Benefits of CSA
We raise our livestock right on the farm and then every month go to our local packer. Once the meat is dry aged it comes right back to you - the true meaning of farm to fork. We don’t need to use preservatives since it’s in your hands so quickly. Thus the wholesome and natural flavor is in the forefront of each cut of meat. This in contrast to grocery store meats that are meant to withstand transportation and long shelf life. CSA meats are free of preservatives and it is just high quality meat full of flavor from the grasses and grains of our Warren County farm.
Protect the Environment
Most of the food we eat travels long distances before arriving on our plates. This food transport system negatively affects human health and local economies as well as our environment, since more energy is expended on packaging, transportation, and distribution. When you become a member of a CSA, you cut out the “middle men” between you and your food and significantly reduce your environmental footprint.
Relationship with Farmers (us!)
We are just like you, trying to be good stewards with what we have been given. We started this farm to provide the most nutritious proteins for our family by using our background in agriculture to raise the best livestock. We quickly discovered we were not the only ones looking for local meats to nourish our family and thus expanded our operations to include our community as well. We have a passion for caring for animals, cooking, and telling our story. We welcome you to our home farm and the Meat Retreat to learn more about our standards of care for the livestock and to further your agricultural education whether you are a customer or just curious about farming.
Know Where Your Food Comes From
We are raising the cows, hogs, lambs, and chickens right here locally in a way that you would be proud of. We raise free ranging animals with access to pasture and keep our herd size low so we can interact with every animal every day to ensure that it is happy and healthy. We feed all vegetarian diets and our cattle and sheep are 100% grass fed. The best part is you can see what is happening on the farms through our blog posts, social media, the website, and at our home farm / meat retreat. We strive for full transparency so you can feel good about our protein products once you have observed how our animals are raised.
Expand Your Palate
As part of the CSA you will get different cuts of all the livestock species we are raising on each offering. If you have never had a crown roast of lamb or tri tip steaks why not start now? We get in ruts in the grocery store getting the same things every week so this will allow you keep your family on their toes with new recipes. If you are comfortable only with your "go to" meals we will customize the CSA to meet your preferences as well.
Paying up front seems like a big expense until you realize that the overall price is less than the prices you find at the grocery store or your favorite restaurants. Even more of a benefit is that you will know that this meat is of the best quality and environmentally sustainable. We are committed to pricing as affordably as we can so you can feed your family in a way you can be proud of without breaking the bank.
Local, family run businesses are the backbone of every small town in America. Your money stays local and helps the community you live in maintain their agricultural heritage by preserving farmland. Carroll Creek Farms is committed to helping our community through a variety of giving projects as we feel that is our responsibility to build further trust between farmers and those who consume our products.