North Mountain Pastures is a small family farm dedicated to producing great food using ecologically sound production practices. We farm on 84 acres in Perry County, Pennsylvania, in a way that heals the land, nourishes people, and treats animals with respect. This means animals are naturally raised outdoors, on grass or in carefully managed woodlots, and fed only non-GMO grain. We don’t use hormones, antibiotics, or other chemicals to medicate livestock.
The food is great; the packaging causes me heartburn. I worry about the chemicals in the chill packs, and the plastic used in making them -- and I worry about all that insulation batting, too -- I have given it to people to use for compost, but I suggest you include in the box or publish online some suggested ways of using or disposing of it -- and also not wrap batting it in plastic unnecessarily!
The meats in this CSA are really high quality; I am pleased also with the way the ground meats are packaged flat, so they can defrost much more quickly. I would appreciate finding a way to reduce the use of plastic in the internal packaging, and/or clear instructions for how to recycle or reuse the insulation used to keep things frozen.
Ground beef makes some of the best burgers I’ve ever made myself. What’s the fat content? The shoulder cut that was include is beef correct?
Fantastic! I can only say good things about what is going on in Perry County.
The meats are quite tasty and conveniently arrive at my door, fully frozen.