Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a beneficial way for people to buy local and seasonal food directly from a farmer. Typically a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public, which usually consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share and in return receive a box of seasonal produce and/or other farm products each week throughout the farming season.
Looking for high quality, all natural, pasture-raised meat sourced from farms you can trust? So were we. Based in Asheville, NC, Intentional Swine works with a network of high integrity farms to source a variety of heritage breed beef, pork, poultry and more.
We are not farmers, but rather specialize in whole-animal butchery and hand crafted charcuterie. Through our network of ethical farms, Intentional Swine intends to bridge the gap between customers and the small scale farm as we seek out the types of meat we believe in.
Through our CSA program, we source whole animals from trusted farms and transform them into amazing butcher's cuts and prepared meats, utilizing the age-old practices of whole animal butchery and hand crafted charcuterie. The result? The Butcher's CSA. Each CSA is filled with a variety of nutritious, ethical meats and includes a selection of butcher's cuts and prepared products, all wrapped up in one convenient package.
-sirloin beef steaks
-smoked chicken wings
-1 pint chicken stock
-1 pint suet
-bone in pork chops
-cured and smoked bacon
-1 pint lard
-1 pint pork stock
HOW IT WORKS
Shares are purchased in 3 month installments, with one pick-up per month. Pick-up location is on Wednesday's at the River Arts District farmer's market. Once purchased, all you need to do is come to the RAD market on your designated pickup dates to collect your meat for the month. Shares will offer a variety of meats which would provide approximately 4 meals for a family of 4. Add local eggs, additional fats, stocks or broths at anytime from our online shop or by upgrading your CSA (see 'shop' for more details).
Carolina Heritage Farm, located in the Pee Dee Region of SC, specializing in heritage hogs.
Warren Wilson College Farm, located in Swannanoa Valley, NC supplying grass finished beef, lamb, pasture raised pork and poultry
Headwaters of Poverty Farm, located in Barnardsville, NC raising pastured pork, beef, veal, poultry and eggs
Shipley Beef, located in Vilas, NC raising high quality pastured beef
Dry Ridge Farm, located in Mars Hill, NC raising pastured beef, pork & poultry
Beulah Farm, located in Leicester, NC raising grass fed beef, lamb, and goat
Joyce Farms, located in Winston Salem, NC raising an array of poultry, beef and game