Our City Farm

  (St. Louis, Missouri)
FRESH. LOCAL. NATURAL
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2013 CSA Shares Still Available

We still have a few opening in our 2013 CSA program. Subscriptions are for the entire 26 week CSA session and starts  Saturday May 4th, 2013. Our City Farm CSA is flexible and modular allowing for a customized basket that is perfect for all households. By having cafeteria-style CSA options, we allow members to customize the size and type of  basket for their lifestyle.

Shares can be purchased online at: Click Here To Signup

or email us at info@ourcityfarm.com

We are Certified Naturally Grown and only grow using organic methods. Our eggs and chicken are also soy-free and pasture-raised. We are GMO-Free and do not use synthetic fertilizers. We believe our customers should be able to trust that the food on their table is safe for their family in every way! We hope you'll sign up today, we can't wait to grow for you!


Share Costs

Whole Share Pastured Chicken - $405

Half Share Pastured Chicken - $210


Whole Share Farm-Fresh Eggs - $98

Half Share Farm- Fresh Eggs - $52

Double Share Farm-Fresh Eggs - $185


Whole Share Heirloom Produce - $780

Half Share Heirloom Produce - $400

Sampler Heirloom Share Produce - $225

 Please note: CSA shares are for local customers only. We will NOT ship shares.


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How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken

I recently wrote a blog post on our website titled, "How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken?". I think it's important that everyone know why I wrote this. I have the unique perspective of being a fairly new farmer. I can remember the choices I made as a non-farming consumer and remember why I made them. Every day I learn more and more about food and farming and the more I learn, the more I want to share that knowledge with consumers. I not only want people to be able to make an informed decision but I want our customers to understand why we do what we do.

In "How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken?" I specifically talk about how much travel your "local" chicken experiences even before it gets in your hands. Some even before they get to the store. This may not affect the taste or quality, but it does beg the question, is the local choice, always the sustainable one? Also, how "local" is your food really?

We've taken very deliberate steps to source our chicks locally, produce them locally and distribute them locally. We feel this is better for the environment and the surrounding community. Our order to a local, small scale breeder keeps our money in the community. We process our chickens locally, which also means less stress on chickens and no carbon emissions in the form of travel. Our local farm is only 16 miles from the farthest delivery point.

Please take a few minutes to read the post and see how I've broken this down mathematically and see if you agree.

 
 
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