In the permaculture movement, one of our principles is “Create No Waste”. As much as possible we look for patterns in our environment and identify where waste can be turned into “food”, or a resource for another part of our livings systems.
In an effort to put this into practice, we’ve decided to offer a CSA model to provide our community with fresh eggs from our happy, forest-raised chickens and ducks. We’re currently caring for 54 chickens, who spend their days ranging freely on an acre of land under the canopy of our maple forest, and 17 ducks, who entertain themselves for hours swimming and playing in our forest pond.
Many of our spring-hatched chickens have matured and are now beginning their prime laying, steadying egg production. We’re in the process of establishing connections with local restaurants to collect food scraps to feed to our birds (they LOVE picking at scraps!). By closing a waste stream and diverting organic material from the landfill, we build resilience into this system of local food production. For proper nutrition, we will continue to supplement with organic feed.
Here are the details:
$54 per share = 12 weeks of chicken eggs @ $4.50 per dozen
Pick-up at our downtown location (28 E. Genesee St. in Downtown Auburn) on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6PM
If you need to skip a week, let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll resume your egg share the following week.
If you want extra eggs just let us know and we’ll accommodate as available.
Your 12-week CSA Share will automatically renew unless you cancel.
We have a limited number of CSA spaces, so please contact us directly if you’re interested.
Call 315-258-3771, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Eggs are also available on order for $5/dozen chicken, and $7/dozen duck. Currently our pick-up hours are irregular, thus it’s best to send a text to confirm availability.