Buy direct from a PA producer.
For those that live in Pennsylvania and New York you can buy directly from us. The best and most economical way is for you to pickup your purchase right here so you can see exactly how we raise and process your food. We like to be customer inspected! We can deliver to drop points in PA and those in NY near the PA border can pick up our products at our place or a drop point in PA (we can’t take our products across the state line but you can). If you don’t live near us and can’t find a local supplier go to our page on where to buy grass fed meat and I will show you a few hand picked online companies that offer safe, high quality meat such as beef, chicken, pork, and seafood at a reasonable price.
Order your beef by mid April to reserve it for the fall harvest. We sell beef by the whole, split half, and mixed quarters. This gives you the best assortment of cuts. Beef is sold by the hanging weight at $3.50 per pound and the butchering is usually around .80 – .90 cents per pound depending on what custom items you want done like bologna, minute steaks, or sausage.
- Whole beef will range from 500 to 600 pounds hanging weight and cost $2,100 to $2,600 on average.
- Half a beef will weigh 250 to 300 pounds and cost $1,050 to $1,300 on average.
- Quarter beef will weigh from 125 to 150 pounds and cost $525 to $650 on average.
Down payment on beef orders.
We ask that you give us a down payment on beef orders to help us carry the cost of raising them through the growing season. A down payment secures the order for you and helps spread the cost out so you don’t have one big bill in the fall. We will show you what a down payment on a order would look like depending on the amount of beef you want.
- whole beef would be $1000 deposit.
- Half a beef would be $500 deposit
- Quarter of a beef would be $250 deposit
Keep in mind that many factors contribute to the size of the animal from year to year like rainfall and seasonal temperatures such as a cool wet summer vs. a hot dry summer.
Hanging weight vs. take home weight.
This is something many folks get surprised by if they are buying their meat “by the animal” for the first time. The processor/butcher bases everything on hanging weight which is the weight of the carcass after the innards, head, legs, and hide are removed. As the butcher cuts the carcass into your desired cuts such as steaks, roasts, and ground meat they trim away things like bone, some fat, gristle and other parts that don’t need to be in your meat. This is known as offal and you don’t take this home with you unless you request more things like soup bone or tallow/fat. The take home weight is often 60 -70% of the hanging weight.
Example: Half a beef at 300 pounds hanging weight may give you 210 pounds of meat to take home.
This makes a difference on the total cost per pound of your meat. If you are paying $4.40 a pound hanging weight for the animal and processing your take home cost per pound will look more like $6.28 a pound. This is still a great deal for the quality of the meat you are getting but it is something that catches people off guard sometimes and don’t be afraid to ask us about this if it doesn’t seem clear to you. Keep in mind you are stocking your freezer with all natural premium steaks and roasts for 6.20 per pound. That is less than half the cost of an organic certified steak in the store, and the best part is you know where it came from.
We raise pastured non GMO meat chickens from May to October. The chickens weigh from 4 to 8 pounds with an average weight of around 6 pounds. You can request smaller (4-5 lb) or larger birds (6-8 lb) depending on your needs. Weather factors can determine availability of certain sizes.
Price is $3.50 a pound.
You can order chickens throughout the growing season to eat fresh or stock your freezer for the winter months. The earlier in the season you order the better likelihood we will have enough to fill your order.
We offer fresh unfrozen turkeys for your Thanksgiving holiday meal or you can freeze them to enjoy latter. Orders should be placed by mid July with a $20.00 deposit to secure your order. Turkeys are processed the week before Thanksgiving and you will be notified of the date and time to pick up your bird.
Email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you about your order.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you!