Cow Shares 2017: Details are here!
We are changing the way we sell our beef. Our beloved USDA-certified butcher has phased out animals with horns. We agree the horns can be dangerous and inconvenient. The problem is, our babies have them - big ones, and we feel strongly they should keep them. (see here for details).
In Vermont, it’s nearly impossible to find a slaughter option for horned animals - on or off the farm - which also offers the USDA stamp.
Our next beef harvest will be a private slaughter.
What does this mean for you?
We will be offering Cow Shares, like a CSA for grass-fed beef.
It will be the same high-quality beef, aged three weeks, and frozen into cuts in Cryovac packaging, but without the USDA-certification stamp. Each label will say “not for resale.” You can purchase it as a member of our (exclusive!) Cow Shares Club, our ever-growing friends & family fan base.
We will select for you a mixture of cuts, roasts and delicious ground beef - we just ask that you reserve in advance. We can also provide you with freezer space, sending your cuts as you need them, for a minimal fee + shipping. Our Highlander steers are small, so please order early while supplies last.
(A side of beef varies a lot but is often well under 200lb once packaged).
Our next harvest will be dry-aged and ready to pick up in mid-January, 2018.
If you are interested in sourcing your grass-fed beef from us, please send us an email by November 30th with the following information:
The amount of beef you want to reserve, in pounds, or in sections (quarter, half, etc.).
minimum order = 30 lb
Price per lb = $12
Please specify if you want bones, or singular pieces, such as liver, tongue, or hanger, and any preferences.
Let us know of other requests - we will do our best to please everybody.
contact details and any questions
SUPPLY IS LIMITED - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
As always, our animals live vet-free and are certified Vermont-raised and grass-(and weed) fed, and are in transition to being Organic and Biodynamic certified. The cattle live a happy and cold-hardy existence on a pristine hillside of about 50 acres of pasture and woods. Although they are no longer certified by the USDA, nothing else has changed about how our beef is raised. If anything, the slaughter process will be even more humane, done at home. It will also be safer for the rest of us!