How to Get Local Meat and Eggs Delivered Right to Your Door
Walden Local makes it simple by sourcing beef, chicken, pork, lamb, eggs and more from New England and New York small farmers, then packs it in a reusable tote with dry ice for delivery.
It’s not always easy to get to the farmers market or local farm store to pick up locally raised meat and eggs because of time constraints. As a busy mom, I used to hit up the farmers market on Saturday mornings, but now I’m ferrying my six-year-old to soccer games during that time frame. There’s an easy way to get some farmers market-quality proteins to your freezer and refrigerator. Walden Local makes it simple by sourcing beef, chicken, pork, lamb, eggs and more from New England and New York small farmers, and delivers it right to your door, packed in a reusable bag with dry ice.
I was lucky enough to have a farm share filled with meaty breakfast goods delivered to me, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My husband recently suffered a work injury, and he’s been confined to home. This means going out for breakfast or dinner at a restaurant is out of the question right now. I’ve been doing all the cooking at home, and when the package from Walden Local* arrived, I realized I could make the best farm-sourced breakfast right at home. The package came with fresh eggs, uncured maple bacon brined in maple syrup, Maine blueberry sausage, Vermont maple link sausage, sage sausage and more. All I had to do was not burn the eggs and bacon in the frying pan. I was successful.
The program gives shoppers easy access to food you can trust, including grass-fed beef and pasture-raised eggs, chicken, pork and more with the convenience of it being delivered to your door. Walden Local is now the largest meat share program in the country, serving 15,000 member families in six states, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. The company partners with seventy-five small farms in the Northeast, so you know you are helping support families who care about what’s going onto your tables, rather than buying from factory farms. Walden Local purchases whole animals from small farms, then distributes meat through the share program.
Walden Local also has a whole animal butcher shop in the South End of Boston, where visitors can purchase locally raised meat and participate in workshops that demonstrate whole animal butchery, sausage-making and wine tasting.
If you’re interested in trying out Walden Local, you can choose between a variety of shares that include Just Grind (ground meat only, from $39 per month); a Basics share that includes ground meat, sausages, whole chicken or roasts ($49 per month); or Complete which includes all the Basics plus seasonal steaks and chops, ribs and roasts (from $79 per month). A Custom share also allows you to build your own share, starting at $84 per month.
Walden Local also has some add-ons to build your purchase, including local fish, uncured maple bacon, pasture-raised eggs and grass-fed ground beef by the pound. The company also donates 1 percent of the volume from the member program to local charities who provide meals to the underserved, including Second Chance Foods, Food Link and the Greater Boston Food Bank.
We can all eat well, support local farmers and do some good while we’re at it. Plus, didn’t I make a beautiful breakfast?
If you’re also looking to get vegetables and more from local farms delivered straight to your door or for pick up at a local farmers market, you can also check out WhatsGood!
* I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*