We are trying something new. I’ve wanted to do this for a couple of months now but finally got up the courage to put my order in (last month) for this month. It is a CSA share for meat raised by Christiansen Family Farms in Vernon. They offer all natural, grass-fed, pasture raised beef, pork, and poultry. With the CSA you can choose whether you want ground beef, beef, pork, or a combo of beef and pork. We picked the combo to give the beef and pork both a try. It is 30 pounds in total, half and half. I like that you can choose both, and you can get a smaller amount but good variety without buying a whole pig or half of a cow! We got a variety of cuts, some steaks and a big sirloin roast, along with stew meat and a few pounds of ground beef. On the pork side was a few packages of pork chops, bacon, a ham hock, ham, and a big roast. It took up more space in the freezer than I thought it would, a little more than one whole shelf. Luckily I have been preparing for it and trying to move some things out of the freezer and into our bellies We also got four pounds of lard that is in the freezer too.
We just picked up our share this morning, there are 2 sites in Salt Lake, one being just around the corner from us! We didn’t use that one today but would in the future I think. So we haven’t tried anything yet, but we left out some ham that we’ll try out tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it is! I’m super excited