Q Farms Pasture-Based
A unique opportunity to feed you and your family with local, pasture-based protein, all summer long.
Subscription runs from Spring-Fall 2017
Q Farms subscriptions will include fresh pasture-raised whole chickens and fresh eggs from pastured hens weekly for a commitment period of 20 weeks.
All of our chickens are raised on pasture, eating insects, grass, and fed supplemental GMO-free grain from Stone House Farm, and grown without herbicides, pesticides, or antibiotics. They live happy and healthy lives.
Q Farms pastured chickens are processed and packaged in Q Farms' own newly constructed USDA certified on-farm poultry facility. The only USDA certified facility in the State of Connecticut. This means your chickens are as fresh as it gets.
You can expect your meat chickens to be an average weight of 4 lbs over the season and eggs are packaged in one dozen recyclable/returnable cartons. We guarantee a minimum of 80 lbs of chicken for each chicken subscription.
Later in the year, as our pig and cattle breeding programs progress, the pasture-based protein subscriptions will expand to include 100% grass-fed beef and pastured pork.
How it works
- Sign up! Select your share type above no later than April 15. We appreciate you signing up as early as possible so that we can size our flock appropriately for the season.
- Prepay in full at the time of signup. Subscription will run from Spring-Fall 2017.
- Specific dates that products will be ready for weekly pick up will be provided by early Spring once we know our processing schedule.
- Pick up your fresh products (chickens and/or eggs) at our farm store weekly at 63 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT.
- If you miss a week due to vacation, don't worry! We can hold your chicken in our freezer and your eggs in our refrigerator for an additional week.
We are currently accepting payment by credit card on the website.
If you would like to subscribe, but cannot pay with credit card, you can mail us a check and indicate which protein share you are purchasing. Make check payable to Q Farms and mail to:
63 Jackson Hill Road
Sharon, CT 06069
The Advantages of a Q Farms Subscription
The quality of our chickens and eggs are exceptional and nutritionally superior. An independent study funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) Program found that compared to conventionally raised chickens, pasture raised chickens had 21% less total fat, 30% less saturated fat, and 28% fewer calories. The pasture raised chickens had essentially no fat in the breast meat, but had 50% more vitamin A and had significant levels of omega-3s, where conventional chickens had none. Our chickens contain omega 3 fatty acids, something your body needs. Up to 30% of their diet comes from the grass they live on, making them a great source for this healthy nutrient. Q Farms hens roam freely on our farm producing eggs with an excellent taste and structure, which are high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and beta carotene.
Upside value, with no downside risk. In the height of summer birds grow quicker and larger. You’re locked in at the 4 pound price. We will guarantee 80 lbs of chicken per chicken subscription.
Q Farms subscriptions guarantee you product all summer. During the busiest time of our season, we are frequently sold out of all our products.
A subscription provides attractive discounts from our on-farm retail prices, and significant discounts from local food grocery where our product is sold.
Above all, you are directly supporting local, sustainable agricultural which enriches our planet and supports our local economy.