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 😀