certified organic pastured chicken CSA
Back by popular demand after a two year hiatus, our pastured chicken share is now bigger and better than ever! Whole chickens will now be available year-round starting in June of 2020.
We have also switched breeds, from the fast-growing Cornish Crosses to the slower-growing (i.e. tender and more flavorful!) "Freedom Rangers". This is an active, robust breed that does well in a pasture environment.
Our certified organic chickens are moved to fresh pasture each day, have plenty of room to roam and express their natural behavior, and are fed a VT-milled, certified organic mix of grains.
CSA SHARE DETAILS
If you are familiar with our milk CSA, our chicken share works the same way, on a month-to-month basis. No need to sign up for a season or year in advance, and you can alter, join, or leave the share (with enough advanced noticed to us!) as you see fit. You can sign up for the number of chickens you would like per month, set your own pick-up schedule, and get billed monthly with a simple email invoice you can pay online. The advantage to you is that you save upwards from 10-15% by joining the share!
Below is pricing for the 2020 chicken share. You have three size options, and three frequency options to choose from. We are flexible: even if you sign up for a chicken every week, that does not mean you need to pick up a chicken every week- you can pick up 4 chickens once every few weeks, or even pick up 20 chickens once every few months, whatever works best for you. We will hold your chickens in frozen storage until you are ready to pick them up.
Billing will be sent via email at the beginning of each month.
1 chicken per month = 10% off retail
1 chicken every other week = 12% off retail
1 chicken every week = 15% off retail
Note that the pricing below is the price per month.
Q: What if I only want a chicken occasionally- I don't want to commit to a share but I'm still interested!
A: No problem- Whole chickens will be available in our farm store in Hinesburg (at full retail price)
Q: Where are these chickens processed?
A: Right here at our farm in Hinesburg, under the "Exempt" requirements as set forth by the state of Vermont.
Q: Are the chickens certified organic?
A: We hope to have organic certification by June of 2020.
Q: Can I visit the chickens?
A: Yes! Give us a call or email to set up a time to see them - we are happy to answer any & all questions.
Q: Do you deliver?
A: Yes, we can deliver frozen chickens to the greater Burlington area (Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski, Jericho, Richmond, Charlotte, Shelburne, Essex; and as far south as Bristol/ New Haven. Monthly orders over $100 can be delivered free of charge (but will be delivered as a bundle of 4-5 chickens once per month, not weekly). Orders under $100 can be delivered once per month to that area for a $12 fee. Delivery orders outside our area will be assessed a custom fee.
Q: How easy is it to change or cancel my share?
A: Very easy; just let us know via email before the 1st of the month what change you would like to make. There is no cancellation fee.