Can’t decide which cut to cook ? Our expert’s guide has got you covered.
We know that choosing from the hundreds of delicious cuts we carry can be a little overwhelming, but help is at hand with our butcher’s top 10 picks. Whether you’re looking for the finest prime steak, the best value, or want to try something new, we’ve got meat for everyone’s taste and budget.
Prime Reserve NY Strip
We call this reserve, because just like a fine wine, this is the best of the best. Each week we select only the best USDA prime-graded meat from our local Angus beef. It starts with rich marbling, which we carefully age to the peak of flavor and tenderness. Grab one of these delicious custom cut steaks today!
100% Grass-Fed Local Boneless Sirloin Steak
This lean and juicy sirloin is great for a sharing and a real crowd-pleaser! The sirloin comes with three different sections, each with their own unique characteristics, all of which are flavorful and tender. If you already put away your grill, the thin version can be made in the skillet, or choose a thicker cut and broil it in the oven. Make sure to slice it against the grain, then throw it on a platter for a great family-style meal.
100% Grass-Fed Local Edge of Eye Steak
Our Edge of Eye cut is literally just that – one cut over from the rib eye, it’s the first cut of chuck meat. It’s one of our favorite cuts because if offers great taste for a great value! Not quite as fatty as the rib eye, but not as lean as a chuck steak cut. The grass-fed is much leaner than the Local Angus, so if you’re after lean flavor then this is your cut.
Local Angus RWA Rib Eye Steak Family Pack
Want to impress a crowd? Host a dinner party with these perfectly aged ribeye steaks. It won’t break the bank and your friends and family will think they’re eating at a high-end steak house. Juicy? You bet. Flavorful? You better you bet. Great value? You bet you better you bet.
100% Grass-Fed Local Chuck Shoulder Lamb Roast, Raised without Antibiotics
This is our best, most flavorful lamb roast. Fat is flavor, and this cut has the delicious fat, but without the gamey taste most lamb eaters have become accustomed to. The unbelievably clean flavor comes from our exclusive local grass-fed lamb program, with lambs raised exclusively for us. Lambs are not meant to eat grain—it’s what gives them the off flavor—so the secret to our awesome flavor is the 100% grass-fed diet. You don’t need marinade or even much seasoning on this lamb, just basic lamb seasoning like rosemary, oregano, salt, and pepper is all that’s required to bring out the terroir of the fresh grass of upstate New York.
Local Angus RWA Bottom Round Rump Roast
Our absolute favorite roast to make outside of the standard prime rib/striploin roast for the holidays. This roast is great value, and when cooked low and slow, it is fall-apart pulled beef with great texture and flavor. The bottom round rump can be stringy if cooked incorrectly (dry roasted or grilled), it is perfect low and slow (slow cooker/smoker) with a little acidity from a Caritas-type recipe. Perfect for tacos, or on a bun with barbecue sauce.
Local Organic Pork Tenderloin
Our local organic pasture-raised pork is by far the best pork you can get! A cross of Duroc and Berkshire breeds gives the perfect amount of marbling, with a super clean non-porky flavor. Known as the most tender cut of pork, this tenderloin is smaller than most conventional tenderloins, creating the perfect portion for a lean weeknight meal.
100% Grass-Fed Local Beef Stew Meat
Nothing says fall like a big pot of stew. Grass-fed beef was made for stewing, as it likes to be cooked long and slow to help break down the meat and release the natural beefy flavor. Our grass-fed stew is cut from both the chuck and the round to give the perfect balance of fat and texture to the cubes. Grass- fed beef fat is the fat you want because it is loaded with omega-3s and CLAs. Not only does it make your stew taste better, it is good for you! Load up your crockpot with our favorite local farm share veggies and make an amazing meal.
100% Grass-Fed Local 80% Lean Ground Beef
Ground beef is a true staple, and one of the most versatile meats around. This is one of our favorites for two reasons: health and flavor. We could go on and on about all the better-for-you benefits of 100% grass-fed beef, but we’ll limit it to just this: with an omega-3 and 6 complex that rivals salmon, and low but good fat profiles, this ground beef should be your new weeknight option. This ground beef also comes vacuum sealed in an easy-to-open peelable package, which keeps the meet fresh longer and allows for easy freezer storage. Super convenient, delicious, and better for you. Win!
Cooking tip: If you want to use some binder to hold your meatloaf or meatballs together, use instant mashed potato flakes. It will capture the little fat that is in the meat, making it juicier. They work better than bread crumbs, with absolutely no effect on the flavor of the burger.
Fresh Direct Carlito Lamb Merguez
It’s back! A favorite with our Co-Founder David, a true collaboration effort between our exclusive lamb farmer Drew and his 100% grass-fed local lamb and Charlito’s Cocina. The lamb is mild and sweet, with the perfect amount of fat for sausage. After two years of collaborative development, Charlito’s Cocina has created the absolute best authentic Merguez recipe we have ever tasted! Eat it whole on a bun, break it up in sauce, or crumble it for pizza topping. So many great ways to eat this amazing sausage!
100% Grass-Fed Local Lamb Breast, Raised without Antibiotics
Also known as Denver Ribs or spareribs of lamb, these ribs are great items for parties or tailgating and are the perfect complement for barbecue or Mediterranean flavors. They’re also super easy to make—if you can make pork spareribs, you can make this lamb! Slow roast in the oven for 4 hours at 225 °F or 250 °F degrees, then finish on the grill for a nice char. They should be super tender and almost falling off the bones when you pull them out of the oven. With the super mild lamb flavor, these are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!