Some simple answers to a simple question:
How do I order (get) delicious local food from your farm?
Pasture Raised Eggs – Our eggs are available as our hens lay them. Because we don’t run a production egg laying operation that means sometimes we have lots of eggs and sometimes we have just a few. Egg pickups are on Thursdays - either morning or evening. Call or email early in the week to check availability and place an order for Thursday. Your order will be ready for you at the time you select on Thursday (morning or evening). Our drive in egg pickup allows you to quickly pick up your eggs from our cooler, drop in your money and be on your way! Our delicious, pastured eggs are $4/dozen. If you are interested, the best way to get on the list is to email the main hen directly – kelli(at)chickenthistlefarm.com. You can contact us any other way to request eggs as well here.
Pasture Raised Broiler Chickens – Our pasture chickens go fast! Ohh, and here’s a tip: number one complaint from new customers “I didn’t order enough chickens, I only got 3 and they are so great we ate them all before we knew it and had to go back to tasteless ‘store chicken’ for the rest of the year.” – Sold out for 2013.
Fresh Seasonal Produce – When produce is in season, we don’t have a roadside stand and we don’t attend any farmers markets but we do offer a great CSA and also do offer some extras for sale when we have them. Sign ups for the CSA usually happen in January-February and customers in the CSA the previous year are given the preferred option of joining for another year. If you didn’t make it into the current CSA, no worries, keep your eyes on Facebook or Twitter (follow @chickenthistle) for announcements when we have extras or out of season offers. Visit our CSA page for more information. 2013 slots have been filled and the waiting list is so long it’s closed as well.
Pasture Raised Holiday and Heritage Turkeys – We offered a small number of pastured turkeys (both traditional and heritage breeds) for sale in Fall 2011. If you are interested in this very special opportunity and want to take part in the pasture to plate opportunity of literally catching up, processing and putting your own turkey on your family’s table this year – make sure you have signed up on our email list and stay tuned here. Will be taking pre-orders in late summer of 2013.
Pasture Raised Pork – Our first batch of hogs were harvested in December 2011 and our most recent batch were processed in Fall of 2012. All were sold as half-pigs - cut and butchered to order by customers. This is the most flavorful pork you have ever tasted and doesn’t compare to grocery store cuts! If you are interested in future pastured pork offerings, make sure you are on our email list here and we will update you with plenty of time to spare (or spare ribs). In mid 2013 we will be offering some pork by the cut… make sure you have signed up on our email list for more information.