How much are eggs? Regular price is $4.75 per dozen.
Do you reuse egg cartons? Yes! When you bring us back our FPF egg cartons we will give you 25 cents off per carton returned. Please only bring them back in usable condition. If the carton has egg or grease stains on them, please throw them away, or better yet, compost them!
What are Broilers? Broilers are the meat chickens that we raise on pasture. For the rest of the FAQ’s and on our website, we will refer to meat chickens as broilers.
How are your chickens raised? The hens are raised on pasture. They sleep and lay eggs in the eggmobile. They are moved to fresh pasture every other day. Broilers are raised in 10 foot X 12 foot floorless shelters. They are moved every morning to fresh pasture.
What are your chickens fed? Our custom feed ration for the hens, broilers and turkeys is a non-GMO ration.
Do you use antibiotics or hormones? We never use antibiotics or hormones on any of our livestock. We do not vaccinate or use any pharmaceuticals on our animals.
How do I get Pasture Raised Broilers, Turkeys and Pasture Pork? We send out a newsletter in early February. In the newsletter is all of the updates for FPF for the year. The newsletter will have all of the info for pre-ordering. This can be found in the newsletter section of our website. You can also pre-order by mail using our pre-order form.
How much do the broilers weigh? The average weight is 6 lbs. Some will weigh less and some more.
What do they cost? Fresh chickens purchased on day of harvest are $4.15/lb. Frozen chickens are $4.30/lb.
Do you offer bulk discounts? Yes! Chickens must be pre-ordered ahead of time and picked up fresh the day of harvest. A $5 per chicken deposit will be paid ahead of time and deducted from the total at pickup.
Order and pickup on one harvest:
- 1-7 Chickens $4.00/lb
- 8-15 Chickens $3.85/lb
- 16+ Chickens $3.70/lb
When do I pick up my fresh chickens? Pickup is from 9am-3pm on the day of processing. The birds will be in a chill tank (ice water) where customers may choose the bird(s) they want. They are then bagged, weighed, paid for and ready to go home. We strongly encourage customers to bring coolers with ice to safely transport your birds home. The chickens should be chilled to 40 degrees before being placed in the freezer. The chickens should also be spread out in the freezer for maximum air flow so they freeze thoroughly. Once frozen they can be placed closer together.
Do they come cut up or whole? They come whole. We do sell frozen individual cuts in our store.
When do I order Turkeys? We harvest turkeys in late October and early November. Pre-ordering starts in February. We suggest you order your turkey early in the year to guarantee that you will get one, as they have sold out every year!
How much do the turkeys weigh? All of our turkeys are the same age, so the first harvest will have the smallest average weights, and the last harvest will have the largest birds for the year. If you know you want a smaller turkey, choose an earlier harvest. If you need a large turkey for your gathering, you will want to order on the last harvest. Please note we cannot guarantee any specific sizes, and they are all first come first serve on harvest day.
How much do turkeys cost? Turkeys are $4.50 per pound, but if you order yours before September 1st, you’ll pay a discounted price of $4.15/lb.!
When do I pick up my fresh turkeys? Pickup is from 12pm-3pm on the day of processing. The birds will be in a chill tank (ice water) where customers may choose the bird(s) they want. They are then bagged, weighed, paid for and ready to go home. We strongly encourage customers to bring coolers with ice to safely transport your birds home. The turkeys should be chilled to 40 degrees before being placed in the freezer. The turkeys should also be spread out in the freezer for maximum air flow so they freeze thoroughly. Once frozen they can be placed closer together. Please note that you will have to freeze your turkeys before Thanksgiving.
When do I order Pasture Pork? Pasture Pork is sold by the whole or half hog. The price is $3.15 per lb for a whole hog or $3.30 per lb for half a hog. Total cost is calculated on the hanging weight. Your meat will be cut, packaged and frozen to your specifications.
How does processing work? All our hogs are taken to Schubert’s in Millstadt for processing. You will have to pay them a separate fee for processing, and cost varies based on how you have yours cut.
Can I order specific cuts of pork instead of a whole hog? We sell individual cuts of pork in our store, but it is sold on a first come, first serve basis only.
Are pre-orders required? Pre-orders for pork are required. For turkeys and chickens, we strongly suggest you pre-order to make sure you get the number of chickens and turkeys you want. We have sold out of turkeys each year well before the harvest dates. We know its hard to think of Thanksgiving earlier in the year, but if you delay you could miss out. Chickens tend to sell out on most harvest dates, so pre-ordering allows you to schedule your pick-up dates well in advance and the quantity you need for your family.
Do you have frozen chickens or turkeys? Any extra chickens we have will be sold fresh the day of harvest. You can ask if we have any extras on harvest day. After 3pm we will bag and freeze any extras. They will be available on a first-come-first-save basis will supplies last.
Do you ever sell live animals? No, we do not sell our broilers, turkeys or pigs live. They are all harvested here on the farm (chickens & turkeys) or at Schubert’s (pigs). Occasionally we will sell some of our older laying hens, usually in the spring or the fall as they are in transition from the eggmobile to the hoophouse, or vice versa. Please call for more information about those.
Do You Have Grass-Fed Beef? Starting in June 2017, we have grass fed & finished beef in our store! There are a few cuts available, and we are working hard to ensure this is a regularly stocked item. We are not taking any orders for sides of beef right now, only cuts that are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Do you sell produce on the farm? We have a small garden mostly to grow for our own family but if we have extras of anything, we will have it for sale. We are partnering with Three Rivers Community Farm and their CSA program. Twice a month from May-October, they will drop off vegetable boxes for their members to pick up. If you are interested in more information about joining, email us and we can help you out!
What payments do you accept? We accept cash and checks, along with Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Do you ship?
We do not ship our products anywhere. If you are outside of our local area, please visit www.eatwild.com
to locate a producer near you.
Do you offer farm tours?
We do offer guided tours, check out the guidelines here
We also welcome anyone to visit the farm and look around yourselves. Here
are a few notes to keep in mind while walking around our place.
If you have any other questions please feel free to call or email us with your questions!