Poultry to the People!

In this program in late spring, 2024, the Finland Food Chain is supplying 10 free chicks to 15 participants. This is a 12-16 week commitment.  Participants are responsible for purchasing feed and needs for the chicks.  Mentors will guide you from preparing to receive chicks, through the butchering process; including self-processing, group processing or where to get birds processed! Fill up your freezer or learn how to take meat to market.

THE GOAL:  To provide community education around raising meat birds for our families and community, allow more access to healthy locally raised food, collect data around obstacles we face as a region around raising and processing locally sourced meat in hopes of finding funding, strategies and building infrastructure to support more people to produce local food.