Meat Cuts and Price List – Fall 2019

Free-roaming, foraging animals like ours have exercised their muscles often (and we add no liquid saline injections!), so the meat is redder, leaner, and more flavorful than a traditional meat cut.  Please take time to learn the optimum ways to cook this healthy, special meat.  There are many good guides on the internet – search for “grass fed” and “pastured” advice and recipes.

Pastured Poultry

We employ a local small-scale poultry processor to butcher our pasture-raised, wide-roaming birds 3-4 times a year; we age birds for 5 days in the refrigerator before freezing.  We can add in the organ meats (heart, liver, gizzard, neck and feet) upon request.  Let us know if you specifically want an older (=more flavorful) bird for bone broth, coq a vin, or another slow-cooked recipe.  If you like fresh birds, get on our email list to be notified in the windows when we have them just back from the butcher.

type Approximate weight price notes
Whole chicken – roaster/fryer 2-4 lbs $7/lb Please ask if you want an organ meat package included
Whole chicken – stew hen/old rooster 2-4 lbs $5/lb Please ask if you want an organ meat package included
Whole Barbary (Muscovy) duck 4-6 lbs $8/lb Organ meats not available currently for these birds
Chicken livers Usually 1 lb packets $6/lb These go fast – ask if we have any left
Chicken or duck  feet Usually 8-10 feet/packet $5/lb Great for making stock & heritage dishes.
Chicken hearts Usually 1 lb/pkg

 

$6/lb  
Chicken gizzards Usually 1 lb packets $6 /lb Slow cook them in a crock pot in broth or fat, chop fine and use in in sauce or soup recipes – very nutritious!

 

Limited quantities of goose and turkey available in fall/winter by pre-order

 

Grass-fed/Grass-finished Beef

Our Jersey steers are raised 100% on pasture and fully grass-finished – a 2+ year process. Our animals are raised without herbicides, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics and the meat is lean, healthy and flavorful – best cooked slowly (crock pot, instant pot, sous vide, braised) or quickly (pan seared, rare).  The steers are butchered and dry-aged for 21 days by a USDA butcher, frozen on site, and sold directly by the farmer to the consumer. We encourage customers to learn to eat all parts of the animal, so check out the whole price list!

Cut Quantity Price Note: Availability:
Ground Beef  – 90% lean 1-lb packets $9/lb Best choice for use in recipes – spaghetti, lasagna, tacos…. Plenty!
Ground Beef – 80% lean 1-lb packets $8/lb Best choice for grilling or pan frying burgers Plenty!
Stew Meat 1 lb/package $9/lb Any beef stew recipe will be well served.  We use it to make British steak and kidney pie.  
Top Sirloin Steak 2 steaks/pkt ave. 1-1.5 lbs $12/lb boneless Goes fast
Sirloin Tip Steak 2 steaks/pkt ave. 1 lbs $10/lb Very lean; best marinated and used in small pieces such as kabobs, cube steak moderate
Hanging tender (Hanger) steak 2 steaks/pkt ave. 1 lbs $14/lb Flavorful but potentially chewy; a secret favorite of butchers and chefs One/cow –get on our waiting list
Flank Steak ave. 1-1.2 lbs $14/lb Great beefy flavor; super for dishes where it is sliced thin & quick-cooked, as in stir-fry Scarce – ask
Skirt Steak ave. 1-1.2 lbs $11/lb A favorite choice for fajitas or carne asada Scarce – ask
Bavette Steak (Bottom Sirloin Flap) Approx. 1 lb/ package $12/lb Flavorful; like flank or skirt steak but thicker – cook quickly, cut thinly. Scarce – ask
Tenderloin Steak (Filet Mignon) 2 steaks/pkt ave. 0.5-.65 lbs $29/lb One of the most tender and mildest-flavored parts of the animal. limited
Tenderloin tail end 2 steaks/pkt ave. 0.65 lbs $32/lb A triangle piece that is the most tender and mildest part of the animal. Only 3/steer
Top Loin Steak (NY Strip) 2 steaks/pkt ave. 1-1.2 lbs $14/lb A great choice for pan steak  
Beef Rib Steak 2 steaks/pkt ave. 1.2-1.4 lbs $15/lb One of the few grass-finished steaks that can be grilled – best marinated  
T-Bone Steak 2 steaks/pkt ave. 1.2-1.4 lbs $15/lb Another excellent choice for the grill  
Eye of Round Steak 2 steaks/pkt

ave. 0.5 lbs

$8/lb Flavorful; great value for money! (and a small packet – nice for a single person or pair) Requires slow cooking so it isn’t tough – so great for sous vide recipes or making barbacoa  
Top Round Steak 2 steaks/pkt

ave. 0.75-1 lbs

$8/lb Ditto above.  This is Julie’s cut of choice for making beef jerky.  
Cross-cut shank About 2.25 lbs/packet $7/lb Use an instant pot/pressure cooker to make a version of Osso Bucco (but with adult, not veal, shank). Yum!  
Cross-rib roast Average 2-3 lbs/roast $14/lb This is the best choice to dry roast on the rarer end.  Also lovely braised or done in a sous vide!  
Sirloin Tip Roast Average 2-3 lbs/roast $12/lb Best as a braise, slow roast or sous vide.  
Chuck/Rump Roast Average 2-4 lbs/roasts $8/lb Best cooked with moist and/or low heat (ex:  pot roasted/slow cooked, pulled beef)  
Short Ribs About 1-2 lbs/packet $7/lb American cut; these are delicious cooked in an instant pot – either into a ragù or finished in the oven under sauce  
Back Ribs About 1-2 lbs/packet $7/lb Longer cut for grilled ribs– we only have these occasionally (we prefer T-bones) occasionally
Brisket Average 2.5 OR 5 lb/pieces $10/lb Bone-out brisket segments.  Use to make your own corned beef, pastrami or beef bacon.  
Beef Fat Packets usually 4 lbs $4/lb Use slices to add fat to roasting meat.  OR render it (a slow but not difficult process in a crock pot) to provide tallow for frying (stores in jars in a cool place for up to a year). Grass-fed tallow sells online for approx. $15/lb
Beef Suet (Kidney Fat) Packets usually 3.75-4 lbs $5/lb Useful for traditional recipes such as English Christmas pudding or steak and kidney  
Liver 1 lb $6/lb Our adult beef liver is as mild as calf liver because our animals eat a natural diet – grass!  
Kidney Approx. 1.15 lbs/packet $6/lb Grass-fed beef kidneys are mild enough to use as one would in a recipe for lamb kidneys.  
Tongue Whole (just under 2 lbs av.) $12/lb

 

Try it slow cooked chilled and sliced for incredibly tender lunchmeat for tacos. Only 1/cow – so hard to get
Heart Whole, approx. 3 lbs each $12/lb Slow oven braise-roasting makes this into a great cold roast-beef cut. Only a few packets/cow
Oxtail   $12/lb Essential for oxtail soup and other heritage dishes. Only a few packets/cow
Cheek About 1.3 lbs/pkg $7/lb Most flavorful + least tender part of a cow, so slow cook.  Use an instant pot or crock pot to make beef-cheek tacos (barbacoa)!  
Bones Packets usually 3.5-4 lbs $5/lb Make your own grass-fed/finished bone broth – all it takes is a big pot, water, seasonings, and time.  Roast them first for the best flavor. GF bone broth retails for -$14/lb!!!
Tendon Approx. 2 lb packages $5/lb Add a few to a beef stock recipe to increase the collagen and gelatin.

 

 
Spleen Approx. 2.2 lbs/ $6/lb We only have a few packages/cow – so if this is your thing, ask soon! rare
Sweetbread 1.22 lb $6/lb We only have one – so if this is your thing, ask soon! Only 1

 

Pastured Pork­

Our Tamworth pigs are a heritage breed that is hardy, healthy, and excellent at foraging.  They are a classic “slow food”, taking almost 18 months to mature, making them more flavorful than a pig kept in a small pen and fed to capacity. Our animals are raised without herbicides, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics and the meat is lean, healthy, and flavorful – best cooked gently or quickly.  The pigs are butchered by a USDA butcher, frozen on site, and sold directly by the farmer to the consumer. We encourage customers to learn to eat all parts of the animal, so check out the whole price list as it comes available!

Cut Quantity Price Note: Availability:
Pork Chops 2/package – approx. 1 lb/ $10/lb These are thick-cut chops.  Best pan cooked, or marinated if you want to grill them.  
Shoulder Roast Approx. 1.5-2 lb packages $7/lb Great for pulled pork!  
Spare Ribs Approx. 1.75-2 lb packages $6/lb These are delicious cooked in an instant pot and finished in the oven under sauce  
Ham Approx 2.5-3.5 lb packages $12/lb Boneless. Traditionally cured (some smoked too).  
Bacon -regular Approx. 1 lb packages $10/lb Cured and smoked. Goes fast!
Shoulder Bacon Approx. 1 lb packages $12/lb Cured.  A round, meaty bacon.  Use in place of Canadian bacon or as the bacon on a deluxe cheeseburger. Goes fast!
Bacon ends and pieces Approx. 1 lb packages $9/lb Cured (some smoked) – Try it out in recipes like omlettes where the bacon is meant to be cut up anyway!  
Jowl Bacon Approx. 1 lb packages $9/lb Cured and smoked – circular in shape, more fatty.  Try it out (fried) in recipes such as in spaghetti carbonara or bean soup.  
Pork Sausage – bulk Approx. 1 lb packages $9/lb Bulk/loose. Simple salt & pepper seasoned to use in pizza, strata, pasta dishes  
Pork Sausage – links Approx. 1.5 lb packages $9/lb Salt and pepper seasoned – for breakfast, sliced in pasta sauce, or just in a hot-dog bun!  
Ground pork   $8/lb Great for making stuffed cabbage, lettuce wraps, meatballs, spicy Thai noodle salad, or easy pork carnitas  
Shoulder or Leg  Steaks   $8/lb We also make pulled pork with these – works in the instant pot and great when you just want dinner for a few people, not a crowd  
Smoked Hocks Approx. 1 lb/package $6/lb Delicious as a base to a bean or split-pea soup.  
Pork Bones – smoked or plain   $5/lb Also makes a great base for cooking beans from scratch or for a ramen soup base.  
Leaf Lard (unrendered)   $5/lb It is not difficult to render leaf lard for cooking – rendered lard from pastured pork sells online for $10/lb + shipping!  
Pig’s Head

 

  $5/lb   By request
Pork organ meats   $6/lb Liver, kidney, heart  

 

Pasture-raised and finished Goat

Although they are raised 100% on pasture, it would be wrong to call our goat meat “grass fed” because goats love all kinds of herbage – some of their favorites are Himalayan blackberry leaves and young Canadian thistle! They all are raised for 4-6 months nursing their mothers before weaning and have plentiful, healthy pasture to grow on!  The meat goats are a mix of breeds (especially Boer, plus some dairy bucks – mainly Nubian and Lamancha). They are neutered as kids (so NOT smelly!) and raised without herbicides, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. They are butchered by a USDA butcher, and the meat is frozen on site and sold directly by the farmer to the consumer. Yes, you can buy cheaper goat, but do you know what it has lived on?  We encourage customers to learn to eat all parts of the animal, so check out the whole price list.

Cut Quantity Price Notes/availability:
Bone-in Stew Meat Typically 1.5 lb, packages $12/lb This is the style of stew meat our customers from many different parts of the world have asked for.  It sells out fast!
Loin Chops Varies from 2/3 lb to 1.5 lb $17/lb  
Ground Goat

 

1 lb packages $11/lbs Popular – sells out fast
Rib Chops Varies from 2/3 lb to 1.5 lb $15/lb  
Shoulder Chops   $13/lb  
Shank – Hind and Fore 2/package – about 2 lbs/ $10/lb  Use just as you would a lamb shank, including for Hanukkah
Rib, leg or Shoulder Roast   $15/lb  
Organ Meats:   $6/lb Liver, kidney, tongue, heart.  These are small portions (often ½ lb or less), so they are a nice option for single people who like or want to try out organ meat.
Bones

 

  $5/lb Great for making goat stock to use to enrich a stew
Head

 

  $5/lb Available occasionally by request

 

Pastured Lamb

Grass fed lamb is mild, without any of the “mutton” flavor you may imagine.  The sheep – mainly Texel or Icelandic breeds – are raised fully outdoors on pasture without herbicides, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. They are butchered by a USDA butcher, and the meat is frozen on site and sold directly by the farmer to the consumer.

Cut Quantity Price  Notes/Availability:
Ground Lamb

 

1 lb/pkg $11/lb Runs out fast – get it now!
Stew Meat 1 lb/pkg $13/lb

 

If you have negative stereotypes of mutton, let go of them now – this a great stew meat for any stew recipe
Rib chops

 

1-1.5 lb pkg $12/lb Bone in. These are gorgeous little chops for fast grilling (marinate!) or pan frying.
Loin chops

 

1-1.5 lb pkg $13/lb  Ditto above
Rack of Lamb

 

1-1.5 lb pkg (about 6 chops) $15/lb   We like to quick oven-roast these and serve them rare.
Leg of Lamb

 

3 lb average – but up to 6 lbs $12/lb Wonderful for a holiday celebratory dinner – has a good fat flap to protect it during roasting.
Leg roast Ranges 1.5-2.5 lbs $14/lb

 

Bone in – smaller roast you can cook much like a leg of lamb.
Shoulder roast

 

2 lb average $12/lb Bone in – smaller roast you can cook much like a leg of lamb.
Shoulder steaks 2/pkg – ave. 0.75-1 lb pkg $12/lb A small cut – so a fine choice for someone wanting to try lamb.  Best braised/slow cooked.
Riblets

 

  $11/lb  We pre-cook our ribs in the instant pot and finish them in the oven with a basting of special sauce
Shanks – Fore & Hind 2/package – about 2 lbs/ $8/lb Meaty!  Awesome for all your favorite braised shank recipes.
Neck slices

 

Approx. 1.5-1.75 lb/pkg $6/lb Meaty slices good for all kinds of slow-cooker recipes where you want lots of flavor
Bones Approx. 3 lbs/pkg $5/lb

 

 Great for making lamb stock to use to enrich a stew or make a gravy for a roast leg of lamb.
Organ meats: Approx. 1⁄2 lb ½-1 lb packages $6/lb Liver, kidney, tongue, heart.  These are small portions (often ½ lb or less), so they are a nice option for single people who like or want to try out organ meat.
Whole head     By request – we usually have one

 

 

 

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