Rainshadow Organics integrates pasture grazed animals and laying hens ahead of our crops in a simple rotation that fertilizes and rests our soil. We also raise pigs who eat all of our vegetable trimmings. We produce our own feed grains on the farm including wheat, barley, oats and peas as well as alfalfa hay to give our animals a balanced diet. We do not feed any GMO corn or soy products.
Our naturally raised animals never receive steroids, hormones or routine antibiotics. We offer a healthier alternative to store-bought meat. Grass fed beef has 5 times more Omega 3 fatty acid and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and 4 times more Vitamin E than grain fed beef.
The CSA Model
Your herd-share commitment allows Rainshadow to produce local, natural meat products just for you, delivering a delicious variety in the right quantity for your family. Your meat will be carefully nurtured for months in advance, harvested regularly and delivered frozen along with the farm newsletter and recipe ideas.
We recommend that members get their own copy of the Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook. Grassfed meats are incredibly healthy for both you and the environment. With a few tricks and good recipes you can transition from corn-fed, high fat meats to flavorful lean meats. Coupled with our weekly vegetable box, the ingredients in your kitchen will provide a grand adventure.
You can expect to see different cuts of meat each week from whole chicken, bacon, ribs, steaks, ground beef, soup bones, chops, stew meat, pork chops, shoulder steaks, brisket, sausage, ham steaks, tri tip, sirloin steaks, etc….
Our mixed meat boxes will be delivered at the same time as our vegetable CSA to Bend, Sisters, and Redmond. Deliveries begin in June and run through October. Because the meat is frozen, it will be delivered every other week.
Members make an advanced herd- share commitment for the season to receive a certain number of pounds of mixed poultry, pork, and beef.
10 Pound Meat Share for $630
Delivered every other week. This would be for a family that eats regular meats, averaging 1 pound per day.
5 Pound Meat Share for $370
Delivered every other week. This would be for a family that eats small quantities of meat, 2-3 days per week.
The Small Market Share for $400 for 440 Market Bucks
This option is meant for members who would like to make the very important commitment to the farm, while maintaining flexibility. You can use your market bucks at any market we go to, any week throughout the summer. You have access to all the vegetables, meats and grains on the market table.
The Large Market Share for $600 for 660 Market Bucks
This is a larger commitment than the small share, but means the same flexibility to you.
The Summer Full-Diet share for $1260
This is our dream option where our members get to eat like farmers!! This share includes a large vegetable share, 5 pounds of meat per week, fresh milled flour and wheat berries.
The Winter Full-Diet share for $700
This is our extra-special winter option that is delivered once a month and includes winter greens, stored potatoes, onions, garlic, and winter squash, 10 pounds of mixed meats including whole chickens, mixed cuts of pork and beef, fresh ground flour from our home grown organic wheat, and wheat berries.