So, here is a wrap up of the opportunities to get in our products for the year:
Individual, Couple and bi-weekly local (half shares) available. The break down of what is included is detailed and lengthy, so if you want information on what comes with these packages, please email us. We include chicken, turkey, rabbit and specialty farm products (like jams) in all of our shares. Couple shares include eggs! It's a great opportunity to get farm fresh deliciousness, in incremental payments, all year.
We're selling pork in 1/2 pig increments this year. For what that looks like (thanks to Chicken Thistle Farm for providing this breakdown in easy to read terms) see the below list. We're only growing based on the number of pork orders we get in, so all orders must be completed by March 15th.
If you only want the typical grocery store cuts, this is what the estimate looks like. If you're more adventurous and willing to eat organ meat, or less prime cuts, you can get a lot more out of it. Also, purchase of a 1/2 pig entitles you entrance into our collaborative make your own bacon class!
This is a rough estimate… each pig is a little different but this is a “typical” 1/2 pig:
Pounds - Item
13# - Pork chops 1″ – total of 23 pork chops, 7 packs of 2 + 3 packs of 3
3# - Spare Ribs – Ask for my recipe if you need one
9# - Hamburger/Sausage ground meat in 1 lb packages
15# - Fresh Ham – easily brined or sent for smoking
8# - Fresh Bacon Slab – brine & slice or send for smoking
10# - Shoulder Roast
4# - Butt Pork Roast
5# - Stew Bones – good for dogs if you don’t make soup or stew
8# - Fat – you can render this to use in the kitchen
Surplus Meat Email List:
We primarily grow for our CSA members. They get first choice of all of our meat, veggies and specialty farm products. But, we do grow extra chickens, turkeys and rabbits. If you want to be on our email list to be notified when we have our premium meat for sale, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to the list. All meat is pre-paid, first-come, first serve. So if we send out an email that we have something available, you respond that you want it, we send you a pay-pal invoice and pay ahead of time. Then you can pick up your order at our usual Albany CSA delivery or on farm. We will start taking orders (with just a deposit) for Thanksgiving Turkeys in late September/early October.