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05 June 2008 @ 06:12 pm
Seattle-area meat CSAs  
We have a pretty good source for veg, but I'm willing to consider the possibility of a CSA thing for local, high-quality, sustainable meat. I'd actually love a "mixed basket" style that gives a varying combination of meats, which I then get to cook. Trivial research finds a few options beyond Spud/Pioneer Organics:

Thundering Hooves (Walla Walla Valley) (CSA in development). Some of the best pasture-fed beef in the area. A simple "standing order" system. Join the mailing list for more info. Has more meaty variety than the other farms with CSAs. Already has two Seattle Buying Clubs and an online store. Buying clubs only deliver once a month, but have a LOT more variety than is available on spud.com
Crown S Ranch (Methow Valley) Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs. Choose your year's allotment in advance. Beef in 1/8 cow increments, pig in 1/6 increments, etc.
Williamson Farms (George) "beef variety packs" between 6 and 10 pounds.
Stupendous Manfarmalloc on June 6th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
If you want to fill your freezer with a 1/4, 1/2 or full cows you can get one from The Jenne Farm:


They are on Widbey Island. They used to take the bulls that were born from the dairy farms on widbey, which as you can imagine are not used. Then they would let them roam on the farm eating grass. At the time of slaugter they have a mobile slaghterhouse so as not to stress them out.

Sadly the last of the dairy farms closed down so now they are raising beef cattle...but don't have as many.