Frequently Asked Questions

New here?  Below are some of the questions we get asked most often.  If this page doesn't answer your questions, please reach out to us!

 

Are You Organic?

Yes and no.  While our production standards far exceed those required of organic livestock production, we are not certified organic, therefore we can't legally call ourselves organic.  This is why we use the phrase "beyond organic," because our standards are above and beyond those required of USDA certified organic livestock.


Are your chickens and turkeys sold alive, and/or will I have to pluck them?

No and no.  You'd be surprised how often we get asked this.  Our chickens and turkeys are ready to cook, as is our pork.  No you will not have to cut the head and feet off or pluck the feathers.  See the next question for more details.


What do you sell, and how is it packaged?

We currently sell 3 items:

  • Chicken-We offer whole chickens, boneless/skinless breasts, split breasts, leg quarters, wings and ground chicken. Everything is in vacuum-sealed packaging and processed by a USDA-inspected poultry processor. Chicken is all sold frozen.

  • Pork-We offer pork by the cut. Everything is in vacuum-sealed packages and is processed by a USDA-inspected butcher. Pork is sold frozen.

  • Thanksgiving turkeys-packaged as a whole turkey, with giblets, vacuum-sealed by USDA-inspected poultry processor. Turkeys are sold fresh, never frozen.


Can we buy a whole or half pig?

We are not currently offering the opportunity to purchase whole or half pigs.  However, we do offer a variety of bulk packages that allow you to fill your freezer at a discounted bulk price.  With our bulk packages, we do all of the meat handling and dealing with the butcher (cut sheets can be intimidating!).


Do you offer home delivery, and how big is your delivery area?

We are excited to be one of few farms in the region offering home delivery, making local food more accessible to more people. Our current delivery area is a 40 mile radius from our farm. This includes most of Greater Cincinnati and Greater Dayton and some of southeast Indiana as well. See our Delivery Calendar page for a map of our delivery area.


Do you ship meat?

At the current time, we do not ship meat. Shipping a frozen product can be quite difficult and also expensive. Plus, we believe in keeping our products local as much as possible. We’d rather deliver our products directly to you, which we believe builds the farmer-consumer relationship, than ship products to folks far away.


How much do you charge for delivery?

We charge a flat $8 fee to deliver meat to your door. This helps to cover the cost of gas mainly. The only exception to this is our harvest boxes. We deliver those for free because they’re a large order and are only offered once or twice a year.


Do you have a minimum order size for delivery?

Yes. We require delivery orders to be at least $100.


Does someone need to be home to receive the delivery?

We strongly prefer that someone be home on delivery day. This is because our products are perishable and we also don’t want anyones meat to get stolen off of their porch. Our deliveries typically happen from late morning to mid-afternoon depending on how far you are from us. We set our delivery routes the night before delivery based on the orders we have so we can’t give you an approximate delivery time when you order. If it’s absolutely not possible to have someone at home on delivery day, reach out to us and we will try and work something out. One option is to have you leave a cooler of ice on your porch and we will put your order in that when we deliver. We just ask that you get your order into your freezer as soon as you get home.


After I order, how soon will my order be delivered?

We typically deliver once a month so your order will be delivered on our next delivery date. Check our calendar page to see how soon our next delivery date is. If you need the order sooner, you may want to pick up on the farm or at the Oxford Farmers Market. We will deliver twice a month if demand warrants it.


I ordered and want to pickup my order on the farm. When should I pick that up?

You will receive an email from us within 1-2 business days to set up a pickup time that works for both of us.