CSA, or Community Shared Agriculture, is a farming model built on fairness and transparency for both the farmer/rancher and the consumer.
HOW DOES A CSA WORK? A consumer buys a share of a ranch up-front, which provides financial security to the ranch for that season. In return, Tucker’s Black Angus Ranch will provide shares based on amount purchased. The shares will include a mix of cuts and ground of beef, pork and chicken provided monthly.
WHY INVEST IN A CSA? The CSA share is not just about getting a selection of meat. When you become a share member, you build a relationship with the ranch. You help to keep a local ranch business thriving. In turn, a thriving business fuels the local economy. Food produced on a farm using sustainable and regenerative practices is very good for the earth. Also, the member can rest assured that the food is grass fed and finished, not fed antibiotics nor given growth hormones. The pastures are free of herbicides. Consumers can share in the responsibility and benefits of creating a sound local food system, viable farms and a healthier planet.
Purchasing a three month or six month share allows the farmer to plan ahead for the season and also gives the consumer a chance to sample new cuts they haven’t tried. The boxes which are provided once a month eliminate the need for a large freezer to hold a half, whole or quarter beef.
TERM Member shares run for three months or six months. Orders will be available the 3rd Saturday of each month. If Saturdays are impossible, you may make arrangement for pick up at another time. Please let us know as soon as possible. At this time we cannot deliver to your home. In the future, we hope to have pick up sites in a couple areas of the county.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX? Each box will contain any combination of roast, steak, ground and other cuts of beef and pork, chicken whole, half, breast and other cuts. (Add-Ons can be purchased in our store, discounts can apply for addition add-ons) The value of each box will remain fairly constant. All meat will be frozen. If you have a large family, you may double a share, just let us know (discounts can apply to multiple shares).
WHAT DOES IT COST?The following prices are based on cash or check. A three-month investment costs $375, which is $125 a box, and a six-month investment costs $700, which is $116.66 a box. Contact Us if you wish to mail a check or pay in person with cash or check. If you wish to use a debit or credit card, the processing fee has been added automatically.