Jan
21
2017

2017 Chicken CSA

Welcome to our 2017 Chicken CSA information page.  We have quite a few changes for the CSA this year, so please read carefully!

First and foremost, for the first time in 5 years we will be having our first pricing increase.  Depending on what package you select, you will see a .30-.40/lb increase from years past.  We have fended off this increase for as long as we could, but increased livestock and processing costs over the past two seasons have finally caught up with us.  To be honest we should have applied this increase last season but we didn’t, however this season we don’t really have a choice.  Our hatchery and processor have both increased their prices in order to earn a fair wage, and unfortunately we have to do the same.

Second, we will only have four pickup dates this season as we are cutting out one batch of chicken right in the middle of the summer.  You’ll be picking up more chickens during each trip to the farm, and we won’t have an August pickup date.  If you are wondering why we are cutting back on production the answer is simple:  Our boys are getting older and we have not taken a family trip during the summer since 2008!  This will allow us an opportunity to take a short trip in July during our small break with no chickens on farm.  The cattle and pigs require a lot less labor and can be easily managed by someone other than us for a few days, allowing us to get away.

As you may have already figured out, fewer batches of chicken means fewer CSA spots available.  We hope to be able to accommodate most of our customers from 2016, but to be honest we will not have as many slots available as we did in years past.   Once these limited number of spots for our CSA fill up, they are gone until the following year.

Third, we will still be accepting deposits via PayPal, but checks via mail and cash in person are also welcomed for your deposits.  Just like in years past, any balances paid on May 25th with a card will incur a fee of 3%.

Lastly, as a new added benefit all CSA customers will be eligible for 10% off any retail purchases made at the farm on the day of pickup.  This includes all cuts of poultry, pork, and beef (excludes ground beef) that are in our inventory at the time (no rain checks).

Place your order by following this link

Those who elect to join our CSA pay up front for a predetermined amount of whole chicken by weight, but get a great discount for doing so!  Then at five different dates during the summer season you simply pick up your order at our farm.  Best of all, the chickens are fresh which gives you the ability to cook them immediately, cut and repackage them to meet your families needs or simply freeze them whole.

New for 2017:  You can choose to skip two pickup dates this year with a small CSA, or skip one date with a medium, large or extra large CSA.  Please note we will not be able to pass out any extra chickens on May 25th.  On that date, you’ll receive 1/4 of your estimated total for the CSA and extra birds each time you pickup thereafter.  Please coordinate with us in advance to let us know when you will be coming or not.  Also those who live farther away (more than 30 minutes) are encouraged to make fewer trips and collect more chickens on each trip to save on fuel.  If you choose a small pack you can get all of your CSA birds in as few as two trips.

The chickens come whole, or you can elect to have them cutup for a small fee.  Simply let us know how many of your chickens you would like to have cutup at each delivery date.  Note that each chicken will be cut into the following pieces and placed into one bag: 2 breast, 2 thighs, 2 drumsticks, 2 wings, 1 frame. You can then separate your pieces to fit your needs and freeze them. Cost per cutup chicken is $2.00/each.

A deposit based on the package you choose is due now, and the balance in full will be required on May 25th at your first CSA pickup, unless prior arrangements are made.  If you would like to make fewer trips to collect your chicken, we will do our best to accommodate  you.  Simply let us know what your preference is and we will do our best to meet your request.

Quantities shown below are estimates, based on an average chicken weight of 4.5-5lbs. However you will receive as many chickens as required until you reach the total pounds of meat shown with each package description, i.e., 75lbs total in the Small Family Pack.

Poultry orders will be picked up fresh, at the farm from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, May 25th

Thursday, June 29th

Friday, September 8th

Friday, October 13th

Small Family Pack Medium Family Pack Large Family Pack Extra Large Family Pack
Qty. (Estimate) 15-18 22-26 30-35 40-45
Pounds 75 110 150  200
Base Price/lb. 4.99 4.99 4.99  4.99
Discount % 14% 16% 18%  20%
CSA Price/lb. 4.29 4.19 4.09  3.99
Savings $52.40 $87.82 $134.73  $199.60
CSA Total $321.75 $460.90 $613.50  $798
Deposit $150 $175 $200  $250
Balance Due (May 25th) $171.75 $285.90 $413.50  $548

Place your order by following this link

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Dec
09
2016

Discounted Holiday Bundle Boxes Are Back!

Have you ever wanted to sample a whole bunch of our various products?  What if you could buy an assortment of our beyond organic, pasture raised meats at a nice discount?  And to top it all off, what if we brought it to your door with FREE delivery anywhere around Indy, Bloomington, Greenwood, Franklin, Mooresville or Martinsville?  If that sounds good to you, then now is your chance to try out any one of three special packages we are offering this holiday season.  And don’t get one for just yourself, consider sending one as a unique Christmas gift!

Option 1 – Simpson Sampler:

The “Simpson Sampler” holiday box will be an awesome mix of our pastured poultry, forest raised pork and 100% grass-fed black angus beef.  The retail value of this package is over $230.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for $199.00.  However, we are only making 10 of these available!

So what’s included?  It is a terrific mix with some of our most popular products:

Simpson Sampler

Pastured Poultry:

  • 2 whole chickens
  • 2 packages of chicken breast
  • 1 package of chicken frames for stock

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 package of center cut pork chops
  • 1 package of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 4lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian, chorizo and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

100% Grass-fed & finished black angus beef:

  • 1 package of t-bone steaks
  • 1 package of sirloin steaks
  • 3lbs of ground beef

 

Option 2 – Big Porker:

Check out our “Big Porker” holiday box if you would like a full range of our pork products.  The retail value of this package is over $170.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for just $149.00.

However, just like the Simpson Sampler quantities are limited and we’ll only make 10 of these available!  Here is what you will receive:

big-porker

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 boneless pork loin
  • 1 pork shoulder roast
  • 2 packages (2 per pkg) of center cut pork chops
  • 2 packages of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 2 packages (4 per pkg) of our bratwurst:  1 each of Wisconsin style and Fresh Polish (seasoned with garlic)
  • 4lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian, chorizo and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

 

Option 3 – Little Porker:

Check out our “Little Porker” holiday box if you would like a wonderful variety of our pork products, but in a smaller package.  The retail value of this package is over $115.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for just $99.00.  However, just like the other holiday boxes quantities are limited and we’ll only make 10 of these available!

Here is what you will receive:

little-porker

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 boneless pork loin
  • 1 pork shoulder roast
  • 1 package of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 4lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian, chorizo and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

 

The fine print:

For all packages we are also expanding our normal delivery area to all of greater Indianapolis including Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Lawrence, Wanamaker, Avon, Brownsburg & Plainfield.  We will also include all of Johnson County, Morgan County and the greater Bloomington and Elletsville areas as well.  Please note that all package sizes listed are approximate and not every box will be exactly the same.  All boxes will include the number of packages indicated and will meet or exceed the retail value listed.  Deliveries will take place between 10am-6pm on either Wednesday, December 14th or Wednesday, December 21st.   You can also choose to pick up your box at the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market on December 17th or at the Bindford Buying Club on December 17th.  Finally, you may pick up your box at the farm any day (on or before December 22nd) by appointment.

Ready to order?  Simply e-mail us at info@simpsonfamilyfarm.com or use the contact form on our website to reserve your box!  You can then pay us with a check or cash upon delivery, or we can send you a secure electronic invoice to pay online.  Just indicate your preference in the e-mail along with your phone number, desired delivery date, IWFM pickup or on farm pickup date and time.  If you select delivery, please include your street address as well.  We’ll then get in touch with you to wrap up the details.

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Sep
21
2016

Oven Roasted Sirloin Tip Beef

Who doesn’t love a great roast beef?  This is a super tasty, super easy recipe that our family loves.  And the best part?  The thinly sliced roast beef sandwiches you can make the next day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (3 pound) sirloin tip roast

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix the paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, oregano, and thyme. Stir in the olive oil and allow the mixture to sit about 15 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

3. Place roast on the prepared baking sheet and cover on all sides with the spice mixture.

4. Roast about 50 minutes to 1 hour in the preheated oven, or to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees. Let sit 15 minutes before slicing.

5. Drain pan drippings into a small saucepan and simmer to reduce. Add flour or small amount of arrowroot powder to thicken if desired. Serve over the top of sliced beef and enjoy.

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Jan
26
2016

Steak Fajita Salad

Steak Fajita Salad

We absolutely love this simple recipe that can stretch a pound of steaks into a meal that will feed four people.  Be sure to use fresh, local greens from the farmer’s market to make this recipe the best it can be!

Ingredients:

  • 4-8 ounces of 100% grass-fed sirloin steak (per person)
  • 2tsp dry fajita seasoning per 8oz of steak (mix at home using equal parts mineral salt, chili powder, paprika and cumin)
  • 2 sliced red, orange or yellow peppers.
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 can organic black beans (drained)
  • 1 fresh tomato chopped (can substitute organic canned tomatoes seasonally)
  • 1 can or frozen package of organic sweet corn (use fresh sweet corn in the summer)
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives (optional)
  • grated raw organic cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack or pepper jack)
  • fresh local greens (3-4oz per serving)

Preparation:

 

  1. Sprinkle steak with fajita seasoning and let sit for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
  2. Grill steak to desired doneness (we suggest about 3-4 minutes per side on a grill, medium rare).
  3. Slice steak into thin strips and reserve.
  4. In a skillet, saute peppers and onions in oil until veggies are tender.

Southwest Fiesta Salad Dressing:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tbsp organic ketchup
  • 4 tbsp minced onion
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt

 

Mix all ingredients together until well blended and chill 3-4 hours before serving.

Place grilled veggies over fresh salad greens, followed by 4-8ozs of steak and fresh grated cheese.  Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!

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Dec
08
2015

Discounted Holiday Sampler Boxes Available

Have you ever wanted to sample a whole bunch of our various products?  What if you could buy an assortment of our beyond organic, pasture raised meats at a nice discount?  And to top it all off, what if we brought it to your door with FREE delivery anywhere around Indy, Bloomington, Greenwood, Franklin, Mooresville or Martinsville?  If that sounds good to you, then now is your chance to get in on something that we have never offered before in one of two special packages.  And don’t get one for just yourself, consider sending one as a unique Christmas gift!

Option 1:

The “Simpson Sampler” will be an awesome mix of our pastured poultry, forest raised pork and 100% grass-fed black angus beef. The retail value of this package is over $235.00, but we are offering it at over a 15% discount with free delivery for $199.00.

However there is one catch:  We are only offering 10 of these!  We don’t normally discount our products this much, nor do we normally deliver for free this far from home, so if you want one of these act fast!  So what’s included?  It is a terrific mix with some of our most popular products:

Simpson Sampler

Pastured Poultry:

  • 2 whole chickens
  • 2 packages of chicken breast
  • 1 package of chicken frames for stock

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 package of center cut pork chops
  • 1 package of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 3lbs of sausage  – one each of breakfast, sweet Italian and unseasoned ground pork
  • 3lbs of pork spare ribs

100% Grass-fed & finished black angus beef:

  • 1 package of t-bone steaks
  • 1 package of rib steaks
  • 4lbs of ground beef

Option 2:

Check out our “Holiday Gift Box” if you need a smaller quantity, it will be sure to please your family for Christmas.  And just like the larger box, you’ll get a great mix of our wonderful products.  The retail value of this package is over $77.00, but we are offering it at over a 10% discount with free delivery for just $69.00.

However, just like the Simpson Sampler quantities are limited and we’ll only make 20 of these available!  Here is what you will receive:

Holiday Box

Pastured Poultry:

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 package of chicken frames for stock

Forest Raised Pork:

  • 1 package of our all-natural smoked bacon
  • 1lb of unseasoned ground pork

100% Grass-fed & finished black angus beef:

  • 1 package of rib steaks
  • 1lb of ground beef

The fine print:

For either package we are also expanding our normal delivery area to all of greater Indianapolis including Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Lawrence, Wanamaker, Avon, Brownsburg & Plainfield.  We will also include all of Johnson County, Morgan County and the greater Bloomington and Elletsville areas as well.  Please note that all package sizes listed are approximate and not every box will be exactly the same.  All boxes will include the number of packages indicated and will meet or exceed a retail value of $235.00 or $77.00 respectively.  Deliveries must take place between 10am-4pm on either Wednesday, December 16th or Tuesday, December 22nd.   You can also choose to pick up your box at the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market on either December 12th or December 19th or you may pick up your box at the farm any day (on or before December 22nd) by appointment.

Ready to order?  Simply e-mail us at info@simpsonfamilyfarm.com or use the contact form on our website to reserve your box!  You can then pay us with a check upon delivery or we can send you a secure electronic invoice to pay online.  Just indicate your preference in the e-mail along with your desired delivery date or IWFM pickup date.  If you select delivery, please include your street address.  We’ll then get in touch with you to wrap up the details.

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