June 23, 2010
Pastured chicken farm adds Sacramento to CSA program

eggs.jpgA Vacaville farm that provides noted San Francisco restaurants with chickens and eggs is adding Sacramento to its community supported agriculture program.

Sacramento is the newest addition to the CSA program at Soul Food Farm, a 55-acre ranch that produces chickens for meat and eggs on certified organic pasture.

The farm, which also has CSA pickup locations in the Bay Area, sources chickens and eggs for Chez Panisse, Coi and Quince restaurants.

The monthly pickup for Sacramento CSA members will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Epicurean Farmer, 4421 24th Street, a news release from the farm states.

The store is located at Panama Pottery, in an industrial area near Sacramento City College.

Members have to pay a $100 deposit to join, which is credited toward the first and future orders. Once the prepayment is spent, members can pay cash or check at the time of pick-up. Minimum orders are $20 and members do not have to order every month.

Members can order as many whole chickens as desired. Chickens weight between 3 and 4 pounds and cost $6.50 per pound.

Eggs, which are mixed brown, white and blue-green, cost $6.50 per dozen. Egg orders are limited to two dozen per customer per delicery during the summer and one dozen per delivery in the remaining months, when less sunlight means a natural decrease in production, the release states.

Members also can order chicken leg confit, giblets, livers and, when in season, the farm's Terra Sole olive oil, organic lavender, lemons and other products.

Click here for more information about Soul Food Farms or to sign up for its CSA program.

*File photo of Soul Food Farm's eggs, courtesy of the Associated Press.

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