Silver Bridge Farm

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some questions we hear regularly. If you have a burning question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us!

Q: Where have you been all summer???

A: We're sorry, and we miss you too! This year we had some unforeseen circumstances which limited our chicken supply. We are intending to return to the St. Norbert Farmer's Market Saturday August 6, 2016 with more free-range chickens. And don't forget to order your Thanksgiving turkey!

Q: What does "Free Range" mean?

A: Free Range means that our chickens are not certified organic, but we feed them wheat from our own fields, free of antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, and animal byproducts, mixed with some soybean meal for protein. The chickens are free to roam in the barn, and the doors are open during the day so they are free to run around outside in the grass, eating insects. We like to think that our chickens have a happy life, and that they taste better for it, but you'll have to judge that for yourself!

Q: How much do your chickens cost?

A: Our chickens are sold for 2.95/lb. They average between 7 and 9 pounds, but can weigh anywhere from 4 to 12 pounds. They get bigger each week until we start a new flock, so if you are having trouble finding the right size just ask us when we'll have small ones again.

Q: How can I order a Thanksgiving turkey?

A: Come to our table to write down your name and contact information. We will contact you the week before thanksgiving to remind you to come down to the market for your delicious turkey! You can also use the form on our "Contact Us" page. We will send you a confirmation email once we receive your order. Turkeys are limited, so sign up early!

Q: Can we order chickens?

A: As a rule, we do not take orders for chickens. We try to have a steady supply every Saturday at the St. Norbert Farmer's Market, sold on a first-come-first-served basis, but we often sell out before noon at the market, especially in the fall, so come early! The Farmer's Market is on the south end of Winnipeg and runs Saturdays from the beginning of June until the end of October. Saturday hours are from 8:00am to 3:00pm. 

Q: Do you sell chicken pieces/parts?

A: Recently we did a trial of selling breasts, wings, thighs, ground chicken, and drumsticks which was well received by our valued customers. At this point our supply of these cuts is low, but feel free to contact us if you would like to see this adventure continued. 

Q: Do you sell eggs?

A: No, we do not specialize in laying hens, ourselves, however there is a supplier of eggs at St. Norbert, known as Nature's Pasta, and we hear they're egg-cellent! (Excuse the pun) 

Q: Where are your chickens processed?

A: Our chickens are processed and inspected at Waldner Meats in Niverville, MB.