Being prepared is an integral part of Avondale Hills Farm. From filling the barn with high quality hay to stocking the hen’s grain room, having what you need on hand for months or years helps us rest at ease. We have invested in a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. That gives us the ability to Freeze Dry our 100 % USDA Grass Fed Black Angus Ground Beef. Because our herd is only grass fed, that means they come with less fat marbled in. You will easily recognize the deep red meat which is flash frozen and then freeze dried to lock in ultimate freshness. This is uncooked, freeze-dried Grass Fed Ground beef. You reconstitute it with water and cook it how you like, as a hamburger, meatballs in tacos, or with your favorite sauces. A chef owning a freeze dryer demonstrates in a 10 minute video the exact process we follow from freeze drying, to reconstituting to cooking the best ground beef!
We Freeze Dry 4.0 lbs of Ground Beef. Weight after Freeze Drying is 1.5 to 1.8 lbs. We package the flat granules chucks/sheets (they come in various forms) in a Mylar bag with 2 Oxygen absorbers for longer shelf life. Colors may vary. Nothing has been added to the ground beef. We then package in a padded US Mail priority package (2-3 days USA shipping only) The $8.40 shipping is included in the price. If you order more than 1, we use the priority mail medium box. Note these are PREPARED at the time of Ordering and Takes 48 Hours to Freeze Dry and then Ship.
Over the past 2 years we have carefully raised Black Angus on our Beefmaster® specially formulated grass pastures. Over the winter months we spoiled our cattle with the highest quality 2nd cutting hay, promoting both health and weight gain.
We have never injected any antibiotics or hormones of any kind. We feel that premium beef comes as a result of a very manageable herd of 20 or less, by monitoring and rotating cattle to graze in fields which have had proper time to regrow and strengthen with natural nutrients. We ensure optimum grazing by analyzing the soil and taking proper steps to help fields regrow nutrient rich blades of grass directly passed on to our cattle.