MeatShare

MeatShare

Fresh Earth Farms is proud to offer grass-fed, organic meat from Ritscher Family Farm.

Ritscher Family Farm is a fifth generation family farm located in picturesque Buffalo County in western Wisconsin. The farm is a mixture of forested hillsides and fertile meadows that provide the foundation of all our natural farming program. The current owners, Jim and Kathy Ritscher, returned to the farm in 1983, where they raised their two sons, Adam and Chris. Over the years, Chris and his wife Kendra, have become co-owners and have added another generation to the farm with their young sons, Gabriel and Samuel.

Beef

Ritscher Family Farm 100% grassfed beef cattle are raised entirely on high quality grass and forages, producing a lean, healthy meat that is packed full of flavor and nutrition. Grassfed beef has been shown to contain more unsaturated fats and “good cholesterol” than most beef which is fed a high energy diet of corn and grain.

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Pork

Ritscher Family Farm Heritage Pastured Pigs are raised outside in the fresh air and sunshine.  They are fed a nutritious diet of loacally grown organic grain along with all of the grass and forages they can eat!  They are rotated through fresh pastures so they always have somewhere new to expolore and root around!  These “happy hogs” are either half or full blooded Berkshire, a breed well known for its tenderness and excellent flavor.

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Chicken

Ritscher Family Farm pastured chickens are raised in as natural of a setting as possible, producing a healthy, flavorful meat. They spend the majority of their lives out on pasture where they have access to plenty of sunshine, grass, and bugs, all of the things a chicken needs to be a chicken!  Every day the birds are given access to a new area for them to forage and frolic in. They are also provided with organically grown feed,  fresh water, shade, and shelter. Our birds are free of medications, antibiotics, and artifical growth hormones so when you purchase a Ritscher Family Farm chicken for your family, you know you are eating meat the way nature intended it to be.

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There are three options for MeatShare: the standard package we’ve sold over the last many years, a GrillShare which includes cuts of meat that are good for the grill, and Burger&Bird which includes just ground beef and chicken.  See below for more details.

A Grilling Share will be 1 package hot dogs, 1 package brats, 1 package stew meat (kabobs), 2 packages ground beef patties, 1 pieced whole chicken, and 4 steaks each month for five months.

Burger & Bird is 10 pounds of ground beef, 1 whole chicken, and 1 pieced whole chicken each month for five months.

Standard Package includes (subject to availability; if a give item is unavailable a similar item of equal or greater value will be provided):

JUNE BOX

1 Ground Beef Patties 1 lb
1 Hotdogs 1 lb
1 Kielbasa 1 lb
1 Beef Tenderloin Steak 1 lb
1 Whole Chicken ~ 4 lb
1 Pork Chops ~ 2.5 lb
1 Whole Chicken – cut up ~ 4 lb

JULY BOX

2 Ground Beef Patties 2 lb
1 Hotdogs 1 lb
1 Kielbasa 1 lb
1 Beef Bacon 1 lb
1 Whole Chicken ~ 4 lb
1 Pork Chops ~ 2.5 lb
1 Bratwurst 1 lb

AUGUST BOX

1 Ground Beef Patties 1 lb
1 Hotdogs 1 lb
1 Lunch Meat 1 lb
1 Deli Roast Beef 1 lb
1 Kielbasa 1 lb
2 Beef Sticks 1 lb
1 Chicken Breast ~1 lb
1 Chicken Legs 6 pack
1 Chicken Thighs 6 pack
1 Pork Bratwurst 1 lb

SEPTEMBER BOX

1 Ground Beef 1 lb
1 Liver 1 lb
1 Beef Bacon 1 lb
1 Sirloin Roast 3 lb
1 Beef Ribs 1 lb
1 Stew Meat 1 lb
1 Chicken Thighs 6 pack
1 Chicken Breast 1 lb
1 Sausage 1 lb

OCTOBER BOX

2 Ground Beef 2 lb
1 Beef Jerky 1/4 lb
1 Beef Sticks 1/2 lb
1 Sirloin Roast 3 lb
1 Pork Bacon 1 lb
1 Stew Meat 1 lb
1 Chicken Whole ~ 4 lb
1 Pork Hocks 1 lb