Raising quality grassfed & grass finished beef since 1968.
Join Our Green Beef CSA
We are dedicated to helping our community learn about
the importance of eating green. We believe that adding
grassfed & grass finished Green Beef to your diet
is one of the best and tastiest ways of doing so!
Read more below to find out the specifics of joining our CSA.
We currently have a waiting list: simply fill out our new member form and we will put you on the list. If you request us to add you to the waiting list you do not need to pay at this time. We will send you payment information when memberships open up.
If you would like to get Green Beef right away, you can order our ground beef: 5 lbs ground beef for $30. Available for pickup at our regular CSA pickup times. Sign up here!
Our herd of cattle is well cared for on our family
farm in Missouri. Our family has raised beef for years and we are now
sharing it with our San Diego family, friends and neighbors who encouraged us to make it available
to the rest of the San Diego community.
San Diego is the only venue where we sell our Green Beef. We are Southern California
natives, born and raised, from preschool to college. Will was born and raised
in San Marcos, Cait grew up from Del Mar to Laguna Niguel and graduated from
USD in 2008. San Diego is our home and this is why we sell our beef here.
What Does CSA Stand For?
It stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It stands for the tight knit relationship directly between the farmer and the consumer. It stands for providing high quality, healthy & fresh foods to our local community.
Green Beef CSA Details
How it works is you sign up for a three month membership, which consists of 8 lbs per month for three months. That means you will get a total of 24 lbs of Green Beef over three months, and the cost is $209. That comes out to $8.71 per pound. Not bad for grassfed beef! See our cut list to the right to get a better idea of the cuts you may see in your membership shares. Similar to other CSAs, the membership for the quarter is due at the beginning of your membership period.
How we split up the beef (and why you get so much ground beef):
When we have a steer butchered, we take inventory and split up the 8 lb CSA shares evenly with ground beef, steaks, roasts, etc. Don't worry, we make sure that everyone will get some of the prime steaks during their membership! Other than that though, we normally do not have the ability to take requests for certain cuts. We would hate to give one member filet mignon every time for their steak, and another member flank steak every time for their steak. We try to be fair to everyone. One thing you should know is that when a steer is butchered, approximately 56% of the beef is ground beef. So out of your 8 lbs be prepared to receive 4 lbs of ground beef. We sometimes have some of the ground beef made into all beef brats, with which we may be able to replace one or two of the pounds of ground beef.
So that explains why there is "so much" ground beef in your CSA bag. For our family, we use more ground beef than any other cut. It is so versatile and so delicious! We make hamburgers, lasagna, pasta sauce, homemade sausage, tacos, burritos, tostadas, chili, sloppy joes, Asian lettuce wraps, and more!
How do I become a member of Green Beef CSA?
You can sign up using our New Member Form by clicking the link just to the right. The form lists available pickup options and times.
A note to our existing members:
If you would like to renew your membership for the next quarter simply send us an e-mail letting us know. If you would like to pay by credit card you may do so online at that time. We have PayPal and Google Checkout available to our members to pay online by credit card. See the links below.
Thank you for your continued support of Green Beef and 7 Springs Farm.
We accept payment through PayPal on our website below. For CSA membership, payment can also be made by credit card or cash at your first pickup.
Ground Beef purchases must be paid for in advance in order to ensure you get your share.
Regular Memberships run for three months, with pickup once per month. You have the option to pick up all of your shares at one time if you have adequate freezer space. You also can choose to sign up for more than one share of Green Beef if you have a large family or just love eating our beef! If your family does not eat a lot of beef and are worried that 8 lbs per month might be too much for you, you can sign up for a three month membership and e-mail us requesting to pick up your share every other month.
San Marcos Pickups:
Closest major cross streets are El Norte and Woodland Pkwy
We will include the address in your welcome email.
Tuesday Mornings from 9am - 11am, once a month.
Thursday Evenings from 4pm - 6pm, once a month.
San Diego Pickup:
Golden Hill Farmers Market on B Street between 27th and 28th Street.
(Use 2740 B Street, San Diego, CA 92102 for mapping purposes.)
First Saturday of every month from 9:30am to 1:00pm
North County Certified Farmers Market in San Pasqual Valley located at 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido.
First Sunday of every month from 10:30am - 3pm.
Point Loma Pickup:
Point Loma Certified Farmers' Market located on the corner of Rosecrans and Canon St. (near 2880 Canon Street) in San Diego.
Third Sunday of each month from 9:30am - 2pm.
Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
New laws were just passed that require all meat for sale to list nutrition facts at the point of sale.
Here are the links to the nutrition facts for beef and lamb.
Beef Nutrition Facts
Lamb Nutrition Facts
Please note that these are generic nutrition facts given to us by the USDA, and that these values were derived from meat where the animals were probably finished on corn. We are in the process of having our beef and lamb analyzed so we can provide you with the accurate nutritional facts for our 100% grassfed and grass finished meat.