Our Chickens are raised on pasture on our farm.
How we raise our 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 (sometimes twice a day) , 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.
Benefits of our Chicken Share:
- Nutritious local chicken that tastes like chicken
- Convenient monthly pick-up at our Farm Stand
- Guarantee of fresh local chicken even when demand is high
- Your chicken can easily be kept frozen and saved for the winter
- Tips on how to cook your chicken & how to part a whole chicken easily
- Our chickens are raised humanely with care in small batches
Why buy our 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.
We do not produce chickens on a mass scale. We raise small batches of birds, not by the thousands. Each chicken tractor has only 30 birds, most times 25. This ensures that we can maintain the chickens best quality of life. If there is a problem with one of the chickens it is easier to pick it out of a crowd of 25-30 chickens than it is for the big guy out of a house of 10,000 chickens. The smaller housing also ensures that we are not walking in with the chickens, this scares them and causes undue stress. It also ensures that we can slowly move them by hand each day.
Why is the fat on your chicken yellow?
Chicken from the grocery store has white fat. Our chickens has yellow fat. They are the same breed of chicken but because our chickens see the light of day and feast on grass & bugs their fat is yellow. Their diet is rich in carotenoid pigments such as beta carotene which comes from their pasture.
Chicken Share Details
There will be 2 different seasons for chicken shares: Summer & Fall
The Summer Share will have pick-ups in June, July & August
The Fall Share will have pick-ups in September, October & November
Pick-up is during normal stand hours (8am-7pm or dark whichever is latest) Tuesday to Saturday. I always try to be available for pick-up weeks but I also have animals to tend to, vegetables to pick & farmers markets that I attend so pick-up will generally be self serve. Your share will be bagged and placed in the CSA share freezer. You would simply grab your share bag (they will be color coded) & check your name off on the list when you pick-up. Please bring back your bag at the next pick-up or remove your share from the bag and place into your own bag leaving our bag at the stand.
Pick-up Dates: weeks of June 11th, July 8th, August 6th
Whole Share $54/month($162)
The whole share is 3 whole chickens individually wrapped per month. 3 whole chickens per month. Whole Chickens average 4.5 lbs each
Half Share $57/month($171)
The Half Share is 3 chickens cut in half and individually wrapped per month. 6 half chickens per month. Half Chickens average 2 lbs each
To Sign-Up for a share Click Link Below
Fall Share Sign-up’s will begin in June
If you are looking for chicken to supply your restaurant, small farm or other small business click here