We offer two versions of our meat CSA. Our Winter Meat Orders, and a new Meat Share available during the regular Farm season.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) means our community invests in BARR FARMS to allow us to raise healthy animals on a sustainable scale, while caring for the land and each other. The CSA provides security to both community members and farmers by putting us in direct relationship with each other. A MEAT CSA is a concept where community members pay for a share of the animals harvested on our farm. We adapted the concept of a vegetable CSA where members pay in advance and receive a harvest of seasonal vegetables each week during the growing season.
MEAT CSA MEMBER BENEFITS
Members understand our meat is raised on a healthy, sustainable family farm.
Members receive specially selected cuts of meat.
Members enjoy 100% GRASS-FED beef that is marbled, lean and tasty.
Members know chicken and pork are raised on pasture, and are fed non-GMO feed
Members know our meat contains NO antibiotics, steroids or hormones.
Members enjoy a DISCOUNT from the retail price (during the Fall/Winter Meat CSA only).
WINTER CUSTOM MEAT ORDERS (Winter Meat CSA)
Our winter meat CSA runs in the winter months in two sessions, September-December and January-April. To be added to the email list to learn when signups open for each session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENEFITS OF WINTER MEAT CSA: -- FULLY CUSTOMIZED: order exactly what you want, as much or as little (no Minimum order) -- Pick up monthly -- Discount from retail and regular season Meat Share prices
WINTER MEAT CSA STRUCTURE Currently, we offer Grass-finished Beef, Grass-Fed Chicken and Pastured Pork. (Beef is fed ONLY Grass. Chickens and Pork are pastured and fed local non-GMO grains)
We're in the process of developing a new system for 2020/2021, so stay tuned!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The amount of each meat cut purchased will be a bit more or less depending on the size of the prepackaged cuts. FOR EXAMPLE, if you choose one 3.0 lb chicken each month, you may receive a 3.2 lb chicken one month and a 2.8 lb chicken the next month. We believe this CSA-style flexibility benefits both the farmer and member.
Meat CSA Farm Shares
If you want weekly or biweekly deliveries of meat May-October, we now offer the option of ordering meat to be delivered with your veggies! You can also order a meat share only. Meat shares can be delivered either weekly or biweekly, during our main 22 week growing season, May-October, to any of our regular CSA delivery locations. You set your meat preferences when you sign up, and can switch out week to week.
We have three options available, all available May 21-October 19, weekly or biweekly:
Meat Share - Samplers $ 22.00/ week Based on your meat preferences. An assortment at this price might include: 1 lb ground beef, pork or sausage and 1 pack brats OR 1 whole small chicken OR 1 pack leg quarters and 1 pack ground meat or brats.
Meat Share - Grillers $ 34.00/ week Based on your meat preferences. An assortment at this price might include: 2 lbs ground meat, 1 pack brats and 1 pack chicken leg quarters or breasts OR 1 lb bacon, 1 pack chicken leg quarters or breasts and/or steaks.
Meat Share - Carnivores $ 49.00/ week Based on your meat preferences. An assortment at this price might include: 2 lbs ground meat, 1 pack brats, 1 lb bacon or breakfast meat, chicken (whole, leg quarters or breasts), 1 roast (beef or pork) or steaks.