Saturday, February 11, 2017

How to Get Involved with CSA Day 2017

Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you’re not alone, but you still have time to make good on those resolutions. Clarion River Organics is joining other farms from around the country for the third annual CSA Day on February 24, when you can join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to:

  • eating healthful foods and preparing them for their families;
  • supporting their local farmers;
  • being kind to our planet;
  • learning something new; and
  • being adventurous in the kitchen.
According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February. To promote this important time for farmers, CSA Daywas coined, and each year it falls on the last Friday in February. It’s an entire day dedicated to the celebration of community-supported agriculture, and CSA farmers enjoy an influx of sign-ups from members, which gives them revenue when they need it most for the growing season.


Getting food from a CSA is different from going to a farmers market or using a grocery delivery service. As a CSA member, you make a seasonal commitment to a small farmer in your area and the produce is delivered to a pickup spot near you. CSA members take pleasure in knowing where and how their food is grown and in having a relationship with their farmer. 

CSA (community-supported agriculture) is a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. It is a form of investment that allows small farmers to continue growing on a scale that may not be sustainable without the CSA model. CSA members enjoy the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables for their family, while supporting their local farmer.
How to Get Involved with CSA Day If you would like to celebrate CSA Day and support Clarion River Organics, sign up for a share by February 24 using this link: SIGN UP! uUse the hashtag #CSAday to join the online conversation on social media. Copy and post the graphics from this page or even use one for your profile pics for the month of February. You can also sign up here to stay up to date on news and updates about CSA Day.   To learn more about our CSA go here: ABOUT OUR CSA.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Winter Meat CSA: Sign Ups Open!

This winter we are offering meat, lots of meat, and a holiday extra share. 
You can sign up for any or all shares. 




MEAT SHARES

The meat is not certified organic but the animals are antibiotic free are raised on organic pasture and supplemented with organic hay and local non-GMO/non-organic grains. For more information on our meat shares check out our Blog Post.

Beef Share: $140 per delivery x 3 = $420/season
Pork Share: $110 per delivery x 3 = $330/season
Chicken Share: $60.50 per delivery x 3 = $181.50/season

Deliveries are scheduled for Thursdays:
December 15
February 16
April 13













HOLIDAY EXTRA

Holiday Extra's will contain a sampling of our favorite canned goods and some seasonal produce for your holiday festivities. At a cost of $30/share get one for your home and a few others to gift to friends.

Delivery will be Thursday, December 15.


PICK UP LOCATIONS
(dependent upon participation)

Erie - Whole Foods Cooperative
Highland Park - Bryant Street Market
Lawrenceville - Espresso A Mano
McMurray - Sunny Bridge Natural Foods
Mt. Lebanon - Eden's Market
Moon Twp - Municipal Building
Oakmont - Today's Market
Regent Square - Biddles Escape
Sligo - CRO Warehouse
Southside - Delanie's Coffee
Shadyside - Williams Sonoma
Wexford - Whole Foods

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pastured Turkeys for Thanksgiving 2016

 Danielle and Arlene Miller are prepping for a delicious holiday season this year, starting with pastured turkeys for your Thanksgiving feast. Their birds were raised on pasture, eating bugs and such, also fed locally grown, Non-GMO grains and organic produce scraps. They will range in size from 17-19 lbs and can be reserved and picked up at any of our current CSA pickup locations the week before the holiday.

Turkeys are $75.82 for all weights, which is no more than $4.46/lb.  

Email info@clarionriverorganics.com with any questions.

CSA Members order here: clarionriverorganics.csasignup.com/store

If you're not a CSA member just email us and we'll set your order up for you.


Any other questions contact Mr. Ed.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Peak Season CSA Registration Open!

Gonna be some hefty shares!

Our Peak of the Season CSA shares include some of the most anticipated veggies of the summer. If you'd like to try a CSA but can't commit to the entire 6 month season, you have some picky eaters in the house, or you missed signups for the full season CSA you have come to the right place. 8 weeks of tomatoes, peppers, green beans, summer squash, cucumbers, carrots, sweet corn, greens, lettuce, watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries, ground cherries and more. Season starts the 1st week in August and runs for 8 weeks. Full shares are $30/week and small shares are $20/week.

You can still sign up for meat shares too!

Online signups are now closed

Email info@clarionriverorganics.com or call 
412-589-9276 to sign up

Or, contact us for more info: info@ClarionRiverOrganics.com
412-589-9276



Monday, May 30, 2016

2016 Meat Shares

It's time again to sign up for the best all natural meat you can find in the area!


We've got 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork and pastured chicken to keep you grilling and roasting all year long. Our vegetable farms all raise animals in order to improve their soils and make their farms more sustainable. The meat animals are not certified organic, but they are all natural. All of our animals are antibiotic and GMO free. They are raised on organic pasture and fed organic hay or locally grown non-GMO grains. The cows and pigs are sent to a USDA Certified butcher to be processed and the chickens are butchered on the farm. All our meat is free of nitrates and MSG. 


You'll get bi-monthly deliveries that represent 1/8 of a cow (~48 lb), 1/4 of a pig (~48 lb), or nine chickens (~36 lb).  Find out more about how our cows, pigs and chickens are raised.





Each delivery will bring you about 16 pounds of beef or pork and 12 pounds of chicken. Deliveries will be in June, August and October.

Here is a breakdown of what might be included in each meat share. Cuts may vary depending on the animal:


Beef:                                                   Pork:                                          Chicken:
2 New York Strip                               6 Bone-in Chops                         9 Roasting Chickens
2 Sirloin Steaks                                  6 Boneless Chops                       
2 Rib Eye Steaks                                1 Butt Roast
2 Tenderloin Steaks                            2 Spare Ribs
2-3 Round Steaks                               6 Ground Pork
1 Arm or Rump Roast                        3 Breakfast Sausage Links     
1 Sirloin Tip Roast                             2 Sweet Italian Sausage Bulk
2 Chuck Roasts                                   1 Sweet Italian Casing
2 Short Ribs                                        2 Hot Italian Sausage Bulk
2 Stew Beef                                        1 Hot Italian Casing
1 Brisket or Flank or Skirt Steak       6 Ham Steaks
18 Ground Beef                                  6 Bacon            
Assorted organ meats                         2 Hocks

Prices:
Beef Share: $140 per delivery x 3 = $420/season
Pork Share: $110 per delivery x 3 = $330/season
Chicken Share: $60.5 per delivery x 3 = $181.50/season



For more information about our CSA or to sign up go to CSA Summer 2016


We look forward to another great season with you!