Ray-Monde Deux goes CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)
Dear Friend of Ray-Monde Deux
We have developed a community of CSA members who truly know our farm and share our ethics. Many people have little knowledge of farming and we want to ‘deepen eaters’ understanding of food production, especially animals raised for meat. We figure we can have a bigger impact as you share that knowledge with others. We all know that ‘knowledge is power’ and the connections inherent in CSAs hopefully mean we’ll see positive changes in Australia’s food systems – one day everyone will have genuine options to eat ethically produced food!
What does a CSA do?
We sell shares in our farm produce at a fair price that you agree to over a 12 month purchase agreement. We will supply your share each month to be collected from a location near you. The CSA in return will ensure our financial security and allow us to better manage our animals and continue to make environmental improvements to our farm.
The options are all offered on a minimum 12-month subscription, payable monthly, bi-annually in advance, or annually in advance, with discounts for the bi-annual (5%) or annual payments (10%). All shares will be delivered at the 3th weekend of the month with monthly payments due the Monday week prior to each delivery. Each box will include the usual variety of cuts across the animal, and we endeavour to meet requests for particular exclusions and extras where possible.
The mix of your box may vary based on availability, for example, we may be low on lamb one month, which would be made up with more beef if you have a mixed box.
Meat and Wine Parcels
Our parcel options are designed to help you know just how much meat your household eats in a year as part of our commitment to growing awareness about what is a sustainable amount of meat in your diet. We suggest small to medium shares are suitable for households of 2 or 3 people per month, while the larger shares are best for households of 4 or more, or shared between two households.
Each box typically includes a range of cuts 15-20% Prime cuts, 40-45% Secondary cuts and 40-45% mince sausages (all cryovac’d, which can be refrigerated for up to two weeks under vacuum before you need to freeze it). Boxes change regularly depending on availability and seasonal cuts.
Our estate wine parcels consists of our estate Pinot Noir and Rose, and our reserve wine parcels consist of “Blue Devil” sparkling Rose and “Wild” Pinot Noir.
What we offer
Range of cuts of lamb (fully subscribed) beef, goat, mutton over the course of a year, and recipes
Wine, we produce Pinot Noir and Rose, the wine dozens will be a mix.
Ray-Monde Deux Future
We are raising Jersey cattle and goats go for the purpose of a calf/kid at foot dairy. Our plan is to add to our CSA milk, butter, yoghurt and cheese. A calf/kid at foot diary means we keep the offspring with the mother for 6months, in the dairy industry calves are taken form their mum days after birth sometimes to be hand raised as milkers and often sent off to the abattoir for processing for veal./kid. We will take less milk essentially sharing it with the offspring and raising them to be a milking cow/goat or as a steer/goat for the table after it has well and truly grow into adulthood.
For future (we currently putting in a commercial kitchen) subscribers of the medium and large packages there will be a prepared dishes as part of the package, this will be made from the meat that would have been supplied and cooked on farm by Tristia Lakey. Examples of a dishes include ryeland lamb terrine, alleppo sausage rolls, moussaka, kofta, beef dishes will include ragout, beef arancini, meatloaf, beef lasagne or bolognaise sauce.
Also we will have other wine varieties coming soon…… Carmenere, Viogner and Verdelho.
To order a CSA parcel please click here, you will be redirected to our new Lakey Farm website!