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City Provisions Launches Meat Share

By Anthony Todd in Food on Feb 16, 2011 5:40PM

The deli case at City Provisions. It's making us hungry right now.
When last we visited City Provisions, the north side temple of all things local and/or meaty, we heard whispers about a forthcoming Meat CSA or farm share program. The program is official, the details are here, and you can buy it now. Based on the meat we ate there and the skills of the people in the kitchen, it's going to be a heck of a deal.

According the owner, Cleetus Friedman, the City Provisions Meat Share will let loyal customers eat products that no one else can get. We already subscribe to a meat farm share, or we'd be running to sign up. Unlike any other meat shares we're aware of, this one includes value-added products. Read: sausages, pates, smoked stuff, etc. Having a captive audience of meat lovers will let the cooks push the envelope, creating interesting charcuterie and smoked meats. Plus, you'll get plenty of raw cuts of meat to cook yourself. We bet that you could even get advice from Cleetus on how to turn some of those raw meats into your own charcuterie. Just ask.

According to Friedman, "Some items that may be included in the Meat Share are Dietzler Farms steaks, City Provisions house-cured bacons, lamb chops, Cook's bison ribe eyes, from Pinn-Oak Farms, homemade sausages, pates and terrines, and deli meats." Yum. The program starts March 18th, lasts 10 weeks and will cost $1000 plus tax. Customers can pick up their meats every 2 weeks. The price is hefty, but it's not that much more than a typical meat CSA - and you'll get some really unique products. Contact City Provisions for more information or to sign up.

City Provisions is located at 1818 W. Wilson.