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Entries in organic cow (1)

Wednesday
Jul142010

We are proud owners of one-tenth of an organic, grass-fed cow

This spring I was thinking of joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) for a weekly supply of fresh fruits and veggies. As I was browsing the site, I found a local organic farm that sells beef, chicken, eggs, as well as other goodies.

I realized how much I could save buying organic beef in bulk, and in fact, the more I buy, the lower the cost per pound. A quick email out to my neighbors and 5 of us decided to split half of an organic, grass-fed Black Angus (about $4.00 a lb for hung weight).

Here's how it looks.

300+ lbs organic, grass-fed beef

That's over 300lbs of cow butcherd, frozen to below 0, and packaged in 1-2 lb ground beef packs, steaks, and roasts.

 

 

Nicely stamped which made it much easier to divide the loot.

 

 

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Nick and Tory from Nick's Organic Farm (so friendly, informative, and accomodating). They joked about holding the pitchfork between them but I offered them a pound of ground beef instead.

 

 

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Sorting the loot

 

 

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1/10th of a cow equals about 23 lbs of ground beef and 16 other cuts of steaks, and roasts. I separated the ground beef into a box on one shelf in the freezer and all the other cuts into a box on another shelf.

 

Some of the cuts were not familiar to any of us so we all agreed to take notes as we cook our loot this summer. I pulled out a couple of steaks to thaw and we'll eat them this week. I'll let you know how it is!