Dogwood Farms raises their pigs, sheep, and chickens on open pastures to provide delicious meats that are produced locally without hormones or antibiotics.
Lambs are raised on hay grown on Duke Farms and enjoy the pastures at both the Knox Family Farm and Duke Farms. Pigs and chickens are raised on Lakeview Organic Grain and get spoiled on their nutritious produce leftovers. Through their partnership with Antonio Mozzarella Factory in Newark, pigs enjoy fresh whey (a great source of protein, natural means of killing stomach parasites, and guarantee of especially delicious meat).
Their meats are available for purchase through their CSA or every Saturday at the Farm-to-Table Market at Duke Farms May through November.
2016 MEAT CSA SHARES: REGULAR $250, DOUBLE $495*
2016 SUMMER Meat SHARE PICK UP TIMES:
(MON OR THURS, JUNE-OCT, 4:00-6:30)
2 SHARE SIZES:
REGULAR $250, DOUBLE $495
Available Meats: Chicken, pork, beef and lamb.
Items within each share change monthly.
Regular Meat Share Example (Total Weight: 5-7 lbs.):
1. Choose: 1 Whole roasting chicken OR 2.5-3lb pork shoulder roast OR 4 Pack of Pork Chops
2. Choose: 4 Pack burger patties OR 1 pack sausage: Country Style OR Sweet Italian OR Hot Italian
3. Choose: 1 lb. Ground beef OR 1 package pork cubes OR 1 lb. Ground Pork
4. Choose: 2 Racks Spare Ribs OR 1 package Beef Cubes
Double Meat Share Example (Total Weight: 10-14 lbs.):
1. Pick 2: 1 Whole roasting chicken OR 2.5-3lb pork shoulder roast OR 4 Pack of Pork Chops
2. Pick 2: 4 Pack burger patties OR 1 pack sausage: Country Style OR Sweet Italian OR Hot Italian
3. Pick 2 : 1 lb. Ground beef OR 1 package pork cubes OR 1 lb. Ground Pork
4. 2 Racks Spare Ribs AND 1 package Beef Cubes
2016 SUMMER MEAT CSA PICK UP TIMES
(Choose: Monday OR Thursday. Please stay consistent with your pick-up day)
First Pick-up: Monday June 13 OR Thursday June 16
Second Pick-up: Monday July 18 OR Thursday July 21
Third Pick-Up: Monday August 22 OR Thursday August 25
Fourth Pick-Up: Monday September 19 OR Thursday September 22
Last Pick-Up: Monday October 24 OR Thursday October 27
3:30 PM- 6:00 PM
*Online Payment: Credit card fees apply
Jon checking on their chickens in early weeks.
Dogwood Farms also partners with Vernon Valley Farm to provide locally raised grass-fed beef. Through this partnership Dogwood Farms offers Meat Shares as a perfect compliment to our CSA Vegetable Shares. They will also be selling their meats at the farm stand on Duke Farms.
HOW ARE ANIMALS RAISED?
All animals (except cows) are raised by Dogwood Farms. Their pigs and chickens are sustainably raised and fed certified organic grain, protein whey, and excess produce from their farm. Dogwood Farms' lambs enjoy nothing but pasture and hay, untouched by any chemical fertilizers and pesticides. None of their animals are treated with hormones or antibiotics. Dogwood Farms' beef farmer, Kirk Stephens from Vernon Valley Farms, shares their philosophy in raising animals for meat. He is an up-and-coming young farmer who rescued a family farm and created a healthy, productive herd of cattle that is all grass-fed and free of any hormones or antibiotics.