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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you find our products?
Our products can be purchased directly from us at our farm (by appointment) or through membership with several area vegetable CSAs including Anchor Run Farm, Blooming Glen Farm, Living Hope Farm, Pennypack Farm, and Quiet Creek Farm. All of our cooperating CSAs serve as host farms for our Chicken Share and several participate in our Monthly Market. Our retail items include whole and half chickens, split breasts, thighs, legs, drumsticks, wings, specialty turkey sausages, specialty pork sausages, no-nitrate bacon, Canadian bacon, and ham, pork chops, roasts, ribs, pan haus (scrapple), and lard. 

Do you have to be a member of a CSA to purchase our products?
No, you do not need to be a member of a CSA to purchase our products. You can purchase our products directly from us at our farm (by appointment). You can also purchase our products through membership with several area vegetable CSAs. Our cooperating vegetable CSAs include Anchor Run Farm, Blooming Glen Farm, Living Hope Farm, Pennypack Farm, and Quiet Creek Farm. For more information about joining one of our cooperating vegetable CSAs, click on their farm name.

What size chickens can we expect in the chicken share?
We aim to grow our CSA chickens to weigh approximately 4.5lbs. They tend to be a bit larger in the summer months if the weather is fair and the grass lush and a bit smaller in the fall months when the days are shorter and the nights cooler.

What size Chicken Share do you recommend for our family?

Based on the assumption that one serving of meat is 0.5 pounds, our Chicken Shares will provide the following number of servings:

Mini: 6-8 servings
Small: 13-15 servings
Regular: 21-24 servings
Large: 26-30 servings
Super: 34-38 servings

So, a Large Share would feed:
•    A family of four eating 6-8 chicken meals/month.
•    A family of three eating 9-11 chicken meals/month.
•    A family or two eating 13-15 chicken meals/month.

Alternatively, even if you won’t eat all your chickens each month, you can still select a larger size and “stock up” your freezer to enjoy them in later months.

What is a halved chicken?
A halved chicken is a whole chicken that is cut down the center of the breast bone, in half. Halved chickens are great for grilling. They cook more quickly than whole chickens. They are easier to cut further into pieces (legs, wings, thighs, breasts).

What is a pieced chicken and how is it packaged for the Chicken Share?
A pieced chicken is one whole chicken cut into: two split breasts, two thighs, two drumsticks and two wings. The two split breasts are packaged together; the two thighs are packaged together; and the two drumsticks are packaged together with the two wings. Each package is vacuum sealed separately.

How do I cut up a whole chicken into pieces (breasts, legs, thighs, wings)?
 
There are several excellent links here to articles and videos. Check them out and give it a try!
How to Cut Up a Chicken Article with Photos



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