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FAQ

How does it work?

What is the right amount?

Let's say you eat beef 3x a week on average. Based on that, for one year you will need:

1/4 beef if you are 2 people

1/2 beef if you are 4 people

A whole beef if you are 6 people

How much space will I need?

In a regular freezer, you have space for 30/40 lbs of cut and packaged meat (a little less than 1/8 beef, could be an idea to give that little extra to the local food bank) and there will be also some place left for some other products like frozen pizza, ice cream, etc.

The beef can be stored in the freezer for up to 12 months.

How do I defrost the meat?

The meat comes frozen. It is important to defrost it properly in order to preserve its quality.
The best way is to place the beef in the fridge 24 to 36 hours ahead of eating. The best way is to place the beed in the fridge 24 to 36 hours ahead of cooking (larger cuts can also sit on the counter for up to 24 hours). If you decide to cook last minute, fill a large bowl with cold water, place the steak in a resealable plastic bag, and submerge it in the water for 1 or 2 hours depending on the size and thickness. Change the water every 30 minutes.

How do you ship the meat?

Your package will be shipped with UPS.
Besides meat, it will contain some useful information and most importantly dry ice so your meat will stay prime. The dry ice will evaporate right before it gets to your door, in order to ensure safe handling. So don't worry if you don't see any and be assured that we carefully plan the quantity according to your location/climate.

How can I recognize all the different cuts you send me?

We know that the variety of unique cuts can be overwhelming. We created an infographic included in your parcel, which will help you navigate through the cuts and can also help keep track of your inventory.

How can I cook all the different cuts you send me?

We created a cooking channel of ranchers’ recipes, incase you need some inspiration. There you can find all the recipes and video tutorials that you need, divided by name and cut.

Can I support the local food bank?

If you would like to donate anything over 10 lbs from your order it will be donated to the local food bank in Livingston*​

*It can be deducted from taxes.​

How long does the beef take to arrive?

We ship with UPS on Monday and Tuesday. This way the beef doesn't get stuck in any warehouse and can reach you still frozen and pristine. It takes two days to get from our door to yours, and the shipping is free! When shipping, we send you a notification with the tracking number and other useful info.

Why buy directly from ranchers?

As part of sustainability, a whole animal must be purchased prior to processing. Whether you buy an undivided portion by yourself or with friends and family, you are part of a cooperative of like-minded people like in the old days were we are all working to a common goal: feeding our loved ones with quality meat.

Why get so many cuts if I only want one?

We know that many consumers might not be familiar with all of our different cuts. However, a variety of cuts is driven by our value for sustainability. Filet mignons, T-bone and New York cuts are only one small part of the cow. Since we are a small group of local ranchers, it is importance that we optimize every head of cattle. Our cattle only travels from our backyard to your doorstep, which is more beneficial for the environment and the health of the cattle. We have included recipes for more unique cuts on our website, so that you can enjoy all types of flavors and meals that we do.

Is your packing as sustainable as your beef?

Shipping beef and fresh food in general is challenging, due their need for insulation, wrapping, and ice. Although we try our best to minimize the impact, we are always looking for better solutions, since our packaging is not as sustainable as our beef. However, compared to mass production it is still definitely worth it! Also you can re use the insulation and cold packs that you will find inside the packaging.

Is your beef USDA graded?

Our beef it is not USDA graded (Prime, Choice, etc) and the reason is that for our farms, it doesn’t make sense to grade beef due to the size of their operation. But we can guarantee you that our meat taste primes because it is home-raised with care, compassion, and sustainable practice.