Grass Fed Beef from pasture based cows is generally healthier than beef from cattle fattened in feedlots with grain or "all forage" mixes. Various studies show grass fed beef to be richer in omega-3 fats, a number of vitamins, beta-carotene, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, a "good" fatty acid), while having lower cholesterol. Click here for some links to more information.
Also, pasture based, grass fed beef cattle do not need preventive antibiotics, and hence no traces of these antibiotics will be found in the meat. The emphasis is on pasture based: few consumers realize that a growing portion of the "grass fed" beef found on the shelves in supermarkets is in fact fattened in feedlots, on a feeding program of so called "all forage" mixes.
Another little known fact: approximately 75% of all grass fed beef is imported, from countries like Uruguay and New Zealand. And a significant portion of that would not meet the standards of the AGA, were the cattle raised in the USA...
We sell whole animals and 100% grass fed beef in bulk to branded grass fed marketing programs, to quality butchers and meat shops, and to restaurants. Local examples are The Meat Market in Great Barrington, MA and for a really good hamburger try the local burger at Public Eat+Drink in North Adams, MA.
We also sell to retail customers, either individually or grouped.
We are not set up to sell individual cuts or small quantities to consumers, but may from time to time have some smaller quantities available from the beef inventory we hold for our food service (restaurant) customers.