This is the top product for us and the one that we are most excited about. In our opinion, grass-fed and finished beef is THE most regenerative protein source we have. A cow’s job is to convert sunshine into food by way of grass. Cattle that are managed in an intensive rotational system – where they are moved every day to fresh pasture – do wonders to rebuild soil health and animal welfare. Like the bison on the Great Plains, the cattle move together in a group, controlled by portable electric fencing rather than the predators of the plains. This creates a short-term pasture disturbance followed by a long period of rest. It allows the pasture to rebuild it’s roots and proliferate. Over time, this management system builds organic matter and produces a very diverse diet for the animals (hence the Salad Bar moniker), and we never have to feed grain, shovel manure, or buy chemical fertilizers.
Retail and bulk sales are similar to pork except that we also offer a “split half” option. Instead of the traditional front or hind quarter, you don’t have to choose between (or get stuck with) either one. A split-half of beef gives you the same variety in cuts as a half, but in the smaller “quarter” quantity.
We are now taking deposits for 2018. Beef will be in very limited quantity this year so reserve soon. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per half locks you in. First-come, first-served. If we’re already sold out, you will be first on the waiting list for 2019.
Price for a whole beef is $9.00 per pound. That is the average of all the cuts; from prime rib and filet mignon, to hamburger and stew meat. Plan for 300-400 pounds of freezer beef. Go in with a friend and split it up among yourselves. Halves and split-halves are $9.25/pound.