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Bulk chicken drive-thru: Dates, locations of chicken sales

Posted April 17, 2020 12:02 p.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2020 8:31 a.m. EDT

As the country struggles to keep meat on the shelves, some farms are turning to pop-up drive-thru sales of bulk chicken direct from North Carolina farms.

House of Raeford Farms chicken sales

Saturday, May 23, Fayetteville, NC: Strickland Church of God, 1850 Strickland Bridge Road

9:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Fresh Jumbo Party Wings $85; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $55; Jumbo Tenders $60; Jumbo Drumsticks $25; Jumbo Bone-in Skin-on Thighs $25

Saturday, May 23, Greensboro, NC: Daystar Church, 1806 Merritt Drive

9:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Fresh Jumbo Party Wings $85; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $55; Jumbo Tenders $60; Jumbo Drumsticks $25; Jumbo Bone-in Skin-on Thighs $25

Saturday, May 23, Sneads Ferry, NC: Blackbeard’s Waterfront Bar & Restaurant, 316 Fulcher Landing Road

9:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Fresh Jumbo Party Wings $85; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $55; Jumbo Tenders $60; Jumbo Drumsticks $25; Jumbo Bone-in Skin-on Thighs $25

Tuesday, May 26, Carlie C's truckload sale in Laurinburg: 1688 S. Main St.

9:00 AM – Cash, Debit, Credit, EBT – 40 lb Drumsticks or Bone-in Skin-on Thighs $19.95

Friday, May 29, Carlie C's truckload sale in Durham: 3729 Wake Forest Hwy.

9:00 AM – Cash, Debit, Credit, EBT – 40 lb Drumsticks or Bone-in Skin-on Thighs $19.95

Mountaire chicken sales

Mountaire is partnering with the Durham Bulls for a pre-paid chicken sale Thursday, May 21.

Customers must order, pay and choose a pickup time in advance. Options are a 40-pound case of bone-in chicken legs for $25 or a 40-pound case of boneless breasts for $63.

Mountaire updates the sale schedule on Facebook.

Transporting bulk poultry safely

  • Place cases of meat in an area of the vehicle that can be easily cleaned and sanitized in case of leaks, or lay down a towel or blanket that can be washed.

  • Bring a cooler and ice packs if traveling long distances to keep poultry at or below 41°F.

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after handling boxes.

Drive-thru line for chicken at Wendell on Saturday

Storing bulk poultry safely

Freezing:

  • Harmful bacteria grow fastest between 41ºF and 135ºF. Minimize time poultry is kept in this range.

  • Freeze poultry as soon as possible.

  • Quality can be extended by storing at 0ºF or lower and packaging for frozen storage.
  • To prep for freezing: Choose containers or wraps like freezer foil or wrap or plastic freezing containers. Wrap first in a layer of plastic wrap or freezer paper, then a layer of foil, then store in a freezer bag or plastic container. Multiple layers will help maintain quality and prevent freezer burn.

Refrigerator:

  • Raw poultry can be stored in the refrigerator at 41°F or below, and will maintain quality for about 7 days.

  • Cooked poultry stored at 41°F or below should be consumed within seven days for safety

Always clean and sanitize equipment and surfaces before and after breaking down and packaging poultry, according to the NC State Extension.

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