Local Restaurants and Farmers Come Together To Celebrate Humane, Sustainable and Pasture-Raised Poultry
WHAT:      Over 40 Georgia-based chefs and award-winning restaurants are coming together to show their support for Pastured Poultry Week by featuring pastured poultry on their menu from several of the state’s best poultry farms.  Organized byCompassion 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.
WHEN:      July 7 - 13, 2014
WHERE:     Participating restaurants in Atlanta include Bantam + BiddyNo. 246GunshowEmpire State SouthHoleman and FinchChick-a-BiddyThe OptimistAria and many more. Georgia poultry farms providing the chicken include Darby Farms in Good Hope; Grassroots Farm in Tattnall County; and White Oak Pastures in Bluffton. A complete list of restaurants is available at ciwf.com/ppw.
WHY:         "The goal is to help bring a focus to the many benefits of choosing pastured poultry, such as the high welfare of the chickens and the positive impact on both human health and the environment, not to mention its superior taste," says Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy.  Doty has helped organize the event since its inception and was an early pioneer of pastured poultry efforts in Georgia.   
For more pastured poultry facts, visit ciwf.com/ppw or contact Leah Garcés, Compassion in World Farming:404.313.7838,Leah.Garces@ciwf.org.

About Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 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.
About Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP)
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 FarmingSierra ClubGeorgia OrganicsGreenLawDarby FarmsGrassroots FarmsHeritage FarmWhite Oak Pastures and others. GPP’s goal is to make Georgia the leader in the production and consumption of pastured poultry.


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