All About Beef & Lamb
Purchasing your meat direct from the farm is a very different experience from walking into a grocery store with rows of shiny wrappers - but one that we think you'll find worthwhile. Here is where you can learn more about the different cuts that come in a beef and lamb package and what exactly you'll be getting with your live share. We've also included some links to other sites that provide information about nutrition, raising methods, and the value of pasture-based meats. If you have questions that aren't addressed on this page, let us know!
Straight from the Source
These muscle groups are where the various cuts on your beef come from. A quarter live share equally distributes these cuts so that approximately the same number of each type of cut go into every quarter.
Additional Resources in Virginia
Food Label Guide - Naturally raised, free-range, grass-fed - what does it all mean? This pdf document gives a clear explanation of what the labels mean, how they are backed up, and emphasizes the importance of visiting the farm your food comes from to guarantee quality.
Virginia Grown - lists Virginia producers by type and region; provides information about locally-grown foods.
Buy Fresh, Buy Local - The Guide to Why and How to find the fresh and local foods of Virginia.