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 the Bend Farmer’s Market. Deliveries begin in June and run through October. Because the meat is frozen, it will be delivered every other week.
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 farmer’s markets we go to, any week throughout the summer. You have access to all the vegetables, meats and grains on the market table. You get 10% more Market Bucks for your money, which is recorded in a binder at the cash register and deducted from, as you shop throughout the summer.
**These expire at the end of the farmer’s market season.
This is where our members get to eat like farmers!! You will receive either a small or large vegetable share along with a small (5 pound) or large (10 pound) meat pack, and a bag of fresh milled flour (buckwheat is our gluten free option) or wheat berries. Vegetables are delivered weekly and meat is delivered every other week. Your meat will include mixed cuts of pork, beef, and chicken.
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.