Pastured Chicken Share
We will be raising 5 batches of Pastured Chickens this season. After each batch is processed we will distribute whole chickens to our Pastured Chicken Share members. This will happen once a month from June thru October. Each share member will receive 4 fresh or frozen Pastured Chickens at each distribution for a total of 20 chickens. Chickens will weigh 4+ lbs each. The cost is $440 for the entire season.
What is a Pastured Chicken?
Chickens raised on sunshine. Well almost. Pastured chickens are humanely raised on lush green pasture where they forage for grass and bugs, while also eating supplemental grain. The chicken pasture is herbicide, fungicide and pesticide free. They are moved daily to a fresh piece of pasture, this ensures that bacteria, germs and diseases are kept in check and their natural food isn’t decimated so no antibiotics or hormones are needed ever.
Why buy a Pastured Chicken?
Pastured chickens are raised in their natural environment where they have access to fresh air, fresh grass and bugs. Try to get that in a barn! Their diet on pasture reflects their natural diet making the meat from a pastured chicken more nutritious. A study funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) Program found pastured chickens have 21% less total fat, 30% less saturated fat, and 28% fewer calories & 50% more vitamin A compared to conventionally raised chickens. They have significant levels of omega-3 fatty acids, where a conventional chicken has none.
Benefits of our Pastured Chicken Share:
- Nutritious local chicken that tastes like chicken
- Convenient monthly pick-up at our Farm Stand
- Purchasing chickens at the 4 lb price, most of the chickens you receive will average 5-6 lbs
- Guarantee of fresh local chicken even when demand is high
- Your chicken can easily be frozen and saved for the winter
- Tips on how to cook your chicken & how to part a chicken easily