A week ago, I wrote about food artisans with interesting community-supported-agriculture-like offerings, such as bread, soup, jam and meat.
Karl Hudson with Rare Earth Farms sent a note saying his farm sells bi-monthly shares of grass-fed, grass-finished beef. His farm is certified by Animal Welfare Approved. (Most CSAs are farmers offering a weekly share of the produce grown on their farms. But many are diversifying their offerings to include meat, dairy and bread.)
Every other month, consumers receive 10 pounds of beef. Hudson says they offer a "seasonal approach meaning grilling cuts in the spring and summer months and roasts in the fall and winter." Consumers pick up the beef at the farm's stand at the state farmer's market in Raleigh.
A year's subscrption costs $550. Enrollment is open until the end of November. For more information, go to rareearthfarms.com. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or consumers can enroll in person at the farm's stand inside the upper building at the state farmer's market at 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh.