First Grass-Fed Meat CSA Shipment
After my experience with the sampler from Eight O’Clock Ranch, I decided to try a three-month subscription to their meat CSA. Let’s take a looksie, shall we? (is it looksie or look-see?)
Chuck roast and lamb shoulder steaks. When I first saw shoulder abbreviated as “shld” my thought was shield steaks. No, I have no idea what a shield steak would be.
Oh my, come to mama, sirloin tip roast! Pork shoulder steak? I’ve never heard of you. I have no idea what to do with you. Anyone???
Boneless and bone-in pork chops – something for everyone!
Hmmm, only 1.8 pounds of pork spare ribs – not sure how far I can make that go but they do look pretty meaty! Only 2 pounds of ground beef in this shipment…
…and 1 pound of ground lamb and a pound of pork sausages, so they aren’t padding half the shipment with the lower end stuff.
Also, this teeny tiny strip steak. What an odd thing to include all by itself! And, I just realized I missed taking a picture of the lamb shank, of which there was also just one. Those could be the trickiest cuts of what I received, but overall I am excited for the challenge of working with the random pieces. And the best part of this CSA? No cartons full of Swiss chard. It’s the little things that make me happy! Okay, no, really the best thing is that I can rest easy knowing I have a freezer full of humanely raised meats and it’s delicious too. (No chard is a very close second though!)