February 14, 2012

Whole Foods ONE-Day Sale 2/17: Organic Whole Chickens $1.99 lb

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Whole Foods Organic Chicken

On Friday, February 17th for one day only, whole organic chickens will be $1.99 lb! This is over 40% off the everyday price. And at this low price, it’s definitely stock-up time! There is a limit of 10 birds, but you’ll have a pretty well stocked freezer with that.

To be certified organic, chicken farms must follow a strict set of guidelines and be inspected annually by a third-party certification body to ensure those standards are met. These standards include:

  • The birds must be raised organically no later than two days after they hatch.
  • They must be fed certified organic feed for their entire lives. Organic feed cannot contain animal by-products, antibiotics or genetically engineered grains and cannot be grown using persistent pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
  • It is prohibited to give drugs, antibiotics and hormones to organic birds (please note: federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising poultry).
  • All birds must have outdoor access.

Plus, all of the chickens sold at Whole Foods Market are rated using the Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating program!

Sara

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