Our pasture raised chicken CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a program in which people can purchase a share of our farm's production of chickens. The CSA members receive a monthly batch of fresh chickens. The chickens are pasture raised, exceed organic standards, and the members can choose from a variety of cut options. The CSA also provides members with an opportunity to learn about our regenerative farm practices and elevates your meals beyond what factory farmed chicken could ever dream of.
The CSA is an opportunity to support our farm, as well as a way for members to get fresh, high quality chicken at a reduced cost. We've had a great time getting to know our members and have received wonderful feedback about the program. We're really excited to start this year's round of chickens and look forward to another successful season!
EXCEEDING ORGANIC STANDARDS
Our practices far exceed today's organic standards and we mimic natural patterns we see in Nature. These methods are not just sustainable, but regenerative and healing!
Our chickens have a more varied diet, including grasses, insects, and seeds, which results in meat higher in nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and E, just to name a few.
Our pasture raised chickens are able to move around and engage in natural behaviors, such as scratching and foraging, which improve their overall well-being.
Just how fresh is our pasture raised chicken? We process on farm every week on Wednesdays, and your CSA is packed and ready by the weekend.
We process our chickens on farm every Wednesday. They are then chilled overnight.
After a night of letting the meat rest and chill, we part out and package your chicken. We then store them in a cooler overnight to rest more. The resting periods help ensure rigor mortis has passed and the meat becomes more tender.
Orders are packed in the morning and ready for farm pickups later in the day.
If you choose to pickup at a farmers market, we have your CSA packed and ready for pickup at your choice of Greensburg Farmers Market or Ligonier Country Market.
The best chicken we've ever had, hands down! You cannot go back to eating store bought chicken after you try it!
The chicken is delicious, and the convenience of pick up at my local market is unmatched. Email communication is excellent, I'm looking forward to CSA membership for next year as well!
By far the best quality chicken I've ever had. Makes flavorful dishes throughout the season.
My first year in the CSA, I found the chicken to be just was I was looking for. I find it hard to trust anything that comes from the huge companies and processing plants. Ordering and pick up was easy and trouble free.
All CSA's go from May through October, that's 6 months. With one CSA share you will be purchasing 24 chickens in total and they will be divided up into 6 batches. One batch for each month of your CSA. This means in each of your batches, you will receive 4 chickens.
You can customize those chickens to your liking with cut options if you would like. This will give you all those familar cuts such as boneless breasts, thighs, wings, tenderloins and more! Your cuts can be customized with a variety of options.
Each of those chickens we try to target around 4 lbs each. Typically the start and end of the season, they may be slightly smaller.
You can also do a half share as well, so each batch you will receive 2 chickens. More on that below.
In each of your batches, if you choose a full share you will receive 4 chickens, and a half share you will receive 2 chickens. You can customize those chickens to your liking. You can choose to keep them as whole oven ready chickens, or have us cut them into halves or a spatchcock cut. Alternatively, you may like all those popular cuts, such as breasts, tenderloins, wings and legs. For this you would choose to part out your chickens.
Leave your chickens as whole chickens. These will be oven ready chickens for you to cook however you desire.
Choosing this option when you order will tell us to cut your chickens into halves. So each chicken will yield 2 halves. You can choose how many chickens per batch you want cut into halves.
Have some or all of your chickens spatchcocked. This is when we cut down the backbone, allowing the chicken to be split open and lay flat. This is ideal if you want to cook a whole chicken on the grill.
HAVE YOUR CHICKENS PARTED OUT
This option will part out all your chickens. For a full share, in each monthly batch you will receive:
- 4 packs of breast
- 1 eight pack of tenderloins
- 1 eight pack of full wings or 1 sixteen pack of wingdings
- 4 sets of leg quarters
- Soup bones
The leg quarters will have various options which are explained below.
LEG QUARTER OPTIONS
If you choose to have your chickens parted out, you have multiple choices for your leg quarters. We can leave them as full leg quarters, split them into drumsticks and thighs, opt for boneless skinless thighs, or we can grind the meat for ground chicken or chicken sausage. You can mix and match any of these options.
FULL LEG QUARTERS
Full leg quarters are the thigh and drumstick still attached as one piece.
THIGHS & DRUMSTICKS
This will divide your leg quarters into drumsticks and thighs. Each set of leg quarters will yield 2 drumsticks and 2 thighs.
BONELESS SKINLESS THIGHS & DRUMSTICKS
Much like the drumstick and thigh option, but we take it one step further. Your thighs are deboned and deskinned, leaving you with boneless skinless thighs! Each set of legs will yield 2 drumsticks and 2 boneless skinless thighs.
With this option, we will take the meat from your leg quarters and turn it into ground chicken! One set of leg quarters will yield approximately one pound of ground meat. Sometimes it is slightly under one pound.
Use your leg quarters for some of the best chicken sausage! Our sausage is only seasoned with 3 simple ingredients; Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Black Pepper & Organic Sage! That's it! Simple and healthy ingredients! One set of leg quarters will yield approximately one pound of loose sausage. Sometimes it is slightly under one pound.
MIX AND MATCH YOUR LEG QUARTER OPTIONS
With a full share, each month (or batch) you will receive 4 chickens, which means 4 sets of leg quarters to customize as you choose. A half share will give you 2 leg quarters to customize as you choose. For example, a full share you can have 1 set as leg quarters, 2 sets as drumsticks and thighs and 1 set turned into chicken sausage. Feel free to mix and match your options!
Whole pasture raised chicken wings! In a full share you will get a pack of 8 full wings in each of your 6 batches. In a half share you will receive a pack of 4 full wings in each of your 6 batches.
Wingdings are a full wing separated into drums and flats. This is typically the cut you see when you order bone in wings at a restaurant. In a full share you will get a pack of 16 wingdings in each of your 6 batches. In a half share you will receive a pack of 8 wingdings in each of your 6 batches.
Batch 1 Ready
Batch 2 Ready
Batch 3 Ready
Batch 4 Ready
Batch 5 Ready
Batch 6 Ready
After signing up you will be assigned to a group. Each group has their own season schedule for when you chickens will be ready. The schedules for each group are as follows.
March 1st - Deposit Due
May 4th - Batch 1 Ready
June 1st - Batch 2 Ready
July 6th - Batch 3 Ready
August 3rd - Batch 4 Ready
September 7th - Batch 5 Ready
October 5th - Batch 6 Ready
March 1st - Deposit Due
May 11th - Batch 1 Ready
June 8th - Batch 2 Ready
July 13th - Batch 3 Ready
August 10th - Batch 4 Ready
September 14th - Batch 5 Ready
October 12th - Batch 6 Ready
March 1st - Deposit Due
May 18th - Batch 1 Ready
June 15th - Batch 2 Ready
July 20th - Batch 3 Ready
August 17th - Batch 4 Ready
September 21st - Batch 5 Ready
October 19th - Batch 6 Ready
March 1st - Deposit Due
May 25th - Batch 1 Ready
June 22nd - Batch 2 Ready
July 27th - Batch 3 Ready
August 24th - Batch 4 Ready
September 28th - Batch 5 Ready
October 26th - Batch 6 Ready
Food as nature intended.
If you want to buy more chicken in addition to what is already included in your CSA, you will receive discounts.
Whole and Spatchcock chicken - $2 off
Half chickens and cuts - $1 off
Delivery discount - $4 off
Deposits are due by March 1st. You may pay in full or pay 50% by March 1st and the remaining balance then goes on a payment plan. The payment plan will take any remaining balance after your deposit is paid and split that over 6 months. Those payments will come out the 1st of every month from May through October.
Before ordering your CSA share, it is best to watch this video. It will explain all your options and walk you through ordering your CSA.
If you need help ordering and choosing your options, we can help! You can either call or email us.
You will be able to pick up your shares at the farm, at Greensburg Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, at Ligonier Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, or have us deliver. Delivery fees may apply.
With each batch, you will receive email notifications that your chicken is ready. Simply reply to that email which pickup/delivery option you would like.
Pick up your share at the farm. Pickups will be done on Fridays from noon to 7pm.
You can pick up your chicken at Greensburg Famers Market held at All Saints Brewing Company on Saturday mornings from 9am until noon.
You can pick up your chicken at Ligonier Country Market held at 110 Andi Lane Ligonier, PA on Saturday mornings from 8am until noon.
We bring your pasture raised chicken from our farm, right to your door. Delivery fees may apply. Contact us for more details.