Chicken CSA Share

Season Apr 04, 2023 to Jul 04, 2023

Typically contain 2 whole chickens, or one chickened and butchered parts

4 months of meat with pick-ups on April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, and June 27th
NOTE! The last pick up is a week earlier to avoid a pick up on the July 4th holiday

Pickup on Tuesday, Monthly, starting Apr 04 thru Jul 04


The Chicken Share is $50 per month. Chicken Shares typically contain 2 whole chickens, or occasionally one whole chicken, and butcher cuts such as leg/thigh quarters, or boneless skinless chicken breasts. Meat Shares are fresh from the processor and will arrive frozen. The average price per pound of the Chicken Share is $6.

Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen in Elgin supplies these pasture-raised, organically fed, heirloom bread \'Label rouge\' chickens. They are raised for a minimum of 81 days (as opposed to the common cornish cross variety typically raised for just 35-40 days). These birds can live a more natural life and can forage in their pastures. Expect fuller flavor and heartier texture birds, just like the ones our grannies would have been cooking.

Our farmers are committed to animal welfare, and sustainability in land use, and reject the use of hormones and antibiotics. All animals are pasture-raised and our small-scale farmers work hard to ensure all livestock live healthy, happy, and natural lives. The standards of animal health and welfare from our small local farms greatly exceed that of anything produced on a scale you would find in a grocery. Local, small-scale, pastured meats help ensure fair pay and good working conditions for your farmers, a good life for the animals, and a sustainable approach to including meat in your diet.