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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, hanger 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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Sign-up has begun for our Winter (M)eat Local Box. Click HERE to subscribe.


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 and dates for Winter (M)eat Local Box pick ups. Pick ups take place on select Fridays, with pick up windows between 4 - 6PM.


South Durham
Sam’s Bottle Shop
1112 NC Hwy 54
Pick up dates: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th
Deadline for orders: January 6th


Johnny's Gone Fishing
901 West Main Street, Carrboro
Pick up dates: January 20th, February 17th, March 17th
Deadline for orders: January 13th

Wine Authorities
211 E. Franklin St.
Pick up dates: January 27th, February 24th, March 24th
Deadline for orders: January 20th

Triangle Wine Company
575 New Waverly Place
Pick up dates: January 27th, February 24th, March 24th
Deadline for orders: January 20th

East Durham

Firsthand Foods’ Warehouse
2210 East Pettigrew St.
Pick up dates: February 3rd, March 3rd, March 31st
Deadline for orders: January 27th 


"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