Reviews for: Hettie Belle Farm
everything I want in a meat CSA
By: Jennifer Botto (Apr 3, 2012)
I have been extremely pleased with my meat CSA experience via Hettie Belle Farm! Being no stranger to CSAs, I must say that I had high expectations from the start. Farmers Jennifer and Olivier have exceeded those expectations and have helped me to enjoy my bounty to the fullest. From the initial sign up to the actual pickup, dealings with the Farm have been clear, concise, thorough, friendly, prompt, and simple. Everything has gone smoothly and Jennifer is quick to respond to all questions and special requests (she even included organ meat in one share). As for the products themselves, I have been 100% satisfied with the size, variety, and taste of the meat. They offer choices of meat that I've not often seen offered in a single CSA (duck, chicken, pork, lamb, beef, organs). If this may seem daunting to you, don't worry. The farmers send out monthly newsletters pertaining to your current pick, offering recipes and tips to help you maneuver in the kitchen. I have seen the farm operation first hand, and know without a doubt they raise their animals humanely and organically. I spent a lot of time researching the perfect meat CSA for my needs, and I must say that the 2 hour drive I make from Boston every month to pick this CSA up is a testament to how pleased I am with Hettie Belle Farm!
Best meat CSA!
By: Laura Olive Sackton Ariel Berman (Mar 27, 2012)
Hettie Belle Farm is without a doubt the most reliable, conscientious, thoughtful, ethical, and delicious meat CSA I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of. As a farmer myself, I know how hard it is to do what Hettie Belle does - treat their land and their animals with the utmost care and respect. At a time when it is sometimes hard to know what goes into your meat, even if you buy local and organic, you can always count on meat from Hettie Belle. Jennifer and Olivier take great care to raise food sustainably, to treat their animals humanely, to keep their land and pastures healthy - and you can taste it in the meat. Everything, from cuts of lamb and beef I've never tried before, to the usual ground beef and bacon, has been absolutley delicious. I love learning new cooking methods and trying new recipes from the newsletter each month. The farmers are kind and helpful, the meat is superb, the variety of cuts is excellent, the CSA is well-run. I cannot recommend Hettie Belle highly enough. If you're looking for a meat CSA you can feel good about it, look no further!