How To Order Some Fine Healthy Meat From Us
Below you'll find a link that you can use to access our application to purchase
a share of one of our fine beeves, porkers, veals, venisons or
some of our chicken or turkey.
Before you do that we want to cover a couple highlights of
our meat purchase program so that your expectations are met.
You will be purchasing a share of one of our meat animals.
This means you are purchasing a live animal that will be
slaughtered and processed for your consumption. Large animals are offered in shares,
quarters or sides while poultry is always purchased whole.
Only when all animals ready for processing are not pre-sold will we be able to offer
individual cuts for sale from our freezers.
You will be committing to your purchase with a deposit.
Your final price will be based on the "hanging weight" of the animal.
We will not take your deposit if we do not expect to have any meat ready
very soon unless we speak to you first and you tell us you want to wait.
Our prices change from time to time but if we take your deposit and prices go up,
you will get your meat at the lower price stated when we took your deposit.
We have waffled back and forth over whether or not to include the butcher's fees in our
prices. This was a great convenience for our customers as they only had to make one
payment. Including the butcher's costs seems to make our prices look higher than others,
terribly so to the conscientious "price shoppers". In the end, the additional confusion of
trying to figure out what the bottom line was, made the decision for us.
Our prices include the cost of cutting, wrapping and freezing.
Unless you are buying a whole animal, the balance of that animal must also be sold before we
send it to processing. You can find a partner for this or we will find you a partner for this. Two
people splitting a side must agree on how they want it cut and wrapped as the butcher makes
two identical piles of meat to be split between two people. Find your own partner for this and
enjoy a reduced price on your split side.
The balance of the payment for your meat will be due by the time the meat is done being
packaged. If you are not having us deliver your meat, you must then make arrangements to
pay for your meat BEFORE you can pick it up.
Neither we nor the butcher can store your meat for you.
You must be ready for it when it is done.
We recommend that you send in your application and deposit well ahead of the time that we
anticipate harvesting meat as most people miss the opportunity if they wait until it gets very
close to harvest time. Most of our meat is reserved several months ahead of time, with a
fortunate few getting in on a share only a short time ahead of the harvest.
Which brings up another commonly overlooked point :
Freezer Space !
Have your freezer ready for the amount of meat you are ordering.
We have seen it happen that a customer thinks they are putting a side of beef
(a half a cow) in the freezer top portion of their refrigerator.
It won't fit and we can't store it for you while you go shopping for a freezer.
About split quarters...
Split sides (also called a split half, or quarter) are a great way for two people to share a half a
cow. Basically the front quarter, the hind quarter and everything in between is split
between the two people sharing the side, making two nearly identical piles of meat. Pigs can
only be sold whole or by the side, no quarters. Same for venison and veal.