MEAT CSA INFO & SIGNUP 2019

 

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.


 

OUR PROMISE TO YOU;

Our Meat is Always..

• antibiotic & hormone free
• humanely raised, outside in our fields and forests
• nutrient & flavour dense
• locally raised by us in the Ottawa Valley
• of the highest quality

 


The Meat Boxes

Option 1:  Pork and Chicken Meat Share

Consists of one pasture raised chicken and an assortment of pork cuts. This Box contains between 25-30lbs of pork and 4-5lbs of chicken. It is valued at $225. (Total for your 2 boxes = $550)

Option 2:  Pork Only (no chicken) Meat Share

Consists of an assortment of pork cuts. This Box contains between 30-35lbs of pork and is also valued at $225. (Total for your 2 boxes = $550)

**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 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

 


Share Delivery

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.

Share Contents

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 monarchacresfarm@gmail.com at any time.

Farm tours are also encouraged! They can be scheduled ahead of time.

Payment

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 $440 can be paid on or before September 1, 2019
  • OR equally divided $220 x2 and paid on or before September 1, 2019 & November 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.