HOW DO I ORDER BULK GRASS FED BEEF?
On our "Shop Our Farm" page, you will see options to purchase either 1/4; 1/2; or a whole grass fed steer. Please select your preferred option to place your deposit to reserve your bulk purchase.
You will see the processing date listed in the description. The processing date is the date the processor will be at Wholesome Food Farm. He will return to his place of business, where the animal will dry age for approximately 14 days. You will submit your cut sheet to the processor within 7 days from the date the animal is processed at Wholesome Food Farm, so that he can complete your order to your specifications. You will be notified by the processor to pick-up your order, at which time, you will pay for the total processing fees.
You will be responsible for the remainder of your Wholesome Food Farm invoice, prior to pick up from Mountain Main Mobile Processing.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A GRASS FED BEEF ORDER?
You will be charged for the hanging weight, which is about 60% of the live weight. Costs are as follows:
1/4 grass fed steer = $4.50 lb
1/2 grass fed steer = $4.25 lb
whole grass fed steer = $4.00 lb
Please note processor fees are additional, and can be found at
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "LIVE WEIGHT"; "HANGING WEIGHT"; "TAKE HOME WEIGHT"?
LIVE WEIGHT: The weight of an animal before it has been slaughtered and prepared as a carcass.
HANGING WEIGHT: This is the weight that the butcher gives us after the animal has been taken back to the butcher shop to hang. The weight difference from live to hanging is from loss of blood, head, hide, hooves, viscera, lungs and heart. The hanging weight is usually about 60% of the live weight.
TAKE-HOME WEIGHT: The weight is lost in 2 ways. About 4% is water weight lost during the 10-14 day period that the carcass is hung (or “cured”). Then about another 30-35% is lost during the cutting process. This amount is variable based on 2 factors – one is the amount of fat in the meat, and the other is the cuts that a customer requests. Higher fat means more loss. (Our grass-fed beef animals tend to be lower fat, so the loss tends to be closer to 35%.) Also , the more boneless cuts requested by the customer, the lower the final weight. (Note that the lower weight doesn’t mean that you are receiving less meat – rather, you are receiving fewer bones).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH MY BULK BEEF ORDER?
You are able to choose your own cuts of beef. You will need to complete and submit a "cut sheet", which can be downloaded below. Please note that your cut sheet must be submitted within 7 days from the date the animal is processed here on the farm.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY BULK ORDER?
When your order is completely processed by Mountain Man Mobile Processing, you will receive a call to pick up your order at his facility located in Reinholds, PA
WHOLESOME FOOD FARM
16 Sunrise Lane, Alburtis, Pennsylvania 18011, United States