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Gran Roca: order delicious, sustainably grown chickens for Aug 16th

The average chicken in Ecuador (and in most other countries) spends his entire life cooped up inside an over-crowded chicken house where he stands in poop all day with a stench beyond imagination, is fed antibiotics and hormones, is subjected to ear-splitting noise, and never touches soil or grass or sees the light of day. And in spite of all of the antibiotics, many of these poor animals are sick and many others die from the stressful "living conditions".

All of our chickens are housed with fewer than 100 other chickens outside, on pasture, in a protective Chicken Tractor, fed whole foods without antibiotics or hormones, are moved daily to fresh pasture without poop or smell, are able to scratch in the soil, eat grass and bugs and see the natural daily cycles of day and night. It is a lot harder to do it this way, but this is how you produce the best food ever.

The chickens come cleaned and butchered in the morning for you to pick up in the afternoon, ready to cook. Butchering options include (1) whole or cut into parts, and (2) with or without organ meat. To keep them fresh, they are kept cold (not frozen) until purchase.

The chickens vary in weight a little bit, but at $2.50/lb, most will sell for between $10 and $12.50 of ready to cook meat.

Our chickens quickly sell out. If you want them, simply send an email letting us know how many chickens you want and your butchering instructions. You will receive an order confirmation and we will bring it to the Market at Filippo for you to pick up between 2-3:30 PM, Wednesday, August 16th. Bon app├ętit.

Rob Gray: