Fall CSA

2016 Fall CSA Membership



We have vegetable box, chicken, and pork shares available this fall. Enjoy fall farm food and stock up on chicken and pork for winter.


The Fall Season

Vegetable Box Share Members buy a "share" of our harvest and receive an assortment of seasonal, fresh vegetables and herbs weekly for 7 weeks.



Chicken Share  Enjoy the taste of chicken raised on pasture with certified organic grains. Stock up for winter! Pickup your chickens once a month in mid October, November, and December.


Pork Share Our pork has the unique and delicious flavor from the pastures on our farm and certified organic grains. Savor the rich flavors of our pastured pork. Enjoy meals from a stocked freezer full of roasts, chops, sausages, and ribs. Pork share variety packs- once in mid October and once in December.





Share combinations and sign-up options:

-You may sign up for only the chicken share or only the pork share.  

Sign up for a vegetable share and add on chicken and/or pork.



Sign Up Here


Vegetable Box Share weekly Sept 28th-Nov 9th (Charlotte Oct 1-Nov 12th)

We grow a mix of delicious vegetables in the fall.  All kinds of greens like kale, collards, arugula, and lettuce.  Enjoy storage crops like sweet potatoes, garlic, carrots, cabbage, and salad turnips.  We'll have broccoli, scallions, and radishes.

Fall Vegetable Box: $160-- ($22.85 per week, average over 7 weeks)

The weekly vegetable average is based on an average weekly amount through the entire 7 week season. The amount of vegetables in your box each week may be worth less or more than the weekly average depending on crops and weather.

Veggie diversity- Just before fall frost (October 14-21st), we'll give you winter crops that store well like sweet potatoes so we can get them out of the freezing weather! Your box will be bigger and worth more in the first few weeks...we may have less diversity of fresh green veggies the last few weeks of the CSA due to freezing temperatures.


Egg Share weekly Sept 28th-Nov 9th (Charlotte Oct 1-Nov 12th)

Egg shares are only available if you have signed up for a vegetable share.

Sold Out Egg Share: $38.50---1 dozen eggs every week (7 dozen through the season)

Sold Out Double Egg Share: $77--2 doz eggs every week (14 doz through the season)


Chicken Share 3 pickups: mid October, November, and December

Get the special CSA chicken price of $5.75 lb for whole chickens when you purchase a chicken share!

You can sign up for a chicken share only. A vegetable share is not required to get a chicken share.


Bluebird Farm pastured broiler chickens are fed certified organic non-GMO grains.  We raise a hearty outdoor chicken breed outside on fresh pastures in clean air.  Meat from healthy, happy birds takes on a whole different flavor and texture.  Delicious and tender!

Our chickens are frozen and keep for at least 6 months in our heavy duty vacuum sealed packaging.  

How it works:

As a Chicken CSA member, you pre-pay a portion of your total chicken price when joining, and then you get to use that pre-paid credit at each chicken pick-up throughout the season.

At each pick-up, you select your chickens, we apply your pre-paid credit, and you pay the balance of the total for that pick-up.

 Small Chicken Share:   $120 pre-paid member credit towards 6 chickens. This gives you a $40 credit towards 2 chickens at each of the 3 pick-ups.

    • 6 chickens: 2 chickens per pickup mid October, Nov, and Dec.

 Large Chicken Share:   $240 pre-paid member credit towards 12 chickens. This gives you a $80 credit towards 4 chickens at each of the 3 pick-ups.

    • 12 chickens: 4 chickens per pickup, mid October, Nov, and Dec 

Chicken sizes: The exact weight of each chicken varies in size from 3.5 to 5 lbs. You select your chickens at pick-up.

Example: At the first chicken pick-up, you select your 2 chickens, and they weigh 3.95 and 4.25 lbs.  The total for those CSA chickens ($5.75/lb) is $48.09 with tax, but since you are a CSA member and you pre-paid $40 per pickup, your new total is $8.09.


Pork Share 2 pickups: mid October and December

At each pork share pickup you'll receive a variety pack of our delicious pork. 

You can sign up for a pork share only. A vegetable share is not required to get a pork share.

Enjoy our delicious thick cut pork chops on the grill, a variety of mouthwatering sausages, slow cooked roasts, and outstanding pork ribs. Each variety pack is approximately 16 pounds and will fit in a refrigerator's freezer.

Our pigs are fed organic grains and roam outdoors in the spring, summer, and fall and have a spacious sunny hoopbarn with deep bedded hay and wood chips in the winter.

As a Pork CSA member, you pre-pay a portion of your total pork price when joining, and then you get to use that pre-paid credit at each pork pick-up throughout the season.

Fall Pork share 

  • 2 variety packs.  1 pack (approx 16 pound each) at each pickup. (approx 32 pounds total for season). 2 pickups: mid Oct and December
Total: approx $300. Pay $150 now, balance divided at each of 2 pickups.

Sign Up Here


What if I can't pickup my share? 
Vegetable shares: Refunds are not offered for missed weeks.
You must contact us at least 48 hours in advance to arrange one of the following:
1. You can arrange pickup with us at the farm or at a farmers market later in the week. 
2. Find a friend or family member to pickup your share or give it to them.
3. We can donate your vegetables. 
 
Eggs,chickens, and pork shares:  These shares are more easily saved for you. However, you must contact us at least 48 hours in advance to arrange alternative pickup arrangements for the eggs, chicken, and pork.

Pickup Options


Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, Saturday 8-noon

Vegetable Box plus Egg Shares: Oct 1st-Nov 9th 8am-noon. 

Pork: Pickup your pork share once in October and once in December from 8am-noon.

Chickens: Pickup your chicken shares once a month in mid October, November, and December from 8am-noon.

Bluebird Farm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Directions to the farm www.BluebirdFarmNC.com


Vegetable Boxes plus Egg Shares: Every Wednesday from 4-6pm Sept 28th-Nov 9th at Bluebird Farm in the walk-in fridge at the barn. The farmers may not be present every week for vegetable box pickup- we may be delivering to restaurants, at the Hickory Market, and taking care of the farm animals!

Pork: Pickup your pork share once in mid October at the farm and once in December at Morganton Natural Foods.

Chickens: Pickup your chicken shares once a month in mid October, November, and December.

  • October and November: Pickup at our farm from 4-6pm.  
  • December: Pickup in downtown Morganton at Morganton Natural Foods from 5-6pm.

Morganton Natural Foods, Wednesday 4-6pm

Please thank the kind people at Morganton Natural Foods for hosting our CSA pickup location!

If you only want a Pork and a Chicken Share (without a vegetable Box Share), please choose Bluebird Farm.


Vegetable Boxes plus Egg Shares: Wednesday from 4-6pm. Pickup your veggie share and egg share at Morganton Natural Foods.

Vegetable Boxes plus Chickens and/or Pork, If you are signing up for a vegetable share plus chicken or pork, you can select Morganton as a pickup, however due to refrigeration needs on chicken and pork pickup weeks, you will need to come to Bluebird Farm to pickup your vegetables and chicken/pork shares. (This is 2 times for chicken shares, and 1 time for pork shares. The December pork and chicken pickup will be held at Morganton Natural Foods.)

  • mid October- Chickens and Pork: Pickup at our farm from 4-6pm. Date TBA. (You will also pickup your veggies at the farm on this date if you have a veggie box.)
  • November- Chickens: Pickup at our farm from 4-6pm. Nov 9th. (You will also pickup your veggies at the farm on this date.)
  • December- Chickens and Pork: Pickup in downtown Morganton at Morganton Natural Foods from 5-6pm.

Hickory

Pickup at Downtown Hickory Farmer Market until Oct 26th. Nov. and Dec. pickup at Cafe Rule, 242 11th Ave NE


Vegetable Boxes and Egg Shares

  • September 28th-October 26th, Wednesdays from 10-2pm at Downtown Hickory Farmers Market
  • November 2nd and Nov 9th. Pickup at Cafe Rule from 11-1pm *time and location change* 

Pork: Pickup your pork share once in mid October at the Wednesday Hickory Farmers Market and once in December at Cafe Rule.


Chickens

  • mid October: Wednesday Hickory Farmers Market from 10-2pm.
  • November 9th and mid December: Pickup at Cafe Rule from 11-1pm.







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