Summer CSA runs from May to August. You will have the option to choose which share you want. You can also order multiple shares. We have 5 main CSA share and 1 mix CSA meat share.
A monthly distribution of premium meats: all from right here on our farm!
NO antibiotics and NO growth hormones are used on our animals or in their feed. Our livestock are raised on pasture with access to Non-GMO grain. We consistently get rave reviews from our customers about the quality and flavor of our meats - you won't be disappointed!
+ What are the benefits of being in a CSA?
There are numerous benefits to being a CSA member at Cracked An Egg Farm:
You have the privilege of eating fresh pasture raised meats. Say 'goodbye' to those chemical and hormones in store bought meats.
You will be exposed to new varieties of meat including lamb, goat, rabbit and more. Plus enjoy learning to cook with them!
You will be feeding yourself and your family locally raise fresh meat.
You will get to know your farmers and make new friends with other CSA members who share your interest in eating healthy.
Your choice to buy local reduces the environmental impact of "food miles" when produce is shipped thousands of miles to grocery stores.
You will experience substantial savings over buying organic produce in the supermarket, from farmers' markets or from high-end boutique markets.
You will be supporting local farmers and ensuring that the farm will be economically sustainable to keep providing you food year after year.
+ How does the CSA pickup work?
On the day and time frame you have chosen (either Friday from 5:30-6:30pm or Saturday from 11-noon), you come to the farm/or firehouse. Meaghan and Nick will be there to greet you. Your CSA will be in a bag or box with your named labeled on it. You find your box and check in with Nick or Meaghan to confirm pickup. That's it!
+ Are there any risks involved with being a CSA member?
By becoming a CSA member you are doing more than purchasing a weekly/monthly share of fresh product; you are contributing to the sustainability of Cracked An Egg Farm. You are committing to support the farm through good times and bad to ensure that we will be here to grow food for you for years to come. We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share weekly/monthly. We use natural wormers, row cover, integrated pest management and other sustainable practices to minimize the risk of product loss. Despite these efforts, the quantity of product may vary from week to week and season to season due to extreme weather, insects or other production factors. As a Cracked An Egg Farm CSA member you agree to share the risk of crop failure with us and your fellow members.
+ Do I get to choose what type of product I receive each week?
Kind of. We have a form that must be filled out when you send it your deposit. This form will help tell us what you like and what you don't like. We do our best to accommodate each CSA member. Example - 1.) you want sausage and we have 7 varieties but you only like 4 of them, we will only give you the 4 you like. 2.) Roast can be Bone In or Boneless. Shoulder Roast, Rib Roast, Loin Roast, Butt Roast, Leg Roast. You get to pick which ones you prefer. 3.) Ground or Stew meat or either. See there are many options which you will get to decided.
+ Do all of the CSA members receive the exact same items in their share?
Yes, for the most part. We strive to provide equivalent shares to everyone whether you come to the pickup on Friday or Saturday and whether you have a Full Share or a Partial Share. Occasionally, certain meats may be in short supply and we reserve the right to allocate them as we see fit, but everything balances out in the end.
+ What happens if I can't make it to a CSA pickup one week?
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you will be unable to come to the CSA pickup on your chosen day. There are a several options:
You may have someone else pick up your share. Again, let us know at least 24 hours in advance who will be coming in your place.
If you can come the following day, we will put your share in a bin outside the fire house and you may pick it up then. We can do this on occasion but prefer not to make it a habit.
With at least 24 hours notice, you may switch your pick-up day to the alternate day (either Wednesday or Saturday). We prefer that you pick one day and stick with it, but we can accommodate occasional changes.
+ Is pickup ever cancelled due to bad weather?
Yes. Pickup happens rain or shine, but might get cancelled in the winter if we have a snow storm. If it's raining hard, bring an umbrella for your walk from the parking area to distribution area.
+ Can I change the day that I pick up my share?
We ask that you pick a day and try to stay with that day throughout the season. If you need to change your day one week, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible, but at least one day in advance. If you realize that the day you chose is not working out and need to change your pickup day permanently, just let us know and we'll make the switch. What we want to avoid is frequent changes back and forth between days.
+ May I share a CSA share with someone else?
Yes, you may with some stipulations. First, CSA shares represent a substantial portion of our farm income and we encourage you to purchase the share size that meet your household's needs. If you do split a share, we need to know who you are sharing with. You are responsible for how the share will be divided and we prefer one payment for both parties.
+ Should I bring my own bags?
Yes, but not required.
+ Are there any payment options available?
Yes. We request a payment to reserve your membership. If you cannot pay in full at the time of registration, you may make a $50 deposit and pay the balance by the start of each CSA. We don't want to turn anyone away because of financial need. We can work with you on a payment plan. Please contact us with any questions.
+ Can I bring my vegetable scraps to feed the pigs/chickens?
Yes. We have a bucket you can dump your compost in for the animals! They would love that.
+ May I bring my dog to the farm?
We love dogs and have two of our own. However, there are many animals on the farm as well as our LGDs who do not like other dogs. So we do ask that you dont bring your dog to our farm.