Google

WWW
EnviroMom.com

Upcoming Portland Events

Powered by TypePad

« 101 re-use ideas for yogurt cups | Main | Cluck, cluck (almost) »

A source for pasture-fed chicken?

I've been reading The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and it's completely blown my mind. I'm not a vegetarian, nor do I intend to become one, but I imagine I'll be cooking less meat from now on. Up until now I've always thought buying "organic, free-range chicken" meant that my chicken had once been out pecking at grubs in the wide outdoors, the wind ruffling its downy feathers. Ha. Free-range simply means that chickens aren't kept in a cage, but they can be kept in a large building (free to roam). Thousands of them. Being fed organic corn, not grubs. Yes, there is a door! To the outside! But these simple-minded animals have never seen the outdoors so they are too scared to go out there. Chances are, my free-range chicken lived its entire seven-week life in a stinky, dark building. How is that natural? (Stepping off of soap-box now...)

I know that New Seasons' Pacific Village chicken is not pasture-fed -- you can tell by the photos on their Web site. Do you know of a brand or a local store that carries pasture-fed chicken?

Comments

Products We Like