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Source for Organic Chicken in Blaine Area?

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scarter66 Jul 3, 2012 10:05 AM

Hi, does anyone know where one can purchase organic chicken in the Lino Lakes/Blaine area? I've tried to search for independent farmers as no co-op seem to exist there. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    keg RE: scarter66 Jul 4, 2012 08:22 PM

    I would purchase a few at a time, freeze, and thaw as necessary. I think the lack of response says a lot about the lack of availability in the area.

    I'd also put in a good word for growers who don't invest in organic certification, but go the distance in terms of all vegetarian diet, high quality grain, low density operating scheme requiring no antibiotics, etc.. The cage free, free range classifications are a bit confounding. Meat birds, even when raised with the highest standards of husbandry do not possess enough instinct to want to do much more than stand, drink, and grow. They will not leave the shelter of the coop even with open door. There are breeds that are smarter and can actually forage outdoors, but they are a lot more expensive.

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      scarter66 RE: keg Jul 5, 2012 06:25 AM

      Yep, I'm just amazed there doesn't seem to be anything. I checked out the link type2runner gave, but also no luck there. Everything listed in that area is for produce or garden plants.

      Thank you both for trying!

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      type2runner RE: scarter66 Jul 5, 2012 05:28 AM

      try this resource: http://www3.mda.state.mn.us/mngrown/

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