The CSA Options:
Full Share - $630 shares are comprised of a total of 65 pounds of farm product distributed
over 5 monthly pick-ups (November – March) of roughly 12-15 pounds each. Members can expect to receive a combination
of pork, beef, lamb, chicken and 1 goose.
Small Share - $480 shares
are comprised of 45 pounds of farm product distributed over 3 monthly pick-ups (November-January) 15 pounds each. Members
can expect to receive a combination of pork, beef, lamb, chicken and 1 goose.
- $150 shares are comprised of 15 pounds of farm product distributed once in the summer. Members can expect to receive a combination
of pork, beef and chicken.
*Don't eat lamb, goose or otherwise?? No problem. Let us know
and we'll provide more of something you really enjoy! Each distribution will vary in cuts and product i.e. pork and chicken,
pork, lamb and beef, chicken and beef, etc.
CSA Shares are distributed in Florence,
South Deerfield, Concord, Dorchester & Warwick MA, Brattleboro,
VT and Keene, NH. At each location we have a freezer where we will leave tote bags with your month’s
distribution. We ask that members come by and collect shares within 3 days of distribution. Should you be away, feel free
to have a friend, neighbor or colleague collect your share on your behalf.
Our share price
reflects the real cost of raising animals on a diversified small-scale, with daily care and fed org. rations. The cheap prices
found at the super grocers do not reflect the externalities (environmental, human health and animal welfare) in raising livestock
on a large scale and pumping them full of waste feed concentrates and antibiotics. In order for small farms to return to our
hillsides, we must decide that we are willing to pay, entirely, for what we eat. Our animals are grazed together cows,
sheep and poultry and moved to new grass everyday. Our poultry and pigs receive Green Mountain Feeds
grain rations daily. You bet it costs more.
We do not expect all members to eat
twelve plus pounds of meat in a month. Some families can eat even more than this and might consider two shares. The
distribution schedule is based on the harvest. Cuts can be kept for a long time in your freezer. Think of your participation
as meat for a year! Part of participating in a meat
CSA is the educational value and experience of being an integral part of a local farm. It is important for members to understand
that we are raising livestock for you. That one steer or lamb or pig can only be divided into so many chops, steaks and roasts.
The meat CSA provides our member families with an experience that introduces them to often new and lesser-known cuts along
with the more familiar steaks, hams and chops. You can expect a monthly newsletter filled with info about the best way
to prepare your cuts, how to get many meals out of one bird or roast, lots of recipes for rubs, pastes and various cooking
We are committed to working with each member to best accommodate your preferences
but cannot make promises about particular cuts other than that each share will be comprised of an equitable combination of
higher end cuts, roasts and ground meat. We are happy to exchange goose for chicken, turkey for lamb, etc. for members who’d
like. Be sure to let us know at the time that you reserve your share.
We can make soup/stock bones
and organ meats and lard available upon request.
To reserve your share today simply download the
CSA sign-up form at the top right of the page and mail it in along with your $150 deposit. You can also pay via Paypal or
with SNAP benefits.