What is Grass Fed Beef?
Grass-fed beef refers to beef animals that primarily feed on native and other natural grasses. Most store-bought beef is fed a significant amount of corn, grain, supplements and other additives to artificially ‘fatten’ up the beef. The result is that you are paying for fat and a less-healthy cut of meat.
Why is Hudson Valley Grass Fed Beef Better?
Our approach to beef is different than the ‘Big Beef’ producers. We take pride in raising our Angus and Hereford beef animals from calves to harvest. Our pastures are located in Orange County, New York. We manage the entire processing to ensure strict quality guidelines and dry-age our beef for 21 days. Best of all, we conveniently deliver premium beef direct to your door.
We take an artisan approach to produce premium beef, similar to small batch spirits. Think of Hudson Valley Grass Fed Beef as small-batch, artisan crafted beef. Don’t take our word for it, ask our customers.
Why is Grass Fed Beef a Healthier Option?
For a number of reasons, grass fed beef is a healthier option versus store-bought beef. Grass fed beef has about 30-40% less total fat, more antioxidant vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K), less cholesterol and is rich in Omega-3s. Our beef is 100% all natural and raised with no hormones, GMOs or artificial additives.
Do I Need to Cook Grass-fed Beef Differently?
Yes. Because grass-fed beef is a leaner meat, you will have the best results by reducing the cooking temperature to medium setting, and reducing the cooking time by about 30% when grilling or pan frying. Grass fed beef is best enjoyed at a medium temperature, medium rare or rare. Grass-fed beef is like fine seafood; do not overcook! We recommend using a meat thermometer for best results cooking grass-fed beef.
What is Free Range Beef?
Hudson Valley Grass Fed Beef produces 100% free range beef. Typically, grass fed beef is free range, meaning animals are free to roam the pasture and are not confined to a large feed yard. Most store-bought beef is raised in large commercial feed yards, with thousands of animals crammed into a cramped feed yard. Animals raised in the free pasture are typically much less stressed than feed yard beef. Happy animals = better food.