Our customers love our eggs and subscriptions are open again for Spring 2014. Call or email me: #502-475-0998 or JWiche@Shelbybb.net for reservations or to arrange a delivery to your workplace.
Or come by the Belknap Farmers’ Market on Thursday’s from 3:30-6pm at the corner of 3rd Street and Brandeis on the University of Louisville’s main campus.
Egg Share $60.00 (a total of 12 dozen)
What is a CSA share?
CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture which is described by the USDA’s Alternative Farming Systems Information Center:
In basic terms, CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members, or “share-holders” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer’s salary; in return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members, who have provided the farmer with working capital in advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing.
An Egg Share promises what?
By purchasing an egg share you will receive 1 dozen eggs every 2 weeks for a total of 12 dozen eggs.
The promise is fresh eggs from hens that are allowed to forage on pasture and are feed a laying ration that are free of antibiotics and animal based proteins or by-products. We are being auditing by Animal Welfare Approved on Sunday so you can be assured we also take extra measures to insure the health and well-being of our livestock.
Pick-up Location: Fridays at The Plant Kingdom/or your business if there are at least 10 subscribers
4101 Westport Road in St. Matthews #893-7333
The Cost of an Egg Share?
Corn yields have been impacted by heat and drought nationwide this summer and my feed costs have nearly doubled (in April of 2008 a 50 lb. bag of ration was $11.99; this week I paid $18.99!) The hens need a lay ration for a balance of micronutrients, energy and protein in addition to their natural foraging. Egg prices are on the rise in every level of production because of the corn market so the price is reflected in the price per dozen, naturally. $5.00 per dozen brings the 12 dozen over a 24 week period to: