Pasture Raised Chicken
If you've tasted one of our chickens you know why they are so popular. If not, you are in for a real treat! Our chickens thrive on pasture with fresh air, grass, insects, soil and sunshine. Our system of raising broiler chicks is rare in Vermont. Most farms raise broilers inside a barn their whole life. Others raise their chicks inside for up to 3 weeks then put them out on pasture. We raise our chickens outside with access to plants, sunshine, and tasty insects from the day the baby chicks arrive at the farm. The chicks spend a few weeks in our mobile hoophouse which allows them to stay out of the wet, cold spring weather while foraging on leftover winter salad greens which we are no longer harvesting. We then move the chicks and their mobile hoophouse onto adjacent pasture, where they continue to use the hoophouse for shelter and shade while foraging on pasture. These are the freshest, best tasting chicken you can buy.
Chicken Share: $135 for 6 chickens (w/giblets).
Supplies are limited and are first come first served. Purchasing a share means we will reserve chickens for you. Whole chickens average 4.5 lbs. and range from 3 to 5.5 lbs. Fresh chickens are available May through June. Frozen chickens are available June through August. We request that you complete picking up your chicken shares by the end of August.
Individual purchase at our farmstand or the Burlington Farmers Market until sold out.
SOLD OUT UNTIL 2014
When our older laying hens decline in egg production we process them and turn them into the best tasting stew hens you have ever had. We sell stew hens fully processed and packaged. All you have to do is put it in a pot and add some vegetables and herbs to create some incredible soup or stock.
Purchasing Options:Stew Hen Share (3 hens for $25)
Stew hen shares are available for pickup in early October. We will contact you with exact pickup dates a few weeks before they are available.
Individual hens are available for purchase at our farmstand and the Burlington Farmers' Market from early October until supplies last (we usually sell out mid-winter). SOLD OUT UNTIL 2014