selling specialty game and high quality meats, Nicky USA hosts Wild About Game on October 8th, 2017, an annual head-to-head cooking competition and the meatiest culinary celebration in the Northwest featuring the best rising star chefs in the region. Nicky USA expanded in 2013 with a second location in Seattle. Orders for either location can be made by calling 1.800.469.4162. For more information, visit www.nickyusa.com. Follow @nickyusa on Twitter and Facebook, and @nicky.usa on Instagram, as well as #NickyFarms on all channels. To learn more about Nicky USA and Nicky Farms, view the 25th anniversary video here.
About Nicky Farms
Nicky Farms is the house brand of Nicky USA. Launched in 2009 to support Nicky USA’s small, independent ranchers and growers, Nicky Farms products include Northwest raised rabbit, quail, elk, venison, water buffalo, goat and American bison. They can be found on the menus of the Northwest’s best restaurants and the shelves of leading retailers such as New Seasons Markets, World Foods, Zupan’s Markets, Metropolitan Market, and Central Co-Op. For more information, visit: www.nickyusa.com/nicky-farms