OUR MEAT BOX PROGRAM HAS BEEN RETIRED
We've had a wonderful time partnering with Bull City Burger and Brewery, The Raleigh Wine Shop, and 3CUPS over the course of the last year and a half to bring fresh, local meats to end consumers like yourselves. So it is quite bitter sweet for us to announce that we have decided to retire our Meat Box program. It was a tough decision for us, as we have loved the Meat Box and the direct connection it has allowed us to our end consumers. But our wholesale markets are growing quickly. And many of the products that used to be available for the Meat Box are now otherwise accounted for. This is great news for us, and exciting progress towards our long terms goals. But perhaps a bit disappointing for our loyal Meat Box customers.
The good news is that LoMo Market is now carrying many of the products that used to be included in our boxes - our ground beef, bacon, sausages, flat iron, skirt steak, hanger steak, and hopefully more items over time. If you aren't familiar with LoMo, please check them out. They are a great new local food focused business, that pops up all over the Triangle. In addition, Mae Farm Meats at the Raleigh Farmers' Market often has a great selection of our beef products, including ground beef and selected steaks.
And we do know of a couple other great meat CSA options in the Triangle that might be of interest:
Fickle Creek Farm has one that runs November through March - http://www.localharvest.org/csa/M7567
And Cane Creek sells an Ossabaw Family Pack that has limited quantities available each month - http://www.canecreekfarm.us/2012/09/ossabaw-family-pack-csa-2/
Thanks so much for your interest in our Meat Box program, and more importantly for your support of our mission to get more local meats to local markets here in NC.
We hope you'll continue to seek out our products via our retail and restaurant partners, listed here - http://www.firsthandfoods .com/index.php?9.