Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)
A CSA is a great way for consumers to connect directly with the farmers who produce the foods they eat. This relationship provides farmers with a ready market and consumers with farm-fresh foods chaulked full of nutrients and flavor.
Farmers can then concentrate on farming (instead of marketing) and consumers can be assured they're getting the best value for their money.
Most often CSAs are seasonal. Consumers buy a "share of produce" from a farmer in February or March. The farmer provides fresh produce directly from the farm every week throughout the growing season. By fall the growing season is over.
But, Rooster Hill Farms is not limited to the summer growing season. We produce large (or extra-large) farm fresh, free-range*, organic**, brown*** eggs all year long. Our "seasons" are 13-weeks long, but we offer four seasons each year.
If you're new to the concept of Community Supported Agriculture, you can read more about it at Local Harvest. This organization is the leader in the industry.
Consumers purchase a "share" of eggs at a Central Distribution Point in their area. Rooster Hill Farms delivers their "share" or "shares" at a pre-determined time and day each week. Consumers drop by the CDP to pick up their eggs sometime that day or the next.
If you're interested in joining a CSA, simply contact Rooster Hill Farms to find a Central Distribution Point (CDP) close and convenient to your home.
We've listed our current CDPs to the right. Feel free to contact one of them directly.
Cost per share is $57.20 (or $4.40/dozen)
Description of a "share": A share is 13 dozen eggs distributed as 1 dozen per week for 13 weeks.
*Free-Range means exactly that at Rooster Hill Farms. Our hens are on pasture all day long where they eat bugs, worms and grass. It also gives them opportunity to chickens; taking dust baths, laying in the sun, foraging for grubs and berries. As the sun sets they return to their roosts inside the henhouses (all 8X12 buildings). We close the doors and move the donkey into the pasture to protect them from predators. In the morning, we return the donkey to her "day" pasture and allow the hens to run the pasture again. The benefits of eggs from free-range hens are enormous. Click here to learn more.
** The eggs produced at Rooster Hill Farms are not "certified" organic, nor will they ever be. RHF is careful to use only organic techniques and maintains an "open-door" policy. Customers are welcome to come visit the farms any time they like to see how we handle our livestock. For more information on why we have decided to not participate in the "certified" organic movement, please contact Randy at Rooster Hill Farms.
*** There is no nutritional difference whatsoever between white, brown, blue, or green eggs.
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If you don't see one close to you, you might want to consider starting a CDP in your neighborhood or place of business. Contact Rooster Hill Farms for more information and compensation.