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This question that is asked time and time again.
> I have a large family.
> My teenagers never stop raiding the kitchen, I need CLEAN food and lots of it!!!
> I want to make smart decisions with my budget.
> Things feel a little unstable and I want meat in my freezer so I don't have to worry.
There’s so much value and peace of mind gained when you purchase meat in bulk to stock your freezer.
Whether you plan to use it in just a couple of months or over 2 years, easy, healthy meals are at your fingertips when you’re well stocked in premium grass fed beef or pasture raised pork!
We know you’re making a lot of decisions when you take the step to purchase a half cow or whole pork hog.
We hope that this page will help you understand some of the finer details of purchasing in bulk, and give you an accurate idea of what you can expect from beginning to end.
Live Weight: Live animal standing on a scale.
Hanging Weight (H/W): Weight from butcher after harvest but prior to breakdown. It is from this number that your cost is calculated.
Take Home Weight (T/W): Final weight of actual meat that is packaged for your freezer.
Remember, because every animal is different in size, everything is based on averages and will not be exact to what you will receive.
If you need to know exact quantities and not just a general idea of the amount of meat, purchasing individual cuts by the piece would be the best way to go.
The average cost of a whole hog is $1,200.
The average cost of a half beef is $2,300.
Here's a quick average:
WHOLE HOG: The average take home weight is 150ish pounds and you can expect around 4 to 5 cardboard boxes (18x12x8).
HALF BEEF: The average take home weight is 240ish pounds and you can expect around 6 to 7 cardboard boxes (18x12x8).
We have created an easy to read chart to understand the average amount of cuts of meat in each of these options. For more experienced shoppers, we also have a custom option to create your own cut preference.
Your meat will come in clear vacuum sealed packages that will last for years in your freezer without an issue. Each package and cardboard box will be labeled appropriately.
A whole hog takes up about 3-4 cubic feet.
A half beef takes up an average of 5-6 cubic feet.
No. The butcher cost is included in the cost.
> Pick Up directly from the farm: You can pick up from our on-farm store located at 4010 Swover Creek Rd, Edinburg, VA.
> Drop Site Delivery: We have local drop sites located throughout Virginia and we can deliver your bulk purchase to any of these locations. The delivery cost is $100.
> Home Delivery By Farmer: If you qualify for Home Delivery by Farmer (check by putting in your zip code to see if this option shows up), we personally deliver your bulk purchase to your door. The delivery cost is $125.
> UPS Home Delivery: We ship all throughout the continental United States. So whether you live in central Virginia or California, we can ship your bulk purchase via UPS directly to your door. Please be sure to check our SHIPPING COST PAGE HERE to see list of rates.
5 simple steps from start to finish AND we are right by your side every step of the way.
1. RESERVE YOUR HALF BEEF & WHOLE HOG.
2. CHOOSE HOW YOUR MEAT WILL BE CUT.
3. HALFWAY DEPOSIT (BEEF ONLY).
4. FINAL TOTAL.
5. PICK UP/DELIVERY DATE.
Woohoo! It's always exciting for us to send you quick note to let you know that everything is done and expected ready date is on schedule (or notify you if that date has to move due to butcher taking longer than expected). Either way, we are sure to communicate as time gets closer!
PACKAGED & BOXED.
Your meat will come frozen in clear vacuum sealed packages in cardboard boxes. Each box will be labeled with what cuts are inside. Each package will come with a label of what cut of meat it is with the exception of ground beef or ground pork/sausage. You can plan to transfer your meat home in these cardboard boxes.