Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is so special about organic meat?
Meat that is certified organic is free of any chemical additives, hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives. But it is much more than that! The organic certification process looks at every aspect of the animal’s life: how much space they have to move around, how clean they are, where they drink, what they eat, and where their food comes from… just to name a few. Organic meat is the final link in a chain of organic certification, beginning with the seed that grows the crop that the animal eats.
The finished product is special because everything about the animal’s life is carefully monitored and protected, and we believe that good food comes from good, healthy, happy animals. You can taste the difference!
Why is organic meat more expensive?
A better question would be “why is grocery store meat so cheap?”
Most of the meat you buy comes from gigantic facilities of thousands of animals. The animals are fed the cheapest food possible, and kept in the smallest space possible. They are given antibiotics to simply keep them alive, since infection would quickly spread from animal to animal and decimate the herd or flock. Cattle that are raised this way rarely eat their natural food – grass – and often can be seen standing in their own feces and muck. Poultry and swine in these huge factory farms never see the light of day.
Animals raised according to Organic standards have a higher quality of life, are cleaner and healthier, and the difference is truly noticeable – both when you see how they live and when you taste the meat. You will see our calves running and jumping, a luxury that feedlot cattle simply don’t have. Our pigs get exercise and have plenty of room to dig, root, and roll in the mud. Even the chickens get a healthy supply of grubs, worms, bugs and roots while the chicken tractors are pulled across the field a little bit each day.
Naturally, our meat is more expensive because it is, well, more natural. We believe in farming this way and we think our product is worth it – and we think that once you try it, you’ll agree.
How do I place an order?
Contact us and we will send you a link to our order form. We will reply to your request and let you know when the product is available, if not in stock already!
The most economical way to purchase meat is to buy a side of pork (around 100 lbs) or a quarter of beef (around 150 lbs). Place an order when you start getting low and you’ll have a never-ending supply!
What happens after my order is placed?
We will contact you when the order form has been filled out and we’ve received it, to confirm the date your product will be available and to answer any questions you may have. When butchering time comes we contact you with your invoice, as well as when and where to pick up your meat.