Corey and I signed up for a farm box through Isidore foods. I mentioned it the other day in gushing about granola. Our 8-week subscription is for dairy (milk, eggs, cheese, butter), bread, and meat. The dairy and bread parts have been what we expected: plentiful and delicious. The meat box, however, has so far exceeded my expectations I'm not quite sure what to do. When I say this, I mean there is so much meat I cannot carry it all home with me comfortably.
Look at this meat picture, taken with my cell phone in shock at the pickup site:
You are gazing at an entire ham, a rump roast, a pork shoulder, a packet of stew cubes, and two pounds of ground beef. All of it pastured, sustainably raised, and humanely butchered! But I digress, because the treatment of the animals did not make it weigh less.
I had shown up with my huge L.L. Bean bookbag from college, thinking I could just carry any extra meat in my arms. After I stuffed the ham and the pork shoulder into the shoe compartment, slid the smaller packs of meat in between the milk and bread and cheese, there wasn't room for another breath of air in that backpack. So I had to stagger onto the bus with a rump roast on my lap. Can you imagine what people thought of me? A girl with a rump roast on her lap and two pounds of cheese dangling from her right arm?
I was so happy to hurl that feast into the freezer. We are going to have meat and dairy products for months. Everyone should come to my house for ham dinner. There's plenty!