Grass Fed Steer Share

  • July 21, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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Spring Lake Farm is going to provide us with a steer on July 21st. Spring Lake has 2 great websites www.springlakeny.com and healthymeat.org. Ulla Kjarval, the farmer's daughter also writes a farming & food blog with several recipes to complement the meat her parent's raise.

Our beef has been completely grass-fed. Ingi Kjarval, our farmer, has been cross-breeding his cattle to help build a smaller, sturdier steer that does well in upstate NY on grass. Our cows are part Simmental, Hereford, Angus & Highland. This is beef that grazed on early summer/late spring grass (before the drought). This is the best grass and makes the most tender beef.

Each share is going to be 1/12 of the steer and  about approximately 30 pounds of beef and beef parts. I will split as evenly as possible as I can among the various parts.  The cost of each share is $181.70 - $168.50 for the beef, $5.70 paypal fee, $5.50 for delivery & meet-up fees. On average, this will be $6.05 a pound. Since we are buying whole animals, the cuts will not be even and might have slight variation. Unfortunately, this makes division slightly troublesome so we cannot ask them to deliver individual shares. I will need to see the cuts so that I can split it up. However, if you want a quarter and want it delivered, please message me and I will try to arrange it with our farmers. If you want more than 30lbs, please RSVP for yourself +1,2,3,4, etc. For example, if you want 90lbs -- RSVP for yourself plus 2 guests. Your payment will be (3x$181.70) = $545.30

If you want half a share: you can use our meatshare forum to find someone to share with or feel free to message me and I will pair people up on a first come first served basis.

Also,  I spoke to Temma and she is picking up another steer on Saturday. There should be more available if we are oversubscribed.

 

**update**: everything is going be split into 23 equal boxes.  There will not be a mad dash for boxes.    Everything will be pre-divided when you go to pick it up. Boxes are labeled 1-13 and A-K.  I have randomly assigned the appropriate boxes. The farmers are first going to Union Square around 3pm and then to Astoria.  Plan on 3:15 for pickup in Union Square and 4 in Astoria.  Please arrive at 4 to help unload Marija unload the car.

Astoria:

35-26 29th Street, Astoria,NY.

Marija 3 Astoria A,E,J
John 1 Astoria 4
ari 1 Astoria 9
Caitlin Rogan 1 Astoria 12
Lisa Hammer 1 Astoria C
Ettel 1 Astoria F
Sean Ilnseher 1 Astoria I


Chris Moffett 1 Union Square 6

Ray/Jason Spina 1 Union Square 8
Tom Anderson 1 Union Square 3
david 1 Union Square 5
isaac and mar 1 Union Square 10
Mary 1 Union Square B
David Leventhal 1 Union Square D
Jillian Tate 1 Union Square G
Matt Gray 1 Union Square K
michael schatzow 2 Union Square H,2,11,7,1

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  • Lisa H.

    Great to meet you all in Astoria. Thanks for organizing this and see you next time!
    On a separate note: If anyone wants to buy some of our organ meat we have several pounds in our freezer we are not using.

    July 23, 2012

  • isaac and m.

    We got there 15 minutes late and the shares were waiting for us. Michael knew which share belonged to who and it was all easy and quick as usual. We came home and put it all away being very pleased with what we'd gotten.

    July 22, 2012

  • John

    Thank you, Marija for hosting the Queens location. It was a pleasure meeting you & other members.

    July 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I owe Mike a great deal of gratitude for all his work in making this happen. The whole pick-up went very smoothly. I only wish that I had had a telephone number to coordinate my pickup. Thanks again Mike.

    July 22, 2012

  • Watts

    Michael, thank you for hosting this event. It was my first one and I really appreciate how simple it was to meet and pickup my meat.

    July 21, 2012

  • michael s

    Thanks everyone. Thanks Kim you made it feasible for me

    July 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Michael for organizing this. Nice and smooth meet up as usual.

    July 21, 2012

  • michael s

    Thanks Marija for hosting in Astoria

    July 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for helping with unloading the boxes and a huge thank you to Michael for organizing this! This went really smoothly. I am really looking forward to te first steak!

    July 21, 2012

  • michael s

    7 e 14th st

    July 21, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Likewise. Can someone provide a specific location at Union Square?

    July 21, 2012

  • Jillian T.

    We are running about 20 mins late. Am hoping that is ok?

    July 21, 2012

  • Jason S.

    I have been wandering around union square but I don't see a sign or our group as far as I can tell. Can anyone tell me where to go? Sorry

    July 21, 2012

  • Jason S.

    When you say lobby what do you mean?

    July 21, 2012

  • michael s

    I am in the lobby waiting for farmers

    July 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pickup at my place in Astoria will start at 4. Please plan to arrive at 4 and, if you are able, to help with unloading the truck.

    July 20, 2012

  • michael s

    We have one extra share if anyone is interested.

    July 19, 2012

  • michael s

    Sean, we are looking union square at 3 and then heading to Astoria. I am discussing with the farmers ways to minimize delays with the share. I will post more after work

    July 19, 2012

  • michael s

    Jason, I have you splitting with Ray. I removed you from attending so someone else can pay and attend.

    July 18, 2012

  • michael s

    ok and I will fill you from my original order. Watts and anyone waiting, I have to go back to the farmer to see if they can make a few grab bags.

    July 16, 2012

  • Jason S.

    I have made my payment and have a receipt but I think since I just set up PayPal the transfer will take a day or two. Should be sent to Jeanne

    July 16, 2012

  • Watts

    Hey Melina. Thanks for the recommendation, but I think Kim and Ray are working together. If not, Kim, I am definitely interested in going half with you. Please let me know. I will send funds ASAP via PayPal

    July 16, 2012

  • michael s

    You're welcome. It's a little bit of effort, but I knew what I was getting into. I figured I needed to give Jeanne a break. Also, I am waiting on verification of the rest of the inventory before allowing more shares. I hope to do beef ( and maybe bison) somewhat regularly going forward.

    1 · July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, Michael, thanks! Even if I don't make it :)

    July 16, 2012

  • Melina

    Michael - thank you for organizing this.

    July 16, 2012

  • Kim C.

    Since Melina can't make it, I could go halves with Ray, sorry this is so complicated Michael!!

    July 16, 2012

  • michael s

    Ray, I will refund you tonight. Jason has not paid.

    July 16, 2012

  • michael s

    I don't have a freezer in which I can store 600 lbs of beef. I was hoping people can come around within an hour of arrival. He will drop off one then the other. I will talk to the farmer and get back to everyone on whether he would prefer Astoria first or second.

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I am a little unclear how the pickup works. Do I have to pickup at 3 pm in union sq or is there a wider time/day window? There is also a comment about hosting in Astoria. What is the pickup window for that?
    Thanks.

    July 16, 2012

  • Melina

    I can not go half with Kim, I had a family situation and cannot participate this time. Watts, maybe you can do a half share with her.

    July 16, 2012

  • Watts

    I will pay once someone is willing to go half. If not, then I will try to catch the next opportunity to purchase some meat.

    July 15, 2012

  • Watts

    I am interested in a half share too if anyone else wants a half too. 30lbs is way too much for one person.

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jason--great! Did you already send a half payment to Jeanne? I paid the full amount to reserve my spot before I saw Michael's note here.

    July 15, 2012

  • michael s

    Thanks, I appreciate it. I will let you know when it approaches.

    July 14, 2012

  • Kim C.

    PayPal, done! Let me know what time to show up.

    July 14, 2012

  • michael s

    That and it will be a lot of food to split up on Saturday. Kim, thanks for offering to help

    July 14, 2012

  • Kim C.

    Great, I will bring cash and pick up from Union Square.

    July 14, 2012

  • michael s

    Kim, I put you as attending as well. You and Melina can pay $90.85 to Jeanne or myself as well

    July 14, 2012

  • Jason S.

    Ray- I would be happy splitting a share with you

    July 14, 2012

  • michael s

    It will be on 29th st and 36th ave

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would actually prefer a half if anyone wants in on my share--but I will of course buy the whole share if not.

    July 12, 2012

  • Ettel

    I'm also in Astoria and can help getting stuff here if necessary. If not, where's the pick up spot in astoria?

    July 12, 2012

  • michael s

    Thanks Melina.
    Ray, no need for a half share unless you really prefer it. I just bought another steer so everyone on the waitlist can get their share. It will be picked up tomorrow.
    Also, Marija has graciously offered to host a pick up spot in Astoria.

    July 11, 2012

  • Melina

    Kim Chi, fantastic! Michael, I added myself to the waitlist.

    July 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also willing to do a half-share if anyone else is interested.

    July 10, 2012

  • michael s

    Kim or Melina, could one of you add yourselves to the waitlist.

    July 10, 2012

  • michael s

    Guys, We should have well enough for everyone. Though, I may need help splitting it up. (It will be near a half ton of beef on my apt floor.) I will start moving people from waitlist to attending when I hear back from the farmers on Monday.

    July 10, 2012

  • Kim C.

    Melina, I'll do a half share with you.

    July 10, 2012

  • Melina

    I would like to go a half share if there is anyone that would be interested, please let me know.

    July 10, 2012

  • Ettel

    I couldn't agree more. After trying to butcher 30# hunks of meat for my dogs, and seeing the result of that - I was getting really nervous about making edible portions for myself out of something like that!

    July 9, 2012

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