IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER
UPDATE: We are sold out of beef at this time. If you are interested in being on our customer list so you do not miss out next year, please email us.
BEEF SALES: HOW IT WORKS
We charge $4.00 lb. hanging weight excluding the butcher fee which is about .63 lb for cut and wrap as well as a portion of the kill fee (about $75). Hanging weight is the weight of the meat carcass after butchering (only meat and bones).
If you are interested in getting on our list please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We collect a list of interested people and then before the butcher date we contact people and get a commitment from those who definitely want beef. We will ask for a deposit based on the size beef you are signing up for- $75 for a quarter, $150 for a half. A quarter beef usually weighs around 150 lbs. hanging weight, or 300 lbs. a side.
We usually butcher in the fall although sometimes we might have one or two available in the spring. You will be notified as soon as we get a butcher date. We use Del Fox Meats in Stanwood. After the butcher takes our animals you will notify him with your specialty cutting order. The cutting order is how you want your meat cut up. For example, do you want steaks or roasts? How big of roasts or steaks do you want? T-bones or tenderloins, etc. If you are not sure ask the butcher to walk you through your choices. After the aging time on the beef has passed it will be cut and wrapped and quick frozen. After that you will be requested to pick up your beef. As soon as the butcher returns to the shop with the meat he notifies me of the individual weights which allows me to invoice you through an email of your beef cost to me. Payment must be made in full BEFORE picking up your beef or the butcher will not release it. When you go to pick up your beef the butcher will charge you his own fee for the cut and wrap.
This is grass fed beef and as such you should take care to educate yourself about how to prepare it. While we usually just cook it as ordinary beef, we do notice a wonderful improvement on texture when we take the time to cook it gently and appropriately.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRASS-FED BEEF
New scientific studies show that Highland beef is more tender than other standard breeds
High in Omega 3’s (good fat) that actually helps your heart
High in CLA (another good fat) that helps to protect against cancer
High in Vitamin E (an antioxidant)
Lower in overall fat
No funky foodstuffs or special formulated feeds to offset dirty, unnatural, cramped, and stressed conditions.
Humanely treated- slaughtered onsite in their own environment, unlike meat packing facilities where they are stressed and those stress hormones can come through to their meat, creating a tough beef.