Organic, Pastured, Heritage
$25-$35 Per Whole Bird Average
Order ahead as soon as possible
Pick-Up Whole Birds in July and Cut Up birds in August
Enjoy a first-hand connection to meat raised with respect and appreciation.
Heritage-breed chickens will partner with us: as we care for them, and as they fertilize the future vegetable gardens. In early August and again in October a group of roasting chicken will be available fresh for pick up at the farm, or frozen at the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market in Toronto. Please order ahead as soon as possible, as these groups sell out fast.
Two ways to enjoy:
Whole Birds: They finish at an average of 4-6 lbs, and cost $5.50/lb: roughly $25 - $35 per bird.
In Pieces: 2 bird minimum order gets you all the pieces cut apart and vacuum packed into: 4 breast pieces, 8 wing pieces, 4 drums, 4 thighs and two carcasses for making stock and soups. Price for this is $6.50/lb to cover the extra cutting and bagging costs. Average for 2 birds would be $60-80/bird. Two bird minimum order.
These chickens will be hatched, brooded outside and pastured all their lives. Through the spring and summer and fall they enjoy new turf every day, they run amok while still secure from predators. Scratching about, eating bugs and diversifying their diet better than a simple grain ration alone ever could, creating chickens free to act like chickens, nutrient rich and healthy.
In interest of raising a high quality product, their daily grain ration is Certified Organic feed.
Save when you eat CloverCroft Chicken all year long!
Order 10 or more whole chickens, and the price drops to $5.00 per pound (savings of more than $30). They can be taken all at once, fresh, in the first week of August. Or stored here at the farm and picked up quarterly.
For orders of 4 or more a 50% deposit will be required upon ordering.
There comes a time when a laying hen is about 1.5 years old, when her egg productivity naturally decreases, the shell becomes thinner, the albumen more watery. It begins to cost more to feed a large group of these hens than we can reasonably recoup in selling their eggs, and the hens are then processed as stewing meat. At this point a new group of laying hens takes over.
Here at the farm, one of our highest priorities is to provide our livestock the best quality of life we can. Our cultural practices are designed around encouraging our livestock to live similarly to how they would in a natural state, but also in a way that they are protected from predation and the elements, and productive for the farm. While it's difficult to say goodbye to these animals, we're grateful for the way they nourish our lives and the important role they play in the having a healthy farm, and we show our appreciation in respecting them as much as possible throughout their lives.
Stewing Hens are available frozen while supplies last. They are sold for $12 each, which helps offset the cost of rearing pullets prior to them starting to lay.
A stewing hen makes for some of the best broth and gravy you'll ever taste. They yield a modest two cups of meat, and lots of broth. Your soups and stews have never tasted so vibrate. This is an excellent way to finally appreciate your laying hens.