Trustees Meat CSA

Meat CSA

For a second year, sustainably-raised, grass-fed and pastured meats from Trustees farms are available from The Trustees Meat Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA shares include beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. An add-on option for eggs is also available. New this year, CSA shares are available year-round on a monthly subscription basis. Current meat CSA members have priority, and available new slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-ups will open in March, or contact us at meatcsa@thetrustees.org to reserve a spot!

Participating in the Meat CSA helps support Trustees farms and a strong local food system. Top-quality livestock are raised on the preserved open pastures and oak forests of Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, Moose Hill Farm in Sharon, Powisset Farm in Dover, Katama Farm in Edgartown, and Weir River Farm in Hingham. Our practices — good for the land — produce healthy, delicious meat!

How Does The Trustees Winter Meat CSA Work?
Meat CSA members pre-pay for a “share” of meat on an automatically-recurring monthly basis. Choose the frequency that best suits your needs: once-a-month or twice-a-month pickups. Each pickup includes 7 lbs. of frozen meat—cuts vary, ranging from steaks to ground beef, chops to sausage, as well as chicken. All meat is frozen and the cuts vary each pickup. There is also an option of adding our free-range eggs to your share, 2 dozen per month. (Twice-a-month meat members may take 1 dozen each pickup; once-a-month members take 2 dozen at once.) We require a 3-month minimum subscription, and we strongly recommend at least 6 months to ensure you get a good selection and are able to experience the variety of delicious meats we offer.

We will share cooking tips and recipes each month and hope to provide CSA members with a chance to try some new and adventurous meals while accommodating the supper-time realities of everyday life!

How Much Does The Trustees Winter Meat CSA Cost?
Meat CSA shares are available at a discount from our retail prices. Every-other-week shares cost $154/month; once-a-month shares cost $77/month. Eggs can be added to either share at $6/dozen.

When and where do I pick up my Trustees Winter Meat CSA share?
Pickup at the farm most convenient to you:

  • Appleton Farms, Ipswich (during regular winter Farm Store hours: Monday–Friday: 11AM–6PM, Saturday & Sunday: 10AM–4PM)
  • Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough (Tuesday 2-6PM, plus additional winter farmstand hours)
  • Moose Hill Farm, Sharon (Wednesday 2-6PM)
  • Powisset Farm, Dover (Wednesday 2-6PM, plus additional summer farmstand hours)
  • Weir River Farm, Hingham (Wednesday 2-6PM or Saturday, 11AM-3PM)

How are Trustees animals raised and what are they fed?

The grass-finished cattle have been raised on the pastures of Chestnut Hill Farm and Moose Hill Farm. Managed with rotational grazing practices, habitat preservation models for ground nesting birds and minimal stress through sustainable stocking, the meat is of top quality.

The pigs have been raised at Moose Hill Farm, Powisset Farm, and Weir River Farm on both pastures and in woods, all perfect habitats for pigs. The pigs are fed freshly packed grain, vegetables, breads and spent barley grain from local businesses.

The meat chickens have been raised at Chestnut Hill Farm and Weir River Farm with both space and access to grass and freshly packed grain.

The lambs have been raised in the beautiful coastal sandplain pastures of Katama Farm in Edgartown.

How do I sign up?
Click here to add your name to the pre-reservation list and we’ll contact you when sign-ups begin. You can also contact us at meatcsa@thetrustees.org with questions or for more information. .

More questions about the CSA or the registration process?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at meatcsa@thetrustees.org. You can also reach out to Jesse, Livestock Manager, at 413.358.1572.