How to Order
Local, grass-fed Virginia beef | Humanely raised and harvested
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2016
As of March 11, we have pre-sold all of our steers for 2016. We truly wish we had more steers to harvest and share! We’ll be making some changes on the farm this year to try and do that for 2017.
If you’d like to be on our mailing list for next year, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure you receive advance notice of when our steers are available for reservation.
Meanwhile, if you live in the Richmond area, you’ll be able to find our beef at Belmont Butchery in Carytown beginning late this spring.
Thanks very much for your interest in Prospect Farm beef.
Our dry-aged beef is USDA inspected, vacuum-packed and frozen for freshness.
We sell our beef as halves and wholes.
To insure it maintains its high quality, we do not ship our beef, but you can pick it up at the farm (it will also give you a chance to meet us and see where your food comes from), or we can sometimes make arrangements for delivery to you for a nominal fee.
| A non-refundable deposit is required upon placement of your order of a half or whole. We accept checks and money orders by mail.
If you compare prices with other grass-fed beef suppliers, be sure to note that Prospect Farm ONLY charges for the actual pounds of beef you receive, and you do not pay for the “hanging weight” or “carcass weight” which can be 45% heavier than the amount of table-ready meat you will actually receive.
For individual cuts, please come to the farm. You can e-mail us and we’ll be glad to send you a current price list. Please note, not all individual cuts are available all the time. Your best option is to buy a half or whole for you and your family or friends to be sure you always have lean, healthy beef available when you want it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many pounds of meat are in a half and whole beef?
Because each animal is unique and final weights can vary and you choose which cuts you want, we can only give you estimates of how much edible meat will come from each:
1 half: approximately 140-160 pounds of beef
Whole: approximately 320 pounds of beef
How much does a typical family eat?
Families of 2 – 4 people who eat about 3 pounds of beef a week will go through a half beef in about a year. A whole beef is more appropriate for larger families or if you want to “cow pool” and go in with family and friends. (Please be sure you agree on who gets what cuts before you order! We will provide the entire order and you are responsible for dividing up the meat after purchase.)
How much freezer space is required?
For a half: 8 cubic feet
For a whole: 16 cubic feet
Actual freezer space requirements will depend upon the cuts you receive
How long will it last in my freezer?
Our beef is vacuum-packed and will last about one year.
How soon can I pick up my beef if I order a half or whole?
When you order today you are reserving an animal in our herd. As a small farm, we do not carry large amounts of processed inventory and we want to insure that your beef is a fresh as possible before it is frozen. We will let you know as soon as possible how long it will take to process your order.