January is the month that I figure out how many birds to raise during growing season. I'm a little behind on doing that, for a couple of reasons.
- I really am not a big fan of chickens...okay they are like mini dinosaurs and scare me. *there I said it*
- The local processor is in the process of trying to sell their business. They are still processing but a lot less birds. The other USDA poultry processor is on the east side of the state.
There's a new vendor at Fulton Street Farmers Market, that sells poultry. I don't know a lot about them. What I do know is because they come from Northern Michigan. They can do it cheaper then a farmer like me in West Michigan.
Yes, West Michigan is not a cheap place to live. The feed prices are adjusted according to the area we live in, much like the gas prices or the grocery store prices. *this isn't news, if you have ever traveled around Michigan*
How does any of this effect you?
I will only be raising poultry for Woodbridge Meat CSA this year.
If pasture raised poultry is something you really like from us. I would recommend signing up for our CSA. You can just choose chicken as your meat choice, which means once a month you will get pasture raised poultry from us.
I have a two chicken recipes we shared last year with our Meat CSA members.