Our CSA Program

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It means that every month that you have a membership, we'll send you fresh cuts of meat.

CSA builds sustainable agriculture by ensuring we have a market for our meats and you have plates full of very fresh, very healthy, very humane dinners for months to come.

Purchase Share

Available Shares

We offer two share sizes (20lb./mo.  and 10lb./mo.), and these can be purchased for either 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month durations. Typically, these shares include a mix of beef & pork.

Customize Your Share

There are a few ways in which you can customize your share to your tastes. For example, lamb, chicken and maple syrup can be included in your share if desired. Sausages and smoked meats can also be included or excluded. All Beef Shares and All Pork Shares are also available.

If you'd prefer to keep costs, down, we also offer Economy Shares. Economy Shares are the same weight as regular shares, but include less expensive cuts: ground meat, sausages, stewing meat, as well as some roasts and steaks suitable for braising.

Just choose your desired options during checkout, and we'll make sure that your preferred meats are delivered to your door.

Example Shares

Every month we'll select the meat for your share; every month your share will vary slightly. Here are some examples of what meat could be in each kind of share.

A Full Share (20 lbs a month)

  • 2.5lbs Bone-in Pork Shoulder Roast (serves 4-6)
  • 3 lbs Eye of Round Roast (serves 5-8)
  • 2.25 lbs Osso Bucco (serves 2-4)
  • 1.50lb Beef Ribeye Steak (serves 1-3)
  • 1 lb Sandwich "Minute" steak (serves 1-3)
  • 2 lb Bone-in Pork Chops (serves 2-4)
  • 2 lb Ground Beef (serves 2-4)
  • 1 lb Pork Sweet Italian Sausage Links (serves 2-4)
  • 2 lb Sirloin Steak (serves 4-6)
  • 1 lb Old Fashioned Bacon (serves 4-6) 1 lb Mild Breakfast Pork Links (serves 4-8)
  • 1 lb Pork Kabob meat (serves 2-4)

    This amount will feed a family of 3-4 between 12-15 times a month

Half Share (10 lbs a month)

  • 2 lbs Fresh Ham Roast (serves 3-5)
  • 1 Pork Bone-in Shoulder Steak (serves 1-2)
  • 1 lb Hot Italian Pork sausage (serves 4)
  • 1.5 lbs Beef Shortribs (serves 3-5)
  • 1.25 lbs Beef Porterhouse Steak (serves 1-3)
  • 1 lb Ground Beef (serves 2-4)
  • 1.75 lbs Boneless Chuck Steak (serves 2-4)
  • 1lb Ground Pork (serves 2-4)

Economy Share (10 lbs a month)

  • 1 lb. Mild Breakfast Sausage Links ( serves 3-6)
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef (serves 2-4)
  • 3 lb. Eye of Round Roast ( serves 4-8)
  • 1 lb. Ground Pork ( serves 2-4)
  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Pork Sausage bulk (serves 2-4)
  • 1.5 lbs. Pork Shoulder Steak ( serves 3-6)
  • 1.5 lbs. Beef Round Steak ( serves 3-6)

This amount will feed a family of 2-3 between 10-14 times a month

Beef Only Share (10 lbs a month)

  • 3 lbs Bone-in Chuck Roast (serves 6-12)
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef (serves 2-4)
  • 1 lb. 1/4 Beef Patties ( serves 2-4)
  • 0.5 lb. Filet Mignon ( serves 1-3)
  • 1 lb. Kabobs (serves 2-4)
  • 0.75 lb. Sirloin Tip Steak (serves 2-3)
  • 1 lb. T-bone Steak ( serves 2-4)
  • 0.75 lb. Cube Steak serves (serves 1-3)
  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage Links (serves 2-4)

This amount will feed a family of 2-3 between 12 -15 times a month.

Pork Only Share (10 lbs a month)

  • 3 lbs. Pork Shoulder Roast (serves 6-12)
  • 1 lb. Old Fashioned Bacon ( serves 4-8)
  • 1 lb. Mild Breakfast Sausage Links ( serves 3-6)
  • 1 lb. Ground Pork (serves 2-4)
  • 1 lb. Boneless Pork Chops (serves 2-4)
  • 1.5 lbs. Baby Back ribs ( serves 3-6)
  • 1.5 lbs. Pork Shoulder Steak ( serves 3-6)

This amount will feed a family of 2-3 between 12-15 times a month.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can join our CSA?

At present, we offer CSA membership to anyone living in the following states: NY, NJ, VT, NH, PA, MA, RI, DE, CT, MD, VA, WV, OH, ME and the District of Columbia.

If you are interested and would like to see if we can ship to you, contact us. If you would like to join but would like to try out meat first, please visit our "Buy Meat" pages.

How is my share packaged?

All cuts are packaged in vacuum-sealed cryovac, are good for up to 12 months and are shipped frozen.
We ship in custom made insulated boxes that will keep the meat cold for up to 3 days.

Where can my share be shipped to?

Your share can be shipped to your residence, apartment, office, parents, etc!
If you live in an apartment please leave a note on your door to leave the box if you will not be home. It is your responsibility to contact us within 24 hours if your share has not arrived as scheduled.

What if I will not be home on the delivery day?

That is OK! Just give us a call (315-347-4352) or send us an email to let us know and give us another week that would be good for us to ship your box. Please give us at least 24 hours notice if you can.

I just received my share and it is not frozen, is it okay to eat?

Yes, as long as the temperature of the meat is not above 50F, the meat is safe to eat.
All of the meat is shipped frozen and should arrive mostly frozen, however if there is a delay in delivery of your share and it thaws you can still eat the meat.

Just think of meat you bring home from the grocery store, you can just as easily place your cuts in your refrigerator or freezer and the great thing is: no freezer burn because our meat is cryopacked to keep air out!

Do I have to pre-pay for my share?

Yes ... and No.

The beauty of a CSA is it gives us the funds we need to take care of the ranch on a day-to-day basis without having to go to a bank and paying interest! So if you can, please prepay the amount of your share, it really does help us a ton! However if you would like to join, we do accept a limited amount of installment payments on our shares, email us for details.

Can we visit the ranch?

Yes, please remember that 'just stopping in' probably will catch us either out in the 'back 40' working on fence or in the meat room filling orders that needed to go out yesterday! We would love to have you visit, so just give us a call to make sure we will be around and available to give you a tour!