Raising happy, healthy cows while building a happy, healthy community.
Raising happy, healthy cows while building a happy, healthy community.
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FAQS

Why do we only sell "split" quarters and halves?

It is customary for beef producers to offer their beef as fronts and hinds and charge more for hinds because many of the finer cuts come from the hind portion of the animal.  We sell split quarters and halves so all of our customers receive equal shares of all the cuts of the animal.  Historically, our customers have been very satisfied with this method.

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What is a CSA and how does it work?

Our farm share program is called a “CSA” which stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” A CSA share is a simple idea (very much like buying a magazine subscription) in which a community member buys a “Share” of a farmer’s harvest (in our case, beef) and then comes to the farm each month to pick up their “Share”. Our current CSA package includes 6 lbs 7lbs.. of freshly frozen beef per month (ground beef, steaks, and roasts). We will have your beef cut, wrapped, and frozen ready for you to pick up at the farm on the last Saturday of every month. If you would like a larger...

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What happens after you pay your deposit for your beef?

Once you have paid your deposit, please check your email to be sure you have received an order confirmation.  This assures you that your order has been received by us and is in the queue to be filled. The wait time from the date of your deposit until the time your order will be ready varies depending on the supply and demand at the time of your order. Our current wait time can be found here.  After your meat has been sent to the processor, it will dry-age in a climate controlled cooler for 7-10 days before being cut (dry-aging helps tenderize...

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What are the average weights and costs of 1/4, 1/2, and 1 whole beef?

One of the first question someone asks themselves before buying a large quantity of beef is “how much beef will I get?” That question is usually followed by, “If I buy a half or quarter, what part am I getting? The front half or back half?”  At Carwood Farm, we make it easy for you by giving you an idea of the amount of of beef you’ll get for your freezer**. Of course, we can't give you an exact poundage because cows don't all weigh the same.  The “final” or “take-home” weight is the weight of the meat that you will bring home to put in...

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How are our cattle raised?

How are our cattle raised?

Good question!   We know it is important to you to know exactly where your food is coming from and how your food was raised. :) Our cattle flourish 8 months out of the year on a rotational grazing system. They spend about 3-4 days on one plot of pasture and then rotate to a new section of grass. Depending on the season grass rejuvenates to it's peak nutritional value every 30-45 days.  We time our rotations within this 30 - 45 day window so the animals are always eating a prime diet of highly nutritious grass. We use a combination of clover and mixed varieties of...

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