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March Meat Sale                Geauga County, Ohio
Feb. 16, 2012

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March Special Beef Sale
Eggs, eggs and more eggs
Summer 2012 CSA applications now available
Renovation projects wanted
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"Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream."
-  Barbara Winkler

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March Meat Sale 




We're excited to announce some great grass-fed beef specials to help round out your late winter meals. Geauga Family Farms beef is humanely-raised and grass-fed. This makes for healthier animals and healthier meat options for your dinner table. You'll feel comfortable knowing you are supporting local farmers who care about the animals they raise, and you will taste the difference.


We are providing a special delivery option for a selection of beef packages on March 10 and 24 at a range of locations. Please contact Michelle Bandy-Zalatoris at MichelleBZ@geaugafamily to place your order and take advantage of this special delivery offer. Payment is required by cash or check at the time of delivery. Orders will be delivered by our beef farmers and will be available for pickup at the following sites during the time periods listed:


Saturday, March 10

Bandy-Zalatoris Residence, Cleveland Heights - 10 - 11:30 a.m.



Saturday, March 24

Hill's Family Karate, Mentor - 10 - 11 a.m.

Sage's Orchard, Chardon - Noon - 1 p.m.



Please remember that our meat is also always available at Geauga Farms Country Meats on Route 422 in Parkman.


Small beef package - $63

This is a great introduction to the delicious flavor of grass-fed beef. The small beef package includes 5 pounds of ground beef in individual 1-pound packages, 1 roast (approx. 2.5 pounds) and 4 steaks (2 sirloin-approx. 1.25 pounds each, and 2 T-bone or strip-approx. 10-12 oz. each).


Large beef package - $89

An excellent combination of freezer favorites! This package includes 11 pounds of ground beef in individual 1-pound packages, 1 roast (approx. 2.5 pounds) and 4 steaks (2 sirloin-approx. 1.25 pounds each, and 2 T-bone or strip-approx. 10-12 oz. each).


Winter comfort package - $54

The perfect combination of cuts for soups, stews and slow-cooker favorites! You'll have the ingredients for a range of comforting meals with this package that includes 1 roast (approx. 2.5 pounds), 1.5 pounds of short ribs, 1.5 pounds of beef shanks, 2 pounds of stew meat and 4 pounds of ground beef. 


Michelle, Laura and the farmers of Geauga Family Farms


The egg program continues 


We still have eggs available. Order the number of dozen you would like to have delivered each month to your pickup site for the next four months. (Eggs are $3.25 a dozen.) If you sign up now, you will receive the extra eggs with your first delivery.  Because these eggs are fresh off the farm, they will be good for several weeks. 


You are also welcome to order other extras to go with your eggs (baked goods, honey, jams, cheeses, ground beef), and these items can be added on each month (monthly egg program commitment not required). Check out the full list on our Web site and remember that orders must be received at least four days in advance of the delivery date.


The egg shares will help us to make sure we have enough items to make the delivery worthwhile, and will reserve your eggs on a monthly basis to make sure they are available.


Anyone is welcome to order other items for delivery during these dates/times, but we cannot guarantee the eggs will always be available without an egg share.


We will have three convenient locations where you may pick up your eggs and additional items. Locations are as follows:


B-Z residence (Cleveland Heights) - March 10, April 14 and May 12 
Pickup time - 10 a.m. - Noon

Hill's Family Karate (Mentor) - Feb. 25, March 24, and April 28  
Pickup time - 10 a.m. - Noon


Sage's Orchard (Chardon) - Feb. 25, March 24, and April 28
Pickup time - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sign up on our Web site now! Our next delivery will be Saturday, Feb. 25. Visit or just click here


2012 applications are available    

Guarantee a spot by signing up early for the 2012 season. A payment plan is available for applications submitted by March 21. See the application here.


Need a carpenter?    

Before they got into farming full-time, most of our farmers did other types of work. Many have participated in the building trades. Some continue to do other work during the off-season to supplement their farm incomes and support their families. We'll bring you information from time to time about services that are available from our farmers. Feel free to pass this information on to others who might be interested.


D & A Hershberger Construction: 440-477-4438 (7 a.m. - 4 p.m. - leave a message if calling after hours)

Marvin Hershberger, one of our board members, is taking on some construction work this winter. His team is skilled in a range of interior and exterior construction projects, from detailed tilework and cabinetry to masonry and roofing. They have a significant amount of experience in drywall work, kitchen renovations, basement renovations, water damage repairs and more. References are available. These craftsmen are available to work in locations within an hour's drive from Middlefield. Feel free to call Marvin to discuss your project needs.


(Between the regular business hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PLEASE!)

Farm Representatives:

Laura Dobson, 440-478-9849,

Michelle Bandy-Zalatoris, 216-321-7109,

Grass-fed beef & poultry

Kathleen Webb, 216-408-7719,

Geauga Family Farms, Middlefield, Ohio 44062