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sausage wagon
Firsthand Foods’ (M)eat Local Box is a seasonal subscription-based program that provides home cooks with a monthly delivery of fresh, pasture-raised pork and beef sourced from a network of remarkable North Carolina farmers who raise their animals humanely outdoors without growth-promoting antibiotics, added hormones or animal by-products. Boxes are delivered to selected pick-up locations throughout the Triangle.
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(M)eat Local boxes are curated by us to include a mixture of fresh cuts, adapted to the season, with an emphasis on grilling cuts such as steaks in the summer and braising cuts like roasts in the winter.  


You’ll enjoy familiar products like pork loin chops and flat iron steaks. And you’ll discover more novel items like pork shanks, hangar steaks and marrow bones. To meet your every day needs, frozen ground beef, sausages, and pasture-raised whole chickens are available as “add-ons” when you pick up your box.


Because they are sourced and sold locally, our meats are exceptionally fresh and contain no fillers, additives, nitrates or artificial colors.  


You can choose from a small box (3-5 lbs) or a large box (5-7 lbs).  Not sure what size is best?  Click HERE for some examples of what meats you might find inside a typical box.  


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The deadline has passed to sign-up for our Spring (M)eat Local Box.

Want to make sure you don't miss the sign up window for our Summer box? Click HERE to get on our mailing list to receive information about future (M)eat Local Box subscription opportunities. 


















































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Below is a list of delivery locations for (M)eat Local Box pick ups. Pick ups take place on select Fridays, with pick up windows being 4 - 6PM.


East Durham
Firsthand Foods’ Warehouse
2210 East Pettigrew St.  

South Chapel Hill 
Carmel Market
1900 Mt Carmel Church Rd


Johnny's Gone Fishing
901 West Main Street, Carrboro


South Durham
Sam’s Bottle Shop
1112 NC Hwy 54

Wine Authorities
211 E. Franklin St.


(M)eat Local Box pick ups at these locations are only open to families of students currently enrolled at The Little School:

The Little School Hillsborough
301 College Park Rd.


The Little School at Duke
1516 Hull Ave.





"My wife and I are avid home cooks and Firsthand Foods' meat box is one of our favorite local products.  The quality of the meat is impeccable, from bone-in chops and ribs that taste unlike any other pork you can buy, to unique cuts of beef and standard steaks, and fantastic prepared sausages like bratwurst and chorizo.  The meat box is a great value and we eagerly anticipate the surprise of what's inside each time we pick it up.  There hasn't been a single meal we've made with Firsthand's products that hasn't been a hit!  Highly recommended for home cooks in the Triangle area.”   --Ben B., Durham

"We love the meat box! The recipes help tremendously and I'm cooking things I've never cooked before. It's fun!" - Michele, Durham