Meat CSA for 2012
I hope your New Year has started off well for everyone. For the 2012 season we are offering a Meat CSA. The meat CSA will consist of a combination of beef, lamb, pork and poultry (when available). Two different packages are available for purchase. Each share will consist of approximately 50% ground meats, 25% steaks and 25% roasts. Roasts may be replaced by whole chickens or ducks or geese when available. Each share will be 3 months in duration. Those of you who know us will know that we often sweeten the pot with whatever we have extra in the freezer. Occasionally we will have spent laying chickens that make fantastic chicken stock, soup bones, smoked bones for your dogs, rabbit, eggs, who knows!!!???
The Meat CSA will be available to start about the first week of February, depending on when I can pick up the beef and lamb from the butcher. I should be able to start dishing out the goods by Feb 7th or so. The Meat CSA is a great way to sample a whole lot of everything we have to offer here on the farm. I hope to continue the Meat CSA year round as we should have a growing inventory of farm fresh meats. These are simply examples of what you will get each month when you pick up your share, every month will be different, every share will be different. The chickens can be picked up fresh, the rest of the meats will be frozen, vacuum sealed and USDA inspected. The chickens and ducks will likely be processed here on the farm under USDA exemption PL 90-492.
We will not be making substitutions.
Small Share $300
10-15 pounds per month
Example shares: 6 pounds ground beef, 1 pound ground lamb, 2 pounds steaks (NY strip, Ribeye, lamb chops or rack of lamb), 3 pound chuck roast, one whole organically fed, pasture raised chicken
OR: 4 pounds ground beef, 1 pound pork sausage, 1 pound lamb sausage, 4 pound leg of lamb, one whole organically fed, pasture raised chicken.
OR: 3 pounds sausage, 4 pounds ground beef, 2 pounds bacon, one whole duck, one chicken,
Large Share $600
20-24 pounds per month
Example shares: 10 pounds ground beef, 3 pounds steaks (NY Strip, Ribeye, Lamb chops or rack of lamb), 5 pounds roasts (leg of lamb, chuck or rump roast, pork roast), 2 pounds bacon, one whole duck
OR: 8 pounds ground beef, 2 pounds ground lamb, 2 pounds ground pork, 2 pounds country pork ribs, 3 pounds pork chops, 1 pound steaks, 3 pounds beef roasts.
OR: 4 pounds pork sausage, 4 pounds ground beef, 2 pounds bacon, 2 chickens, 1 pound beef cubes, 2 pounds lamb shanks 2 pounds steaks or chops.
Poultry Share $300
Five chickens per month for 3 months.
AVAILABILITY OF MEATS
Beef and Lamb are available every month, chickens and ducks will be available in June, pork will be available in July. Turkeys and geese will be available in the fall.