Fall Farm Membership
Community Supported Agriculture
Fall Vegetable Box Share,
Pork and Beef Shares
Mid October and early December 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 26th- November 14th.
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.
$48-- 1 dozen eggs every week (8 dozen per season) only available with a Vegetable Share.
Pickups mid October and early December
At each of the 2 pork share pickups you'll receive a variety pack of our delicious pork. Expect bone in thick chops, country sausage, a mix of our 4 most popular sausages- Farm Sustainer and Farm Guild shares include cuts like roasts and spare ribs.
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.
How much of our pasture pork do you want to have on hand?
Farm Supporter, small pork share, sausage and chop sampler
2 variety packs. approx 8 pounds each pickup/ 1 pound per week/ approx 16 pounds for season. $133 total
Perfect for people who love the quality of our meat and want to explore having our meat in their kitchen every week.
Farm Sustainer, medium pork share, sausage, chops, roast, and ribs.
2 variety packs. approx 11 pounds each pickup/ 1-2 pounds per week/ approx 22 pounds for season. $200 total
Great for people who want to include more of our delicious pasture pork and cuts like roasts on their personal menu.
Farm Cultivator Guild, large pork share, a full variety of delicious pasture pork.
2 variety packs. approx 17 pounds each pickup/ 2 pounds per week/ approx 34 pounds for season. $300 total
Example of a large 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 spare ribs.
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).
How much of our pasture beef do you want to have on hand?
Farm Supporter, small ground beef share, ground beef lovers
2 variety packs. 8 pounds (1 lb packages of ground beef) every pickup/ 1 pound per week/ approx 16 pounds for season. $120 total
Farm Sustainer, medium beef share, medium mix of ground beef, roasts, steaks, stew beef
2 variety packs. approx 8-10 pounds every pickup/ 1 pound+ per week/ approx 18 pounds for season. $160 total
Farm Cultivator Guild, large beef share
2 variety packs. approx 12-15 pounds every pickup/ 1-2 pounds per week/ approx 28 pounds for season. $240 total
examples of CSA large beef share 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.
Certified Organic Heirloom Apple Share
No Apple Shares this year due to the over abundance of rain causing it to be a poor apple year. We may have 10 pound baskets available by special order. Ask/email for availability in late September or the first of October.
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.
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. The December pickup will be at Morganton Natural Foods and pickup time TBA.
Hickory- location change at end of October
Sept 26th-October 31st (6 weeks) Wednesday Hickory Farmers Market 10-2pm.
November 7th, 15th (2 weeks) Location/Time TBA...most likely Hollar Mill's Winter Market
Vegetable Box, Beef, Egg, 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, Beef, Egg, Pork Shares: Wednesday from 4-6pm. Pickup your shares 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.
Saturday Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Vegetable Box, Beef, Egg, Pork Shares: Saturday from 8am-noon. Pickup your shares at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.
What If I Can't Pickup My Share?
Vegetable 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, 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 26th.
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.