What Is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? CSA’s were established to connect farmers and consumers. Consumers pay in advance to help farmers get needed funding up-front (chicken's need feed!) taking some of the risk out of farming with a guaranteed market.
What Do You Get?As a gratitude to committing to our farm, our Chicken CSA is priced at a discount from our retail price!
2018. We’re excited to be offering our Pasture Raised, Organic, Grain Feed Chicken again!! (That’s a mouthful to say!) We’ve received some important feedback, so we’re going to change things a little bit this year by demand! Our first year provided us with great learning experience, and we’re taking everything we learned to make this year even better. Smaller Commitments and More Options. For 2018 our CSA’s will require a smaller commitment; the CSA will only require a commitment of 10 chickens. To top it off your CSA can be tailored, as we will be offering some CSA options with cuts. What does that mean? You can get whole chickens, split chickens, or cuts and decide what amount you want for each! There is a higher cost for cutting the chicken and separating the cuts from the processor, so to keep our costs down and our chickens affordable, there are some limitations to the options. Chicken cuts will be offered cut up in 1 bag - - You will get 1 whole chicken cut up in the following pieces: 2 breasts (on bone), 2 thighs, 2 wings, 2 drums and the backbone w/ neck all in 1 bag. If you choose to get a split chicken, the halves will be bagged in two separate bags. You can pick up the cuts fresh and then portion the cuts out before freezing. (What do you do with the backbone & neck? Portion those out & save them for making flavorful nutrient rich stock!) Or you can leave everything as is, in one bag and freeze. Because you’re freezing the chicken within days of processing, the chicken will last a lot longer than the grocery store chicken, which travels many miles and many days before you get it.
This year, giblets and necks will not be included with your chickens, as most customers preferred to not get these extras last year. We will continue to make the effort in providing you with a 4lb. + chicken (even without the giblets and necks)!
CSA Pricing. 10 whole chicken CSA’s will start at $260.00. As we did last year, your price is based on a 4lb chicken; and we will continue to aim to provide you with chicken over 4lbs. Want more than 10 chickens? No problem, you can add any number of chickens onto your CSA and receive the same discount.
If you want to add cut options? No problem, you can add-on to have any amount of your share as cut chickens or split chickens for $3 extra per chicken.
How do you get your chickens?Since our chickens are raised seasonally outside on fresh pasture, they will first be available late June/early July. Receive your chickens fresh and stock your freezer for the whole year or elect for a CSA pickup and let us store them for you.
We’re a new farm and will be working out the kinks of distribution. Until we have a system established, we're flexible and can tailor to your needs. Chickens will be available fresh or frozen for pre-arranged pickup and/or delivery. You can elect to split your CSA share into multiple pickups/deliveries. We have local CSA pickup locations. Our egg CSA can coincide with chicken pickup/deliveries!
Interested but don’t see an option that suits your needs? Contact us. We can create an option! Our processor does provide cut-up options. If you are interested, we can accommodate special orders. Cuts can be bagged separately.
Introductory Offer. We're a young family and we understand that paying up-front may be difficult. If you can't swing the whole amount upfront, we will accept half payment at sign-up and the remainder at first pick-up.
Not sure you’re ready to commit to a CSA or want less chicken? No problem!You could split a share with a friend or pre-order less chickens and pay retail price. We will have more CSA sign up opportunities later in the summer.
You can submit an order form below! We'll follow up with an email to discuss. We accept cash, check and credit cards. Please note that Square does charge a processing and transaction fee. Unfortunately, we will have to add the fees on for credit card payments. After your order is received, we will contact you to discuss your tailored distribution plan!