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.
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.
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 shares are only available if you have signed up for a vegetable share.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, Saturday 8-noon
Bluebird Farm, Wednesday 4-6pm
Directions to the farm www.BluebirdFarmNC.com
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.
Pickup at Downtown Hickory Farmer Market until Oct 26th. Nov. and Dec. pickup at Cafe Rule, 242 11th Ave NE