Currently Available & Selling Out Quickly!

2017 Summer Weekly Meat Shares (20 weeks)

2017-18 Winter Beef Shares

2017-18 Winter Pork Shares

 

Contact us to reserve your meat share now!

 

 

Summer Meat Shares

 

We provide a weekly box of a variety of grass-fed Black Angus beef and pasture-raised pork for 20 weeks of the summer season of pick up dates.

 

Summer Meat Shares must to be reserved.

 

A weekly share includes: 

  • 1 Dozen Free range eggs

  • 2 lb. hamburger

  • 1 Package Bacon, Ham Steak or Sausage

 

  • 2 packages of pork chops or other Pork

cut alternating with 2 packages of Beef

steaks or other steak cuts

 

(Feeds a family of 4 for the week)

 

Summer 2017 Pickup Schedule

MONDAY PICKUP ~ 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

THURSDAY PICKUP ~ 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

WINTER MEAT SHARES

 

Grass-fed Black Angus Beef

and

Pasture-raised Pork

available by the ¼, ½ or full share at a cost of $2.70/lb hanging weight plus processing costs.

 

Meat shares for winter 2017 need to be reserved with a $100 down payment.

 

 

 

It is of great importance to us at Shady Grove Farm that you, our CSA members will enjoy the maximum flavor and tenderness of your meat shares.  To insure that you do so, we want to provide you with the following information about grass fed meats.

 

As grass fed meats tend to be lean, there are specific cooking techniques preserves the tenderness of

this meat.

  • Prime cuts are tender and should be broiled, grilled, or fried. Using which ever of these method you prefer, cook prime cuts quickly over high heat, remove from heat, allowing meat to rest before carving.  Do to the high protein/low fat content, these cuts finish cooking during this rest time.

 

  • Shoulder and shank cuts have more muscle, which makes them ideal for braising, making stews, soups or casseroles.  When cooking these cuts in a covered crock-pot or Dutch oven, the addition    of liquids such as stock/broth, wine, or water is an effective way to preserve the moisture and tenderness of these cuts during this slower cooking process.

 

 

 

Click on images for larger view or to print
 

Pork’s consistency makes it suitable for a variety of cooking styles.

 

  • Tenderloins are considered the most tender and tasty cut of pork.

  • Chops can be prepared by pan-broiling, grilling, baking, braising, or sautéing.

  • Ribs can be braised, roasted, or grilled.

  • Slow cooking yields the most tender and flavorful results.

Download A Time & Temperature Guide for Cooking Pork