100% Grass Fed Beef - All Natural
Our pasture raised beef is the best beef you can serve to your family. Humanely raised in the lush grasslands near Ferndale, California, our stock of Red Devon and British Breeds cross cattle graze naturally year round. All natural, grass fed, with no added hormones or antibiotics, and with minimal processing, our beef is the safest and most delicious way to enjoy steaks, roasts, ground beef, and other cuts. Gourmet beef, direct to your plate, from our ranch in Humboldt County.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is our beef ready?
- Is there a difference between our 100% grass fed beef and organic?
- Is our ground beef lean?
- Does grass fed beef need to be cooked differently than grain fed beef?
- Why is grass fed beef healthier than grain fed beef?
- Does Bear River Valley Beef use any grain feeds?
- How much meat will fit into my freezer?
- How much does it cost to run a freezer to store my beef at home?
- How long can I store my beef in a freezer?
- What payment methods do you use?
- When is payment due on my order?
- Is my personal information safe?
- How do I place an order when I have questions about shipping costs?
- How is beef shipped?
- How is beef processed and packaged?
- Can I request a specific delivery date?
- Can I track my shipment?
- Is our beef guaranteed?
- Is our beef USDA inspected?
- Q. When is our beef ready?
A. Our beef is available for ordering all year round.
- Q. Is there a difference between our 100% grass fed beef and organic?
A. Yes. With our 100% grass fed product there is no grain fed ever. Organic can be grain fed. Grass fed is higher in Vitamin E, beta carotene, Omega 3 fatty acids and also higher in CLA's compared to organic grain fed.
- Q. Is our ground beef lean?
A. Yes, most definitely. Our ground beef is as lean as skinless chicken and wild deer.
- Q. Does grass fed beef need to be cooked differently than grain fed beef?
A. Yes. Grass fed beef is lower in fat than grain fed and therefore requires less cooking time and at lower temperatures. See our Cooking Tips.
- Q. Why is grass fed beef healthier than grain fed beef?
A. Grain is not a natural diet for cattle. Grain fed cattle gain weight rapidly and unnaturally and are therefore higher in fat content, calories and cholesterol than grass fed beef. Grass fed beef is also higher in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and beta carotene which is derived from the grasses and plants that cattle graze upon. See our Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef page
- Q. Does Bear River Valley Beef use any grain feeds?
A. No. We are 100% grass fed, all grass all of the time.
- Q. How much meat will fit into my freezer?
A. One cubic foot of freezer space will hold approximately 35 to 40 pounds of meat. This would be half of the freezer that sits on top of your refrigerator. A quarter side of beef requires a 2-3 cubic foot freezer and then a half will need an 5-6 cubic foot freezer.
- Q. How much does it cost to run a freezer to store my beef at home?
A. To run an energy efficient chest freezer that would hold one whole beef costs around $30 per year.
- Q. How long can I store my beef in a freezer?
A. Our beef freezes very well and can be kept in a freezer for more than one year.
- Q. What payment methods do you use?
A. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express as well as checks. Our credit card payments are processed through Intuit, a very secure accounting system.
- Q. When is payment due on my order?
A. Once you have approved your invoice detailing items you want to order and the shipping costs, payment will be required prior to your order shipping.
- Q. Is my personal information safe?
A. Yes. We do not rent, share or sell your contact or financial information.
- Q. How do I place an order when I have questions about shipping costs?
A. Please fill out an order form and return it to us via email or fax. Or simply telephone us and let us know how much beef you are interested in ordering and where you live. Once we have this information we can let you know your shipping and/or delivery options. You can visit the FedEx web site and enter your zipcode and get an approximation of shipping costs.
For estimation purposes a split half weighs 110 lbs, a half weighs 220 lbs and a whole weighs 440 lbs. Please bear in mind these weights are approximate.
- Q. How is beef shipped?
A. We do offer free local delivery to your home or business. Free delivery covers Ferndale, Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville,Fortuna, Blue Lake and surrounding areas.
We ship orders with Fed-Ex on Mondays or Tuesdays only. Orders are shipped in insulated boxes with appropriate ice packs or dry ice. Orders are sent 2nd Day Air or 2 day ground if you live close enough, driver released - no signature required. This means that your packages will be left at your delivery address at a specified location. We do not ship orders until you have approved your invoice that shows full cost of your order and includes the shipping charges. Your invoice will be emailed to you for approval. Approval by phone is also acceptable.
You can visit the FedEx web site and enter your zipcode and get an approximation of shipping costs based on weight of your order. Generally add 6lbs for packaging weight.
- Q. How is beef processed and packaged?
A. Our beef is processed at a USDA certified facility and is aged for 14 days. The beef is then handcut and trimmed with care and then packaged in Cryovac vacuum sealed packages that are then frozen. We ship in insulated boxes with either dry ice or frozen gel pacs.
- Q. Can I request a specific delivery date?
A. Yes. We will do our best to accommodate your request. If your meat is being shipped via UPS, we always ship on Monday or Tuesday.
- Q. Can I track my shipment?
A. Yes. We will provide you with your UPS tracking codes upon shipping.
- Q. Is our beef guaranteed?
A. Yes. Bear River Valley Beef tastes so good that we offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not happy with your order we will replace or refund the unused portion of your order.
- Q. Is our beef USDA inspected?
A. Yes, it is.