“Customized” usually means “complicated,” right? Not here! We’ve set up a convenient menu of optional cuts for each Variety Pack. Simply check off the cuts you want in a single Variety Pack when you place your order; then, if you’re ordering two or more packs, repeat the process for each additional pack. This way, you can create your own custom pack for each side or quarter, selecting among all the standard cuts: chops, roasts, steaks; or for pork, bacon, sausage and ham. Whatever you choose, all of the cuts in each pack come from a single animal.
Or if you’ve got grand plans and are looking for something special, we can help you customize your order just so, with a downloadable Butcher Cut Sheet here. We charge $15 extra for custom cut sheets.
That’s a good question – and unfortunately, we can’t give you an exact date. There is a host of unknown factors in raising animals – the date of their birth, when they go out to pasture, their health, how fast they grow, even their genetics and personality (is this animal a jock or a couch potato?). Because our local craft butcher only works with a limited number of animals at a given time, we can’t predict with certainty exactly when your animal will be butchered, but the chart below will give you a ballpark idea.
We can promise you, however, that if you place your order early, you will receive your box early. And when we are preparing to send your animal for processing, we will let you know when your box is likely to be ready. Here is the general timeline:
|Delivered &/or Pickup
|October through the beginning of November
|October & November
|Late November through December
All of our variety packages are pre-ordered and seasonal. You can reserve an order anytime, paying a deposit or paying in full as you please, but our products are butchered and ready for delivery and pickup in the Fall.
We have a limited supply of all products and accept orders only as long as supply lasts. Payments are non-refundable if you change your mind, but you can apply them as credits to buy another product, hold for a future purchase or transfer them to a friend/family member/neighbour.
If you pay a deposit, we will contact you several weeks before your order is ready, and you will be able to pay any remaining amount due at that time.
If you know your family loves beef, pork, lamb, or chicken, and you know you’re going to be picking it up again and again at the grocery store – why not save yourself the trips and the fluctuating prices and quality? With one bulk purchase, you won’t have to worry about buying meat again for a long time!
We guarantee that you’ll receive your selected amount of premium quality meat, in an assortment of different cuts from a single animal to ensure consistent quality and food safety.
This, by the way, is the only way you can secure all of our premium meat cuts, as we can’t promise the availability of individual cuts. And if you’ve never worked with a particular cut, just let us know – we’ll be happy to provide recipes and tips!
First of all – consider us artisanal! All of our products are raised with care on our small farm. We aim for extraordinary quality, not quantity…. so quantities are limited.
We work with a licensed, inspected, local craft butcher; a person processes the whole animal from start to finish. All of the cuts in a Variety Pack come from a single animal, and they’re not vacuum-sealed or factory-finished to a standard size, weight, or shape, like those you’ll see in a grocery store. For example, bacon (i.e., smoked pork belly) is the shape of a pig’s belly, sliced long strips tapering to short. Finally, because the size and body mass of each animal is unique, each Variety Pack has a varying number of packages of each cut (see the tables for more info).