Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Pastured Poultry Week , June 10 – 16, is expanding to include over 25 chefs from New York along with more than 50 Georgia-based chefs. Organized by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), a global organization working to end factory farming, and Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP), the event aims to help promote and celebrate humane and sustainable pasture-raised poultry.
During the week, more than 75 restaurants in Georgia and New York are serving pastured poultry on their menus to highlight the multiple benefits of pastured poultry, such as the high welfare of the chickens and the positive impact on both human health and the environment, as well as its superior taste. Participating New York restaurants include Home Restaurant, Cookshop and Ted & Honey, and Atlanta-area restaurants include Lure, Miller Union and No. 246.
Event supporters and organizers include Atlanta chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy and New York chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten of ABC Kitchen, John DeLucie of The Lion, and Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons.
More information about Pastured Poultry Week and its participants will be available the week of May 20 from Georgians for Pastured Poultry.
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) was founded over 40 years ago by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today, CIWF campaigns peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices globally. CIWF believes that the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – therefore, the organization only works on farm animal welfare.
Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP) is a Georgia-based alliance made up of a multi-stakeholder group including Chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-biddy, Compassion in World Farming, Sierra Club, Georgia Organics, GreenLaw, Darby Farms, Grassroots Farms, Heritage Farm, White Oak Pastures and others. GPP’s goal is to make Georgia the leader in the production and consumption of pastured poultry.