The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
Cimarron Angus direct
markets grass-fat lamb. The lambs are sold right off the ewes
and weigh 115–125 pounds. They are sold live or processed from
July though September. We use no creep feed or grain for either the
ewes or lambs.
Our farm is located in northeastern New Mexico,
very close to Interstate 25. The lambs are a new enterprise for Cimarron
Angus. For the past several years, our main focus has been direct marketing
their open replacement Angus heifers.
Cimarron Angus, Bill and Barbie Goebel, RR 1, Box
NM 87728. (575) 375-2972.
Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese is
a small family run dairy in the "wilds of New Mexico."
We free range our goatson hardy high desert browse plants. We have
been Certified Organic by the New Mexico Organic Commodities
Commission since 1998. We are producer/processor #133.
In 2006 we became GRAIN FREE! University testing
verifies our goat cheeses have more than 3 times as much CLA as
other tested goat cheeses. Our cheese is naturally preserved in organic
oils with spices and is available retail in New Mexico. We also mail
Look for us at New Mexico's Wine shows, Memorial,
4th of July and Labor Day Weekends. We also sample and sell at Craft
Shows throughout the Southwest.
Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese, Nancy Coonridge,
47 Coonridge Dairy, Pie
Town NM 87827. (888) 410-8433.
Website: http://www.organicgoatcheese.com (see
our new video of the goats in the rim rock)
Gila River Ranch raises American Grassfed Association (AGA) certified Angus beef, goat, and lamb and pastured chickens, heritage turkeys, and a small herd of Jersey dairy cows on our ranch. AGA standards include no hormones, no antibiotics, and no grain ever for cattle, sheep and goats.
We ranch on our 65 acres of irrigated land along the wild and free Gila River in southwestern New Mexico where we also manage 70 acres for The Nature Conservancy using a combination of grazing and non-grazing methods to restore healthy grassland communities.
Our Angus beef, dairy, goat and sheep herds graze year-round on natural grass pastures, are harvested humanely and processed at The Western Way, Moriarty, NM and University of Arizona Meat Science Lab, Tucson. Our poultry are fed Embudo Valley Farms certified organic feed and spend days outdoors eating green vegetation, bugs and scratching in the dirt. We use goats, sheep and good old hand pulling to control weeds, not herbicides, in order to provide the highest quality and best tasting meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products for you.
We smoke our own hams and bacon and make several types of fresh sausage including green chili, Italian, and breakfast from pork raised naturally by Kyzer Farms, Moriarty, NM. Our raw Jersey milk products including fresh milk with cream, yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, crème fraiche and handmade butter are part of our cowshare program. We sell our natural grass hay.
Our products are sold online from our website, at the ranch headquarters in Gila (575-535-2664 by appointment), delivered free to local area residents, and served at The Green Turtle Noshery and The Little Toad Brewery & Distillery in downtown historic Silver City. Our products are sold in Las Cruces at the Farmers and Crafters Market, the Sunday Farmers Market at Tractor Supply, and Mountain View Market.
Gila River Ranch, Cecilia McNicoll and Wendel Hann, PO Box 189, Gila NM 88038. (575) 535-2664.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.gilariverranch.
GrassRoots Meats is committed to supplying
all natural, grass-finished, hormone and antibiotic-free beef and lamb to
health and quality conscious individuals who desire an enjoyable and
flavorful alternative to standard commodity meat products.
From birth until market our animals breathe fresh
clean air, graze on lush green grass, and drink crystal clear water.
Our business is built on the foundation of placing God and family first,
and maintaining honesty and integrity throughout all phases of our operation.
We like to think of our customers as friends and partners, and we want
you to feel comfortable about buying your meat from someone you know
and trust. Your comments and questions are welcome.
GrassRoots Meats is located in the San Juan Mountains
of southwestern Colorado, but we also have grazing leases in Oklahoma
and New Mexico. Our meat is available year round, and is shipped in
thermal lined freezer boxes. We can ship quite reasonably throughout
the entire United States. Your meat will arrive still frozen and
ready to put into your freezer.
Our meat is dry-aged and USDA inspected. Select
the individual retail cuts that you want or choose from one of our many
packages. The meat is vacuum packaged, in stock and ready
to ship, but halves and wholes are available by advanced order only.
For more information, or to order our delicious
meat, visit our website or e-mail us. For references be sure to check
out the testimonials posted on our website.
GrassRoots Meats, PO Box 429, Pagosa
Springs CO 81147.
(970) 731-1471 or toll-free (800) 681-2260.
Heartwood Farms in Bayfield, Colorado has been stewarded by members of the Heartwood Cohousing Community since 2009. We currently manage approximately 100 acres of irrigated pasture and pinion/juniper forest.
Cameron Duhaime operates a small Raw Milk Herdshare. His cows are predominantly grass-fed but may receive up to 2 pounds per day of certified non-GMO grain during milking. He also raises heritage breed hogs which are rotationally grazed on pasture and then finished under oak brush, juniper, and pine trees. His Forest-Finished Pork is only given certified non-GMO feed, leftover milk and whey from the herdshare, and extensive access to natural forages. Rachel Huber raises her pastured flock of laying hens in an old horse trailer-turned-Eggmobile, giving her ladies only non-GMO feed. Kami Parrish-Larson and Karel Longan of Greens'n'Things at Heartwood Farms provide veggies, transplants, flowers, and herbs locally to natural food stores, restaurants, and farmer's markets.
Our focus at Heartwood Farms is holistic land management and regenerative, beyond organic agriculture. We use no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics. We make loads of compost and manage our animals' manure to be an asset rather than a liability. Our animals are only fed certified non-GMO feed and are grazed using intensive planned grazing and multispeciation. Our dairy cows and beginning beef cows are moved everyday to simulate natural herd behavior and maintain herd health. The pigs are moved out on pasture every 3-5 days with an old trampoline for portable shade. When they reach 150lbs, we move them up into the forest where they are hard at work incorporating leaf litter and fertilizing the forest floor, with the long-term plan of reversing the desertification processes underway in our high altitude, arid climate. Our chickens follow our cows and pigs to sanitize the pastures, spread manure, and further fertilize. We grow our gardens with practices influenced by Eliot Coleman and Biodynamics. Through our management practices we hope to sequester carbon by building topsoil, allowing it to retain more from our infrequent precipitations, and reverse our desertifying landscape.
To sign up for a Raw Milk Herdshare, give us a call, send an email, or visit our website. Pork can be ordered through our website or over the phone. We can ship pork as well, please call for more information. Greens'n'Things garden products and Rachel's Pastured Eggs will be available to herdshare and pork customers and for sale at various farmer's markets and retail outlets in the Durango area. Please call or email for more information on the availability of these products.
Heartwood Farms, Cameron Duhaime, 800 Heartwood Lane, Bayfield CO 81122. (970) 759-9693.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.heartwoodfarms.org.
At JX RANCH NATURAL BEEF you can purchase your all natural, grass-fed an dry-aged lean beef directly from the ranch. Our beef comes with our guarantee that it has never been given any growth-hormones, antibiotics, ionophores, insecticides or animal bi-products, and that the animal has been handled humanely and raised in its natural environment on native pasture its entire life. We butcher ours at a younger age than most, around one year of age to 14 month. This results in a meat that is very lean yet very tender and flavorful without all the fat.
Order your custom cut whole, side, or quarter of a beef from $6.50 per pound - dry-aged three weeks and cut and packaged as per your order form, all included in the price. If freezer space is limited, you may want to try one of our smaller 10 - 30 lb. Beef Packs that we can ship to your door.
JX Ranch is a family-owned and operated cattle ranch
in eastern New Mexico, along the rugged escarpment known as the Caprock.
Here we practice sustainable agriculture using holistic range management
practices. We don't use any fertilizers or chemicals; the cattle graze
entirely native grasses. JX Ranch Natural Beef can
be shipped to you anywhere in the continental U.S.A.
JX Ranch is the proud recipient of the Society
for Range Management Excellence in Range Management Award and the Goodyear/NACD
Conservation Awards - Award of Merit for Outstanding Accomplishments
in Resource Conservation.
Try JX Ranch Natural Beef and join our satisfied
"I am very pleased with the quality of
the beef we purchased. I have tried several steaks, a roast and
several pounds of ground beef, including some I gave to friends. Everyone
was surprised at the taste. I will want to order more this year."
“We just had a roast and it was wonderful
and, our first sirloin was like eating filet. We're very happy with
the beef. You're doing a great job”.
"The meat is fantastic, had the tenderloin
last week and was the best we have ever had."
JX Ranch Natural Beef, Tom and Mimi Sidwell, 6237
Highway 209, Tucumcari NM 88401. (575) 403-6904.
Kretsinger Beef (KW Farms) – We began grazing animals in 1997 for fertility on our organic crops. Over time we have shifted entirely to forage production and finishing cattle on our organic Alpine pastures in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. We use ultrasound testing to assist in genetic selection to produce animals that will be tender and finish well, in a timely fashion entirely on grass at high altitude. By feeding high quality irrigated grasses, forbes, and brassicas we are able to achieve generously marbled beef.
We view our business as a worthy and rewarding collaboration with the communities of soil, animals, and people. Many of our customers consider themselves vegetarians who break their fast only for righteous meat. We take great pride in raising what they call “meat vegetarians can eat.”
We strive to honor the animals at every stage - from what they eat to the way in which they are slaughtered. We choose our processor for the quality of craftsmanship, locality, and humane treatment of animals. We are currently using Mel’s Meat Processing, a family owned USDA facility here in the San Luis Valley.
We deliver to Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Alamosa, and Monte Vista every other month. Our deliveries are like a combination family reunion and drug deal. You place your order on our website. We meet at the designated time and place. You give us money. We give you meat (which is frozen). Everybody visits for a little while and we all go home happy.
We hope you enjoy your supper as much as we enjoyed growing it.
Kretsinger Beef (KW Farms), Trudi Kretsinger, 7725 Road 1 South, Alamosa CO 81101. (719) 589-0429.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://kretsingerbeef.com.
L6 Cattle Ranches is a family-owned beef cattle
ranch located in the beautiful rolling grasslands of central New Mexico
L6 Cattle Ranches welcomes with enthusiasm everyone seeking a healthy
alternative to grain-fed beef in the feedlots. Our ranch respectfully
allows the cattle to graze naturally rotating between large pastures.
This process assures new grass growth and helps to control insect life
cycle. The animals are allowed to live healthy happy lives, which results
in beef full of Omega 3 fatty acid and beef that are not contaminated
by acid tolerant e-coli. Our calves are free of antibiotics, hormones
Our product is offered year round on a limited basis. We offer half
and full beef. Selected steers are delivered to Fort Sumner Processing
with instructions from our customers. Our beef is dry-aged and processed
ready for local pickup at the processor or delivery nationwide utilizing
For more information on our ranch, visit our website or send us an
L6 Cattle Ranches, Bill Leibold or Sharie Leibold,
216 Robinson Ranch Road, Corona
NM 88318. (575) 849-0006.
Mesteño Draw Cattle Co. produces beef for direct sales to customers.
We sell halves, quarters and 20–22 lb variety packs. We provide pick up points of the cut and frozen beef in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Moriarty and Mountainair. Shipping to other locations can be arranged. The beef is usually available from November through January.
Our cattle are raised on the natural grasses of the short grass prairie. They graze in a managed system designed to promote rangeland and riparian health. The young cattle are harvested at 7 to 9 months and the meat is dry-aged for 14–21 days. The resulting beef is tender, lean and delicious. Many of our customers rave that it is the best beef they have ever tasted.
Please see our website for further information.
Mesteño Draw Cattle Co., LLC., Joan Bybee, HC 66 Box 118, Mountainair, NM 87036. (505) 379-9294.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://newmexicograssfedbeef.com.
At Moonbeam Ranch our Grass-fed beef is
pasture raised using no growth hormones, steroids, or antibiotics.
We have a small family ranch and only raise as many head as we can
without stressing our pastures, the environment or our animals.
We have worked since 1996 to improve our pastures
and water sources through the use of rotational grazing and other practices
to improve the natural grasses. We believe it is unnecessary, and potentially
harmful to give drugs to healthy animals simply for the sake of accelerated
We sell our beef each year in October through January.
Supplies are limited. We take orders for ¼, ½
or a whole beef. We deliver them to the butcher with instructions that
meet the customer’s specifications.
We are located about 40 miles east of Albuquerque,
NM. For more information on our ranch, visit our website or send us an
Moonbeam Ranch, Linda Rea, 61
Moonbeam Ranch Road, Edgewood NM 87015 87015. (505) 286-0286.
Ortiz Ranch is a small family-owned and
operated business located about 140 miles east of Albuquerque. We specialize
in selling grass-fed natural beef (on-the-hoof) to quality-minded
customers in the area. If you have neither a trailer to haul the animal
nor arrangements for butchering, for additional cost we can take care
of these tasks for you by transporting the animal to a licensed processing
facility nearby. Then you can arrange to pick up the frozen labeled
packaged meat from the processor, or for additional cost, we can deliver
the meat to you.
These steers are healthy and wholesome—no crowded
feedlots, no antibiotics or growth hormones—they are relaxed free
range pasture-fed animals. The meat is absolutely delicious. We believe
that after you have bought one, you will want to purchase another one
each year for your annual supply of beef. We ask prospective customers
to call or e-mail us about prices and specific arrangements. We will
reply to e-mail inquiries with a copy of our details and price list.
We also sell farm-fresh eggs, and small quantities
of garden produce in season.
Ortiz Ranch, William and Joan Ortiz, HC 67, Box 9, Newkirk
NM 88431. (505) 868-9625 home, (505) 799-8108 cell.
The Pino Creek Ranch is committed to raising
the best possible pasture-raised black Angus beef by focusing
on animal welfare from birth to the plate.
Our beef is raised naturally, never fed grain, and
free of growth hormones and antibiotics. Our cows and calves are always
on pasture, never penned or in a feed lot, and have good grass to graze
through management-intensive rotational grazing and a low stocking rate.
We sell “on the Hoof” and take orders
for ¼, ½ or whole beef. On a limited basis we do have 20
lb. variety packs available. Our beef is dry-aged 14 to 21 days for tenderness
and robust flavor.
We only sell what we breed and raise on the ranch.
We try to make this a personal and positive shopping experience for you
and will support you in every step of the process to ensure you fullest
Farm fresh, free-range eggs are also available
year-round and sold from the ranch.
You are welcome to visit our ranch prior to purchasing;
we can even provide overnight accommodations – Make an appointment
for a farm tour and come see us.
Pino Creek Ranch, Martin and Margrit Honegger, HC67
Box 40, Newkirk
NM 88431. (575) 641-5282.
Pollo Real/Real Chicken raises chickens that are grassfed using rotational
grazing methods that build healthy soils, preserve water, and do not
pollute the air, soil, or water. The birds are moved daily on fresh
grasses with fresh air and sunshine.
The chickens are available year round as whole
fryers, whole roasters, and cut-up fryers. We offer cut-up
parts with whole chicken orders. The chicken can be shipped by UPS
or priority mail. Order by visiting their website or by calling the
Pollo Real/Real Chicken, Tom Delehanty, 108 Hope
Farms Road, Socorro
NM 87801. (505) 838-0345.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.polloreal.com/
Ranney Ranch is a family-owned Angus beef cattle
ranch in the high mesa country of central New Mexico in operation since
1968. This is our third year direct-marketing Grass-fed/Grass-finished
beef both locally and nationwide.
Our cattle graze year-round on native grasses on
our open range pastures. We believe in sustainable grassland management
and use rotational grazing practices. We gather our calves on horseback
in the fall and are committed to the preservation of the Western ranching
tradition. Our calves get no grain, hormones or antibiotics; they are
never confined to a feedlot. They are humanely handled at the Ranch and
by Fort Sumner Processing, a family-owned, fully certified processor.
Our customers are pleased by the taste and tenderness
of our beef. It is low in fat and cholesterol, high in the vitamins,
CLA's and omega fatty acids found in fully grass-fed/grass-finished beef.
We offer half and full beeves for sale on our website
or by directly contacting Nancy Ranney via e-mail. Our beef is dry-aged
and packaged to customer specifications. We ship FedEx nationwide. A
half beef yields approximately 100 lbs. and fits in a large cooler.
Come on down to the Ranch where the West still lives.
Ranney Ranch, Nancy Ranney, Box 376, Corona
Culebra High Mountain Beef is owned by cattle producers located in
the foothills of the beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range in Costilla
County, Colorado, about 20 miles from the New Mexico state line. Our
cattle are grass-fed, and exceed USDA Grass-Fed Standards.
Our producers do not administer antibiotics or growth
hormones. Cattle receive no GMO feed, and are raised in a humane manner.
They are pastured in the mountains and in the high mountain valley meadows,
on alfalfa and native grasses. Our products are beyond organic, but are
not certified organic.
Cattle are harvested between 600 to 900 pounds, then
the carcass is dry-aged to enhance flavor and tenderness. The beef is
extremely tender and delicious—as close to veal as you are going
to get. Some comments from our customers include: "It is the best
beef I have ever tasted!."
"It is so tender!" "You can even cut a round steak with
Our products can be shipped anywhere in the United
States and can be delivered within a 250-mile radius.
Rio Culebra Agricultural Cooperative, Inc., dba Rio
Culebra High Mountain Beef, Juanita Malouff-Dominguez or Eunice Bernal,
401 Church Place/ PO Box 292, San
Luis CO 81152. (719) 672-0329.
Natural Meats is the marketing branch
for livestock on the Salazar Ranch, one of the oldest family owned ranches
in Colorado. We have been ranching in the picturesque San Luis
Valley for 6 generations. Currently, we raise grassfed, organic certified
beef with principles of conservation and sustainability in mind.
We are grassfed certified by the American Grassfed Association (AGA)
and organic certified by the USDA.
We currently have a herd of approximately 100 certified
beeves that are either contracted to whole foods or sold through our
own direct marketing channels. We endeavor to keep all of our animals
out of the feedlots! Our processor humanely slaughters the animals just
8 miles down the road.
We deliver beef bundles in
New Mexico and Colorado.
Additionally, we recently opened a USDA certified meat processing plant
in which we produce beef jerky and beef sticks. These products can be
ordered from our web-site and mailed anywhere in the United States.
Salazar Natural Meats, Inc., Lucas Salazar, Manager,
PO Box 580 / 20756 County
Road M, Manassa CO 81141. (719) 843-5264.
Shepherd's Lamb is a
family operation that grows Certified Organic lamb in
the old tradition, moving with the seasons. This allows the ewes and
lambs access to fresh feed at all times and ensures the long-term good
health of the range.
Lambs are born on the spring range, and then the
band is trailed to high mountain pastures where they graze all summer
on lush native mountain grasses, forbs, and shrubs.
Our product is available year round in limited quantities.
We sell whole, half or individual cuts of lamb at Farmers Markets, to
natural food stores, and to restaurants in New Mexico, and by mail order
to anywhere else! Orders can be placed by phone or e-mail. See our website
for more details.
Shepherd's Lamb, Antonio and Molly Manzanares, PO
Box 307, Tierra
Amarilla NM 87575. (505) 588-7792.
Soaring Eagle Ranch has USDA certified,
grass-fed and finished Scottish Highland beef for local area
custom boxes up to whole—anything you want.
Dry aged 14–21 days, vacuum packed, processed humanely at certified
organic plant.We are certified organic (#211, New
Mexico Organic Commodity Commission).
Please call for information!
Look for our products at the Espanola, Los Alamos,
Tierra Amarilla Farmers Markets—times and dates to be determined.
Soaring Eagle Ranch, Shane and Sage Faulkner, PO
Box 171 / Highway 95, Drive 256, Los
Ojos NM 87551. (505) 588-7424.
spahn & friends Bison Ranch LLC, sells
grass-fed, all-natural buffalo meat.
We have raised bison since 1998 on Trinchera Pass,
NM. We handle them as little as possible, and guarantee they are
not subject to questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. For numerous
customers with various diseases bison is the only choice for (red) meat.
Bison meat is heart-healthy and recommended to patients (see “The
Dakota Diet” written by Dr. K. Weiland, and the American Heart
Association). It’s the best diet for athletes (high in protein),
women (lots of iron), kids and seniors (essential fatty acids, low fat).
Bison meat tastes great. Bison is naturally juicy
and tender and can be interchanged with beef in almost any recipe. A
lower temperature should be used as bison is very lean and will cook
more quickly. It has nutritional advantages over other meats—you
get more protein with fewer calories and less fat. There is less
shrinking in your pan because of no marbling fat.
We process our bison at a USDA inspected facility.
After 10-14 days hanging the carcass is cut in custom packages and
frozen. We sell the meat mostly by the pound, but also sell quarters,
halves and whole carcasses. Customers can pick up their meat at the ranch
or get free delivery to Trinidad and Raton. We ship interstate for an
additional fee. In July/August we sell at the Farmers' Market in Trinidad,
We always hand out cooking tips and recipes to our
For any questions you’re welcome to call (575) 278-2316.
spahn & friends Bison Ranch LLC, Christian and
Sonja Spahn, Heartland Road A36, PO Box 491, Raton
Phone/fax (575) 278-2306.
Susieville Cattle Company and the Thistle Dew Ranch are located in the Magical Mimbres Valley of Southwestern New Mexico. Our grass-fed and grass-finished cattle are raised on open range and finished on rotational pastures to produce our unique, lean and tasty heritage breed, Criollo beef products available to those who recognize their inherent benefits.
The Criollo beef cattle were first brought to the new world by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the new world. Our Criollo have a genetic foundation that was preserved through the years by the Tarahumara Indians residing in the Moris River Region of the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. These cattle have been found to still be genetically similar to those brought by Columbus.
Check out our website at MMVBEEF.com for additional information. To purchase our beef, contact Susie at (575) 534-4529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stores: Retail cuts are available in the following southern New Mexico and Arizona store and restaurants: Dory Farms Neighborhood Market, Hobbs, NM; Food Basket, Silver City, NM; Kim’s Country Store, Cliff, NM; El Rey Meat Market, Deming, NM; Apple Annie’s Country Store, Willcox, AZ.
Restaurants: Wrangler's Bar & Grill, Silver City, NM.
Susieville Cattle Company, Susie Eickhoff, 29 Babbling Brook Road, PO Box 590, Silver City NM 88062. (575) 534-4529.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://mmvbeef.com.