Chicken is one of our favorite proteins: easy, simple, versatile. From chicken sausage, to marinated & grilled chicken breast, stir-fry to breaded cutlets, the possibilities are varied and delicious. Moreover, it's naturally low in fat and calories, so toss that grilled chicken breast on a bed of leafy greens, and sit down to enjoy a meal that you know is good for you and your diet.
That's why we've selected an organic farmer who raises chicken that's organic, free-range, and antibiotic-free.
5 reasons to shop organic, free-range chicken:
1. Tried & True. Historically, organic free range chicken was the standard. Chicken was naturally free range and free of hormones. Industrial farming changed all that. Today, more and more research suggests that we're better off following the traditions that were handed down through generations of small family farms. Check out the recent report by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (PCIFAP) regarding the impact of industrial farming practices on public health.
2. Rigorous Standards. Organic farms are inspected by a government-approved certifier to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.
3. No Hormones, Antibiotics, or GMOs. Organic chickens are never administered antibiotics or synthetic hormones. Their feed is organic and vegetarian. Organic farmers cannot raise genetically modified crops or livestock or use production aids that are genetically modified.
4. Humane Farming Practices. Our chickens are raised with special attention paid to their health and wellness. They have access to fresh air, sunshine, and the outdoors. Organically raised animals grow at their own natural pace, with no artificial hormones. By following free-ranging or free-grazing practices, organic farms not only treat animals more humanely, but also improve the animals' health and reduce stress.
5. Eco-Friendly Farming. Organic agricultural practices prevent pesticides and other chemicals from getting into the air, earth, and water. They replenish and build healthy soil. Organic farmers emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.