I started a new CSA membership and picked up a new delivery a few days ago. The frozen delivery was sitting in a somewhat insulated box without ice for maybe six hours before I picked it up, and was partially thawed (but still cold) when I opened it up. I am a bit concerned that it might not be safe to eat. Or am I just being paranoid?
If it was partially thawed, how was it different than chicken that you may have defrosted on your kitchen counter? I know it generally isn't recommended that you defrost meat on the counter, but since it was still cold, and as long as you fully cook it, I wouldn't worry.
As long as you cook it properly and completely, and there isn't an "off" smell to it that would indicate decomposition has started, you should be good.
Just make sure to check it thoroughly before use or freezing.
I personally think it will be fine, but don't let it sit raw in your fridge for too long. I would cook it right away. If you are still worried, put it in a stock pot with some water and veggies and boil it for about 15 to 20 minutes before turning it low to stew for a few hours (could transfer it to a crockpot overnight at that point). People have "reboiled" soup for generations to give it just a little longer shelf life in the ice box.