Abundant Fields Farm offers pasture raised poultry! Signing up for a Poultry CSA is a great way to save a bit of money and enjoy fresh, delicious chicken from late spring through early fall.
We raise a few different breeds of birds, including the Red Ranger and Freedom Ranger, as well as the Imperial and Royal Broiler breeds, which all do very well on pasture. They start out in a temperature controlled brooder for the first few weeks, and then they go out on pasture that is pesticide and herbicide free. There they can run around, scratch, forage on bugs and fresh greens and behave as they should and live the life of a chicken! However, they need more than just greens and bugs to be healthy and grow well, so we supplement their diet with a blend of non-GMO grains from Union Mills Feed Store. This ensures they are getting the proper nutrients and diet they need to thrive. They are never given any hormones, antibiotics or unnatural growth enhancers.
The birds are processed at an ODA inspected facility located a couple miles away from the farm. The first birds are scheduled to be available around the middle of May, and the season will run to mid-November, weather permitting. We process once per month, and you can pick up fresh un-frozen birds at the farm the day after processing. If you don't want to come to the farm to pick up, there are a few different options. You can pick up at Level Beer at NE 148th and Airport Way in Portland, sign up for a veggie CSA with our partner farms and add on the chicken share for delivery with your veggies, or you can choose home delivery for a fee**.
If you purchase a poultry share as an Add-On to a vegetable CSA from one of our partner farms, it will be available for you at your CSA pick up location once per month, (at no extra charge).
Birds will weigh between 3.5 and 4 pounds. They will be available fresh (unfrozen) only for farm pick up on the Saturday or Sunday after processing. All other birds will be frozen.
Feet may be included upon request. (Quantities vary)
** Home delivery is available for an additional fee of $25 and is subject to approval based on delivery location. Delivered birds will be frozen. Customer should be at home to receive delivery OR make arrangements for the bird (ie cooler with ice). Delivery will be on Sundays, unless your bird is delivered with a CSA from a partner farm. (Abundant Fields Farm delivery day subject to change if needed).
If you would rather not commit to a whole season of birds through the CSA, we do offer individual sales, picked up at the farm. Birds are $25 each and can be picked up fresh (un-frozen) once per month at the farm the Saturday after processing. Frozen birds may be picked up at any other time with proper notification.