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August 5, 2010

Hi all,

This post may be little premature, since we are a couple of months out for this to be an actuality. Last fall, a bunch of us got together and bought a half of a grass-fed, pasture-raised steer, all neatly packaged up and stored in the chest freezer in the barn.

All cuts, when averaged out, came to something like $4.50/lb. The ground beef was priced lower, the top sirloin was priced higher, but the end result was that everything added together equaled the total price including butchering and packaging. The quality was pretty awesome, the steer lived a great life, and was slaughtered humane-ly. I think it was a really good thing all around.

Now, I can’t sell you meat through the CSA. But my question is this… how many of you would be interested in sharing a steer this year? You obviously don’t have to be a CSA member to join in. And this doesn’t have anything to do WITH the CSA.  But seeing as we are sharing food for half of the year anyway…

Last year, what seemed to work was that I just bought the butchered and wrapped steer outright, priced each package by weight and cut (so that it all equalled the total of what I paid out) and people came and got what they wanted as they wanted it, and paid for whatever packages they took.

Can I get a show of hands for who might be interested? Or an email, or a comment or a FB poke or whatever… just so I know whether to get a half steer or a whole this year.

Thanks! Stay tuned for pickling updates, and info about what’s in your CSA box this week!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Cat permalink
    August 6, 2010 11:33 pm

    maybe…Thailand dependant…even if we do go to Thailand, probably could snag a package or two around that…

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