Primal Meat CSA

 

Click HERE for more information on the Primal Meat CSA and to join online.

 

Primal Meat CSA provides meats from local farmers, personally chosen recipes, local and artisan products, as well as selected ingredients. Each box is handcrafted for those who enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and supporting local business and farms.

 

Cost and Contents:

Each box is $50 and generously serves 2 people with some leftovers. For larger families, you can select the large size, which will give you 2 boxes at a 10% discount.  Each box will contain at least 3 meats, but could contain more based on the contents of the box that week. Meats included in the box could be beef, pork, chicken, and/or lamb.

Box contents and recipe links will be sent out the week before pickup.

Sample Box:

  • 2 grass finished steaks with our house made chimichurri sauce
  • 1 package of pork breakfast sausage with a dozen local eggs
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound of pork carnitas served with local salsa from Pennacook Peppers in Virginia Beach.

 

Pickup Schedules and Locations:

All pickups will be every other week at the following locations and times:

  • Pendulum Fine Meats: Thursday – Saturday from 3:00pm-6:00 pm
  • Virginia Beach Town Center: Wednesday 4:00 pm -6:00pm
  • Shore Drive Farmers Market: Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Old Beach Farmers Market: Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  By investing in a Pendulum Fine Meats® CSA, you are supporting farmers, small-scale meat processors, local employees and families supported by our shop, and you are also creating demand for non-factory farmed meats.

What is our supply chain like?

Pendulum Fine Meats® uses locally sourced products in which animals are ethically raised without the use of antibiotics, steroids, and hormones.

How should I store/use my meat?

Please keep your meats frozen until you are almost ready to use them.  For thawing, you can place it in the refrigerator.  A whole chicken might take 2-3 days, otherwise overnight for most packs of meat under 2 pounds.  Quicker thawing can occur by placing the vacuum sealed package in a bowl in the sink and running a trickle of cold water over it for about an hour.  This ensures that the package does not come up to a pathogen-promoting temperature in some parts while the rest is frozen. Please use your thawed product within 4 days.

Where is our store?

We are located at 820 Shirley Ave., in the Ghent section of Norfolk.  We live in the neighborhood, and feel proud to be a part of Norfolk!