Hi CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,
I want to remind you that we are taking chickens to the butcher on Monday, June 23. Please email me or give us a call at 565-2312 if you would like to pick some up next week. These chickens are quite large, so we will have a few whole chickens, but most of it will be cut into halves or quarters. I package the quarters as leg quarters and breast quarters. The price is $3.75/#. This is a $.25 increase over last year. The price of grain went up 35% in the past year, but we are not raising the price to you by 35%. This is a really good price for organic chicken – John Edwards sells nonorganic chicken for $3.90/#. We work hard to bring really good organic food to you at a reasonable price!
The cool, rainy weather has slowed down all the growth of the veggies. I will make a decision next week about the date of the first pickup. I hope it will be July 2. Please remember we have eggs and chicken all the time.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Charlotte and Jim