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Meat CSA
    A CSA is Community Suppported Agriculture. The usual form of a CSA is a vegetable one in which a customer buys a share of the year's crop in exchange for paying at the beginning of the season. This allows for a stronger relationship between the consumer and the farmer and allows the consumer to know exactly how their produce is grown. For us, we have decided to raise the animals and sell the meats instead of the vegetables, but we are operating our CSA along the same fashion as the vegetable ones. We are selling shares of the meats, though we aren't expecting the season's full payment up front. This allows you the ability to learn how the meat you eat is treated before it reaches your table.

By joining a meat CSA, you are helping support our local family farm while providing your family with a healthy and nutritious source of meat. You are allowing us the guarantee that our meats will be sold and more easily let us plan for what our future needs will be. In return, you get a guaranteed amount of meat at a great deal that is raised without all of the hormones and antibiotics that have become a standard in the growing practices of many of the large factories farms. You can eat knowing that your meat came from animals that were allowed to roam pastures, eat grass, breath fresh air and generally lead a happy life.


Are you Organic?

NO, we are not certified organic, nor do we plan on becoming certified organic. We believe in raising animals the way they did a hundred years ago (before there was such a thing as organic). We believe in treating our animals humanely, in allowing them out into the pastures to eat the grass, breath the clean fresh air and to run and play as they want. None of this is covered under the organic certification; all that is required for the certification (besides the overload of paperwork) is that the animals are given organic feeds (whether that be grains, hay, or any thing else they may be fed).

We go as organic as possible on the feeds, but nothing is certified and not all of it is organic. Nothing we feed ever has any animal by-products or antibiotics in it though, that we do make sure of. When we are able to get it, we do feed hay off of our pastures, but when we run out of that, we do feed hay from other local farmers that do not spay their fields. So they are feed what is basically organic hay. As for the grains that are feed to the sheep, goats, and hogs, they are purchased from the local feed mill and so are (unfortunately) the conventionally grown grains from the farmers in our area. This is the one place where we have compromised the organic/chem-free for the local. In order to get the organic grain we would have to drive an hour or so (one-way, so another hour or so to get home) and pay two to three times as much for the grains. But the main times the sheep and goats get the grain is over the winter when they are late in gestation and while they are milking. The hogs have a higher protein requirement and so we feed them grains along with their hay and grass at all times. The cows are completely grass-fed.


What is in a share?

Our shares in general will contain a variety of cuts from beef, pork, lamb, goat, and chicken, and occasionally some fresh frozen trout fillets from Freshwater Farms. We are offering share sizes of 5, 10, 15 and 20 lbs of meat. There are no guarantees on what exactly will be in a share from month to month but there will always be an assortment of roasts, stew and ground as well as the steaks and chops. The approximate amounts of types of meat can vary from month to month as well depending on what we have recently gotten back from our butcher. For example, right now we are running a little low on beef so this sample share I put together is a little heavier in pork.
A sample 20 lb share:

2 lbs of Ground Beef
1 Sirloin Steak (about 1.5 lbs)
4 Ribeye Steaks
2 lbs of Sausage
4 Pork Chops
1 Pkg of Bacon
3 lbs Pork Shoulder Roast
1 pkg Chicken Thighs
1 pkg Bnls/Sknls Chicken Breasts
4 Lamb Chops
1 pkg Goat Brat


How do I become a member?

In order to become a member, you have to sign up on the Sign Up Page that can be found on the side bar. At this time we are doing only a 6 month commitment, but are planning on offering a 1 year subscription at a later time. There is no fee at sign-up because our members pay on a monthly basis for their meat. There is a $25.00 cooler deposit that we ask be included in the first month's payment. We prefer payment by check, received by the 10th of the month, but if you would prefer to pay by credit card, please let us know and we will make sure that we are able to accept your credit card at the pick-up point.


Can I customize my share?

We are not able to take requests to pack/not pack specific cuts of meat, but we are offering Lamb/Goat Free shares as well as Pork Free shares and Fish Free. There is of course the opportunity to order additional items to the meat that you receive in your share, such as beef liver, oxtail, or some of the roasts or such that we don't get very many of, or are a special order at the butcher (for example, the beef tenderloin or rib roasts, or a lamb crown roast). We are offering a 10% discount on any meat bought by a CSA member. That discount applies to any meat ordered in addition to the share or any meat that is bought at a Farmer's Markets that we are at.

Also, we are offering the option of adding eggs to your share. The way we are doing that is that, if you decide you want eggs, 2 dozen eggs will replace 1 lb of meat in your share. For example, if you decide you want to add eggs to a full share (20 lbs) you will then receive 2 dozen eggs and 19 lbs of meat a month.


Where do I pick my meat up?

Our current pick-up locations are:
  • Hyde Park: At the Farmer's Market on designated Sundays
  • Wyoming: At the Farmer's Market on designated Sundays through the winter.
  • South Dayton: at the shopping center parking lot at the corner of Alex-Bell and Far Hills on designated Sundays.
  • Huber Heights: parking lot off of 201 and I70 on designated Sundays
  • Springfield: parking lot on Upper Valley Pike, the second Wednesday of the month at 5pm.
  • Fairborn: parking lot on Dayton-Yellow Spring Road
  • and the farm, pick-ups can be arranged at your convenience.
Also, we will send out email reminders before each pick up.


What do I do if I miss a pick-up or am unable to make a scheduled pick-up?

The most important thing I can say about this is communication. We are really very flexible and since we travel to Cincinnati quite often we are more than likely going to be able to work something out. You are more than welcome to call us or email us.


How much does it cost?

There are different prices for the different sized shares. As the size of the share gets larger, the price per pound gets cheaper.

Share Size Price/lb Monthly Cost Total (6 month) Cost
1/4 Share (5 lbs) $8.00/lb $40.00 $240.00
1/2 Share (10 lbs) $7.75/lb $77.50 $465.00
3/4 Share (15 lbs) $7.50/lb $112.50 $675.00
Full Share (20 lbs) $7.25/lb $145.00 $870.00



Thanks,
And if you have any other questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us either by email or phone.
(Preferred) email: mohr5@ctcn.net
alternate email: trudy@mohranimalacres.biz
Home Phone: (937)484-5950
Trudy Cell: (937)239-4864
Andi Cell: (937)869-4048
    





Mohr Animal Acres Meat CSA

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