Thanks to everyone who supported us this year. Our freezers are empty. You guys were great and surpassed our expectations helping us sell out of chicken earlier than expected. THANK YOU.
If you were still hoping to get more chicken this year, we’re sorry to disappoint you. However now is the time to be thinking about our CSA for next year. Not only is it our best pricing, it’s also a guaranteed way to get the chicken you want.
Our CSA really is the life line of our operation. Without it we couldn’t keep selling quality chicken. So keep a look out towards the beginning of the year for more information on our 2020 CSA packages.
May seems far away, but we’ve already finished our planning and scheduling for the year. Now is time to open up the CSA orders.
Our CSA is now open.
CSA orders are available now until all the slots are full or May 1st, whichever comes first. We’re happy to announce that our prices are staying the same again this year; no price increases. However, we have made some minor changes in the scheduling.
We’ll be doing one larger batch of chickens in the spring instead of the two smaller spring & fall batches as we did last year. This mean only one pickup day for CSA orders. Based on last year’s pick-up schedules this should work out well and it helps us give you the best prices by keeping our costs down. If this does impact you, please provide us your feedback.
One spring batch means you have 2 dates to choose from to pick up your frozen CSA orders, June 2nd or 9th.
You can still choose to pick up your CSA fresh at our homestead, just arrange a time with us in the evening on June 1st or 8th.
Our quality has not changed. We’re still raising the same tasty pastured Non-GMO chickens we’re known for, so don’t miss out and order yours today.
Look for a new face at the farmers market. Joseph is stepping aside to give Samantha the opportunity to work with Matthew raising and selling chickens.
We’ll continue to be at the Seymour and North Vernon during the normal Farmers Markets season. We try to be in Seymour every week and North Vernon at least twice a month, usually the first and 3rd Saturdays, until the chicken runs out.
We are officially kicking off our 2017 season. We will have frozen chickens available starting May 27; CSAs will have an opportunity to pickup fresh chickens the previous Saturday. Below are some of the highlights. Visit our Pricing Page for more details.
Pricing for 2017
• $4.00/lb for whole frozen chickens.
○ Average weight 4-5 lbs
• CSA packages – Our best offer
○ Ends May 1st or when all our CSA slots are full.
• Bulk purchase discounts
○ 5 chickens = 4%
○ 10 chickens = 6%
○ 15 chickens = 8%
○ 20 chickens = 10%
We’ll primarily be selling through the Farmers Markets
• Seymour Farmers Market – Saturdays, May 27 – until sold out for 2017
•• Westport Farmers Market – TBD for 2017
Why did we do a separate CSA and bulk discount?
It all comes down to what is Community Supported Agriculture(CSA). Last year was the first year for our CSA and we ended up giving our CSA pricing to everyone wanting to place bulk orders. We did this because we didn’t have a bulk discount. It was a compromise, but I knew this year we needed to change it in order to get back to the true CSA spirt.
The spirit of CSA is not about the discount. CSA is about supporting local agriculture because you realize the value of locally grown food, believe in supporting community businesses, or you want to support someone growing high quality food. While the reasons are your own, it really boils down to you supporting a cause. And one I think is a good one, if I didn’t we wouldn’t be doing this.
We value our CSA relationships. Your commitment helps shoulder our burden and tells us that what we do matters. It’s hard to explain how much that means to us, but we’ve tried to express it by returning to our CSA supporters the best value we can.
We’re looking forward to a great year and each of you are the ones who help make it happen. We hope you like and share our posts and if you’re buying chicken to give us the chance to earn your loyalty. Thank you.