Fresh bulk chicken sales return: Dates, locations of chicken sales
Grocery stores have experienced disruptions in the meat supply, but chicken farms are bringing bulk products directly to consumers in drive-thru bulk chicken sales that have been so popular they've caused traffic jams. Here are the dates and locations of upcoming sales -- to help you get your chicken!Posted — Updated
Back in April and May, hundreds of cars lined up in cities around North Carolina for fresh bulk chicken drive-thru sales.
As the country struggled to keep meat on the shelves, some farms turned to these pop-up drive-thru sales of bulk chicken direct from North Carolina farms.
With the July 4 holiday approaching, several bulk chicken sales have returned.
Here's a look at the upcoming bulk-chicken sales, some of which require pre-ordering.
Thursday, July 2 at Segra Stadium in Fayetteville
Selling 40 lbs. cases of either leg quarters or boneless breasts.
A 40 lb. case of leg quarters will be $23.
A 40 lb. case of boneless breasts for $53.
Thursday, July 2 at in Siler City
Fresh leg quarters are $20 per case.
Frozen boneless breast are $50 per case.
House of Raeford Farms
Saturday, June 27 in Wilmington
Selling 40 lb. cases – Jumbo Party (Cut) Wings $65; Jumbo Tenders $55; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $50; Jumbo Drumsticks $20; Jumbo Bone-in Skin-on Thighs $20.
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.
Storing bulk poultry safely
- 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.
- 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
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