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Jun 18, 2014 11:00 AM

Kosher CSA?!

Does anybody know of any kosher CSA's out there? Meat, Chicken, eggs, etc.

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  1. I BELIEVE there is one in Cherry Hill, NJ yhat is run out of Temple Beth Shalom. I am pretty sure they hasve Fire Eatters Pizza (excellent, btw) as one of their vendors. I no longer live in CH nor go to TBS but if yiu sare interested perhaos you can get mire info on line.
    Fire Eatters was doing a bread club, which sounded like a form of a CSA We didnt sign up for it - so I cant tll you how wonderful it is.

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    1. re: ThePrettypoodle

      Yes, I'd love if you could get me more info on that.
      I am local to the city... but you never know.

      1. re: queenscook

        I'm looking for meat, poultry etc.
        Veggies are pretty easy to come by as all are kosher.

        1. re: izzyfuld

          I'm not really understanding why you're looking for a CSA. A CSA is primarily about fruits and vegetables, and specifically about supporting the local farmers who grow them. There really aren't many kosher farmers raising and shechting animals; Grow and Behold is the only one in the area that I know of.

          1. re: queenscook

            Grow and Behold isn't even a farmer. They buy animals from farmers and arrange for them to be schechted and processed.

            1. re: avitrek

              I guess I forgot that; I had once read their website, but forgot the details.

      2. The logistics of Kosher processing and supervision likely make such a thing a near-impossibility. Grow and Behold is likely as close as you'll get.

        1. For eggs, what kashrut issues would you be looking at that a CSA not specifically aimed at kosher consumers would have?

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          1. re: CloggieGirl

            Didn't mean to add eggs in. Kinda just flowed with the other proteins....

          2. We have one or 2 seafood CSA's in our area. They allow you to opt out of the shellfish items as there are many people who are allergic to them. On occasion they even give you option to what extent the fish are "processed." I haven't lived in CH in many, many years (is the OP even in CH?) but it's possible a local seafood CSA could accommodate you.