The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Cliff's Homegrown Beef sells pampered grass
finished beef by the 1/2, 1/4, and Bundle. We truck locally,
or ship UPS from the South Dakota/Minnesota border area.
Our beef start life on the native prairies and once
weaned move to high quality, high energy, grass alfalfa mix or similar
quality winter forage. Our beef is free of hormone implants, and antibiotics.
The SOILS here in South Dakota are geologically young, being from the
most recent Wisconsin glacial advance. They are still rich in trace minerals
that today have been leached out of older more weathered soils. The cattle
get supplemental salt and minerals, but much is provided to the plants
by the soil and of course from the plants to the animals.
The cattle here are from moderate framed older style
genetics. Small groups that survived the shift to mass-produced feed
lot beef during the past 30 years. The thing I like best about this system
is what it means to the animal. A feedlot is dust and flies, or mud and
muck, shoulder to shoulder at the feed bunk. Nature is not always kind,
but it is life closer to what was meant to be.
Cliff's Homegrown Beef, Cliff Millsapps, 809
Herrick Street, Gary SD 57237. (605) 880-0658.
Dakota Harvest Farm is located in very extreme
South Dakota, a few miles away from both Iowa and Nebraska. Dakota
Harvest Farm raises Dorper lambs in a natural environment. Dorpers
are a “hair” sheep rather than wool breed and are specially
developed for the quality of their meat.
All of our lambs are born and raised naturally with
their mothers on our pastures so we can guarantee that they’re
healthy. They spend their time on pastures getting plenty of fresh air,
sunshine, and clean water as they roam. In the winter months, they are
fed alfalfa hay, also grown on our farm, to provide them with optimum
nutrition and health. In turn, they produce a lean, healthy, nutrient
dense and protein rich meat.
We don’t administer growth hormones or antibiotics.
We do not feed any animal byproducts. We do not apply artificial fertilizers
or chemicals on our pastures.
Our specialty items include Lamb Filet Mignon, Lamb
Summer Sausage, and Smoked Leg of lamb. Other lamb products are:
· Leg of Lamb (boneless)
· Lamb Chop
· Spare Ribs
· Shoulder Chop
· Ground Lamb
We do ship our fresh lamb to your house.
Dakota Harvest Farm, Bob and Barb Corio, 33565
Dakota Road, Jefferson SD 57038. (605) 966-5490 (Call after
6 pm or leave a message.)
The Fortune Ranch is offering Angus beef, raised
on our ranch and finished on grass, directly to your home. We strive
to deliver you a wholesome product that is competitive with the supermarkets,
but with a higher degree of quality.
Grass fed beef is beef in its natural state before
it is "finished" on grain, usually corn, in the feed lot process.
Our animals are not confined. They feed only on native grasses supplemented
with natural plant proteins in the winter, and are raised as "naturally" and
as stress free as possible.
Grass finished beef has numerous health benefits.
It contains up to 50% less saturated fat and as much as six times less
total fat than grain finished beef. The level of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic
Acid), a cancer fighting fatty acid, is up to 5 times higher in grass
fed beef than in traditional beef. Grass fed beef is also higher in Omega
3—a fatty acid which is essential for human growth and development.
Unlike much of the beef at the major supermarkets,
our cattle are born and raised on the ranch. This assures you, our customers,
of a wholesome beef product that is undeniably 100% Made in the USA.
Fortune Ranch, Gene or Alecia Fortune, 21405 White
River Road / PO Box 60, Interior
SD 57750. (605) 433-5600.
High Land Hills is a small-scale, pasture based, sustainable, family farm located in Northeast Nebraska. Our mission is to produce meat that is good for our bodies, good for the animals and good for the land.
We offer pastured pork by the half or whole. Our heritage breed Red Wattles are known for their exceptionally lean and juicy meat with rich beef-like taste and texture. Available only in fall, they come straight off pasture and are delivered to your local processor for optimal nutritional density. Pre-order today, limited quantity available.
Available in summer for on-farm pickups we offer beyond organic pastured poultry at below organic prices. Our broilers and free-range eggs are all-natural: no hormones, no antibiotics, just lots of fresh air, green grass, bugs and sunshine! Place your order, choose your pick up date and plan your annual day-trip out to the farm!
So invest in a deep freeze and ensure your family's year round supply of clean, healthy meat! And thank you for supporting local farms.
Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
Farmers Markets: You can find our products at local Siouxland Farmers Markets, check our website to see where we will be that week!
High Land Hills, Ryan and Jessica Schieffer, 89119 555 Avenue, Crofton NE 68730. (402) 360-0648.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.high-land-hills.com.
Maveric Heritage Ranch Co. is dedicated
to raising endangered breeds of livestock, in the manner that nature
intended. Animals at Maveric are raised with respect, compassion and
healthy doses of attention. Most are known by name and personality.
All animals are raised on no-spray, rotational grazing
pastures, lush with a variety of grasses, clovers and native plants.
Our form of grazing—one species after another—enables us
to fully utilize the forage available, as well as control parasites,
weeds and erosion. This enhances the quality of the meat while renewing
the natural environment. Winter feeding consists of hay from our own
property. We do not feed any hormones, growth stimulants, antibiotics,
animal by-products or unnatural ingredients. Beef is strictly
grass/alfalfa fed. Hogs, goats & sheep eat a diet of
pasture and supplemental vegetables, grains, & beet pulp. Mineral
supplements for all breeds include Sea kelp, diatomaceous earth, molasses
and trace minerals.
Heritage Breeds available at Maveric:
Belted Galloway Cattle, Mulefoot Hogs, Guinea Hogs, Hereford Hogs, Jacob
Sheep & LaMancha Dairy goats.
Products from Maveric Heritage Breeds:
Grassfed Beef. Pastured Pork, lamb & goat sold by whole, half, mixed
quarters (beef only) or by specific cuts. Processing done at a USDA Inspected/Certified
butcher, and cut & wrapped to your specifications. Pick up at the
ranch or UPS Shipment available. Call or email for availability and current
Maveric Heritage Ranch Co., Arie McFarlen or Bret
Dell Rapids SD 57022 (30 miles North of Sioux Falls, SD), (605) 428-5994.
Grass Meats sells USDA grass fed Red Angus beef in split quarters,
steak boxes, family value boxes, hamburger patties, and ground beef. We
are passionate about providing the best tasting and healthiest
beef for our family and friends.
Our Angus cattle are born and raised on our family
farm in Northwest Iowa. Our cattle are grass finished, which means they
are never fed corn, grain, other small grains, distillers' by-products,
chicken manure or other agra-industrial waste streams. Our cattle do
not drink creek or pond water, but drink the same clear municipal water
that we do.
Our carefully aged grass fed beef has the true
rich flavor that beef connoisseurs love! Please come and visit us.
Our meat is processed by Hudson Meats and Sausage, a USDA licensed and
inspected processor in Hudson, S.D.
We are located in NW Iowa within 1 mile of the Iowa/South
Dakota border and close to Nebraska and Minnesota. We can arrange delivery
to Sioux Falls, Sioux City and other areas as needed. We ship to other
Prairie Grass Meats, Bill and Jane Ott, 1575
420th Street, Hawarden IA 51023. (712) 552-9945.
Rosebud Beef Ranch, a small family-owned
ranch in south central South Dakota, can provide you with tender, healthily
grass-fed beef in split half's, half's, and wholes. Our local
locker, which meets state and federal regulations, can process and
ship your meat to most places in the US. We are considering providing
individual cuts of meat should sufficient interest develop.
Our management program starts by selecting cattle
that are genetically capable of producing tender, tasty beef on grass.
We use Lowline bulls (www.usa-lowline.org)
on selected Angus/cross cows as the basis of our program. Lowline cattle,
developed in Australia and served in some of their finest restaurants,
are genetically tender due to their smaller size and shorter muscle fibers.
Our Lowline/cross cattle are 20–30% smaller than our Angus cows,
which means smaller meat cuts and a lower initial cost for you when purchasing
a half or whole beef.
All of our grass-fed animals are raised strictly
on our native and tame grass pastures and because of our SD winters,
they are supplemented with our green alfalfa hay. Our understanding is
that green grass and/or green hay are essential to producing the highest
amounts of omega 3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in the grass-fed
Our land is devoted to producing feed for our beef
cattle. We became convinced of the health benefits of grass-fed beef
in 2001, which is when we started our grass-fed program. Because of our
tenderness and other criteria, the number of grass-fed animals we offer
for sale are few but will increase over time.
Rosebud Beef Ranch, Dwaine or Susan Umberger, 29297
346th Avenue, Herrick
SD 57538. (605) 775-2477.
Website: Under construction.
Sunrise Ranch is a (ICS, Inc.) Certified
Organic ranch. We offer organic grass fed lamb and beef as
well as natural pastured pork and chicken. We deliver
from the Black Hills to Denver and all places between.
Our livestock spends their lives on grass in the
Black Hills and the Cheyenne River Valley. They are never exposed to
chemical herbicides or pesticides and have no antibiotics used on them.
We raise Scottish Highlander cross cattle. These are a heritage breed
that produce the highest quality meat that we have ever experienced.
Our lamb is served at Delmonico Grill, one of the finest restaurants
in the Black Hills. For a truly exceptional eating experience give
us a call.
We also have a lodge on the ranch. We encourage
you to come and see the ranch, and how we raise our animals in sync
with nature. We also host “Where does your food come from?" Weekends. These
are great family events where we milk cows, gather eggs and do a host
of other activities.
Sunrise Ranch, Mark Hollenbeck, 27772
Elbow Canyon Road, Edgemont SD 57735. (605) 685-3376.
Svec Farm is located 6 miles east
of Estelline, SD and has been in the family for four generations.
We rotationally graze cattle, sheep, and chickens on pastures
that are mainly native grasses.
We are moving away from conventional commodity marketing
and towards direct "relationship" marketing starting with chickens.
Our chickens enjoy fresh air, sunshine and grass from the protection
of a chicken wire pen that is moved twice daily to fresh pasture. Try
one of our chickens and never say, "It tastes like chicken" again!
Chickens for sale are whole, frozen fryers and roasters
for $2.60/lb. Local sales only with pick up available in Brookings.
Svec Farm, Amanda Svec, 47024
SD Highway 28, Estelline SD 57234. (605) 695-6660.
Tatanka Winds, once formed, will
be an absentee owner's corporation. Shareholders of Tatanka
Winds will have a one-time investment and then be afforded
a continual supply of grass-fed buffalo meat. Shareholders
will have the opportunity to harvest the game in the field,
or request the animals be processed and shipped.
Tatanka Wind's mission is to restore the native vegetation
to the Plains, and graze it with native game, primarily buffalo.
Excess animals, young bulls not needed for breeding purposes, will be
awarded to shareholders annually. All buffalo will be grass fed with
no feed grains added and no feedlot confinement. More information is
available on the website.
Tatanka Winds, Robert Carr, 402
2nd Avenue W, Lemmon SD 57638. (605) 374-7265.
Two Plus Three Acres Grassfed Beef:
All Natural Beef that just says "No" to Drugs, Growth Hormones, and Grain.
Grazed from birth to finish on native grass, our
cattle rotationally graze year round in a low stress environment and
are never confined. We deliver live animals to local processing plants
in our Central South Dakota area. Customers pay on hanging weight plus
Two Plus Three Acres, David and Katherine Hieb, 20424
SD Highway 47, Highmore SD 57345. (605) 852-2554.
Wild Idea Buffalo Company was
started by owner, rancher, author Dan O'Brien. Wild Idea
Buffalo Co. was conceived by Dan's environmental concerns
and prairie restoration passions. By using the native specie "Buffalo" as
a tool in those endeavors, not only are the eco-systems improving,
but we are also able to produce the healthiest red meat available
today. The buffalo are raised on two ranches, which
are located on the prairie in the shadow of the Black Hills
of South Dakota.
Our animals roam in large pastures and are 100% grass
fed. They are never subjected to antibiotics, growth hormones, steroids
or confinement. In addition to that, we harvest the animals humanely
in the field under state inspection.
Wild Idea Buffalo Meat is lower in calories, cholesterol
and fat then any other red meat or chicken available. Although we are
a small company, we do supply like minded health food markets and restaurants
that support sustainable agriculture such as Staple & Spice Health
Food Store in South Dakota, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport ME; Heatland
Cafe, Chicago IL; Vincent's, Phoenix AZ; and The Gilbert
House, Gilbert AZ.
Wild Idea Buffalo meat offers a variety of cuts.
Our product is frozen and shipped directly all over the country, via
UPS or Fed-Ex. It is available by calling us directly or through our
website. Please visit our website for more information. We look forward
to hearing from you.
Wild Idea Buffalo Company, Jill Maguire, PO Box 1209,
Rapid City SD 57709. (866) 658-6137 toll free.