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Farm direct shares tailored for individuals, couples and families who prefer smaller quantities of beef.
In the years I have been selling grass-fed beef to our devoted customers, I have realized that though buying direct from a farmer they trust is super important to them, most folks can't store large quantities of beef some farms require them to buy. A whole, half, or even a quarter of an animal, is a LOT of beef.
Since I no longer sell my beef by the pound at markets, I have decided to put together a farm-based cow share program tailored to your needs. The beef from each cow will be divided into 18 shares. Each share comes in a canvas shopping bag and will likely weigh an average of 15+ pounds.
To join, you pay a deposit of $65. After the shares bags are assembled, you choose which bag has options (price and contents) that you want. Your deposit will be deducted from the price of the share you choose when your beef is packaged and delivered.
Deposits are currently being accepted for beef ready for Memorial Day, 2021!
Please click through the details below for additional details and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
What will the final COST be?
Your $65 deposit (paid now) is deducted from your balance due for the package of cuts that you select. Packages will vary in contents, final price, and weight with the final cost for your beef likely ranging between $7.50 and $9 per pound. This is about a 15-20% discount off of my retail pricing. Depending on the option you choose, your balance due should range from $20 (for those choosing economical cuts) up to $80 (for someone wanting a whole rib roast, for instance).
HOW MUCH beef is in one share?
Am I able to CHOOSE what's inside my bag?
WHEN will the beef be ready?
Can you tell me about the PROCESSING?
Evensong Cow Share Details
Example of a "Cut Sheet"
Below is a list of possible cuts from one steer. You can see, when a steer is divided between 18 shares, there will be a great deal of variety between each share's contents. Some cuts are extremely limited and only a couple of people might end up with them. If there is an item or two that is a "must have" for you, please let me know on the form when you sign up. I will do everything I can to accommodate your wishes. The remainder of your share will be filled out with a variety of other cuts that I select.
Ground beef will be divided equally between all shareholders
Tenderloin- 2 per cow- leave whole or cut into filet steaks
Rib Roast- 2 per cow- cut into 4 bone in rib roasts (about 6# each) or cut into rib steaks
Flank Steak- 2 per cow
Skirt Steak- 2 per cow
Hanger Steak- 1 per cow
Brisket- 2 per cow- can be left whole (6#) or cut in half
Eye Round- 2 per cow
Rump Roast- 2 per cow
Top Round- can be sold as a roast or it can be cut into sandwich steaks. I will order sandwich steaks unless someone requests top round roast
Tongue, Heart, Oxtail- 1 each per cow
Items that there will be multiples of- New York strip steaks, sirloin steaks, sirloin roasts, chuck roast, arm roast, stew cubes, sandwich steaks
Items that will be divided equally between those that request them- liver, bones
Previous Share Examples
In my cow share program from 2020, these were SOME of the bag options. These are just to give you a rough idea of how some of the shares are put together. All are a mix of cuts and I decide on the mixture while trying my best ensure every share has a decent variety. It is expected that our share sizes in 2021 will be slightly larger and I will have more steaks available since I will not do as many roasts unless asked.
$85 Bag Might Include
These examples would have a balance due of $25
Example 1- Contains 2 Flank Steaks (2lbs), 2 Skirt Steaks (1.8lbs), a Hanging Tender (.9lb), and 5 lbs ground beef. Total weight approx 9.5lbs. (THERE WAS ONLY ONE SHARE LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)
Example 2- Contains a Chuck Roast (2.5lb), a Sirloin Steak (1.3lb), 2 packages of Stew Cubes, and 5lb ground beef. Total weight approx 10.8lbs (THERE WERE FOUR SHARES LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)
$105 Bag Might Include
These examples would have a balance due of $40
Example 1- Contains a whole Brisket (6.8-7.1lbs), an Arm Roast (2.25-2.8lbs), 4 pkg of long cut short ribs (2lb), and 5 lbs ground beef. Total weight approx 16.5lbs. (THERE WAS TWO SHARES LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)
Example 2- Contains a Sirloin Tip Roast (2.4-2.6lbs), a Chuck Roast (2.3lbs), 3 packages of Stew Cubes (3lbs), 2 pkg of long cut short ribs (1lb) and 5lb ground beef. Total weight approx 13.7-14.2lbs. (THERE WERE THREE SHARES LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)
Example 3- Contains a Sirloin Steak (1.4lbs), Sirloin Tip Roast (3-3.4lbs), a Chuck Roast (2.3lbs), 1 package of Stew Cubes (1lbs), 2 pkg of long cut short ribs (1lb) and 5lb ground beef. Total weight approx 12.7-13.8lbs. (THERE WERE TWO SHARES LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)
$135 Bag Might Include
These examples would have a balance due of $70
Example 1- Contains a whole, bone in Rib Roast (5-6lb), an Arm Roast (2-3lb), 4 pkg of long cut short ribs (about 2lb), and 5 lbs ground beef. Total weight approx 14.5-15.7lbs. (THERE WERE TWO SHARES LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)
Example 2- Contains a whole Beef Tenderloin, aka, Filet Mignon (2.5-2.9lb). This box also includes an Arm Roast (2.4lb), a Chuck Roast (3lb), 4 pkg of long cut short ribs (2lb) and 5lb ground beef. Total weight approx 14.9-15.3lbs. (THERE WERE TWO SHARES LIKE THIS AVAILABLE)