CSA Meat Share

What is a Meat CSA?

CSA = Community Supported Agriculture. It's a partnership with a trusted farmer. The farmer focuses on producing and providing high quality, naturally raised meats like free range chicken, pastured pork, rabbits and goats.

The CSA members support the local farmer helping them to provide the products that members want that are healthy and raised with the highest standards. By purchasing a meat CSA, the farmer knows exactly how many animals to raise instead of guessing and more importantly is able to supply to animals with the proper nutrition and soil conditions.

What a Farm Share Program is all about

A Farm Share Program is both an investment and a risk for the farmer and the family who joins. Together we are sharing in the risks and rewards of farming. We have to understand that we are raising animals and growing produce in Tennessee, with unpredictable weather, using only natural methods for fertility, and against insects, disease, and bacteria. By choosing this approach we understand that it inherently decreases our potential yield and chance for success. We raise our animals with this approach because we believe the risks associated with chemicals, antibiotics, fungicides and growth hormones outweigh the benefits. 

There are significant differences between joining a local CSA and purchasing from Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, or even 3 Rivers Market in Knoxville. What joining a CSA means is that you share in one local farm’s adventure in farming and in essence that farmer is raising food for you!. You share in the risks and rewards of farming, with one farmer, not 17 farmers. When purchasing from your local grocery, at the end of the day, you don’t truly know where your meat comes from or how they've been raised. When you join our CSA, you gain the ability to walk through the fields and see your food being grown. And, you get to know your farmers on a first name basis.

Reasons families invest in a share of our harvest:

• Many folks just want to experience truly fresh food and have an appetite for a variety not available at the supermarket
• Many join for their health. Simply visiting the farm can be a stress reliever, eating food that is natural and clean has to be right. 
• The concept of supporting local farms is important to the community’s rural character
• To some families it’s about interacting with nature, visiting the farm and experiencing life on the farm and helping children learn how their food is grown
• For some it’s about reducing the amount of food miles your food travels, and the amount of fossil fuels that is used to transport your food, (your average meat product travels over 1500 miles before it’s consumed. Yes that goes for the local cooperative also.
• Many of our families enjoy the community environment where like-minded people share recipes, ideas and experiences.

Whats in a JEM Farm CSA Package:

Good question.

Your JEM Farm Meat CSA will include rabbit, chickens, goat, sausage as well as a farmer's choice of pork chops, ribs, and pork other pork cuts. It may also include eggs, Kombucha, our famous personal care products and herbs or vegetables (available in the spring)

CSA boxes are delivered monthly and will include the following:

1 - Medium to large rabbit
2 - Large chickens or 4 Cornish game hens
1 - Package of goat meat (may consist of ground, stew or 2 packs of bone-in stew)    
1 - Package breakfast sausage and 1 package Italian

Extras each month may include - eggs, produce, lard, fruit (in season) bacon, kombucha, personal care products, etc
Also included is 1 turkey, delivered during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season with an average weight of approximately 12-20 lbs

Are There Substitutions?

Every month you will receive the items listed above but its been our experience that sometimes people end up with too much of one thing in their freezer. Its easy! just contact us a day or so prior to your delivery date and we can substitute something of equal value for your regular CSA item. 

What if we want to add something to our package or purchase extras

Again No Problem and here's the REALLY COOL part about joining our CSA .

All of our CSA customers will receive an additional 20% discount on products ordered through us prior to delivery. That means if you place an order anytime during the month prior to your delivery date you will receive 20% discount for your order. All JEM Farm products are included. If you miss your order deadline other delivery options are available and this is available for the entire length of the CSA membership.

Want your CSA Delivered to your door?

Can't get out? We can deliver right to your door on the scheduled delivery date for an additional $30 per month. Just give us your address and you will never have to leave the house!

Where are the delivery dates and drop off points

Our CSA Starts on the first week of every month and the term is 5 months. For example if you decide to join in February, the first delivery will be the first week of March and run through the first week of July. We call this a "Rotational CSA" 

Drop off points as of this writing: Actual dates and locations updated soon.....

Jonesborough TN - Boone Street Market, Sleepy Owl Brewery

Knoxville TN - Alliance Brewery, Saw Works Brewery

This is great! How much is it and how do I pay?

Total Price - $500.00 Make Full Payment

$300.00    Down payment due upon sign up

$40.00      Due each month upon delivery 

We can accept cash, credit card or EBT

Credit cards can be processed through this link above.
EBT purchases must be completed by calling us or in person.
Cash or check is always available.

If you need a printed form click here.


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