Celebrate Pastured Poultry Week June 11-17

By Krysta Wilkins

Celebrate Pastured Poultry Week June 11-17It’s hard to say that many of us know much about the life of the chicken other than why it crossed the road. Well, here’s an organization that gives you the 411 on everything poultry.

Georgians for Pastured Poultry strives to promote awareness on the natural life of the chickens we eat, as well as the importance and benefits of consuming and raising pastured poultry.

Georgians for Pastured Poultry is an organization that spreads the word about the many virtues of pastured poultry; and to help spread the word, Georgians for Pastured Poultry is celebrating Pastured Poultry Week from June 11 to June 17!

All week long, Atlanta restaurants will act as proponents of pastured poultry by serving it on their menus every day of the selected week. As opposed to farm-raised poultry, pastured poultry is superior in not only taste but also in regards to animal welfare, human and environmental health.

Throughout the summer, chef demonstrations will be held at local farmers markets to educate consumers about pastured poultry as a method of raising awareness. Georgians for Pastured Poultry hopes that Atlanta restaurants will begin to take initiative and help bring about a more humane and sustainable way to farm chickens.

Chef Shaun Doty will be participating in a farmers market demonstration featuring pastured poultry at Morningside Farmers Market on Saturday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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