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Where are all the organic Chickens? Emails from Foster Farms.


I’m back at it. I’m on a quest for easy shopping GMO Free. Its proving to be more difficult than I thought.  So Foster Farms says they don’t use hormones and their chickens are fed an ‘vegetarian diet’. Well, that should be a given.  So I called them to find out if their vegetarian diet included Monsanto seeds, CORN.  The consumer affairs person told me that they grow their own corn, and that when they run out then they buy off the commodities market.  Great! So my next question is what percentage of what is bought, is used?

I received a canned response from them titled:


2008? Really? Can’t update this document that parafrased says this. While they are sensitive to the growing GMO Concern they buy (corn/soy) ingredients from a variety of suppliers and they ‘MIGHT’ containe biotechnology components, but they are met by the FDA requirements.  They go on to say that testing now shows that animals digesting genetically modified grains, show no difference between them and natural grains.  Foster Farms says they will continue to watch science and monitor it, but for now its all good.

Then at the very bottom I’m sent this:

Foster Farms does also have an organic line of product called “Coastal Range Organics”.  If you are interested, here is the link to the website for that product line

So I checked out the site, and here the chickens are fed 100% a fully-organic diet with all-natural, 100% vegetarian grain feed, free of any animal by-products and synthetic additives. That’s why they are naturally great tasting.

So I went back to Foster Farms and asked if the corn that the chickens eat were verified NOT MONSANTO.  I was told ” GM grains are not allowed in organic feed for certified organic chicken, so there is no GM corn or soy in the feed. ” I was also given a link to their listing on a Quality Assurance Certified Organic Website.  Yeah!

You want Non-Monsanto Chickens, eat Foster Farms Organic Brand – Coastal Range Organics. I asked where I can buy them. No response… So I googled it.  Still no response. Hmmmm. I’m open to suggestions, does anyone know where I can buy Organic Chickens in South County, OC?

Here’s their website for more details. At least it appears they are making an effort… why is this not more available to us though? We want change FOSTER FARMS… IT WOULD BE BETTER IF I KNEW WHERE I COULD BUY THEM.

Update: After getting a free coupon from Foster Farms, Thanks! I still had no idea where to buy them. Finally, after a third request to them I got this email:

Dear Alexandra Teklak:

Thank you for contacting Coastal Range Organics.  We distribute our products to the list of major retailers below that appear to be in your area.  Because we often deliver to centralized distribution centers, not every location carries our full line of products.  We recommend that you call the meat or grocery department of a specific location to confirm that the item you are looking for is currently in stock before making a special trip.  Additionally, many stores will special order an item for their customers, so long as their distribution center carries that item.






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15 Comments to

“Where are all the organic Chickens? Emails from Foster Farms.”

  1. Avatar November 13th, 2010 at 4:22 am jill w Says:

    I just bought Coastal Range Organic Chicken at Costco in California. Wonderful taste … and tender. It was frozen in a large pack of individually wrapped large breasts. They say you can bake it from frozen, which I did, following their directions. And to my surprise it worked. I haven’t had chicken this flavorful for years.

  2. Avatar January 28th, 2011 at 8:27 am CJB Says:

    Good information. My question is: Why do I get sooooo thirsty after eating Foster Farms chicken and I won’t sleep well after eating it. That is the only chicken I will buy. Now I don’t buy chicken because I feel like perhaps there is something in it that they aren’t telling us about. I ran across an article about MSG and it said that almost all the FEED from the big companies is laced with MSG and they call it different things but the bottom lline is, it is MSG. They do this to enhance the flavor of the chicken and beef, etc. They also put it into fertilizer that goes on the crops which gets into the feed and the meat.

  3. Avatar October 7th, 2012 at 9:50 pm smarjo8 Says:

    Hi, Thanks for your info. I just went Gm free this week, you’re right, HUGE challenge. Thanks to God, I found out that Trader Joes stores own in store labels are all GM free (since 1991) first ones to do so, & they’re prices are doable. So, if there’s one even a lengthy drive away, it’s worth the convenience of having a large selection of label reading free shopping experience. Their food is wonderful too & it’s a small store which makes it more efficient as well.

  4. Avatar June 10th, 2013 at 8:23 pm Art Smith Says:

    SFred Meyer stores in WA state sell organic chiken with the “coastal”labelThe GMO label law comes up for another vote soon…Art

  5. Avatar August 2nd, 2013 at 5:31 pm Raven Johnson Says:

    Thank you for this information. I still can’t believe there is even such a thing as anything BUT organic. With all this misleading labeling and such, I am increasingly becoming disgusted and betrayed by these companies that claim to have healthy food. All this is making me want to seriously start a garden and maybe raise some of my own animals!

  6. Avatar October 7th, 2013 at 11:04 pm marjie Says:

    I recommend Mary’s organic chickens. Really the best.

  7. Avatar October 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 pm carol Says:

    thanks for the knowledge.
    by the way… i love your website design its very lovely! love the graphs!

  8. Avatar October 25th, 2013 at 7:33 am Paul Pages Says:

    Hi Guys, Just to let you know that here in the Philippines we are already raising organic chickens/eggs in a cage like non organic but not using any drugs in any form but solely administered by an organic base solution which acts as an immune booster and detoxifier that even feeds with chemical content are being eliminated. Result in our National Meat Inspection Lab Test is superb. If you curious yo know, just let me know thru my e mail ads, Thanks….

  9. Avatar October 27th, 2013 at 1:26 pm Nan Roberts Says:

    Coastal Range chicken can also be bought at JC Thriftway markets on the Oregon Coast. It’s nice that Foster Farms says that their feed is GMO free. I do wonder about their humane-ness in how the chickens are raised. I don’t like supporting Foster Farms because they have a bad record in their conventional food production, and how they treat their farmers, and the conditions they dictate for those chickens. Good if it’s better for the Coastal Range chickens. I found Just BARE chicken from GNP Company in Wisconsin and Minnesota. SOunds like they aren’t owned by anybody else, and have a good record of all the good stuff. I can get that chicken at JC Market also, so I’m going with them.

  10. Avatar December 5th, 2013 at 4:46 pm Michael Honea Says:

    Thanks for your endeavoring in truth!!!!!!! I Worked for a Fortune 500 Food Company for several decades. Profits for Individuals, Corporations & Stockholders override anything & everything always. They will make their profits at anyone’s & everyone’s expense. Including their workers & consumer. Truth, Safety & the welfare of living things get in the way of profits. Thankfully there are Individual Companies that can still make a profit giving their consumers what is in their best interest. I say: “Look for the truth in everything & adjust to what is in everyone’s best interest!” We have not seen anything yet compared to how dangerous & evil life will become everywhere on this planet. Evil knows it is about to be stopped. It is attacking everyone & everything directly & indirectly. We have hope. Psalms 37: 8-11 & Revelation 21:1-5. :)

  11. Avatar January 23rd, 2014 at 8:34 am Pamela Hilliard Says:

    There are too misleading companies that sneak their chicken in as GMO free. Have noticed these companies do sell organic, GMO free beef at a hefty price and then their advertisement goes directly into their “healthy, grass-fed” chicken. Keep in mind that all sounds wonderful but never uses the important words “organic – GMO free” & the chicken cost as much as the beef. Because they do not add the important description….GMO free etc, I usually send a email to their customer service site & ask them to verify that the chicken is GMO free. So far every response comes back that they can not guarantee it is because of the mixture of grains being fed. It appears it must be harder to grow a GMO free chicken but why not tell the truth & charge a price that is reasonable. I am willing to pay more money but only if it is organic & GMO FREE.

  12. Avatar October 18th, 2014 at 9:07 am Herbert Hanson Says:

    Each and every time we eat Foster farm chicken, we break out on our skins and the previous skin break-outs increases in size and becomes emboldened, making it difficult to treat. This is frustrating. My son and I are gluten allergic. I am now convinced it is caused by Foster farm chicken.
    BTW. thanks for the research.

  13. Avatar March 2nd, 2015 at 1:43 pm kat Says:

    FYII have found out through trail and error that Coast Range Organics may be a subsidiary of Foster Farms. call the 1-800-821-5150 you will not be able to leave a VM go to the menu that lets you put in extensions and hit 0200# you will get the switchboard for Foster Farms. HUM

  14. Avatar August 13th, 2015 at 1:36 pm jay Says:

    Why chase your tail over this Foster Farms vs. Coastal Range business? There are organic chickens of various brands sold everywhere. Just buy one. Unlike the “all natural” catch phrase, “organic” actually has legal definition and oversight.

    Of course Foster Farms uses the cheapest ingredients possible . . . that’s how they pass the savings on to people who can’t pay $15 for one whole chicken. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised that a company would take the safe PR route on these issues. And forget GMOs; there’s no science that proves anything either way on those, and plants through evolution have modified their own genes anyway. The real problem is the chemicals — manufactured by Monsanto and Dow and whoever — sprayed on the grains and veggies that people and animals eat.

  15. Avatar December 19th, 2015 at 2:03 pm betty Kennedy Says:

    Life has changed to how all animals are raised since factory farming is on its rampage, it’s a huge profit with millions being made from it. The small farmers have been pushed out and cannot compete with factory farming.

    I once ate meat as all meat eaters ignoring the facts I was eating a life that had feelings and felt pain and were abused before dying. There was one time I only ate chicken because I was told it was the best protein and good for me but after many videos I have seen and things I have read I refuse to eat animals, I now am disgusted at the thought and I’m saddened to how they are treated.

    It is not like the day when I sat on the farm as a child and watched my grandmother take a chicken running free, pick it up, ring it’s neck and chop off it’s head. I always hated to see this as a child but this was programming to how it was supposed to be.

    No matter what these companies tell you they all lie. Non give a shit about their chickens are about you no matter how many times you call, write or email them. Sorry people it is all about GREED and not anything else and the person on the other end of the phone gets paid to tell you what you want to hear and what they are scripted. No different from the informercials who scam people with their products.

    If you want to eat these poor animals this is up to you but if you want to eat healthy then you need to stop eating them all together and find your healthy protein through other foods that are out there.

    Take the time and watch the full debate, Animals Should Be Off The Menu; The St …

    After watching this debate you may think differently to what you consume. Better yet watch a few under cover videos to how these poor animals are treated. It is not always about what they eat that you take into your body but the suffering to how they live and die.

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