How to Order
Local, grass-fed Virginia beef | Humanely raised and harvested
We’re pleased to say that, as of March 12, we’ve pre-sold all of our beef steers for 2015 to our wonderful customers. We sell our beef on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you’d like to get on our mailing list for next year, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Also, Merroir Restaurant in Topping will be serving our beef in delicious sliders this summer.
ATTENTION CATTLE FARMERS: Thinking of expanding your herd? We will be offering some of our excellent 10-month-old Angus-Devon heifers in July. If you’re interested, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com
Our dry-aged beef is USDA inspected, vacuum-packed and frozen for freshness.
We sell our beef as individual cuts from the farm, 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 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 160-175 pounds of beef
Whole: approximately 350 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. Since we use a small, family-owned processor, we have to schedule in advance but we can usually fill orders in about 4 weeks.