On the Hoof

Community Supported Agriculture: It isn’t just for veggies anymore.

NPR reports that a growing number of farms are offering subscriptions not for baskets of farm-fresh produce, but for big bags of meat.

Each month, subscribers of Stillman’s CSA recieve a 10- or 20-pound bag (depending on whether you join for a half or full share) of frozen animal parts. It could contain lamb, beef, pork, or chicken or a combination of all of the above.

Many of the meaty CSA’s members were inspired by … wait for it … Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. They’re psyched about getting their meat fresh and local, and, according to the broadcast, conscientiously raised.

‘The idea that you know the farmer and you know where your meat comes from is profoundly reassuring on so many levels—in terms of health and how the animals were treated, and from an ethical perspective, and from an environmental perspective,’ [Lara Tavarez] says.

Do you have a CSA that provides meat to your city?