Raising quality grassfed & grass finished beef since 1968.
Join Our Green Beef CSA
We are dedicated to helping our community learn about
the importance of eating green. We believe that adding
grassfed & grass finished Green Beef to your diet
is one of the best and tastiest ways of doing so!
Read more below to find out the specifics of joining our CSA.
Green Beef CSA Details
We are taking names for shares in our next beef. It will be divided into four equal shares. The total weight of each quarter share will vary depending on the live weight of the animal, but we expect it to range anywhere from 85-115 lbs. The final cost will be around $9/lb of cuts. Read on below to see how the final cost is calculated.
To join, simply fill out our Beef Share Form and we will put you on the list. Please only join the list if you are committed to purchasing a 1/4 share. Wait times will vary depending on how many other families are ready to purchase beef. It could be 1-2 months before enough people are ready, and then it will be an additional 4-6 weeks before the beef gets to you.
We will do our very best to keep you updated once you are committed. You do not need to pay at this time. We will send you a deposit request when the beef is ready to go to butcher.
How do I become a member of Green Beef CSA?
You can sign up for a share of our grassfed and grass finished beef using our Beef Share Form by clicking the link to the right. The form lists available pickup options and times.
We realize that for some of our existing CSA members, this new method of splitting up the beef might be a big change since you will be picking up 80-115lbs of beef at one time. You might be worried that you will not have room in your freezer. We have a couple ideas for you if you are worried about this.
Home Depot carries a nice 7 cu. ft. chest freezer for around $220. This would be a good option for a 1/4 share of Green Beef.
Another option would be to split your 1/4 share with family or friends. You would be responsible for paying for the share and picking up the meat, and you would be responsible for distributing it amongst your friends. Keep in mind that one beef usually yields about 55-60% ground beef.
Our grassfed lamb and pastured pork is only available seasonally, and in small quantities. Please contact us before making a payment to see when lamb and pork will be available next. We lamb in late winter and early spring, and then we need time for the lambs to grow to the proper weight.
Thank you for your continued support of Green Beef and 7 Springs Farm.
The cost per pound of beef usually ends up being around $9/lb of cuts. Since we are splitting a beef into quarters, the exact price for your meat will vary every time since every animal is different. It could be anywhere from $750 to $1000. All of the beef needs to be claimed. It is at that time that we will request a deposit from all of the members for that beef. There will be a $600 deposit due before butcher. The remainder will be calculated and due before shipment approximately 2-3 weeks later.
This is exactly how we calculate your amount due:
$3.40/lb on the Hanging Weight plus the cost of processing, plus the cost of boxes and shipping. The hanging weight is usually around 60% of the live weight (live weight average is 1100 lbs). The processing cost can vary depending on certain options that are chosen. But generally, it will be in the $500-600 range. Boxes for a quarter will be around $15, and shipping for a quarter will be in the %500 range, but it can vary greatly depending on the shipping company's charges.
Beef: $3.40 x (1100*0.6) = $2244
Processing: $550 (average)
Shipping, etc.: $515
TOTAL: $3309 / 4 = $827/quarter
Cost per lb: (660 hanging wt x 0.6)/4 = 99 lbs cuts per quarter. $827/99lbs = $8.35/lb of cuts
Sorry for all of the calculations here, but we wanted to show you how we get to the cost of your meat. Above we say that the cost of cuts will be around $9. We don't want to underestimate what it will cost just so you will not be surprised if it ends up costing a little more than we expected, due to changes in shipping costs.
The live weight of the animals we take in is usually around 1100 lbs. The weight of the cuts you will receive is usually around 60% of the hanging weight. If you order a side of beef (or pork), you will be able to have your meat custom butchered, meaning you will be able to choose between things like having some of your roasts cut into stew meat, keeping the sirloin as roasts or having it cut into steaks, what thickness you would like your steaks, how many steaks per package you would like...the list goes on. When you order a quarter, we put in the cut order based on what we have found most people like. The reason we can do this is because it is easy for the butcher shop to keep halves of a beef separated. There is no way for them to practically split a half into quarters and keep them separated for us. We do the separating of the frozen meats before shipping.
We accept payment through PayPal on our website below.
Please do not make a payment below until we have gotten in touch with you to let you know it is time to pay your deposit. Some of our meat is only available seasonally.
Location will vary.
We used to offer delivery before our family moved back to the family farm.
Now we will depend on one of the people splitting the beef to be responsible for delivery or pickup.
They may choose to deliver the meat, or they may choose to keep the meat in their large deep freezer and have you pick it up.
Join our Facebook group "Green Beef Shares" to get connected with other members and make plans to split our meats.
Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Now offering a PORK CSA!
We have been raising pastured pork on our farm for the last couple of years. It is a tasty addition to our pastured meats! The pork membership consists of a 1/2 share of pork. You can expect to get 50-70 lbs of pork, more if you want to keep your lard. It will work just like our 1/4 share of beef that we talked about on higher up on this page. The cost will end up being around $7 per pound for the pasturted pork membership; it will be more if you include additional options in your processing, such as flavored sausage. There is a $300 deposit that is due before butcher. The remainder will be calculated and due before shipping approximately 4-6 weeks later. Our cost on the hanging weight is $2.50/lb, and you will also be responsible for the processing and shipping charges. The hanging weight can vary from 220 lbs - 275 lbs.
You will receive 1/2 of a hog in a combination of bacon, ham, ground pork, pork steaks, pork roasts, and pork chops. By getting a half share of pork, you have the ability to have your meat custom butchered, where you choose what to have done with your pork. You can choose to get a fresh side of bacon if you want, so you can cure it yourself and slice it at home. You can choose to have various flavors of sausage made (this will add an extra cost to the processing). You can choose to have the pork loin left whole or cut into loin chops. There are so many options you have to choose from! We provide the same high level of care for our hogs as we do for our cattle and sheep.
How do I become a member of the Pastured Pork CSA?
You can sign up for a 1/2 share of our pastured pork using our Pork Share Form. The form lists available pickup options.
New laws were passed that require all meat for sale to list nutrition facts at the point of sale.
Here are the links to the nutrition facts for beef and lamb.
Beef Nutrition Facts
Lamb Nutrition Facts
Please note that these are generic nutrition facts given to us by the USDA, and that these values were derived from meat where the animals were probably finished on corn.