2012 Pastured Chicken Share Pricing:
Single Share : 20 lbs : $3.75/lb : $75
Family Share : 40 lbs : $3.75/lb : $150
Super Share : 80 lbs : $3.50/lb : $280
Pickup on farm, or at the Groton and Barre Farmer’s Markets.
Purchase your share online and get a free pint of pickled eggs!
Our pastured free-range meat chickens spend their whole lives ranging around our grassy fields, and are now ready to take home to your dinner table. Each bird spends over two months on fresh pasture, where they eat a mix of wild insects, seeds, plants and locally-milled feed. Sunshine, fresh water and plenty of space allow us to raise healthy chickens that then become healthy food. We raise our chickens 100% naturally, and guarantee they never consume any medication, hormones, or antibiotics.
The breed we raise for meat is a “Label Rouge” type broiler, developed in France for its excellent foraging abilities, slower growth rate, superior health and better flavor over commercial breeds. These chickens vary in colors from deep copper to golden yellow and even speckled.
We process our birds by hand in small batches on the farm, to avoid the stress of transport on the animals and to ensure the freshest meat possible. After slaughter, each chicken is bathed in cold-running spring water, vacuum sealed and immediately frozen at 0 degrees. Because we process our poultry in small batches on an intermittent basis, we can keep both the processing procedure and our facility clean and safe.
The average weight of each dressed bird is 5lbs.
Please note, we cannot ship poultry CSA shares.
All shares are for on-farm or farmer’s market pickup at this time.