Fall Farm Membership
Community Supported Agriculture
Fall Vegetable Box Share,
Organic Heirloom Apple Share
Weekly with Vegetable Box
Apples grown at Fox Gap Farm
Chicken, Pork, Beef Shares
Several Fall Pickups
Fall Vegetable Box Share
A subscription to Bluebird Farm allows you to share our harvest! Members buy a "share" of our harvest and receive an assortment of seasonal, fresh vegetables and herbs weekly for 8 weeks from September 27th- November 15th.
We grow a mix of vegetables in the fall. You get a bit of summer vegetables before frost in early October. All kinds of greens like kale, collards, arugula, and lettuce. Enjoy storage crops like sweet potatoes, garlic, carrots, cabbage, and Asian salad turnips. If we have a lucky year, we'll have winter squash like butternut. We'll have broccoli, scallions, and radishes.
$180--8 weeks of vegetables
Do you want eggs throughout the fall season? You may sign up for a fall egg share if you also sign up for a fall vegetable share. Our pasture hens lay less eggs in the fall with the waning daylight.
$44-- 1 dozen eggs every week (8 dozen per season) only available with a Vegetable Share.
Pickups once a month, October, November, and December
Get the special chicken share price of $5.75 lb for whole chickens when you purchase a chicken share! Bluebird Farm pastured broiler chickens are fed certified organic non-GMO grains. We raise a hearty outdoor chicken breed outside on fresh pastures in clean air. Meat from chickens on pasture takes on a whole different flavor and texture-it tastes like chicken for a change! Our chickens are frozen and keep without freezer burn for at least 6 months in our heavy duty vacuum packaging.
Small Share: $120 pre-paid member credit. This gives you a $40 credit towards 2 chickens at each of the 3 distributions.
- 2 chickens every month in October, November, and December. (This gives you a $120 credit towards 6 chickens through the fall season. )
Large Share: $240 pre-paid member credit. This gives you a $80 credit towards 4 chickens at each of the 3 distributions.
- 4 chickens every month in October, November, and December. (This gives you a $240 credit towards 12 chickens through the fall season. )
Morganton Natural Foods and Bluebird Farm pick-up location, please read note in Pickup Locations below.
Pickups mid October and early December
2 pork variety packs. At each pork share pickup you'll receive a variety pack of approximately 17 pounds of our delicious pork. Our pigs are fed organic grains and roam outdoors in the spring, summer, and fall and have a spacious sunny hoopbarn with deep bedded hay and wood chips in the winter.
Here's an example of a pork variety pack: 6 thick bone in pork chops, 1 shoulder roast, 5 packs of ground Country sausage, 2 packs of link or ground Sweet Italian sausage, 2 packs of link Bratwurst sausage, 2 packs of country backbones.
$300 total--2 pork variety packs. 1 pack at each pickup. 2 pickups. (approx 34 pounds total for season).
*Pork Shares Morganton Natural Foods and Bluebird Farm pick-up location, please read note in Pickup Locations below.
Pickups mid October and early December
2 beef variety packs. At each beef share pickup you'll receive a variety pack of approximately 12-15 pounds of our delicious beef. This is a CSA share for ground beef lovers. Our steers are grazed year round on grass pastures and are rotated weekly to fresh grass. Small supplemental rations of non-GMO brewer's barley helps develop marbling in our flavorful, pasture raised beef. Our beef is raised in partnership with with our family friend and farming mentor on the hillside pastures of the farm we lease. Here's examples of beef variety packs. 1st share: 10 packs of ground beef, 1 beef roast, 2 packs of stew beef. 2nd share: 9 packs of ground beef, 2 NY strip steaks, 2 sirloin steaks.
$240 total--2 variety packs. 1 pack at each pickup. 2 pickups. (approx 28 pounds total for season).
*Beef Shares Morganton Natural Foods and Bluebird Farm pick-up location, please read note in Pickup Locations below.
Certified Organic Heirloom Apple Share
Only available with a Vegetable Share
Fox Gap Farms, Morganton North Carolina FoxGapFarms.com
Old southern heirloom apples are rare and unique. Growing organic apples is very difficult and requires patience, dedication, and good luck which is why there are only 3 certified organic orchards in North Carolina. We are lucky enough to have Fox Gap Farms as a neighbor just 6 miles from our farm. Enjoy apples as a season food this fall. Snack on apples, slice up into granola, yoghurt, salads, fry with butter as a fall vegetable, make up a small pot of applesauce.
Apple Share $50- only available with a Vegetable Share. 1 1/2 pounds (3-6 apples) for 7 weeks plus a 6 pound bag of apples the last week for fall storage. 16.5 pounds of apples.
Vegetable Box, Chicken, Beef, Egg, Apple, Pork Shares: Wednesday from 4-6pm at Bluebird Farm. Directions to the farm available at www.BluebirdFarmNC.com Pickup your shares in the walk-in fridge at the barn. All meat share pickups will be at farm in October and November. The December pickup will be at Morganton Natural Foods and pickup time TBA.
Hickory- location change at end of October
Sept 27th-October 25th (5 weeks) Wednesday Hickory Farmers Market 10-2pm.
November 1st, 8th, 15th (3 weeks) Location/Time TBA...either Cafe Rule or Hollar Mills for a 2 hour window- perhaps 11am-1pm
Vegetable Box, Chicken, Beef, Egg, Apple, Pork Shares: Pick up your shares at the Wednesday Hickory Farmers Market. Please pickup vegetables as early as possible to ensure fresh vegetables.
Morganton Natural Foods
Vegetable Box plus Egg Shares: Wednesday from 4-6pm. Pickup your veggie share and egg share at Morganton Natural Foods, 306 South Sterling Street. Please thank the kind people at Morganton Natural Foods for hosting our CSA pickup location! Morganton Natural Foods closes promptly at 6pm.
M.N.F. Vegetable Box plus Chicken, Beef, Pork Shares: If you are signing up for a vegetable share plus chicken, beef, or pork, you can select M.N.F. as a pickup, however due to refrigeration needs on chicken, beef, and pork pickup weeks, you will need to come to Bluebird Farm to pickup your vegetables and chicken/pork/beef shares in October and November. The December pickup will be at Morganton Natural Foods. We will send reminder emails prior to pickup.
Saturday Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Vegetable Box, Chicken, Beef, Egg, Apple, Pork Shares: Saturday from 8am-noon. Pickup your shares at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.
What If I Can't Pickup My Share?
Vegetable and apple shares: Refunds are not offered for missed weeks.
You must contact us at least 48 hours in advance to arrange one of the following:
1. You can arrange pickup with us at the farm or at a farmers market later in the week.
2. Find a friend or family member to pickup your share for you or have them pick it up and let them have it.
3. We can donate your vegetables to a family in need.
Eggs, chickens, beef, and pork shares: These shares are more easily saved for you. However, you must contact us at least 48 hours in advance to arrange alternative pickup arrangements for the eggs, chicken, beef, and pork.
A deposit of $180 is due upon sign-up. Full payment is due by Sept 27th.
Payment by check or credit card. There is a 2.9% card fee.
We offer a 3% discount for payment in full upon sign-up, whether you pay with check or credit. There is still a 2.9% fee if you pay with a card.
Please don't hesitate to contact us by email or phone to arrange other payment options or special financial requests! We want your family to eat our farm food!
All vegetable prices are based on a 8 week total amount. The amount of vegetables in your box each week may vary depending on the season and the weather.