As a co-op, Squab Producers of California contains elements of both small- and large-scale farming operations. All of our squabs are raised by independent local farmers — but processed in a state-of-the-art facility akin to those used by much larger-scale food producers.
Most poultry is processed with water, but we use a slower, less common Air Chilling method — because we think it’s better. While it might be slower, Air Chilling helps maintain a product’s true weight and elevates its natural flavor.
After Air Chilling, each of our squabs is individually Cryovac packaged to ensure freshness, minimize shelf space, and maximize shelf-life.
All of our processing equipment and techniques are HACCP-compliant, and a licensed USDA inspector is on-site daily.
Squab is processed by co-op employees who have been trained to recognize and reject any animals that don’t meet our standards. Many of them have been with us for decades.
Check out our selection of squab-based recipes that will fit any occasion. Start planning your next culinary adventure here.