How To Know If Buying In Bulk Is Right For You
We’ve had so many newbies join our community and there’s been lots of questions about our process for buying a quarter beef or half hog. So the purpose of this post is to answer all of your questions and fill you in on what to expect.
**Please read the entire post as it contains very important information and should answer any questions you may have.** First things first. Here’s a breakdown of what happens when you order:
-4 Simple Steps to Buying in Bulk-
1) DECIDE HOW MUCH AND WHAT KIND OF MEAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE
We raise Pastured Beef and Pastured Pork without hormones or antibiotics.
2) RESERVE YOUR MEAT BY PLACING A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
Beef deposit: $250 per 1/4 - Pork deposit: $150 per 1/2
We accept cash, check, and credit cards. This deposit gets applied to your final total cost.
3) YOU’LL GET A “CUT SHEET” EMAILED TO YOU if you are ordering a half or whole beef/hog. This is where you get to decide how thick you want your steaks/chops, if you want bone in or boneless cuts, do you want roasts or have those cuts ground up, etc. We can help you fill this out.
4) We have butcher dates scheduled for the year. Once you place your order, we will let you know when you will need to pick up for meat from our farm store. We include the butchering fees in our pricing, so that you don't have to pay the butcher separately.
2021 Pricing (We sell by the boxed weight - which is the amount of meat that you take home):
Beef $8/lb Pork $7/lb
Ex: a 1/4 beef averages 100-125 lbs , so 125 lbs x $8/lb = $1000
A few more questions...
How much meat should I get?
It’ll depend how much you cook and how big your family is. We rarely go out to eat so that leaves a lot of cooking for me. We are a family of 5 and we go through ¾ beef, a whole hog, and about 45 chickens/year.
Do I need a freezer? Yes, you’re going to need a place to keep your meat. We have a 16 and an 8 cubic foot freezer to hold our meat and we still have lots of room to spare. Here’s some approximations I found online.
-4 cubic foot freezer can hold about 175# of meat
-8 cubic foot freezer can hold about 350# of meat
-16 cubic foot freezer can hold about 700# of meat
How long does the meat last? Beef and chicken will last for a year in the freezer. I’ve read that pork only lasts 6 months in the freezer, but I beg to differ. I make sure I have enough pork in the freezer to last a year and I’ve never had an issue with the way it tastes after 6 months.
Whew! That was a lot of information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support. We are very grateful to be your farmers!
Heather, Jason, Chase, Owen and Avery