Kirsop Farm has been providing Thurston County residents with quality produce since 1996. We began raising chickens with the same loving care in 2007 for our own family and now we are ready to share them with you. We raise our chickens on pasture where they forage for insects and grass. We move their shelters every day to ensure a clean living situation and an appropriate application of fertilizer to the land. We supplement their foraging with grain produced by a small organic feed mill in British Columbia. We use the shelters to protect the chickens from predators, and to protect the rest of our vegetables from the chickens. The chicken pasture is dedicated for the season and vegetable crops will not be planted there until the following year, making use of the fertility provided by the chickens in a safe and timely manner.
We process the birds on farm using low-stress methods learned form our friends Nate and Melissa at Homegrown Pastured Poultry. The birds are available for customers the same day to ensure quality and freshness. Our poultry is now certified organic and we sell poultry year-round at area Farmers Markets. Frozen whole chickens and parts will be available after the first harvest date at many of our market stalls. Stop by to visit and inquire about prices. Some of the chickens will be made available to customers for same day pick up at the farm in Tumwater (6136 Kirsop Rd. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512) for a discount price of $6.00 per pound. These birds must be pre-ordered and picked up between 5-7 PM on the harvest day.
Harvest dates for 2016
- June 21 for chickens
- August 23 for chickens
- October 18 for chickens
- To be determined for turkeys
- To be determined for pigs
Reserve yours now! You can sign up on line by clicking on the Sign Up link, in your own account if you already have one, mailing in the form included in the brochure, or calling the farm for more information. Please be sure to choose the location first, then reserve the birds (choose the “Poultry Pick Up Only” option, then reserve poultry).
Chickens average five pounds each. Turkeys vary greatly in size from 8-30 lb.
NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not have any turkeys available this fall (2016). Please check back next year. Thanks.
Call the farm to reserve your whole or half hog and to get more details!