CSA

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. By signing up as one of our members, you will receive a share of our harvest. In purchasing a CSA share upfront, our members are investing in the farm - sharing in the risk and reward of all that Grass + Grit is producing this season. Not only does this relationship provide us with capital to cover expenses, it also fosters a relationship between us (the farmers) and you (the consumer). We hope this relationship will help inform us on how we can best serve our community as we grow our business.

We offer a Meat + Egg Share (for the winter and summer seasons) and a Summer Egg Share. See below for details.


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Meat + Egg Share

Winter share: January to May

Summer share: June to November

The Meat + Egg Share offers a diverse selection of our pasture-raised pork, chicken, lamb, and goat. You’ll also enjoy at least one dozen eggs from our heritage breed hens at each pick up. This is a “farmer’s choice” share, but we do build in options along the way so you can pick, for instance, your favorite kind of sausage.

You will receive 6-10 lbs of meat and at least 1 dozen eggs at each monthly distribution. Last, but not least, you’ll get exclusive access to Members Only specials during the season.


SHARE DETAILS

WHAT'S IN A SHARE?

Over the course of the share, you will receive pastured chicken, pork, lamb, goat, and eggs. All meat will arrive frozen in vacuum sealed packaging. You will receive 6-10 lbs of meat plus at least one dozen eggs at each distribution. You can also pre-order additional meat and eggs for pick-up at your distribution. Plus you will receive Members Only specials, which will be announced by email before each distribution.

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A typical distribution might look something like this:

  • 2 lbs Pork Loin Chops
  • 2 lbs Goat Stew
  • 2 lbs Bone-in Chicken Breast
  • 1 lb Ground Lamb
  • 1 dozen Chicken Eggs

Another example might be:

  • 1 Rack of Lamb
  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 2 lbs of Chorizo or Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 Whole Chicken (4-5 lbs)
  • 1 dozen Chicken Eggs

Keep in mind that certain things (like goat) might only show up in the share once or twice because we raise them in relatively small amounts, while just about every distribution will have some mix of pork, chicken, and lamb.

WHEN + WHERE?

Pick up is once a month for both summer and winter shares. The winter share runs from January through May (5 pick-ups total). The summer share runs from June through November (6 pick-ups total).

New this year: pick-up directly at our farm in New Paltz! We are also proud to partner with Obercreek Farm, the Beacon Farmers Market (summer only), and More Good (winter only) for our other pick-up locations. 

Please note that it is your responsibility to pick up your share during the time frame specified for your pick-up site. Due to our own scheduling and storage, we cannot hold your share for a later pick-up. If you’re heading out of town or you’re unable to pick up your share for any reason, we suggest asking a friend to pick up for you.

 

WINTER PICK UP DATES + LOCATIONS

More Good

Tuesdays 5-7pm

383 Main Street
Beacon, NY

Obercreek Farm

Wednesdays 5-7pm

59 Marlorville Road
Wappingers Falls, NY

Grass + Grit Farm

Sundays 10am-12pm

7 Pine Road
New Paltz, NY

 

SUMMER PICK UP DATES + LOCATIONS

Grass + Grit Farm

Tuesdays 5-7pm

7 Pine Road
New Paltz, NY

Obercreek Farm

Wednesdays 5-7pm

81 New Hamburg Road
Wappingers Falls, NY

Beacon Market

Sundays 10am-3pm

Veterans Place
Beacon, NY

 

PRICE

Winter Meat + Egg Share: $495
pick up once a month for a total of 5 distributions over 5 months

Summer Meat + Egg Share: $595
pick up once a month for a total of 6 distributions over 6 months

If you sign up after the first distribution, your share will automatically pro-rate based on the number of distributions left.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payment can be made by check, PayPal, or SNAP/EBT benefits. 

Paying for your share with check or PayPal

For those paying with check or PayPal, we offer two payment plans:

Payment in Full: Pay for your share all at once at sign up. Many of our biggest expenses occur in the spring and fall, so by paying upfront, you are directly helping us cover costs like animal purchasing, processing and butchery to (quite literally) make the bacon that will end up on your table.

Half Now, Half Later: Pay half at sign up and the other half by your first pick-up date.

If neither of those options work for you, please contact us to work out an alternative payment plan.

Paying for your share with SNAP/EBT benefits

We are pleased to accept SNAP/EBT benefits as payment for the Meat + Egg Share. The information below applies only to members paying for their share with SNAP/EBT benefits. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Payment: The cost of each pick-up is $99 per month. You must pay for your share at every pick-up. You can pay with your EBT card, or cash/check. If you have insufficient funds on your EBT card to make a payment, you still need to pay for your share when you pick it up with cash or check.

Refundable Deposit: A deposit of $60 is required upon signing up for a share. You may make your deposit with cash or check. Your deposit will be refunded to you at the last pick-up as described below.

Missed Pick-ups: It is your responsibility to pick up your share at the date and time of the scheduled pick-up. You may arrange for someone else to pay for and pick up your share if you cannot. If you miss a pick-up, you will lose the entire $60 deposit. If you miss more than one pick-up, we may cancel your membership.


FAQs

What kind of meat and eggs will I get?

Our Meat + Egg Share is a bit like the chef’s tasting menu of meat CSAs. You’ll get 100% grass-fed lamb and goat, pasture-raised pork and chicken, plus eggs from our heritage breed hens (usually chicken eggs but on occasion, duck eggs too). The share includes chops, sausage, bacon, ground meat, stew, braising cuts, and roasts. You’ll also get a mix of whole chickens and parts like breasts, legs, or wings.

How much meat will I get?

You will receive 6-10 lbs of meat at every distribution. Why the range? It will depend on the value of cuts being given out that distribution, and not every distribution will be exactly the same value. In general, you’ll receive more pounds of meat when the cuts are of slightly lower value and and a bit less meat when the cuts are a higher value.

Will I get equal amounts of each type of meat?

The short answer is no. We don’t produce equal amounts of each kind of meat, so we need to balance our CSA offerings with our production. You’ll get more pork than any other kind of meat, with chicken coming in second, and then lamb and goat.

How many people does a share typically feed?

One share will feed between 2 and 4 people, but this really depends on your meat and egg eating habits. If you’re concerned that the share won’t be enough, feel free to inquire about an additional share for a discounted rate. Or you can plan on pre-ordering extra meat and eggs for pick up with your share.

What if I don’t want a certain kind of meat? Can I substitute something else?

We cannot accommodate substitutions at this time. We make every effort to distribute the cuts fairly to all members, which is a logistically challenging endeavor, so we can't accommodate special requests.

Note that you will be able to make a choice in one category at most distributions. For example, we might offer a choice between ground goat or lamb, or two entirely different cuts that have a similar value.

What happens if I can’t pick up my share?

It is your responsibility to pick up your share during the time frame specified for your pick-up site. We understand that everyone has busy schedules and conflicts do arise, but due to our own scheduling and storage, we cannot hold your share for a later pick-up. If you’re heading out of town or you’re unable to pick-up your share for any reason, we suggest asking a friend to pick up for you.

If there is a winter storm that might affect our ability to deliver your share to the pick-up site, we’ll contact you to set up an alternative pick up time. Please keep an eye on your email account if there is a winter storm warning.

Does the meat come fresh or frozen?

All of the meat you receive in your share will arrive frozen in vacuum sealed packaging. This is the most practical way for us to deliver meat to our CSA members. All of our animals are raised outdoors in the warmer months when there is fresh pasture available. We then process, package, and freeze our meat so that you can enjoy it all year long.

Above all, you should know that buying frozen meat does NOT mean you are buying a lower quality product! We’ve all been bombarded with the word “fresh” in marketing campaigns, but the reality is that, if properly packaged, handled and thawed, there is no quality sacrificed in frozen meat. In fact, by buying frozen, you are more likely to be supporting a small, diverse, and sustainable farm like Grass + Grit.

Have more questions?

Feel free to contact us by email (info@grassgritfarm.com) or phone (845-393-1443).


Summer Egg Share

June to October

SOLD OUT FOR THE 2018 SEASON

Our Summer Egg Share provides two dozen pasture-raised eggs a month from June through October for a total of 10 dozen eggs from our heritage breed hens. Pick up is once a month for all locations.


Share Details

WHAT'S IN A SHARE

You will receive 2 dozen eggs at each monthly pick up. Our heritage breed hens are rotationally grazed on pasture with access to locally grown, non-GMO grain.

WHEN + WHERE?

Pick up is once a month for all locations. The share runs from June through October.

New this year: pick-up directly at our farm in New Paltz! We are also proud to partner with Obercreek Farm and the Beacon Farmers Market for our other pick-up locations. 

Please note that it is your responsibility to pick up your share during the time frame specified for your pick-up site. Due to our own scheduling and storage, we cannot hold your share for a later pick-up. If you’re heading out of town or you’re unable to pick up your share for any reason, we suggest asking a friend to pick up for you.

EGG SHARE PICK UP DATES + LOCATIONS

Grass + Grit Farm

Tuesdays 5-7pm

7 Pine Road
New Paltz, NY

Obercreek Farm

Wednesdays 5-7pm

81 New Hamburg Road
Wappingers Falls, NY

Beacon Market

Sundays 10am-3pm

Veterans Place
Beacon, NY

PRICE

Summer Egg Share: $70
2 dozen eggs per month, pick up once a month for a total of 10 dozen eggs


PAYMENT OPTIONS for egg share

Payment can be made by check, PayPal, or SNAP/EBT benefits.

Paying with check or PayPal

For those paying with check or PayPal, we request payment in full at the time of sign up.

Paying with SNAP/EBT benefits

We are pleased to accept SNAP/EBT benefits as payment for the Summer Egg Share. The information below applies only to members paying for their share with SNAP/EBT benefits. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Payment: The cost of each egg share pick-up is $14 per month. You must pay for your share at every pick-up. You can pay with your EBT card, or cash/check. If you have insufficient funds on your EBT card to make a payment, you still need to pay for your share when you pick it up with cash or check.

Refundable Deposit: A deposit of $10 is required upon signing up for an egg share. You may make your deposit with cash or check. Your deposit will be refunded to you at the last pick-up as described below.

Missed Pick-ups: It is your responsibility to pick up your share at the date and time of the scheduled pick-up. You may arrange for someone else to pay for and pick up your share if you cannot. If you miss a pick-up, you will lose the entire $10 deposit. If you miss more than one pick-up, we may cancel your membership.