Posted by Farmer Sam | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-08-2009
My first post should have been something inspirational…but as is often the case, I am playing catch-up with real life. We recently roasted one of my chickens that weighed in around 9 pounds – basically the size of a small turkey! It tasted wonderful, but took almost four hours to roast. My clever wife pointed out that some people may not want to spend four hours roasting a chicken (she tells me that most recipes call for chickens weighing between 3 and 4 pounds).
I love seeing the massive birds, but in light of my wife’s wisdom, I have decided to push up the processing date for the chickens in the hopes of catching some of them at fairly “normal” weights. Depending on the schedules of my volunteer army of processors, chickens will be available for pick-up on or around August 25 (this Tuesday!).
We’ve been calculating, comparing, debating, and have finally arrived at our price. We will sell the chickens for $3 per pound. This seems to be competitive with the going rate for happy chickens of this quality. To some people this will seem low, to others a bit high. Hopefully you will find yourself in the middle somewhere. As we only have about 40 chickens to sell this time, we’ll have to operate on a first come- first served basis. To order, click on “Reserve Your Share” and submit the webform.