Jan
21
2017

2018 Chicken CSA

Welcome to our 2018 Chicken CSA information page.  We have quite a few changes for the CSA this year, so please read carefully!

Logistically, the chicken program is mostly going to work the same this year as in years past, albeit with three pickup dates (June 14th, July 16th and October 8th) instead of four pickup dates.

One big and positive change is that we are switching to a certified organic grain for all of our poultry this year.  For years, we have been committed to only using non-gmo grains which has set us apart from other local area farms.  But we are taking things a step further this year, because we care about the health of both our customers and our environment!

We are moving away from the various “size packages” and multiple pricing structures from years past. The price per pound will be the same across the board for everyone, regardless of how many chickens you pre-order. So here is how ordering, deposits and payments will work:

  • Chickens will be priced to the CSA at a flat 10% discount off of our retail pricing (moving up from $4.99 to $5.49/lb), so the CSA price will be $4.95/lb.
    • This will equate to roughly a $3-$5 increase per chicken from last year.
    • The cost increase is mostly related to the increased production costs by switching to organic grain.
  • You can order as few or as many chickens as you would like (from 15-40) in increments of 5.
    • Our goal is to raise slightly larger chickens than last year, so please keep that in mind when ordering if you are on the fence about ordering 5 more or 5 less.
    • Our average whole chicken weight this year will be between 5-5.5lbs.
  • You’ll place a $10 deposit per chicken now to lock in your spot (via a check or PayPal), then pay the difference at each pickup for birds taken that day.
    • There will not be one big single balloon payment in May like years past.
    • Example: You order 30 chickens and place a $300 deposit now. You’ll pickup 10 chickens on each of the three dates. When you arrive we’ll grab 10 birds, add up all the weights and take $4.95/lb x the total weight. We will then subtract the deposit for the birds you are taking that day (in this case 10 birds x $10 deposit = $100) from the total and collect the difference. So you’ll pay something each time you come to the farm.
  • You will still get to save 10% on any other items you purchase on farm the day of pickup, including beef, pork and additional poultry.
  • If you choose 30 or fewer chickens you can choose to get all of your CSA birds in two trips, or one trip if you choose 20 or fewer birds.

Place your order by following this link

The chickens come whole, or you can elect to have them cutup for a small fee.  Simply let us know how many of your chickens you would like to have cutup at each delivery date.  Note that each chicken will be cut into the following pieces and placed into one bag: 2 breast, 2 thighs, 2 drumsticks, 2 wings, 1 frame. You can then separate your pieces to fit your needs and freeze them. Cost per cutup chicken is $2.00/each.

Poultry orders will be picked up fresh, at the farm from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, June 14th

Monday, July 16th

Monday, October 8th

Place your order by following this link

 

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Dec
09
2016

Discounted Holiday Bundle Boxes Are Back!

Have you ever wanted to sample a whole bunch of our various products?  What if you could buy an assortment of our beyond organic, pasture raised meats at a nice discount?  And to top it all off, what if we brought it to your door with FREE delivery anywhere around Indy, Bloomington, Greenwood, Franklin, Mooresville or Martinsville?  If that sounds good to you, then now is your chance to try out any one of three special packages we are offering this holiday season.  And don’t get one for just yourself, consider sending one as a unique Christmas gift!

Option 1 – Simpson Sampler:

The “Simpson Sampler” holiday box will be an awesome mix of our pastured poultry, forest raised pork and 100% grass-fed black angus beef.  The retail value of this package is over $230.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for $199.00.  However, we are only making 10 of these available!

So what’s included?  It is a terrific mix with some of our most popular products:

Simpson Sampler

Pastured Poultry:

  • 2 whole chickens
  • 2 packages of chicken breast
  • 1 package of chicken frames for stock

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 package of center cut pork chops
  • 1 package of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 4lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian, chorizo and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

100% Grass-fed & finished black angus beef:

  • 1 package of t-bone steaks
  • 1 package of sirloin steaks
  • 3lbs of ground beef

 

Option 2 – Big Porker:

Check out our “Big Porker” holiday box if you would like a full range of our pork products.  The retail value of this package is over $170.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for just $149.00.

However, just like the Simpson Sampler quantities are limited and we’ll only make 10 of these available!  Here is what you will receive:

big-porker

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 boneless pork loin
  • 1 pork shoulder roast
  • 2 packages (2 per pkg) of center cut pork chops
  • 2 packages of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 2 packages (4 per pkg) of our bratwurst:  1 each of Wisconsin style and Fresh Polish (seasoned with garlic)
  • 4lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian, chorizo and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

 

Option 3 – Little Porker:

Check out our “Little Porker” holiday box if you would like a wonderful variety of our pork products, but in a smaller package.  The retail value of this package is over $115.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for just $99.00.  However, just like the other holiday boxes quantities are limited and we’ll only make 10 of these available!

Here is what you will receive:

little-porker

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 boneless pork loin
  • 1 pork shoulder roast
  • 1 package of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 4lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian, chorizo and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

 

The fine print:

For all packages we are also expanding our normal delivery area to all of greater Indianapolis including Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Lawrence, Wanamaker, Avon, Brownsburg & Plainfield.  We will also include all of Johnson County, Morgan County and the greater Bloomington and Elletsville areas as well.  Please note that all package sizes listed are approximate and not every box will be exactly the same.  All boxes will include the number of packages indicated and will meet or exceed the retail value listed.  Deliveries will take place between 10am-6pm on either Wednesday, December 14th or Wednesday, December 21st.   You can also choose to pick up your box at the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market on December 17th or at the Bindford Buying Club on December 17th.  Finally, you may pick up your box at the farm any day (on or before December 22nd) by appointment.

Ready to order?  Simply e-mail us at info@simpsonfamilyfarm.com or use the contact form on our website to reserve your box!  You can then pay us with a check or cash upon delivery, or we can send you a secure electronic invoice to pay online.  Just indicate your preference in the e-mail along with your phone number, desired delivery date, IWFM pickup or on farm pickup date and time.  If you select delivery, please include your street address as well.  We’ll then get in touch with you to wrap up the details.

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Jul
28
2015

2105 Annual Chicken Sale

Simpsons Farm Market

Annual Chicken Sale!

Monday, August 10th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

All of our “beyond organic” fresh poultry will be 10% off of our regular prices for this one day only event. And don’t forget, all of our poultry is raised on our 100% chemical free pastures and fed locally raised GMO FREE GRAIN! We are one of only a handful of local farms using GMO free grains to feed our poultry. Remember that local poultry is only produced during the warm season months and we often run out of product by February, so use this opportunity to stock up and save! We will also have all of our forest raised pork available for retail as well, also fed GMO free grains. And our 100% grassfed beef is also currently available.

Beyond Organic Pastured Poultry

Regular Price         Sale Price

Whole Roaster (4-5lb)           $4.75/lb               $4.28/lb

Breast (2 per package)           $9.49/lb               $8.54/lb

Leg Quarters (3 per pkg)        $5.75/lb              $5.18/lb

Wings (10 per package)         $4.99/lb               $4.49/lb

Chicken Frames (2/pkg)        $2.99/lb               $2.69/lb

Livers, Hearts or Gizzards     $3.99/lb               $3.59lb

Our farm is located just east of Martinsville off of SR44 at:

1725 Wampler Road

Martinsville, IN 46151

765.349.4857

For complete directions to our farm, please visit our website at:

www.simpsonfamilyfarm.com

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Apr
03
2015

Steak Fajita Salad

This is an awesome way to turn one package of steaks into a meal for 8 people. We always begin with fresh, chemical free salad greens purchased at the farmers market.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces beef steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp dry fajita seasoning (salt, chili powder, paprika, cumin)
  • 1 sliced red, orange, or green pepper
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 can black beans – drained
  • 1 tomato – chopped
  • ½ c sliced black olives
  • cheese
  • lettuce

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle steak with fajita seasoning and let set for 2-4 hours before grilling if possible for best flavor.  Grill to medium rare and slice into thin strips.
  1. In skillet, saute peppers and onions in coconut oil until vegetables are tender.
  1. Makes 4 large salads.

Southwest Fiesta Dressing:

  • ½ c plain yogurt
  • ¼ c sour cream
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • ¼ tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together and chill.  Best if made an hour or more ahead of time.

 

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Nov
12
2014

Announcing Our New Binford Buying Club

As many of you know, we’ve been a vendor at the Binford Farmer’s Market since May of 2010.  It doesn’t feel like 5 summer seasons have gone by, but they have!  We’ve built a lot of relationships in the Binford area and as such, some of our most ardent supporters come from that market.

With that in mind, a couple of months back we began to think of a way to stay connected with our customers in the Binford area year round.  We considered a number of ways to do this, but the idea we kept coming back to was to form a buying club.  A buying club, in short, is simply a group of people who order product from a farmer and then have the items delivered into the city for pickup at someone’s home.  There are many different examples of how buying clubs are operated and what products they provide but they all hinge on one very important thing:  A really good buying club coordinator!

The coordinator is the glue that binds this type of relationship together and without them, the club simply won’t function.  As we started to pull the details of the buying club together, I began mentioning it to several of my regular customers at the Binford Farmers Market to gauge interest.  The interest was very high and the feedback was really positive.  We knew we were on to something and we just had to find the final piece!

One of those customers I mentioned our idea to was Meredith Sharp.  Meredith is an extremely passionate local foodie who supports us weekly and loves all of our products (but she is hopelessly addicted to our forest raised pork).  As we were parting ways the day I mentioned our idea she expressed an interest in being involved to help get this project off of the ground.  After hammering out some logistical details, Meredith agreed to be our official coordinator for the Binford Buying Club!  We feel really fortunate to have her, and her husband Matt, on board to help us make this a reality.

Now that we have all of the nuts and bolts figured out, we are happy to announce that our first delivery to the Binford Buying Club (BBC) will be on Monday, November 24thDelivery is free, and there is no minimum order required.  All you have to do is order by Sunday, November 23rd thru our online order form and select “Binford Buying Club” as your pickup point.  If you are not comfortable ordering online, you can also just contact Meredith via email and she can place your order for you.  Once your order has arrived, she’ll contact you about pickup times and take things from there.

Binford Buying Club Delivery Option

You might have a few questions about how all of this will operate, and most of the answers can be found in the FAQ section on our Binford Buying Club (BBC) webpage.  If you don’t see your question there, just email Meredith and she’ll respond to you.

Want to stay connected with all things BBC related?  You can sign-up using the email form below, or you can always go to our email sign-up page as well.  Meredith will be updating you through this newsletter on ordering deadlines, product availability, pickup times, and more.

Our goal is for those of you on the Northeast side of Indy to have a way to enjoy our products year round.  Please consider taking advantage of this free service!

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