Trillium Wood Farm
Grass-Fed Beef Share Deposit (OCTOBER Processing)
We now have monthly processing dates!
2018 beef shares are $5.50/lb hanging weight.
Please be aware that if you choose Cash On Delivery (COD) as your payment option upon checkout that your spot will not be reserved until we actually have your deposit. All deposits are non-refundable.
All deposits are done in 1/4 cow increments (i.e. if you want a whole cow, select 4 as the quantity).
Clean, humanely-raised, and sustainable, this Angus beef comes from purely grass-fed animals at Landmark Pastoral Farms in Mount Pleasant, MI. This means they are never grain-finished to fatten them up before slaughter. Expect full-flavored, deep red meat that will make you never want to go back to "regular" beef again.
Why purchase a beef share?
You are buying part of an animal, and you get the meat at wholesale value, while still getting to control which cuts you receive. That means the more expensive cuts are the same price as ground meat. You own everything on that part of the animal (if you want it), so you are entitled to bones, fat, and organs, in addition to the meat.
How does this work?
The deposit secures your share, and then we will bill you the remainder once the animals are processed and we know the hanging weight. We will send you a reminder when we bring the animals in for processing so you can call your cut order in to the processor. After the meat is ready–the aging process can take up to 2 weeks–we will bring the meat back to the farm and make arrangements for you to pick it up.
*At checkout you will be asked to choose a pickup option. It does not matter what you choose as we will arrange this once we have the meat*
How much meat to expect:
These cows average 800 lbs hanging weight, so the amount of space you need will depend on your share size and what you want from your part of the animal. If you choose not to get any bones, fat, or organs back, you can expect to lose about 25-30% from hanging weight to packaged weight.
We recommend to plan 1 cubic foot of freezer space for every 35 lbs of meat. If you're like most people and don't have much freezer space, there are often great deals to be found on Craigslist for deep freezers. The money you save on buying bulk meat shares will pay for the freezer!