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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 12-18 shares, depending on the size of the cow. Each share comes in a canvas shopping bag and will likely weigh an average of 15-20 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 that will be ready in spring/summer of 2023. We do not have a firm date at this time but I will keep members updated as I know more.
Please click through the details below for additional details and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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 multiple 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 or include with T-Bone or Porterhouse
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, 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 early 2022, 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 vary in weight, are a mix of cuts, and I decide on the mixture while trying my best ensure every share has a decent variety.
$7.50-$8.50/lb Bag Example
To keep the price per pound lower, these shares had more roasts.
Example 1- $7.50/lb- Contains Sandwich Steak, Rump Roast, Chuck Roast, Shank, Short Ribs and 6 lbs ground beef. Total weight approx 17.6 lbs. Final cost was $132.00
Example 2- $8.50/lb- Contains Porterhouse Steaks, Sandwich Steak, Chuck Roast, Skirt Steak, and 6 lb ground beef. Total weight approx 13.1 lbs. Final cost was $111.35
$8.75/lb Bag Examples
These examples are balanced between roasts and specialty cuts.
Example 1- Contains T-Bone Steak, Sirloin Steak, Chuck Roast, Brisket, Flank Steak, Stew Cubes, Shank and 6 lbs ground beef. Total weight approx 20.2lbs. Final cost was $176.75.
Example 2- Contains Porterhouse Steak, Sirloin Steak, Sandwich Steak, Chuck Roast, Shank, and 6 lb ground beef. Total weight approx 15.9 lbs. Final cost was $138.25
$9/lb Bag Examples
These examples have a higher ratio of premium cuts.
Example 1- Contains Porterhouse Steak, Rib Steak, Sirloin Steak, Shank, and 6 lbs ground beef. Total weight approx 14.5 lbs. Final cost was $130.50
Example 2- Contains Porterhouse Steak, Rib Steak, Sandwich Steak, Sirloin Tip Roast, Chuck Roast, Short Ribs, Shank, and 6 lb ground beef. Total weight approx 21.2 lbs. Final cost was $190.80