Thursday, September 6, 2007

EBAA takes a trip to Marin Sun Farms

Earlier this summer, a member of East Bay Animal Advocates visited Marin Sun Farms, a small-scale poultry egg/meat and beef producer in Northern California. With National Chicken Month in full-swing, EBAA would like to share with you a slideshow from the visit to the farm.

The San Francisco Chronicle published a feature this week about "raising poultry the new-old way", which features Marin Sun Farms and other small poultry farmers. Read an excerpt:

"As Karen Black, executive director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association and an Oregon chicken rancher, put it: 'There's a reason Foster Farms isn't raising their poultry on pasture.' The new demand for pastured poultry is a reaction against the extremes of commercial chicken production - cages, crowding, breeding chicks for breasts so broad they can't walk and die of a heart attack."