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Your local sustainable beef farm alternative 

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We are a family affair.

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Sustainable Livestock Husbandry

Truly sustainable livestock farming requires the use of a pasture-based system. Pasture-raised animals roam freely in their natural environment where they're able to eat grass and other plants that their bodies are adapted to digest. In addition to dramatically improving the welfare of farm animals, pasturing also helps reduce environmental damage, and yields meat, eggs, and dairy products that are tastier and more nutritious than foods produced on factory farms. 

We will continue to have limited shares available as we grow our organic and regenerative pastures.

Alfalfa Hay

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Our Grass Fed & Grass Finished Beef 

We only offer grass fed and finished beef which follow the American Grass Fed Beef Standards. IE:

Diet — Animals are fed only grass and forage from weaning until harvest.
Confinement — Animals are raised on pasture without confinement to feedlots.
Antibiotics and hormones — Animals are never treated with antibiotics or growth hormones.

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 Regenerative agriculture is a holistic land management practice that leverages the power of photosynthesis in plants to close the carbon cycle, and build soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density.  This 2020 year will see our continuation of building our soils thru renovation of our pastures, conversion of row crop fields to grasses,  maturity of our grass diversity and rotational grazing practices, One small step toward carbon sequestration. 

Impact of climate change on farmers.

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We grow grasses and legumes which in turn grow nutritious and healthy cattle. 

 

Cooking Grass Fed & Finished Beef

 Grass fed and finished beef is by its very nature lower in fat.  Commercially raised beef tends to have more fat and more moisture than grass fed. Thus we need to cook our grass fed beef a little differently. Grass fed beef will have a more intense flavor which may be singular to our grasses because of the lower moisture content. With a lower fat and moisture content  in mind you will need less cooking time and  a different mindset on  temperatures when cooking.  

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Our family did a blind taste test on steaks from your farm and a competitor. Yours was hands down the best. The flavor was outstanding.  From Alexis V. 11-12-2020

A few links and suggestions for source recipes.

     The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook by Shannon Hayes..See her blog at http://theradicalhomemaker.net/blog/

     Tender Grassfed Meat - Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat by Stanley A. Fishman

     https://www.americangrassfed.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Tips-for-Cooking-Grassfed-Beef.pdf

Super 2018 Share Review --"Cooked flank steak fajitas. The bomb! Melt in the mouth. Took out of freezer this morning.Marinated afternoon. 👍. Burger good on Friday night also."

 

 --How to order from our farm--

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Important please read:

Single Cuts

 

Single cuts of your choice may be ordered.  Our minimum order for this package is  $ 75.00. All cuts are USDA inspected.

You may also find us at the Nicholasville farmers market for a limited time this spring. Purchase of single cuts would be possible at that time.

You may order our beef through email. We opted not to accept online payments by way of our website. Please order using the email address:  springwaterbeef@gmx.com. You may also email us through our website on our contact page.

Small Packages

 

Small quantity packages with a variety of cuts are available. All cuts are USDA inspected.

These are small sample packages which allow you to sample and taste our beef. 

Find our standard packages on our packages available page.

Shares

 

Various size shares are available. This provides extra value, a  cost effective option and allows a diverse variety of cuts. You buy a "share in a beef". Your beef would come from a custom butcher.  Poundage would vary on the size of beef harvested at that time.

From our family farm to you.

 

Watch for our farm sign when traveling on Brannon Road.

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Farm Location

1190 Brannon Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356

Email: SpringWaterBeef@gmx.com

Note that our farm telephone land line is used for calling out only.
 

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