Happy Chickens for a True Happy Meal

What’s life like for a free-range chicken at Goodness Grows Farm?  Let’s have a look.  “Free-range” means free to explore, and exercise..

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..and relax in green grass…
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…and sniff the cinnamon basil…
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…and guard the eggplants…
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…and just be chickens!

Compare this to the conventional, industrial method that provides your typical store-bought chicken.  Such birds are confined to crowded, dark, diseases-ridden cells and stuffed with antibiotics and GMO/chemically-grown feed.  For their entire lives they know nothing but misery.  And miserable chickens make miserable meat.   Anyone who has grown accustomed to eating only healthy, organic food but then regressed to a fast food meal knows what I mean, that miserable feeling in both mind and body.

That doesn’t fly at Goodness Grows!  We ensure our chickens live fulfilling lives, taking part in the cycles of nature.  We grow organic soybeans, millet and buckwheat to supplement their diet.  In return they provide fertilizer for next season’s veggies.  Furthermore, they help maintain our gardens through their scratching, foraging, and other chicken-like behaviors.  Our chickens contribute greatly to our farm’s balanced ecosystem, all while receiving the respect and fair treatment that living creatures deserve.

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Most of all they help sustain our community with healthy, delicious and happy meat!

[Available to CSA members or Farmers’ Market shoppers.  Contact us for more info.  And check out this yummy Free Range Chicken Recipe.]

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