What’s In a Meat Box?

What’s in a Meat Box will change each month. Here’s Why:

We are passionate about honouring each animal by using as much meat as we can from their carcass. So, we can’t just give you steak and mince, because there’s a whole lot of beef aside from that. We like to think of it as a culinary journey, an adventure, adding a little bit of spice to your family’s menus. But not too much.

Our butcher produces these cuts from our free-range cattle:
Scotch Fillet
Eye Fillet
Sirloin
Rump Steak
Schnitzel
Top Side Roast
Stewing Steak (skirting steak, chuck steak, etc)
Sausages
Mince

 

He produces these cuts from our free-range lamb:
French Rack
Whole Rump
Loin Chops
Lamb Shanks
Leg Roasts
Butterflied Shoulder
Sausages

 

He produces these cuts from our free-range pork:
Bacon (and lots of it)
Hams
And sometimes, depending on the size and age of the pig, we will get the following pork cuts:
Pork Loin Chops
Pork Belly
Steaks
Shoulder Roast
Pork Schnitzels.

The cuts you receive in your Meat Box depend on the size of each cut and the availability of the cuts. You’ll pretty much get something different each time, and probably some staples each time too. We aim to give you some things you know well, and some things that are an adventure, and for those, we’ll help you along the way with our Recipe Cards. All of it is produced on our farm, using Regenerative Agriculture principles, and offered to our collective of responsible, conscious consumers. You!

We sent out “Yellow Dot” boxes in December 2016, which had the following deliciousness in them:
Eye Fillet
Stewing Steak
Topside Roast
Mince
Butterflied Lamb Shoulder
Lamb Shanks
Bacon

Our latest despatch, January 2017, was of “Green Dot” boxes, which were made up of:
Sirloin Steak
Stewing Steak
Beef Sasuages
Mince
Lamb and Mint Sausages
Lamb Loin Chops
Lamb Rack
Lamb Leg Roast
Bacon

So, you can see that there are some similarities in each box, and also some variety. We’re constantly working to improve the Meat Boxes with the help of you – our supporters – so please let us know if you have a suggestion, a celebration, or a comment.

Truly free range pork and eggs

We are excited at the prospect of having an online shop enabling us to easily get healthy and nutritious meat and eggs to you.  Until this is up and running… please contact us via email or phone to order the best free range bacon, pork and eggs.
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We aim to honour the “henness of the hen” and the “pigness of the pig” by allowing them to roam freely on pasture and under trees, the hens are free to peck and scratch for bugs, while our pigs graze on tall pasture and “root” as they please.Berkshires_99_1

Our hens feed is supplemented with GE Free grain, soaked for 24 hours to activate enzymes and for improved digestion. The pigs get to indulge in a mixed selection of grains soaked in milk from our own dairy herd.

great pork

truly free-range pigs, raised on pasture and milk.

leg roast…………………………….. $15.00/kg
shoulder roast…………………….. $15.00/kg
loin chops………………………….. $20.00/kg
belly slices…………………………. $20.00/kg
belly………………………………….. $20.00/kg
mince………………………………… $15.00/kg
sausages…………………………….. $15.00/kg
pork knuckles/hocks…………… $12.00/kg
bacon………………………………… $25.00/kg
gammon & ham…………………… $25.00/kg

great eggs

from truly free-roaming pasture raised hens
12 great eggs………………………… $8.00/doz

 Phone: 06-8584343
Email: rachel@thefamilyfarm.co.nz

Our gate is open, you are welcome to visit.
Slaughtered through a licensed abattoir & processed at
The Village Butcher, Havelock North.

Eggs, eggs, eggs…

As you may know we sell our ‘great eggs’ at Waipawa Wholefoods and over the last few months it has been nearly impossible to get them due to high demand and laying slowing down over winter.

We are excited to have another 100 pasture roaming hens on the farm! They are now installed in their own “egg mobile” thanks to the amazing Tony (our “can do” man) and Josh (the handy WWOOFer) who have just completed our latest portable hen house.

It has been very interesting watching these hens adapt to their new environment. After being reared the “conventional” way they have had a lot of new experiences over the last few days, including grass and the great outdoors. Lucky hens!

Great Pork Here!

Have you ever tasted delicious grass and milk fed Pork?
We have good cuts available so be in quick.

Pork Belly (divine); Pork Belly Slices (delectable cassoulet); Pork Chops (Jamie Oliver knows how to cook ’em); Pork Mince (makes the best lasagne ever); Pork Roast (crackle!), Pork Shoulder (slow cooked – heaven); Pork stir-fry (easy); Pork Schnitzel

This is the best quality “truely” free-range pork on the market. The majority we sell at $15/kg, with our premium Pork Belly and slices, being $20/kg.
We have a limited supply of delicous manuka smoked, honey cured bacon made by The Village Butcher – $25/kg

Try some.. It’s lip smackingly good!

Other cuts may also be available, please feel free to ask. We are presently working on an online shop, but for now – phone or email.

You can contact us on 06-8584343 or email: rachel@thefamilyfarm.co.nz