Meat CSA

Cultivating Organic Food, Communities, and Farmers


Winter Small Meat Share
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Winter Medium Meat Share
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Why get a Meat CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share?
  • Enjoy the highest quality and tastiest pastured meat available in Central Texas
  • Be confident that these animals are well-cared for, raised locally and butchered using humane methods.
  • Know where your food comes from
  • Support our local farmers and local economy
  • Enjoy health benefits of pasture-based food
  • Convenient monthly pickup of a variety of meats: chicken, rare-breed pork, beef, bison, duck, goat, lamb and mutton.
How Does it Work?
Our Meat CSA runs year-round. You buy a share and each month we’ll put together a selection of our delicious sustainably raised meats available for pick-up at our farm. We do not require a 6 month commitment, but it is STRONGLY encouraged. Our partner farms (Munkebo, Windy Hill and Taylor Farm) specifically grow their livestock based on our Meat CSA needs, so longer commitments help us prevent food waste and order complications. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this factor.  Meat CSA pick-up will be the last week of every month. In order to receive a meat share, your order must be placed by the Sunday of the second week of that month. 2017 Winter/Spring cut off dates: January 15th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th)
What Will I Receive Each Month?

Each monthly share is a delicious mix of meats from our farm and local farmers we know and trust. Farmers like Windy Hill that raises some of the finest pasture goat and sheep in the area and neighboring Munkebo Farm that butchers its own Muscovy ducks. Your share will vary according to what the farmer has available; the mix can include: organic chicken, duck, pastured beef, bison, rare-breed pork, as well as Nubian goat and Barbados lamb and mutton.

Weight varies by cut, but small shares range from 5-10 lbs and medium shares range from 10-20 lbs each month.

We have a very small staff and cannot accommodate personalized shares at this time. If you don’t eat one of the meats we offer, we may not be the best fit for you.

All animals are rare or heritage breeds that live happy lives outdoors. No hormones or antibiotics are ever administered. You can even come meet your meat (our Guinea Hogs love belly rubs.)

What Will I Receive Each Month?

Each monthly share is a delicious mix of meats from our farm and local farmers we know and trust. Farmers like Windy Hill that raises some of the finest pasture goat and sheep in the area and neighboring Munkebo Farm that butchers its own Muscovy ducks. Your share will vary according to what the farmer has available; the mix can include: organic chicken, duck, pastured beef, bison, rare-breed pork, as well as Nubian goat and Barbados lamb and mutton.

Weight varies by cut, but small shares range from 5-10 lbs and medium shares range from 10-20 lbs each month.

We have a very small staff and cannot accommodate personalized shares at this time. If you don’t eat one of the meats we offer, we may not be the best fit for you.

All animals are rare or heritage breeds that live happy lives outdoors. No hormones or antibiotics are ever administered. You can even come meet your meat (our Guinea Hogs love belly rubs.)

How Much Does it Cost?

Small share: A six-month membership costs $340 (includes $40 annual membership fee). For your convenience, you pay for the first 3 months upon signup, then monthly thereafter ($50/month).
Medium share: A six-month membership costs $640 (includes $40 annual membership fee). For your convenience, you pay for the first 3 months upon signup, then monthly thereafter ($100/month).

Large Share: Half or Whole Hog

Membership Types

  • Beginners Membership: Pay for 3 deliveries at sign-up, then monthly thereafter (6-month membership)
  • Sustaining Membership: Pay for one-year’s worth of monthly meat shares and receive a 5% discount and free Green Gate Farms tote.
How Do I Sign Up and Pay?

Please read the 2016-Meat-CSA-Contract for new and existing members

We accept payment via Paypal through our website (options listed above). Members can elect to sign-up for automatic payments through PayPal (requires a PayPal account) at any time during their CSA membership by selecting the Automatic Payment Service on the payment page.

We also accept checks made payable to Green Gate Farms and mailed to our office (8310 Canoga Avenue, Austin TX 78702). We must receive your checks before the second week of each month to be eligible for that month’s Meat CSA share.

 

When and Where Can I Pick Up?

Meat shares are picked up monthly at our Urban Farm, conveniently located just 8 miles east of downtown Austin. For your convenience, we have scheduled Meat CSA pickups during our Farm Stand hours. While you’re here, be sure and check out our delicious selection of organic vegetables, eggs, honey, and flowers!

Additional Meat Options

Purchase Half or Whole Hog
Large Meat Share a.k.a. Whole or Half Hog: Buying in bulk is cheaper and is a great option if you have a freezer or friends you’d like to share with. Depending on the size of the hog, you can receive anywhere from 50 – 100 lbs of delicious heritage, pasture raised meat, fat, organs and bones from our heritage hogs (mix of Berkshire, Hampshire, and Duroc) or endangered Guinea Hogs. A limited supply of hogs available. Reserve your share now, 512-484-2746.

Roasters
Having a party and want a spectacular main course? Our Guinea Hog mixes are smaller (between 50-100 pounds) than traditional heritage hogs and loaded with flavor given their luscious marbling. Call to discuss size, date needed. $100 and up, based upon weight. We can also refer you to a butcher who will harvest and prep for you. Call to discuss, 512-484-2746.

Want to raise heritage breed hogs? Piglets available: $50-$75 each.

Call (512) 484-2746 with your inquiries.

Contact Us

Green Gate Farms
8310 Canoga Ave
Austin, TX 78724

Email: info@greengatefarms.net
Phone: 512-484-2746