Stillman’s, best known in the Boston area for its popular produce CSA boxes, also offers a meat CSA with chicken, beef, lamb, and pork from its animal farms. Members can purchase quarter, half, or full shares, receiving anywhere from 5–20 pounds of meat a month, with cuts mixed up festively. Now Stillman’s is adding a new pick-up spot in Quincy for its meat CSA customers, joining other pick-up locations in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Lunenburg, and Cambridge.
“I love the meat I’ve gotten. I’ve gotten lamb (chops, ground); pork (belly, sliced bacon, chops, sausage); beef (ground, stew, steak); chicken (whole),” says keencook1, while TheScribe says: “It seems to me a great way to get grass-fed meat easily. As you know, it’s catch as catch can at supermarkets.” Right, says pasta, who notes: “Many farms finish their animals on grain, which diminishes the health benefits of grass-fed meat.”
The price of meat in a half share averages out to be about $7 a pound.
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