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February 2, 2022

Soy Allergen Removed from Organic, Gluten Free Breaded Nuggets & Tenders

Our “green box” organic, gluten-free nuggets and tenders are already very popular with health-conscious families because of the quality ingredients. We are always listening to customer feedback and heard your concerns about the soy allergen in the breading. We are excited to announce that our batter and breading recipe has been reformulated to not only...

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October 12, 2021

The Bell & Evans Chicken Nugget – 20 Years Going Strong!

In the 1990s, I wanted to expand beyond fresh chicken to new value-added products. Chicken nuggets were becoming very popular thanks to a certain fast food restaurant chain. There were only a few brands available for retail purchase, so I started looking into chicken nugget production. Boy was I shocked! The American way of producing...

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February 9, 2021

Creating the Supply We Demand – Increasing U.S. Organic Grain Access

Bell & Evans has been a premium chicken brand since the beginning, more than 125 years. When I bought the business from the previous family in the ‘80s, I was determined to take Bell & Evans to the next level. I had big ideas to produce all-natural chicken, which I did, the first U.S. poultry...

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November 16, 2020

Chicken – Always a Great Option!

This Thanksgiving will be different for most of us. Families dividing, hosting smaller gatherings. Other families, like mine, attending or hosting multiple smaller Thanksgivings to see and include everyone. Many are breaking from their usual traditions and that can be stressful. Luckily, food is comforting, and the holidays incorporate a lot of food! Don’t let...

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October 7, 2019

Blended Meat Products

Someone recently asked me for my thoughts on blended meat and plant protein products. I think this is a good topic to discuss because poultry producers are now introducing blended chicken products to the market. Not Bell & Evans. The first thing to understand is that the big commodity producers are the ones pushing blended...

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April 22, 2019

Celebrating Our First Earth Day as Landfill Free!

At Bell & Evans, we make decisions based on common sense practices and what the right thing is to do. Where we see opportunities for improvement, we work to do better. Last year, we began conversations with Sustainable Waste Solutions in Souderton, PA, about becoming a landfill free business. As of March this year, we...

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February 4, 2019

“Whole Breast Meat” Versus “All White Meat” Nuggets. Do You Know the Difference?

Bell & Evans chicken nuggets are made from 100% whole breast meat. That’s “whole” as in “one piece.” Picture buying fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts from your local grocery store. You take them home, cut each into four to six pieces and then bread them to make for dinner. That’s essentially what you’re getting from...

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January 15, 2019

Signing the High Performance Farms Initiative at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

I’ve been waiting for this day to come for months! On Friday morning, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show, I, along with several other public and non-government partners, had the pleasure of signing the High Performance Farms Initiative. This voluntary letter of intent states that Bell & Evans, along with the other signees, commits to...

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January 14, 2019

The Significance of Our Oregano Oil Supplement

It was six years ago that the New York Times wrote a story about our use of oregano oil in chicken feed. Now that “oregano” has become a buzz word in the industry, I thought it would be helpful to explain why and how we use oregano oil in our feed and clarify the differences...

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October 1, 2018

Are You a Belletarian?

I’m sure you’re familiar with vegetarian and vegan diets, and you may have heard the term “flexitarian” to describe someone who mainly eats plant-based foods with the occasional meat. But, have you heard of a Belletarian™? I’m here to tell you they exist! A Belletarian is someone who eats a plant-based diet with the exception...

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