Our next availability for birds is:
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
Hours of customer pickup
are between and .
Reserve your bird(s) today!
What exactly is pastured poultry?
The pastured poultry production model has been made famous by Joel Salatin and its popularity is justified. As soon as birds are old enough to leave the brooder, usually at 3 weeks, they are moved outside into portable pens that sit on grass.
These pens are moved at least once per day so that the birds have access to fresh greens for foraging. Not only are the greens healthy for the birds’ diet, but the fresh grass is also far more hygienic bedding.
This improved diet, fresh air and less crowding eliminates the need for medicated feeds and is in stark contrast to commercial poultry production where hundreds to thousands of birds spend their entire lives in crowded, dusty barns where they’re stressed and subject to disease.
Buying farm-direct pastured poultry also has a distinct advantage in that the birds are processed onsite by the people who raise them. It’s no secret that we live in a world where food recalls are a part of everyday life. By avoiding the mega-processors your poultry is coming from local people who take pride in their product and are careful in their methods.
Onsite processing is also better for the birds as they do not have to endure being shipped and stressed. Their sacrifice is close to home when it’s their caretakers who do the job and their humane treatment is assured.
How to Order Birds:
We are a small family operation and do not have flash freezing capabilities. It is also imperative that we minimize our expenses in order for our business to stay afloat. For these reasons it is far better if customers pick up their fresh birds at our farm on the day of processing.
We pre-sell our birds which are held via a non-refundable $5 per bird deposit and birds are reserved in the order in which deposits are received. In the event of a shortage, people may choose to be on the wait list for the next batch or receive a refund of their deposit.
Upon picking up your bird(s), please arrive within the scheduled time frame and bring a cooler with ice. Your birds will be in an ice bath and we will provide a bag for the trip home.
Birds are sold by dressed weight (like you’d buy at the grocery store) and are weighed on our certified scales. Your deposit(s) will be applied to the purchase price of your bird(s). We anticipate dressed weights to be around 5 pounds.
The cost per bird is $4.00/pound and to help encourage customers to help us out by picking up their bird(s) on processing days, the price at our farm for birds coming directly out of the ice bath is $3.50/pound.
Our order form can be found at:
*When viewing this form you can right click and select to print the "picture", this will print the form for you to fill out. I'm still working on a better way to upload the file but so far this is what I've figured out.
*If you have any trouble with this link or document working properly please just let me know and I can email it to you in Word or a PDF.