Prices, How It Works
Last update: 5 July, 2016. Prices change so if this is more than 2 months out of date, please send me an email for the present time prices and nudge me to bring the website up to present time.
This can get a bit long. Just pick a few items you want and fire off an email to Steve@VDLGrassFed.com
Mixed Share. For a variety of meals, but you aren’t sure what all to try, you could get the mixed share:
o Around 10-15 lbs of meat and consists of: o Six packages of hamburger, about 1.0 pounds each. o High End Steak: (Ribeye, TBone, Sirloin) 2.5 - 3.5 lbs average. o One roast, about 3.5 lbs average. o $7.49 per pound.
Ground Beef. We have lots of ground beef. This special price will last until we have used up a bunch.
o 12 packages or more at once. 1 lb each. 6.50/lb o Less than 12 packages. 6.89/lb o About 90% lean. Other beef Items: o Beef Roasts – Packages are 2 lbs to 5 lbs. $7.59/lb. o Steak : -- TBone $12.09/lb -- Sirloin $12.59/lb -- Ribeye $13.09/lb -- Tenderloin. $14.89/lb. (In short supply, but worth a try) -- Let us know if you have a preference. Sometimes other cuts are available. o Beef Stew Meat: 1 lb pkg, $7.59/lb.o Beef Snack Sticks: (Not Paleo) $10.50/1 lb o Tim's Paleo Snack Sticks: $8.25/8oz pkg. Nothing but beef, salt, pepper, and smoke. o Beef Jerky: (Not Paleo) 8 Oz pkg $17.59/pkg. o Paleo Beef Jerky: 8 oz pkg $20.00 o Bacon Grill Burgers: Ground Beef with bacon ground in. About 20% bacon. Three to a pound. 7.99/lb. o Ground Beef Patties: 3 to a pound. 7.89/lb. o Beef Bratwurst: 1.5 lb pkg, $9.89/lb. o Beef Ribs: Usually about 2 lbs / pkg, 7.59/lb. o Beef Brisket: from 3 – 8 lbs (depends on the animal) $7.39/lb (Out of this!) o Beef Wieners: about 1 lb package, $13.89/lb. o Beef Liver: 4.29/lb. o Beef Heart or Tongue: $7.09/lb. o Beef oxtail: $3.85/lb o Beef Bones: Marrow or Joint (Let us know which you want): $3.85/lb. You will generally wind up getting more than you ordered but only charged for what you ordered. Depends on how much we have around at the time...
o Bacon : $8.29/Lb. Regular thick-cut bacon. (Uncured – this actually means there are no nitrates) this is one of our most popular items. Most people say it is the best they ever had. o Pork roast: 2-5 lb pkg, $5.29/Lb o Pork sausage: also known as breakfast sausage – this is packaged by the pound like the ground beef. $5.19/Lb o Tim's Pork Brats: The absolute best brats in the entire physical universe. Packages are about 1.5 pounds, 6 brats. $6.19/Lb. o Pork Chops: Usually 3/pkg, about 1.5 lbs/pkg., $5.49/Lb. o Bacon, Boston: $6.89/Lb. Made from the Boston Butt. (Uncured) o Bacon, Canadian: $6.89/Lb. Made from the Pork Loin. (Uncured) o Bacon, Chicago Style: $6.89/Lb. made from GrassFed Beef and Pork combined. (Uncured) o Beef Brisket Bacon: $8.19/Lb. Made from GrassFed Beef Brisket. (Uncured) o Smoked Pork: $5.99/Lb. Just like regular bacon but more meat, less fat, less cost. (Uncured) o Seasoned Pork: $5.99/Lb. No Nitrates at all. Slightly different recipe than bacon. o Ham: Usually between 3 and 6 lbs. $4.69/Lb o Ham Steak: Slice of ham about 3/4 inch thick. $4.69/Lb o Ground Pork (No Spices): 4.59/Lb o Garden Brats: $5.99/Lb (With Broccoli, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions already inside) o Pork Steak: $5.09/Lb o Pork Ribs: 2-5 lb pkg, $5.29/Lb o Pork Neck Bones: $3.59/Lb (there is a recipe on the VDL GrassFed FaceBook page)
o Boneless chicken breasts: - two to a package, usually about 1.5 lbs. 8.59/lb. o Whole Chicken: – about 3 – 5 lbs/ea, $5.09/lb o Chicken Breasts bone in: 2 breasts/pkg, about 1.5 lbs/pkg, $7.69/lb o Chicken Wings: about 3 lbs/pkg 5.29/lb o Thighs: about 3 lbs/pkg, $5.29/lb o Legs : about 3 lbs/pkg, $5.29/lb o Leg Quarters (good for grilling, leg and thigh attached) - about 3 lbs/pkg, $5.29/lb o Note on the chicken items: It is the start of chicken season so we are low or out of some items while getting more. Order anyway. It doesn't hurt to try. o Another note on chicken items: This year's chickens are raised with NON GMO FEEDS!
o 50/50 Honey Ham GrassFed Beef / Pastured Pork Snack sticks: - Nothing but beef, pork, salt, honey, sweet dairy whey and smoke. $12.50/lb o Tim's Paleo Snack Sticks: Nothing but beef, salt, pepper, and smoke. Introductory rate, 16.50 per lb. A little bit spicy, a lot bit yummy!
Quarters, Halves and Whole cows:
Contact us to see what we have available. We usually have at least one quarter available. A quarter of beef usually produces about 100 pounds of meat. The breakdown will be approximately: o 50 % hamburger. o 20-30 % steaks, o 20-30 % roasts. o There will also be some free things things like liver, heart, tongue, oxtail, marrow & joint bones. (usually 10-15 pounds worth). It will arrive all cut and wrapped. Wrapping is vacuum packed and with hamburger in 1 pound chubs. Price is 7.29 per pound.
Email Steve@VDLGrassFed.com with orders and let us know what you want. The main thing is to get the conversation started.
Ordering with comments gives us something to go on while packing the orders. We might not be able to do it exactly the way you want (you can ask for tenderloins or a HUGE Pork Roast but might not get them) but we will be able to get closer than if we were going it blind.
We take orders via email and send back a preliminary estimate. The estimate is so that you can see if we got the order right and so we can keep track of inventory. If you don’t get an estimate back when you order, something is wrong. Ask about it.
A day or so before delivery we pack the orders, get the exact weights and send out the final invoices with a payment link. We also take checks, credit cards, cash and PayPal. We like the online link best because it takes zero time at delivery, the customer doesn't have to be present at delivery and the book keeping is all automatic.
People meet us (or the coordinator) at the drop spot and orders are passed out. If we am already gone by the time you get there, coordinators like it best if you pay online. Most coordinators don't mind watching your meat until you can get there. Just don't make it an all day thing! You can also get someone to pick up for you if you want, just pay online or give them a blank check and trust them.
Email me at Steve@VDLGrassFed.com with orders or questions. Let me know what you want.
We like farm visits. That being said, it is quite a hike to get here. We are about 2.5 hours from Mpls/St Paul and about 7 hours from Chicago. However, if you come out to the farm, you can get meat for about a dollar less per pound than if we deliver.
Anyone you refer to us for meat earns you an extra pound of beef per share referred for their first order. The reward is usually ground beef. If you look at it as a commission, it is about 8%. It is not totally free because you are doing the work to get the referral. You will have to let us know who your referrals are or we will think it is just Steve's magnetic personality!
If you want to earn referral pounds for EVERY delivery, you are a coordinator.
Coordinators help get orders, receive the meat at the gym, make an effort to get it to the right person and help chase up payment if needed. It is some work but earns a commission paid in meat. The coordinator lets us know which cuts s/he wants as commission. The commisssion amount can also come off the order total.
I send out an email 2-3 weeks before a delivery. I don't get out a lot of spam. It is generally a very short email, something like: “I am coming to town on blah date. Do you want some meat?” If I don’t hear back, I might send out another one a bit closer to delivery time.
I also send out the final invoice with an email that includes times and locations of delivery along with the exact invoice. The invoice/delivery email occurs a day or so before delivery.
If you have any other questions, like:
What cuts are the steaks?
What cuts are the roasts?
How lean is the hamburger?
How exactly does the coordinator deal work?
Etc etc etc. Do NOT hesitate to let us know. We type pretty fast and like to answer questions. It also teaches us what people want to know in a general way.
Hope to hear from you soon!
PS. Prices are constantly under review and may need to go up due to rising input costs. Prices do go down once in a while but they go up much more often than down.