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Pre-Ordered Freezer Beef. Limited quantity per year. Pick up dates range from September, October, and November.
USDA Inspected Beef Packages that are currently in stock.
Hello, and welcome to Bardwell Farms Freezer Beef Buying Guide, if you are reading this, that means you might be interested in buying Freezer Beef. Freezer beef is just a fancy term for buying beef in bulk directly from the farm, instead of buying beef from the grocery store. This guide will help you determine if buying beef this way is right for you.
So, let us begin with why does there need to be a guide to buying freezer beef at all?
The process of buying beef this way is not as simple as going to the grocery store, picking from a variety of meats, and going home to cook it for that night. This way of buying beef takes a little more effort but the benefits greatly outweigh the time it takes to learn the process. The final goal of this process is to have a large quantity of high quality beef to choose from without needing to leave your home.
What are the benefits from buying beef in this way?
Knowing where your beef comes from and how it was raised:
Here at Bardwell Farms, we love to have our customers come meet our cattle and be able to show you how the farm operates day to day. Grocery store beef cannot compare, when you pick up that beef cut at the grocery store, do you truly know where it came from and how it was raised? Of course, you can read the label but without seeing it with your own eyes, you will never know full heartedly if that is true. Imagine how many times that cut was handled before it reached your plate. With our process you will be the second, only to the butcher who has handled that beef.
Purchasing your beef in bulk will save you money!
Supporting Local Business:
By making a purchase from Bardwell Farms, you are supporting your local economy; significantly more money stays in a community when purchases are made at locally owned – rather than nationally owned – businesses.
Sure, you have had the overly popular Angus Beef, or Hereford Beef… but have you ever tried Devon Beef? Why not give it a try? We are one of the few farms in New York State offering Devon Beef.
Get the Cuts you want:
You are in control of how your beef is cut. Working with our processor, Millers Meat Market located in Lowville, NY (family owned and operated)) is an easy process and they are willing to help if you have any questions.
Simple, We Care!
Bardwell Farms is not your typical beef farm, we strive to do our best for the needs of our animals. Whether our cattle our destined to become oxen, sold as breeding stock, sold as starter herds, or raised for beef. All our animals get the care they deserve.
What are the cons of purchasing beef this way?
The upfront cost:
Instead of buying a $40 steak here, and a $30 steak there. Purchasing beef in bulk can have a hefty upfront price tag but the cost savings in the end is worth it. There are also a few ways around this, the most common way is to get a few friends together and split it.
One of the most common issues in buying bulk beef is the freezer storage space. The best way around this is to plan, possibly purchase a chest freezer or get to the task of cleaning out the freezer already in your basement.
This section of our guide will go over the steps taken after you have decided to purchase freezer beef from Bardwell Farms. At this point you will have decided which size beef is right for you and would like to continue with the process.
Step 1: Booking an appointment date:
Bardwell Farms will provide you a list of dates we already have on hold with Millers Meat Market, you will be able to choose what works best for you and your family. Appointment dates are within the months of September, October and November.
Step 2: The Deposit:
Since you have booked your appointment date, we require a deposit to hold that date for you.
Quarter Beef Deposit - $125
Half Beef Deposit - $250
Whole Beef Deposit - $500
When is the Deposit due?
Within 10 business days after you book your appointment.
How can I pay the deposit?
We accept cash (best) and checks, we currently do not have the ability to accept credit cards but plan to have that ability in the near future.
Where do I mail/drop off deposits?
Attn: Seth Burton
10273 Black Hollow Road,
Remsen, NY 13438
**Please notify me (Seth) when you plan to drop off or mail deposits. Call/Text/Email (315)525-7127 BardwellFarmsNY@gmail.com
Step 3) Cut Selection
After the deposit has been received by Bardwell Farms, cut selection for your beef can now be decided. Miller's Meat Market will call you and guide you through their cut sheet. Here is a link to their cut sheet if you would like to look it over before they call.
Step 4) Receiving final weights of your beef
With all the previous steps completed, we are now to your appointment date. Bardwell Farms will receive the final weight of your beef on your appointment date or shortly after. Once received Bardwell Farms will contact you with the weight and final cost (less your Deposit).
When is final payment due?
Final payment is due before beef pickup. Once payment is received the beef will be released for pickup.
Step 5) Pickup
The pickup date varies with each order, but a good estimate would be 10 – 14 days after appointment date. Millers will have a processing bill for you upon pickup.
Miller Meat Market
6525 Number 4 Rd
Lowville, NY 13367
How will I know when the beef is ready for pickup?
Millers Meat Market will call you when your order is ready for pickup.
***As a courtesy to Millers Meat Market, we strongly urge our customers to pick up the beef on or as close to the pickup date specified. We appreciate this! Do not hesitate to call me if any issues.
American Milking Devon are the breed of choice for Bardwell Farms. They have a docile temperament and medium to large build. Originating from Devonshire England the American Milking Devon came to the United States with the Pilgrims in 1623. Being a triple purpose breed, they were the best choice for the pilgrims as they began to build the new world. Triple Purpose breed means they can be used as Draft (Pulling carts/Oxen), Milk, or Beef.
Our cattle are grass-fed/pasture raised; they spend their spring/summer/fall days in the green pastures of our 250 acre farm switching from field to field following our rotational grazing regiment. In the winter, the herd is fed dry round bales and bailage bales which are made here on our farm. When the cows are young, we train them on locally sourced grain. We find this to be greatly beneficial to the farm as they will follow you wherever you go with a grain bucket thereafter. The only other time we will use grain is for a mother who is nursing a calf to make sure the calf is getting the right amount of nutrients. We do not finish our beef off (before processing) with grain, the cattle have a nice long season of grass feeding before they are sent to the processor in September, October, and November. Growth hormones are also not used here at Bardwell Farms. No exceptions.
We are organic but not organic certified. You are getting organic beef for non-organic prices. Our cattle’s diet is 99.99% grass and .01% grain. Why are we not organic certified? We are farmers and do not have the time to fill paperwork and wait weeks only to have the USDA determine what we already know. If you would like to split hairs and say we are not organic, that’s fine.
Yes, our animals are very well cared for. We could go over the many ways we care for our animals, but nothing would answer this better than coming to meet our cattle. We would be happy to give you a tour of our farm and our process of daily farm life.
Call Seth Burton at (315)525-7127