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About

The Bay Area Meat CSA (BAMCSA) was founded by Bonnie Powell and Tamar Adler.  For many years, it was managed by the East Bay chapter of Slow Food. As of 2015, BAMCSA is operated and managed by…

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Created by Sylvia Wu Mar 20, 2015 at 8:48pm. Last updated by Sylvia Wu Mar 20, 2015.

The Toolbox

This Toolbox (which is still evolving) is a How To and your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to buy a whole animal, decide how many people you need to share it with, make sure it's… Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Apr 5, 2009 at 4:17pm. Last updated by Oakland Mar 7, 2011.

Ranchers



Every rancher on this list raises what we consider "good, clean and fair" meat. We do not distinguish between ranchers whose meat is certified organic or not, but we do distinguish…

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 8, 2009 at 4:04pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Feb 5, 2010.

Press

WE WON THE "BEST OF THE BAY AWARD"  for "BEST WAY TO BUY LOCAL MEAT"!:… Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Jun 3, 2009 at 6:50pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Jun 25, 2009.

Processors

Bud's Custom Meats

7750 Petaluma Hill Rd…

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 10:34am. Last updated by Tamar Adler Jun 24, 2009.

Worksheets

Use this worksheet to divide a COW among 20 people!

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Created by Tamar Adler Apr 5, 2009 at 6:18pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler May 23, 2009.

Buy Meat

To buy meat through this site, either look through the message board of your … Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Feb 19, 2009 at 3:24pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Apr 5, 2009.

Call a Rancher

Call someone you know or find a… Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Jan 8, 2009 at 4:57pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Apr 5, 2009.

notes

This Toolbox (which is still evolving) is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to buy a whole animal, decide how many people you need to share it with, make sure it's butchered in a way… Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Apr 5, 2009 at 3:42pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Apr 5, 2009.

Meat CSAs

The original Bay Area Meat CSA, founded by Bonnie Powell and Tamar Adler, operated very much like a vegetable CSA: community members signed up for monthly shares of meat that was purchased,… Continue

Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 9:55am. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Feb 6, 2009.

Divide It into Shares

You've gotten this far, and now that you're in the home stretch...the hard part.



Dividing animals up (they're already butchered, remember; you're just parceling out packages) is hard work… Continue

Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 10, 2009 at 10:57am. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 10, 2009.

Pork cuts

Chops: Bone-in blade, center, and sirloin chops, 30 lb.s, 30 chops



Grilling Roasts: Leg steaks or roasts, 40 lbs., 15 packages



Braising… Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Jan 9, 2009 at 7:51pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Jan 9, 2009.

Beef cuts

Steaks: Top Sirloin, 16 lbs., 12 steaks

Filet, 10 lbs., 10 steaks

Ribeye, 15 lbs., 18 steaks

New York, 20 lbs., 20 steaks

Sirloin tip, 14 lbs., 10…
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Created by Tamar Adler Jan 9, 2009 at 7:27pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Jan 9, 2009.

Order Your Animal

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 5:42pm. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009.

Schedule Your Pick-Up Party

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 5:39pm. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009.

Have Your Party

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 5:38pm. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009.

Recipes

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 5:15pm. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009.

Retail sales

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Created by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009 at 5:11pm. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009.

Why Buy

This site will help you cooperate with your neighbors to buy whole animals directly from ranchers and divide up "shares" of the meat. To get started,… Continue

Created by Tamar Adler Jan 8, 2009 at 3:59pm. Last updated by Gordon Jenkins Jan 9, 2009.

Call a Processor

If a rancher is using a custom/state-inspected processor (also called a "cut-and-wrap," you may need to call yourself to give "cut" or butchery instructions.
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Created by Tamar Adler Jan 8, 2009 at 5:27pm. Last updated by Tamar Adler Jan 8, 2009.

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