Meat and Egg CSA
Sign-ups are currently underway for our 2017 CSA season.
Community Supported Agriculture is a system in which consumers pay farmers ahead of time for food they will receive later, thus helping their farmers prepare for the year with some slow-season capital. In return, customers get a good price from the farmer, and a consistent stock of in-season products.
We offer two different CSA arrangements. Both are described below.
CSA signups keep the farm going during the cold season, providing the capital for farm maintenance and improvements during Winter months, and to buy livestock & necessary tools in the Spring before markets fire up. In exchange for the slow season capital & your early season commitment, you'll get a 10% discount from our prices on all of our meat products & eggs.
Mace Chasm Farm Meat & Egg Share Packages:
We note your preferences initially & can update any time!
MCF Mixed Cuts Subscriptions:
This share packs a great variety in cuts! From chops, stir-fry and ground meats, to braising cuts, broth, roasts, steaks, sausages, and sandwich meats - you’ll find yourself employing the grill, oven, and skillet throughout the season. Are there items you want to be sure to receive every time? No problem! We will note your general preferences and specific requests, and pack accordingly. We will also note your household size so that we know what portions work best - can accommodate single person households for any size share. Includes cuts of pork, beef, poultry, and occasionally lamb. You are also welcome to add eggs. Our prices are discounted at least 10% in this share!
There are four sizes of the Mixed Cuts Subscriptions available:
Small Mixed Cuts Subscription ~ $26/week: Average 3 lbs of meats per week, designed to provide for a couple of different family meals.
Medium Mixed Cuts Subscription ~ $35/week: Average 4.5 lbs of meats per week, designed to provide for a several different family meals.
Large Mixed Cuts Subscription ~ $50/week: Average 6.5 lbs of meats per week. This share will provide nice variety for households w/ kids, larger households, or for those of you who like to include meat in meals daily.
The Monthly Mini ~ $60/month: Delivered monthly: Designed for the smallest of households!
To sign up for a Share Package, click here and follow the prompts. It takes about 5 minutes.
How it works;
Every other week we will bring your share (2 weeks worth) to your pickup location for delivery. If you live along one of our Delivery Routes, we will drop your share to you directly at the address you provide, into a cooler on your porch or as instructed! You will be charged weekly, automatically, for the value of your shares through our online 'Debit-on-delivery system', so there is no big up front cost. For subscription totals of $25+/week, you will receive a 10% discount on all prices.
What works well about this model;
It is low-maintenance! Busy people often cannot make it to market or find time to place an online order, even if it is important to you to support your local farmers! This model ensures a delivery of our top-notch meats & eggs right to your door or pick-up location, and provides us farmers w/ much needed year-round support!
You are welcome to customize these shares when you want something particular, or alternatively, to provide us w/ a template for your share delivery.
If you are out of town, you can put your share on hold.
If you have company or need extras, you can add to your delivery with an email.
We also offer a 'credit based' CSA model.
This model works well for customers who come to markets or the butcher shop regularly. A 10% bonus is added to your credit in exchange for this commitment to our farm.
How it works when you pick up;
You have an account where you can view your credit balance, and where we'll note the value of what you picked out at market or in the Butcher Shop. We use 'Farmigo' software for tracking this. Your account also shows you your purchase history and ensures that you'll get our Farm Notes.
What is nice about this model:
- If you travel often, you can pick up from us according to your irregular schedule, but still receive the discount that a regular customer deserves!
- You don't need to have cash in hand to pick up groceries at our markets or Butcher Shop.
You decide what will be an appropriate Meat & Eggs budget for your household this season! It's easiest to estimate based on a relatively accurate weekly budget, and go from there. We ask that you pay by the end of May for the busy months of June-October to help us with Spring farm expenses! Deposits for November-April season can come in any time. Minimum deposit for Meat & Egg shares is $300, which breaks down to $16.50/week for eggs & meats including the 10% discount (if you pick up weekly June-October) - a budget that works well for single person households. For households who cook at home often or are 3+ people, we recommend a weekly budget or $40-50 for your delicious and nutritious proteins.
- Follow this link & create your account - a five minute task, tops! Do not hesitate to call (518-963-4169) or e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. https://www.farmigo.com/join/macechasmfarm/macechasm