Chicken Community Supported Agriculture
SIGN UPS FOR 2024 COMING SOON
We are excited to continue our Chicken CSA in 2024 with two different options for purchasing fresh chicken!
We will soon be accepting registration for our Chicken CSA. Starting May 2024, participate in our whole chicken CSA and save $$ off the regular price. You will get 3 chickens for three weeks each month for six months (May-October) for a total of 18 chickens for the season.
This will guarantee you a chicken on your pick-up week – even if we sell out that day, provide you with a discount, and it helps our farm with early season purchases so its a win/win for all!
We aim for a 4lb chicken on average though if birds are smaller or larger based on varying growing conditions, actual sizes will vary. At the end of the season, your birds will average out to be 4lbs or larger over the course of the six months. In 2021 the majority of the birds were larger than 4lb which resulted in significant savings.
Going to miss a week or 2? No problem….you can simply pick-up extra the week before or the week after. Want to pickup once a month? We have that option too!
We will not be accepting preorders this year. Instead, we are only offering a small amount of these Chicken CSAs so get yours while you can!
We will send out a list of pick up dates by the end of March but to give you an idea of approximate dates birds will be available for the first three weekends of each month, unless you chose to pick up all three once a month (then that will be the first full weekend of the month, except for Labour Day weekend).
OPTIONS AND COST
OPTION A) $375.00 for 3 chickens (whole birds only) a month
OPTION B) $435.00 3 chickens a month, broken down into:
- One whole chicken
- One 4- pack of thighs
- One 4-pack of drumsticks
- One 4- pack of breasts
- One 4-pack of wings
- One soup pack of two backs and giblets.
NOTE - I had to re-do the math on this one. I charge $5/bird to break it down and have adjusted the price accordingly.
Please note that Option B is only available for a once a month pick up, NOT for a weekly pick up.
The CSA can be picked up Saturdays at the Charles Town Farmers Market or Sundays at the Shepherdstown Farmers Market. We can also arrange on farm pick up as needed.
I will confirm the processing and pick up dates in March 2024 but to give you an idea of when to expect chicken, here are the unconfirmed fresh chicken market dates for the 2024 season. The first date is the Charles Town Farmers Market and the second date is the Shepherdstown Farmers Market:
May 4 & 5
May 11 & 12
May 18 & 19
June 1 & 2
June 8 & 9
June 15 & 16
July 6 & 7
July 13 & 14
July 20 & 21
August 3 & 4
August 10 & 11
August 17 & 18
September 7 & 8
September 14 & 15
September 21 & 22
October 5 & 6
October 12 & 13
October 19 & 20
THE FINE PRINT
We will send out email reminders about pick up but you are responsible for showing up! If you do not pick up your bird, we will not hold it for you and will donate it to the local food bank.
If you cannot make your pick up date due to vacation, we require notice 5 days prior. We will work with you to have your bird ready for when you are available.
I am asking for payments by January 1, 2024. If you need to make two payments, please pay half on December 1 and the remainder by January 1, 2024. We accept cash, check or credit card. Credit cards and Paypal payments will be charged a CC-fee. Failure to complete payment by January 1st means you are no longer supporting the CSA and am no longer a member. Downpayments will not be returned.
We accept payment plans if you would prefer to spread it out more.
Please feel free to text or call Kate at 240-285-8745 with any questions.
SOON ACCEPTING SIGN UPS FOR 2024
455 Cheshire Rd
Bunker Hill, WV 25413