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OUR MISSION |  Welcome to the Meat Riot!

Farm to Fork Meat Riot Corporation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts, monetary donations, and the fees we charge for our programs are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. Our funding supports the education of our global community as well as the education for small family farms who wish to learn how to farm holistically as defined on our home page. We also offer a member's only Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for those who are interested in participating in a solution for grass based foods TODAY. 

We are working as a catalyst to reestablish the regenerative small family farm food system while educating the consumers how to participate & support it.

OUR CSA | The Real Food Solution...right NOW.

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a way for the food buying public to enter into a relationship with a farm, receiving a share of the harvest. Typically, to become a member (also called shareholder or subscriber) people make a financial commitment for an entire season. This effort represents a formal mechanism for supplying foods that are raised locally. Members help absorb losses with the farmers as well as share in the rewards of the bountiful harvest. Farmers offer equal shares of their bounty to each member at harvest time. In typical meat CSAs, members receive a whole, half or quarter of an animal. Other programs offer monthly packages containing farmers’ choice items such as roasts, ground meat, a few chops or steaks and soup bones. 

What is a 3rd party modified CSA?

This type of CSA allows the food buying public to buy items weekly a la carte from several farmers, ranchers, anglers & artisans selecting items as you would in a grocery store. The difference is that in a typical CSA, members receive an equal portion of all items that is divided as equally and fairly as possible, there are either very limited or no choices in items that are received. In the modified CSA, Members are rationed at times to ensure that the bounty is shared as equally as possible amongst the members. 

You are supporting all these producers 100% UNLIKE at a centralized grocery store. Further, the producers are able to produce food based on the consumption of the membership so there is no wastage. The producers are also producing foods to the standards of the consumers - in this case, all the livestock is being raised on living soils that have nutrient rich pastures and wooded areas on them. We do not rely on labels, corporations or government oversight to ensure our food is nutrient dense. We have taken that responsibility ourselves.

Rather than allowing an individual family farm to absorb losses, the members in this sort of CSA shop faithfully to ensure cash flow for the producers year round. During times of natural disaster losses, the CSA Members may be requested to donate cash to help carry losses on the farm. Buying rules are also enforced to ensure proper consumption of all the farm products. 

In exchange for this commitment, the farmers are producing products the regenerative consumers value, cuts they are interested in buying as well as special occasion items such as roasts, or cuts for holidays or milestone life events. This is a RELATIONSHIP that adds value in both directions for the producers and the consumers.

FAQ | What you need to know if you want to participate in the solution TODAY.

STEP ONE: Listen to the first 10-15 episodes of my podcast so you understand WHY WE DO THIS and you are able to get to know some of our farmers.

Each week you can shop for living soil, grass based animal products, day trip seafood, heirloom produce, raw cheeses, fresh roasted coffee and much more a la carte. We serve anyone who is willing to drive to North Raleigh, NC to pick up their score. Currently we serve families across North & South Carolina.

Farming Practices: All our livestock are holistically raised on regenerative grass lands and wooded areas with nutrient rich beneficial bacterial living soils. The animals are raised in balanced eco systems. Herbivores are on pasture full time and supplemented with haylage or grasses we harvest during the growing season and store for winter. The omnivores are offered organic certified, soy free & GMO FREE feed (that is purchased off farm) in addition to vegetation (spent garden veggies, fruits as well as grains grown on our farms in regenerative soils without any poisons) that is raised by us, for our animals or our CSA members but that are not certified by a third party. You are invited to come lay your eyes on all our farms so you can label them YOURSELF. Our animals are processed under NCDA guidelines and our food products are only distributed within the state. We do not ship anything anywhere.

What is the objective of Farm to Fork Meat Riot’s CSA?

The objective of this CSA program is to offer an immediate solution to those Regenerative Consumers that wish to support a greater movement to nourish their families with nutrient dense foods while supporting the reestablishment of the regenerative small family farm food system. This support in responsibly sourcing your nourishment directly contributes towards regenerative living soils which in turn contributes towards reversing climate change for a better world. 

Why is the work Farm to Fork Meat Riot is doing necessary?

Consumers are unaware of how industrialized commodity food production is impacting their health & our planet. We believe knowledge is power and with the truths revealed, we believe consumers can make better decisions. We are fighting for FOOD FREEDOM & HEALTH INDEPENDENCE.

MEANWHILE, we are chugging, spitting and stalling. We are working as hard as we can to grease and oil all the parts so we can  JUMP START the movement & let the engine run smoothly everyday!

Finally we are dealing with the fact that we currently have no animal feed standard in our nation. As a result, it is difficult to acquire clean feed for the omnivores and clean hay for the herbivores UNLESS WE PRODUCE IT OURSELVES. All the meats in stores that serve 10,000+ households each week (even organic certified) are factory raised and are in a state of disease. The small animals are being raised in houses without the 5 Essentials for life which are: clean air, clean water, sunshine, clean soil and correct feed. Large animals are being raised on dirt and incorrect feed (GMO grains or grains at all- they are herbivores and should not consume grains) or on malnourished pastures then subsidized with alternate feeds. Without the 5 Essentials, these animals are diseased (stress, kidney & renal failure) and then unable to nourish us. 

Fortunately in our great nation, we still have the FREEDOM to choose not to participate in this type of food production. Farm to Fork Meat Riot is providing that solution while lifting Regenerative Farmers. We can choose to raise our own livestock and grow all our own food so we can control their well-being. We can also choose to support conscious farmers who are raising grass based, holistically managed heritage breeds and heirloom varieties of food on living soils for our community.

Animals that are less healthy than we are CAN NOT nourish us. The current narrative is that COSTS deter people from nourishing their families on grass based foods. THE TRUTH IS that people prioritize their MONEY (which is a tool) based on their VALUES. So- COST is NOT PROHIBITING people from eating well- THEIR PRIORITIES ARE. 

Let us THINK about what you are paying for.  If plant based healthy fats such as avocados, coconuts, tree nuts (cashews, pecans, almonds etc.) currently cost between $10-15/lb. then WHAT KIND OF MEAT is being sold from between $5-$2 or LESS per pound?  EVEN organic & gmo free meat can be found for $2.99 per pound but it is NOT GRASS BASED or even raised OUTSIDE on soil, in sunshine. It is raised in a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) in the same industrial model as the commodity meats on GMO feeds.

THE FOCUS HERE is that your plant based proteins and fats are MORE EXPENSIVE than your animals based proteins and fats.

WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

NEVER in history have animals (meats, milk & eggs) been CHEAPER than PLANTS!

Our objective is to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE & MAKE GRASS BASED FOOD AVAILABLE while allowing the farmers to earn livable wages. The low wages or in some cases NO WAGES are a massive Human Rights Violation that is happening on commercial industrialized farms every day. THIS IS NOT THE Regenerative Farming Style we are supporting or promoting.

These grass based foods that our local CSA Farmers are producing are competing against heavily subsidized industrialized food like substances. You need LESS grass based food to fill your bellies. This means, we can produce less food with more satiating power and more nutrition for greater health. 

ASK US HOW!  ASK US WHY! 

What are the options, costs and benefits of being a member?

Commit to a $20 annual Membership Fee. 

The Membership fee is due upon sign up and then again every January 1st. This fee pays for our membership with the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, produce boxes, egg cartons, coolers and new fridges & freezers as needed.

MEMBERSHIP TYPES:

FOUNDER | DONATE $25 per month (tax deductible) 

This is the original membership type that has been in place since 2009.The Monthly CSA fee of $25 ($6.25 per week) is exclusive of your weekly purchases. This is the money we earn to manage the CSA program. Compare one month's worth of your grocery bills to see that you are already paying $25, often times more, in sales tax when purchasing food every week. Both the Annual Membership Fee and the Monthly CSA Fee are 100% tax deductible under the fullest extent of the IRS laws. All profits from food sales go back to the Farm to Fork Meat Riot Non-Profit Corporation to support our education programs and advocacy to create awareness & educate the consumers about Real Food and to fund small family farms who are farming under the Farm to Fork Meat Riot standards leaving no trace.

Commit to a minimum $10 weekly purchase. If the $10 minimum purchase amount for the week is not met, you will automatically be billed for a $10 donation towards our cause in its place. You can avoid these $10 donations by placing minimum weekly orders before the week ends. Our week runs from Tuesday to Tuesday and donations are imposed by the end of the week. The $10 donation that we auto bill is non-refundable but it is 100% tax deductible.

  • Shop a la carte from our weekly offerings  
  • BULK Meat Boxes & Farmer's Choice Subscriptions (Bulk begins with 12 lb. increments of meat & you will know what is in the box you select but NOT in the recurring subscription boxes)
  • ENJOY Bulk discounts on Frontier Organic Products & SigNature Suds essential oils soaps, cleaners and lotions.
  • FREE PICK UP location for Raleigh Raw Juices & Gluten Free Galley Baked Goods
  • Weekly Dairy Co-Op Access 2 days a week
  • You will have the ability to shop from the snack, beverage & farm fridge a la carte each week.
  • Receive meat consistently year round
  • Receive accessibility to special products such as heritage, high foraging pasture raised turkeys, geese and pastured ducks
  • Earn first right of refusal on membership renewal every January 1. NOTE- Memberships are LIMITED.
  • You can close your account with 2 weeks written notice. Please note that we do not refund fees.

BELIEVER | DONATE $25 per month (tax deductible)
  • No weekly minimum purchase requirements and no a la carte access for meat
  • Order a la carte Seafood, Micro-greens & Produce every week year-round as needed
  • Participate in BULK BUYS for: Farmer's Choice, Subscriptions or other BULK Meat Boxes (Bulk begins with 12 lb. increments of meat)
  • Earn first right of refusal on membership renewal every January 1. NOTE- Memberships are LIMITED.
  • You can close your account with 2 weeks written notice. Please note that we do not refund fees.

WORLD CHANGER | DONATE $45 per month (tax deductible)

  • No weekly minimum purchase requirements and no a la carte access for meat
  • Order a la carte Seafood, Micro-greens & Produce year-round as needed
  • BULK Meat Boxes & Farmer's Choice Subscriptions (Bulk begins with 12 lb. increments of meat & you will know what is in the box you select but NOT in the recurring subscription boxes)
  • ENJOY Bulk discounts on Frontier Organic Products & have access to order SigNature Suds essential oils soaps, cleaners and lotions each month.
  • FREE PICK UP location for Gluten Free Galley
  • Access to Dairy Coop products a la carte as available seasonally
  • You will have the ability to shop from the snack, beverage & farm fridge a la carte each week.
  • You can pick up a la carte meat if it is available on pick up days, but you can not shop & order a la carte meat to reserve ahead of time on line.

HOME DELIVERY MEMBER | DONATE $50 per month (tax deductible)
  • You MUST have at least ONE meat subscription ACTIVE to participate
  • Home delivery offerings are LIMITED to what is listed in this section only.
  • Every month you can order : One Time Premium Meat Boxes (Boxes begin with 5 lb. increments of meat), EGG boxes, meals, fermented beverages, broths & medicinal fats for home delivery.
  • Enjoy Monthly Meal subscriptions (Farm meals - meatballs, soups, broths, salads)
  • Enjoy Monthly Kefir Water & 6-Pack Kombucha subscriptions
  • Enjoy Monthly Beet Kvass Subscriptions
  • Enjoy Monthly Egg Subscriptions (Box of 6 dozen- minimum)
  • PRODUCE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE with home delivery at this time.
  • Earn first right of refusal on membership renewal every January 1. NOTE- Memberships are LIMITED.
  • You can close your account with 1 months written (email works) notice. Please note that we do not refund fees.

What are some of the menu offerings? *Home Delivery is not included in all offerings at this time*

• Micro greens, micro herbs, wheat grass, Seasonal Heirloom Produce: Michelle's Fruits, Moore's Fresh Fruits and Veggies and Big John Farmer's Corn and Strawberries come to us chemical free and beyond organic. Our fruits and veggies are tested several times a month by NCDA for chemical residue and have always tested clean.  

• High Foraging Soy & GMO Free, Woodland Raised Pork

• Mob Grazed meats (beef, lamb, veal, goat)

• WILD CAUGHT Seafood (Premium 1-3 day trip hook and line/spear/trawl net caught NC seafood)

• High Foraging Soy & GMO FREE chicken, turkey, geese and duck.

• High Foraging Soy & GMO FREE pasture based chicken and duck eggs.

• Living Soil, Grass based RAW rBGH FREE Heritage Bred Dairy (yogurt, buttermilk, kefir, seasonal sour cream and butter)

• Nutrient Dense, GMO & Soy FREE Gluten Free Baked Goods using our own raw dairy, pastured eggs, honey, grass fed butter and beyond organic fruits and nuts.

• Locally roasted Direct Relationship Fair Trade Coffees, Teas and Rooibos

• Raw cheeses and grass fed butter

• SigNATURE Suds- Soy & GMO FREE-PETROLEUM FREE soaps, lotions, beauty products, detergents and household cleaners.

• COCONUT - oils.

• Extra Virgin Olive Oil directly from a farm in Greece that is bottled right here in our NC mountains, Calcium Bentonite Clay and so much more.

How do I order & pay?

Sign up to become a member and order online. The online store is open all week. You pre-order on line by midnight on Tuesday each week and then pick up at our North Raleigh CSA Distribution Location on Thursday or Friday during pick up hours.

How is the meat preserved for pick up each week from the farms?

We are proud to offer meats that are fresh frozen and vacuum sealed the day of processing for day old freshness anytime you open your package. Our seafood is fresh, never frozen. There are no additives such as sulfites or other preservatives added to our meats or seafood.

Are there bye-weeks or breaks for the members?

When members travel you can go on line and place your minimum $10 order that we will hold for you in the CSA Distribution location until you return.

What did you say about the fees again?

Our food is unadulterated so we do not meet several NCDA, FDA or USDA standards. We do however use USDA and Animal Welfare Butchers/Processors to kill, cut and package all our meats. The poultry is processed on our family farms under NCDA guidelines. We do not have nutrition labels, we do not inject meats with various solutions or wash them in chemicals or use any preservative measures outside of vacuum seals and electrification in the form of freezing. Our eggs are dirty and ungraded, we do not wash them in bleach as required under USDA standards so as a consumer, you need to be made aware of these things and then make a conscious decision to participate or not.

Our fees serve as a protection for us and all the small farm families who produce REAL FOOD that is unadulterated for our member families. When you pay your fees you agree that you are actively seeking these macronutrients rich in micronutrients. This food is not found ANYWHERE in the general market place. You can grow and raise your own food to this level but you cannot BUY it anywhere. Since my husband & I had no plans to start farming, we needed to support, advocate for and create a market for the farmers who could nourish our family. Because NATURE IS GOOD ENOUGH, our bounty is great and our family of 5 couldn't consume it all so I had to find families to help share the bounty. That is how Farm to Fork Meat was born and why it exists.

For these and many other reasons we are a PRIVATE FOOD SYSTEM and a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Consumers who wish to participate must enlist in the membership and accept and agree to these private terms by paying the fees which are 100% tax deductible under the fullest extent of the IRS laws.

Our food is all seasonal (YES MEATS HAVE SEASONS just like veggies which we ALSO offer!) and we have some strange buying rules to keep the movement sustainable, but other than those few quirks, you have access to the most nutrient dense foods available in NC unless you raise your own livestock and can control their feed and in turn their health.

What are the basic CSA rules and common courtesies for conscious consumption?

Dealing with meat is challenging. There are only a handful of meat CSAs in the whole country and we are the only a la carte meat CSA which offers Soy & GMO Free pasture based meats that also offers fresh line caught seafood, pasture raised local dairy, fresh baked nutrient dense gluten free breads, micro greens year round and seasonal produce. Most of the other ones are only beef (or beef and lamb), giving each member around 30 pounds of meat once a quarter or a half, whole or quarter animal all at one time and the consumer does not choose which cuts they get.

We ask you to be conscious when purchasing beef and pork prime cuts and try to keep a balance by also purchasing ground beef in bulk or patties and pork sausages in equal portions of the prime cuts. This does not have to happen at the same time, however if you know you enjoy steaks, please think about using equal packs of ground beef to help our CSA consume the entire animal sustainably. The same goes for pork sausages. If you enjoy pork chops, pork steaks and pork loins, please think about consuming equal packages of pork sausages also to help consume the entire animal, not just the prime cuts. We appreciate your consciousness in this effort.

Should I join this CSA?

If you are interested in sourcing grass based nutrient dense groceries for your family and you cook regularly every week, this CSA program is for you. If you are interested in supplementing clean meats for your household while shopping at a regular grocery store, you may find this program will not allow you to manage your budget.  If you have already made a lifestyle change or are interested in changing your lifestyle to one where you are cooking using grass based ingredients, this CSA is for you.

Veganism is not a natural human diet and it results in muscular degeneration, disease and sterility. We assist recovering vegans regain health and vitality. For assistance in remediating your health after veganism, please schedule a one-on-one coaching session to create your recovery plan.

We are here to advocate for ALL Agrarians! The Producers and The Eaters. Eating is an agrarian act. 

Register on line and then CALL 919-606-0320 To Join The Meat Riot and Join our Army of Meena's!

Our CSA is THE SOLUTION for our greater mission to educate the community at large about how to be a Regenerative Consumer.
Hence, the limited CSA Distribution hours which are managed at a residence in North Raleigh.
As the mission earns grants to buy and build our food church, we continue offering a solution from our home.
Please HELP US GROW by making a donation towards our land & building fund TODAY!

PICK UP HOURS
SEPTEMBER to MAY:
Thursday | 4:30PM-6PM
Friday |11AM-1PM & 3PM-6PM
EVERY SECOND Saturday of the month |11AM-1PM

SUMMER SERVICE | June, July & August
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 11am-1pm & 3-6pm

REGISTER to join our Army Of Meena's & support the Meat Riot TODAY!