Hershberger Heritage Farm is now offering shares in its pastured chicken CSA program, which runs for 26 weeks, from mid-May through mid-November. Members will get their choice of whole or cut-up, fresh, certified organic, pastured chicken. Sign-ups will continue throughout the summer, with late sign-ups being pro-rated for the remaining number of weeks in the season.
The farm offers three levels of shares. A small share includes one chicken per month for six months. A regular share includes one chicken every two weeks, for a total of 13 chickens. The largest share includes one chicken per week, for a total of 26 chickens. Custom share sizes are available upon request.
Hershberger Farm, run by husband and wife, Nathan and Shelah Layton, is now also offering a backyard chicken rental service, called Chicken Lenders. The program allows those interested to raise two to four egg-laying chickens in their own backyard, over four, 12 or 30 weeks—with materials and guidance provided by the farm.