We are scheduled to butcher nine animals
on June 24 and June 26. These late June butcherings produce the
tastiest beef that we have because we catch the cool season grasses
at their peak of quality as we finish our cattle for slaughter.
As always, we recommend preordering ahead of butchering to assure
that you can receive all of the cuts you request. We fill our preorders
based on the date from which the order was received. Folks attending
the July 25 farm tour will be able to pick up the preorders as well.
We are deeply concerned about our environment
and strive to save as much carbon as possible in our soils and to
maximize our ozone layer around this precious earth. That said,
grass farming is the best way to achieve those ends raising cattle.
However, significant fossil fuel wastes continue to occur in both
conventional and grass-fed beef operations as the retail cuts are
moved around this country. We are seeing grass fed and organic beef
in health food stores in the U.S. that originated in Australia,
Tanzania, and Argentina, and all parts of the U.S. These types of
long distance hauling are major consumers of fossil fuels. The “
buying local movement” is definitely efficient in saving fossil
fuel as compared to the old system of supplying meat to grocery
stores. This local system works if you live very close to the farmer’s
market, you have free time at the same time the farmer’s market
is open, and the farmer lives very close to the farmers market.
We think that the very best system to minimize
fossil fuel wastes in the transporting of retail beef cuts is to
use a transport system that is
already going right
by your door everyday, and now we are going to do it for free. We’ll
bet that 90% of the people reading this already have a UPS delivery
truck that goes by their place of residence every weekday. We ship
all of our beef one or two day UPS ground most anywhere east of
the Mississippi River. (With the exception of some places in Florida
and Georgia). We now offer free shipping with a minimum order of
either $150.00 or 35# weight. Multiple folks may order together
as long as one shipping destination is designated. We like to think
our new free shipping policy will redefine “buying local”
to include from our farm to most everywhere east of the Mississippi.
It is definitely the most ecologically efficient way of moving retail
meat cuts around your state and our country.
We are extremely old fashioned in about every
way we do business. We personally return every email. We guarantee
every piece of meat we sell – if you are not happy with its
taste we will always gladly replace it with no questions asked.
We have our hands on every part of our livestock operation until
its finished product leaves our premises.
We’ve decided to get “new fashioned”
and improve our software capabilities to be able to manage each
beef purchasers account with more efficiency and accuracy. We will
soon be able to track who bought what and when. We want to reward
our regular and high volume purchasers with specials and discounts
as they occur, as we expand our beef operation in the next several
“The beef we bought from you in the
summer is the best beef we have ever eaten.”
“Those steak burgers are remarkably
good. 5 Star given or 6. Best taste I’ve ever had on a grill.”
North Lima, Ohio and Hawaii
“We love your beef and are so happy
you are nearby.”
“Hi again. I really liked the beef
I ordered last month. I would like more.”
“I wanted to say “thank-you”
for my previous order. I really enjoyed it.”
“We cooked some ground beef from our order
tonight – the first sampling, and all I can say is WOW (which
my husband and I repeated several times during the meal) –
we are wholly and completely THRILLED with the flavor and texture,
which is just fantastic! Thanks for producing such a wonderful and
natural product, and the ease of ordering it.”
The meat is delicious!! Thanks again
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoy the
beef.... it is really superior to anything else we have had. I have
been telling as many people about it as I can.