Our Meat CSA Share runs on a first come first served basis, since we have a limited amount of seasonally produced meat. This is a great way to secure your share of high quality, humanely raised meat for the winter and beyond!
**Please Note** This year, we are offering the same size CSA as in previous years, except it will be 2 deliveries instead of 5.
**We are also now offering 1/2 Shares!**
OUR PROMISE TO YOU;
Our Meat is Always..
• antibiotic & hormone free
• humanely raised, outside in our fields and forests
• nutrient & flavor dense
• locally raised by us in the Ottawa Valley
• of the highest quality
The Meat Boxes
Option 1a: Pork and Chicken Full Meat Share
Each Box consists of one pasture raised chicken and an assortment of pork cuts. This Box contains between 25-30lbs of pork and a 4-5lb chicken. It is valued at $225. (Total for your 2 boxes = $550)
Option 1b: Pork and Chicken 1/2 Meat Share
Each Box consists of one pasture raised chicken and an assortment of pork cuts. This Box contains between 12-15lbs of pork and a 4-5lb chicken. It is valued at $137.50 (Total for your 2 boxes = $275)
Option 2a: Pork Only (no chicken) Full Meat Share
Each Box consists of an assortment of pork cuts. This Box contains between 30-35lbs of pork and is valued at $225. (Total for your 2 boxes = $550)
Option 2b: Pork Only (no chicken) 1/2 Meat Share
Each Box consists of an assortment of pork cuts. This Box contains between 15-17lbs of pork and is valued at $137.50. (Total for your 2 boxes = $275)
**Add-on pork cuts are available if you’d like more of something each month. If you choose add-ons, we will calculate your new total and be in touch**
Example Full Share Meat Box:
1 roast chicken (4-5lbs)
4 pkg bacon
6 pkg sausage (2 honey garlic, 2 hot Italian, 2 mild Italian)
1 pkg Breakfast Patties
3 pkg ground pork
4 pkg chops
2 pkg ribs
1 butt roast or ham
This year, as noted above, we are offering the same size CSA as in previous years, except it will be 2 deliveries instead of 5. Deliveries will be in December and March and will occur the first week of each month, the particular day to be announced once the program is filled and a route has been made. Pickup from the farm is also an option and can be arranged.
It is expected that members will either be home to receive their Meat Box, or will leave a cooler out for drop-off. If drop-off does not work for a particular month, please contact us ahead of time to make alternate arrangements.
If there has been (1) no contact with Monarch Acres to arrange for an alternate plan; (2) no one is home to receive the box and; (3) there is no cooler, the Meat Box will be dropped off regardless and it then becomes your responsibility.
At Monarch Acres, we take all measures possible to ensure the health and safety of our animals, but there are no guarantees. At the core of the CSA is the idea that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, disease, predation and so on). Monarch Acres will work in good faith to fulfill each month’s box, but we can provide no guarantees as to specific cut make-up of each monthly share.
Be an Active Participant
We encourage all of our members to be active participants throughout the course of the CSA season. You can do this by emailing us suggestions or concerns, coming out to help with the farm work and even offering up any hints, tricks or recipes. We need your feedback and suggestions to continue to improve, so we encourage you to email us at email@example.com at any time.
Farm tours are also encouraged! They can be scheduled ahead of time.
We accept cash, cheque, or e-transfer. Payments can be made either upfront or over the course of two payment installments.
A deposit of $110 is due upon signup to reserve your spot as a CSA Member.
- the remaining balance due can be paid on or before October 1, 2019
- OR equally divided and paid on or before October 1, 2019 & December 1, 2019
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns around the payment of the share. If you have an alternative payment schedule in mind we are happy to accommodate.