Georgia chefs and farmers will be coming together in July to celebrate humane and sustainable practices of raising poultry during Pastured Poultry Week.
The event, now in its third year, aims to raise awareness of the chickens’ treatment and its impact. From Monday, July 7th through Sunday, July 13th more than 40 restaurants will be offering special menu items featuring pastured poultry from several of the state’s farms.
“The goal is to help bring a focus to the many benefits of choosing pastured poultry, such as the high welfare of the chickens and the positive impact on both human health and the environment, not to mention its superior taste,” says Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy, an event organizer and early pioneer of pastured poultry efforts in Georgia.
Pastured Poultry Week is organized by Compassion in World Farming, a global organization working to end factory farming, and Georgians for Pastured Poultry, which aims to make Georgia the leader in the production and consumption of pastured poultry.
New York City and Charleston will also be celebrating Pastured Poultry Week. Click here for more information.
To learn more about Compassion in World Farming and its campaigns visit ciwf.com.
Third Annual Pastured Poultry Week, Monday, July 7 through Sunday, July 13, 2014.