Rounding up the cattle in 1875
Rounding up the cattle in 1875

 

Real Beef

In 2013 I sat down to dinner with my grandfather who was approaching the 100 year mark (and still as capable as if he were in his 70’s) and we began chatting about beef.  For years my parents had tried to find a cut of beef that he liked, but no matter what was presented the same response came out… “too tough, no flavor!”  During that evening chat, I asked him what made the beef from his youth so special?  His response was clear: raise on the feed of the land and dry age it no less than 21 days (27 days is best).   I quietly took some mental notes and the next day set off to produce a finer piece of beef for our patriarch.

35 days later I came to dinner again.  This time, with a fresh filet mignon from a steer we raised on the ranch and I had dry aged for 27 days.  I didn’t tell him what I was cooking.  I put the plate in front of him and nervously watched.  His face and reaction is something that I will never forget and drives me still today.  He smiled and closed his eyes and said “This! This is what I used to have.”

Tender, flavorful, real.

Since that meal with my grandfather we have been harvesting a steer each year for the family.  In 2018, several friends asked if they could get in on the deliciousness and I obliged.  Word quickly got around and interest grew.  Fast forward to today.  We are now offering beef several times a year to those on our waiting list.  If you are interested in joining, fill out the form below and we will respond with timing of our next offering and availability.  One of the pillars of our program is that we aren’t interested in gouging people for something amazing.  We want everyone to enjoy what humanely handled, organic, grassfed, dry aged beef can taste like.

 

Our beef comes in several sizes (inquire for prices):

    • Whole beef
    • Half beef
    • Quarter beef
    • 25 lb boxes
    • 10lb boxes
    • Ground boxes

Don’t forget to pair it with some of our sustainably farmed, premium, small lot wines!

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A tomahawk style ribeye from our beef
A tomahawk style ribeye from our beef