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2016 Grass Pastured Chicken

Hi all! As weve scaled back Ive held hopes wed be able to fit in raising chickens but our reality is that wont happen this year. So Ive been searching farm by farm for someone I could recommend to our customers. My criterion - chickens raised on good pasture in small social groups. I have finally found those farmers! Charity Farms was started by Clint and Charity Frenette right here in our little town of Yale!

Our farms are close; we are in the south side of Yale, Charity Farms on the north - 8 driving minutes from pasture to pasture. But were even closer when measured by how we feel animals should be raised and fed. I have visited their farm and seen with my own eyes that their chickens are raised on pasture and it looks good! Ive seen their cooked chicken which is featured at the Chapman House in Rochester Hills and you can see down to the bones, succulent evidence of the chickens lush pasture based life!

How this works

Step 1 Reserve now. Contact Clint or Charity directly to make a deposit and reserve your chickens. They have chickens now! Also being pasture and seasonally based you can work with them to make sure you reserve an ample winter supply of chicken! Pricing is $5.00 lb for whole chickens. They use Munsells, the same awesome USDA inspected processor we used!

Step 2 Pick up. There will be Detroit Metro pick up options available for fresh and frozen. Clint and Charity will have all those details.

Im sharing and promoting these hard working farmers with you our Melo peeps to keep my commitment to being the solution to well and humanely raised meat.

Peace

Links and contact info for Charity Farms

Frenette.clint@gmail.com

Clint (810) 844-3799 call/text

Charity (810) 705-3618 call/text

www.facebook.com/charityfarmsyale

How to break down a whole chicken

Click this link to launch a YouTube video demonstrating the ease of breaking down a whole chicken into all your favorite parts and pieces!

2015 - Soy Free Grass Pastured Chicken!

Chicken Season 2015 update - We will have our first chicks by April 15th! 

  • $5.50 a pound - whole chickens - average weight 3.5 to 4.5 lbs each
  • Livers, gizzards, hearts, necks and feet are each packaged separately in 1 lb bags. $3.00 per pound. 
  • Our chickens are processed at USDA inspected Munsell's Poultry Processing . This allows us to finally sell to restaurants and grocery stores!!!
  • Chickens are available for pick-up from us here on the farm by appointment, Detroit Eastern Market on Saturdays and the Dibbleville Co-op in Fenton once a month.

Here are all the FAQs I've fielded so far. Keep the questions coming as we should all know about how our food is grown, and specifically how it lives and what it consumes. We are farm to table, ours and yours.

  • These are Michigan sourced day old chicks from Townline Hatchery in Zeeland, MI
  • We start these day old chicks inside one of our custom mobile hoop-shelters heated, sheltered and on grass from DAY 1! After the first week we move their hoop house daily so they have fresh grass. We have mobile low voltage fencing so they can roam, flap, run and express their natural chicken selves while being protected from predators such as coyote and wood chucks. Anyone looking for a great morning aerobic work out is welcome to join me on the mobile hoop house move jam :>)
  • Our supplemental feed is SOY FREE! Other tasty items the chickens eat are bugs, worms and anything else they can catch! Later in the season they get fresh vegetables from our own unsprayed, chemical free garden.
  • Chicken is seasonal for us as we can't guarantee hospitable pasturing before May or after November
  • We process in limited batches. This helps to ensure you have the freshest chicken possible for immediate use or freezer storage and allows the chickens to remain on pasture until the last possible moment.

 

Hatching Eggs - Pure Breed Light Brahma - $5 for 12 eggs

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Free Range, Cage Free, -0- Hormone or Antibiotic Eggs $4.00 a dozen

 We have a passion to change the food options available to people. Affordable, sustainable and more than anything else healthy. Healthy food, healthy land and rich life lived, free range animals.

Our eggs are $4.00 a dozen.

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