The past 2 years we have sold out of chicken earlier then we would like. This year we will be growing more birds, but we still encourage you to order early or reserve a chicken when you know you will want one.
We have fresh chicken available again weekly this year! May - October.
What our chickens eat:
Pasture and GMO free grain
Our birds are moved daily to fresh pasture where they choose to supplement their GMO free grain diet with clovers, bugs and grasses. Yes, the chicken literally graze. They swallow down whole blades of grass and look forward to their fresh patch every day. They leave behind a nice covering of chicken manure that turns our fields to a rich healthy green. Pasture raised chicken are very valuable, not just in what they offer to our diet, but what they give back to our fields.
Where to buy our chicken:
Middlebury Farmers Market or pick up on farm
Reserve a chicken if you'd like! We often sell out on market days (every Saturday). We have fresh chicken available almost everyday at the farm through the summer.
Here's how to make the most of chicken season:
JUST A CHICKEN OR TWO:
Our GMO free chicken is $4.50/lb.
At an average of 4.5lbs one bird costs roughly $20.25.
Our weights run from 3.5lbs to 5.5lbs.
THE BULK BUY:
Buy 8 or more chickens at one time (we love when customers stock up!) and receive 10% off the total. This is great for customers with an extra freezer. Enjoy the convenience of pulling out a bird whenever.
THE BULK PRE-BUY:
This is a great option for customers who do not have freezer space, or would like to include weekly fresh chicken in their discount (Fresh chicken offered May through November). You pay for 8 or more birds up front (at the weight average that you like), receive 10% off the order total, and can take one chicken at a time all year long.
As always, contact us with any questions or to place an order.
The breed of our chicken:
Appropriately named, this breed of meat bird enjoys ranging on pasture. They are kept in a brooder until they are 3 weeks old and have started to grow their feathers. Then they are ready for pasture where they will spend the remainder of their life. Because they have been bred to range on pasture, this breed grows out a little slower then the traditional white Cornish Cross chicken. Freedom Rangers take 8 to 12 weeks to reach an average dressed weight of 4.5lbs.