We are looking for folks willing to partner with us and become a part of our farm family. Due to our small size, the number of shares offered are limited and will sell out quickly. To help you decide if our Meat CSA may be right for you, here are the details to consider:
What Exactly is a meat csa?
Our Meat CSA is a great opportunity to partner with us in providing you and your family with healthy, all-natural, pasture raised beef, pork and chicken. When joining our Meat CSA, you are committing to purchase a minimum amount of meat each month over a six month period. Unlike other meat CSAs, which meats you get each month is totally up to you. Our Meat CSA members are able to select from any of the meats available and can order whenever is convenient for you.
What size share is best for me?
Great question! It really all depends on your eating habits. If you and your family eat at home most of the time and enjoy eating beef, pork and/or chicken, the Gold share is probably the best way to go. On the other hand, if there is only 1 or 2 of you, or you don't eat a lot of meat, we suggest the Bronze share as the better option.
what are the share sizes available and how much do they cost?
We are offering 3 share options for our Meat CSA. The following is a breakdown for each share to help you choose which would work best for you:
Bronze Level - This is our entry level share and the cost is $300, payable in advance. In return for your commitment, Bronze level members receive a 5% discount on all meat purchases when spending a minimum of $50 per month.
Silver Level - This is our mid level share and the cost is $450, payable in advance. In return for you commitment, Silver level members receive a 7.5% discount on all meat purchases when spending a minimum of $75 per month.
Gold Level - This is our highest level share and costs $600, payable in advance. In return for your commitment, Gold level members receive a 10% discount on all meat purchases when spending a minimum of $100 per month. Additionally, Gold level shareholders also have the option of free home delivery when spending $100 or more per order.
what types of meats can i expect to choose from each month?
Unlike our produce, which is seasonal, we work hard to keep a good selection of meats on hand year round. With our beef and pork, we raise and process these animals throughout the year. This means there may be times when we are out of stock of certain cuts, sausages, steaks, etc, but hopefully not for long. Chicken is a little different as we've learned over the years that trying to raise pastured chicken in the winter months just doesn't work. As a result, we typically process our last batch of birds late Nov/early Dec and then not again until early April. However, we work hard to get enough chicken in our freezers to last over the winter months.
I’m afraid I will get cuts of meat I don’t know what to do with or don't like. What help will you give me?
That's one of the best things about our Meat CSA. You choose what you get in your share each month! Not only that, but you also choose when you get your share each month. This is not to say we won't encourage you to try different cuts, sausages, etc. We want our members to experiment and try something different from time to time. To help in this, we are happy to provide suggestions on preparation, how to cook, etc.
when is your meat csa?
Our Meat CSA is offered year round and you can join anytime. Again, it is a six month commitment and the share will cover six months from the time you join.
Where and when are your pickup locations?
As a member of our Meat CSA, you have the option of ordering each month when it is convenient for you. In addition, we will have multiple options when it comes to pick up days/locations and again, the choice is totally up to you. Also, don't forget, Gold Level members have the option of scheduling free home delivery when placing an order of $100 or more.
what happens if i don't meet my monthly minimum, or have money left in my account at the end of my six month commitment?
The key thing to remember when joining our Meat CSA is that you will never lose the money you invest. When buying into our Meat CSA you will be given a Hill Family Farm gift card loaded with the amount of your investment. The card does not expire, nor is there any type of declining balance charge. The only negative to not spending your committed monthly minimum is you would not receive the discount off your purchase that month. Same is true once the six month expires, you simply no longer receive a discount off your purchase.