Mint Creek Farm: Grassfed Meats Raised on Certified Organic Prairie Pastures

About Our Meat CSA

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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. As a CSA member you receive a sizable discount by committing to a monthly share of our organic-pasture raised meats. Your commitment also provides special support to the farm, directly funding our sustainable farming methods. CSA members are the core of the farm’s customer base and receive special discounts on farm tours & dinners, as well as holiday meats.

 

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 Mint Creek Farm offers a range of fully customizable meat CSA options. We have a variety of CSA options tailored to fit your budget and lifestyle. From our all-inclusive 10 lb Traditional monthly CSA to our small, weekly Poultry and Eggs CSA and much in between, there’s something for everyone! Options for meat include lamb, beef, pork, goat, and poultry, as well as an optional add-on to include our organic-pastured, soy-free chicken eggs. We have also partnered with the folks at Kilgus Farmstead and Three Plaid Farmers to offer add-on options for dairy and seasonal veggies.  

All meat CSA's are available year-round, and are fully comprised from animals raised on our farm. Our meat cuts will vary seasonally, and therefore your CSA will include a range of seasonal premium cuts such as chops, loins, and steaks, to more humble, seasonal braising or ground cuts.  The selections of meat also include occasional offerings of rustic sausages and organically smoked & cured bacon, all free of nitrates and featuring Certified-Organic spices, sugars, and vegetable ingredients.  

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Begin by choosing whether you'd like to receive your CSA share monthly or weekly. We suggest weekly for XYZ and monthly for XYZ. Click below to be linked to our online sign-up form.

Learn more about membership in Mint Creek Farm's CSA

 

6 Reasons to join our CSA

  1. Begin a culinary exploration. Our CSA’s come with a diverse meat cut selection and helpful recipe ideas. Grass-fed, organic meats flaunt the most sought after, subtle & herbal flavor you can find in meat, and you’ll be able to cook a world class meal right at home. It’s a great opportunity to try new meals with friends and family while honing your culinary prowess!

  2. Retain options in your CSA, while buying in bulk for high value. We have a variety of CSA options tailored to fit your budget and lifestyle. From our all-inclusive 10 lb Traditional monthly CSA to our small, new, weekly Poultry and Eggs CSA and much in between, there’s something for everyone! Whereas buying a whole animal only offers one type of meat in abundance, a Mint Creek CSA you’ll get a variety of protein options to plan meals throughout your week.

  3. Insist on individualized, humane treatment of livestock & poultry. By choosing a Mint Creek CSA, you are voting with your fork for humane and responsible treatment of farm animals. All are pastured raised and fed a balanced, 100% Certified-Organic, soy-free, non-GMO diet. All supplemental feeds are mixed in small batches onsite. Each flock rotates large, fertile pasture swaths regularly to ensure optimum space and nutrition.

  4. Become a part of your local farming community. With a Mint Creek CSA, not only are you directly supporting a small, local, family-run business, but you are directly supporting sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area. CSA members are the core of the farm’s customer base and receive special discounts on farm tours & dinners, as well as holiday meats.

  5. Reach new levels of health and vitality. Grass-fed meats translate into complete nutrition for you and your family as a rich source of B vitamins, iron, Vitamin E and A and those hard to get Omega 3-6 fatty acids. Within the first month of your CSA, you’ll also notice a dramatic improvement in your health and food cravings. Because our products offer many of the nutrients necessary to your health that are harder to get with the modern diet, and you’ll need to spend less money on dietary supplements.

  6. Environmental Conscience. Certified-Organic perennial pastures are the life force for our animals and environment. The perennial plants’ roots and regular decomposition aerate the soil and protect our Midwest topsoil from erosion.  The process of grass-fed animals regularly eating up the perennial pastures plants also results in optimal plant growth & sequestration of carbon into our soil from the air,  working against pollution, and improving air quality.  This combats climate change on a local level.