Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA for short, is a movement that
brings farmers and their neighbors into a more direct cooperative
relationship. This concept migrated to the US from Japan in the
mid-1980s and has grown to several thousand farms and over 200,000
community "members" who subscribe to regular intervals for the delivery
If you have used a CSA before, it has probably been for produce. You signed up, and once a month or once a week, you picked up whatever produce was ripe from the local farmer, leaving out the middleman: the grocery store.
We have set up a Community Supported Agriculture group in our area using pastured meat and eggs as the products you can receive.
We offer pastured Heritage chickens and eggs, supplemented only with soy free organic feed. Both are available at the Vineyard Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The broilers will be fresh the first two weeks, and frozen after that until the limited supply is gone.
To insure you have enough for the next two months, use the order form and reserve your birds with a deposit. They will be available approximately every two months. Please see right column for actual dates. They will run from 4 to 7 pounds each. Giblets, feet and heads are also available, if requested before butchering on your order sheet.
This will give you a chance to try our CSA and our chickens out and see if it is something you want to continue. We now have centralized pick-up points for twice-a-week delivery for our eggs.
Beef cuts, bones, organ meat, ground beef, and sausage are available at the Vineyard Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our pasture-raised, grass-finished beef is also offered in 1/8s, and 1/4s here at the farm. Meat is available now. Let us know if you are interested right away by downloading our order form, filling it out and sending it to us with your deposit. We will then contact you for a pick up date.
In addition, we've added Dorper sheep, a sheep bred for efficiency on pasture and rough conditions, easy birthing, good mothering and great-tasting meat. We will have this pastured meat available in the spring of 2013.
Berkshire pigs round out our offerings. These Heritage pork cuts are now available at the Vineyard Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
One drop point will be here at the farm, which is located at 17780 E. Vino Avenue, 4 miles north on Reed Avenue from Reedley Junior College. Please call for an appointment time.
Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-6:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to noon, we are at The Vineyard Farmer's Market at the NW corner of Blackstone and Shaw in Fresno.
If you have any questions about scheduling CSA deliveries with us, please contact us and let us know.
Why use Community Supported Agriculture for these pastured meat products?
You will get healthy meat and/or eggs. These products are grown where you can meet the farmer and see the humane, sustainable, no-pesticide, no-antibiotic farm conditions that produce that food. In doing this, you are not only assuring your food is raised as advertised, but you are also supporting our family-owned farm, the employees we hire, and their families.
First of all, the price of these products are a reflection of the true cost for us to raise them. This does not include the health costs associated with not eating healthy products, or the damage caused to the land, the air and the water of this beautiful valley when less sustainable methods are used to raise these meats.
More and more people are trading their food dollars spent eating out for choices that support their health, the health of their children and the health of their local community. With Community Supported Agriculture, you will get delicious meat and/or eggs delivered locally to you within days of being on pasture. This reduces fuel spent, and all the environmental consequences that go with it. You are keeping your dollars spent in this community, benefiting its health as well as your own.
We also provide you with some recipes, to help in using our wonderful products. Continue to check in with us, as we add more to our research and recipe pages. You can also read and sign up for our newsletter, which will keep you up to date on product availability, new recipes and what's going on at the farm. You can sign up for the Page River Bottom Farm Newsletter by clicking this highlighted link.
Thank you for helping us be sustainable with our Community Supported Agriculture!
We now have an order form for you to request chickens, eggs, beef and pork, and to let us know if you are interested in our lamb, as well as whether you're interested in goat or rabbit. Your interest helps us know what to add to our product line, so please let us know what you'd like to see. Please go to our Order Page to download it. Prices are listed at the top of that page, too.
Also, you can see a breakdown of pricing and beef cuts page to see approximately what you would get when ordering a quarter beef, plus total costs of the various products available.
Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Please call us if you have any concerns about the products you receive through our Community Supported Agriculture.
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Some of our pork was incorrectly labeled as containing nitrites. None of it was cured that way, it was a labeling mistake.
Sorry for the confusion.
Turkeys Fall 2013...
We can raise turkeys this year, but only if demand is high enough. If you are interested, please fill out our Order Form and send it in with your deposit.
Beef Cuts, Pork Cuts,
Lamb, Chicken and Eggs,
are available at the new
Vineyard Farmer’s Market,
plus 6 drop points in the Reedley/Clovis/Fresno area.
We now belong to the Community Alliance with Family Farmers.
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