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
a complete line of beef products including all typical cuts,
ground beef (90-95% lean), a variety of sausages made without
preservatives, and hickory smoked steak strips. Small quantities are
available seasonally at the Boise 8th Street Farmer's Market and year-round
at the Boise Consumer Co-op. Packs of 20-40 lbs. as well as quarters,
halves and wholes are available for home delivery in parts of Idaho
and Western Montana.
Our Angus cattle are raised from start to finish
on our mountain ranch in remote east-central Idaho, eating nothing but
intensively-managed pastures and locally-harvested stored forages in
the coldest months. We use no antibiotics, additives, genetically modified
feeds, animal byproducts, steroids, hormone implants or pour-on insecticides.
Our remote valley has no row crop industry, eliminating contamination
from agricultural or industrial chemicals. We use quiet, stress-free
management because it is the right thing to do, and for improved animal
health and meat quality.
We harvest animals at approximately 18 months
and dry-age 20 days for optimal leanness and tenderness at a USDA inspected
family-owned processor. We have been finishing and selling direct for
over ten years, and have perfected a production and processing model
that gives a consistently tender delicious beef.
Alderspring Ranch Grass Fed Beef, Glenn and Caryl
Elzinga, PO Box 64, Tendoy ID
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.alderspring.com.
Castle Rock Ranch raises grass-finished beef from heritage breed cattle along the Coeur D’Alene River. Our unconventional management style means we move our cows onto fresh pasture every day to simulate the way wild herds graze and results in the building of topsoil, increased water infiltration and biodiversity, which are hallmarks of a healthy ecosystem.
We never feed grain or use growth hormones or antibiotics on our cows and we never use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides on our pastures. We grass finish with a goal of creating fat and inter-muscular marbling that makes meat tender and flavorful. Our heritage breed Aberdeen Angus and Dexters are smaller framed than most cattle and produce more manageable cuts of meat for customers that don’t want a 16 oz steak (you can always eat two 8 oz steaks).
Animals are purchased by the quarter, half or whole where customers pay by the pound, with a typical quarter beef yielding a manageable 75 pounds of packaged beef. We only harvest July through November so that all animals have had at least 90 days on green, growing grass to maximize nutrition and quality. All of our beef is dry-aged for 10 days and then custom cut and frozen by local butchers.
Pickup is at the butcher in Coeur D’Alene or our ranch and delivery is possible to the Seattle area but we do not mail beef.
Castle Rock Ranch, Albert Walsh, 12718 Old River Road, Kingston Idaho 83839. (208) 682-9537.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.cdariverbeef.com.
At Cunningham Pastured Meats, located on the Oregon/Idaho border, we raise grass-fed and finished beef and lamb. We also raise pastured pork and chicken. All of our animals graze our wild meadows and have access to clean water and plenty of open space. We have been selling pastured meats for several years and are happy to help anyone looking to start buying bulk meat for their freeze.
- Our animals are NEVER given antibiotics and hormones.
- Pigs and chickens receive supplemental NON-GMO grains.
- We sell bulk freezer meat at a price that families can afford compared to supermarket store prices.
- Use a small local butcher for harvesting animals that you can get cut to your specific request for bulk orders.
- We harvest meat several times throughout the year to keep your freezers full!
- Pre-boxed options are available year-round on our website for local pickup or delivery.
All the information you need to know about our animals, management practices and ordering are on our website.
Cunningham Pastured Meats, Liz Cunningham, Jordan Valley OR 97910; Pickup location Boise ID 83702. (208) 649-4403.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://cunninghampasturedmeats.com.
Dirty Spur Cattle Company raises pure bred Texas Longhorns. All of our animals are born and raised right here in Highland, Utah and never leave one of our pastures. They are grass fed from the day they are born to the day they are slaughtered, and are never given any hormones or antibiotics.
We process our meat at the only USDA certified slaughter house in Utah County and we deliver our meat right to your home. You can trust that these cows are all-natural, hormone-free and never given anything but grass to eat all the days of their lives.
Our meat is extremely lean and has been tested at 92–98% lean. Thanks to Texas Longhorn beef, today's health-conscious consumer doesn't have to avoid tender juicy steaks. Not only is Longhorn beef leaner than that of other breeds, it is also lower in saturated fats. The flavorful Longhorn beef has less cholesterol and calories than chicken. Definitely good news for a healthy lifestyle!
"Lean beef is good for you – and the key word is lean. Longhorn meat on the average, contains 10 percent less saturated fat than that of other cattle. That puts lean Longhorn beef on par with skinned boneless white meat of chicken and that fact may come as a surprise to many dieticians." —Dr. Joseph Graham, Cardiovascular Surgeon at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri.
We sell our beef in quarters, halves and full cows. You can also purchase ground beef from us in any quantity at any time of year. You can read more about the amazing qualities of Texas Longhorn lean meat on our website. We'd love to talk to you more about these amazing animals. Please give us a call.
We are vendors at the Thanksgiving Point Farmers Market on Friday from 3-7pm starting in August and ending in October. We are also vendors at the Happy Valley Farmers Market on Fridays from 5-9pm starting in August and ending in October.
We ship our meat anywhere in the continental US via UPS. Buyer pays shipping costs.
Dirty Spur Cattle Company, Mike New, 11151 N 6000 W, Highland UT 84003. (801) 361-3542.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.dirtyspurlonghorns.com.
Forage Creek Ranch — Noticing a lack of reliable grass-fed beef options in our local stores, the Skinner Family began raising beef in Tremonton, Utah in 2013.
Our original goal was to provide quality meat for our own family, but that quickly changed as friends, neighbors and acquaintances tasted the difference of true beef, raised the way cows should be. "Grass-fed," "Organic," and even terms as simple as "Natural" are oftentimes misleading and do not give the whole picture of how the animals were raised. Our customers love being able to come to the ranch at any time and see we have nothing to hide.
Rotational, intensive, or mob grazing is a huge part of the health of our pastures. We use a system of biomimicry, a fancy word that means we mimic nature in every possible aspect while raising our animals. We start from the grass up. By mimicking normal animal grazing patterns, we provide a constant supply of fresh grass as any given section or paddock will be grazed only 24 hours every 30 days on average. These periods of intense grazing and then extended rest mimic the migration of animals across a prairie, increasing production of plant material which in turn increases the biomass found in the topsoil. We strive to produce the highest levels of life in our soils to give our animals the best forage around.
Our animals are raised with:
- No Soy
- No GMOs
- No Antibiotics
- No Hormones
- No Synthetic Chemical Fertilizers
- No Pesticides
- No Herbicides
We respect our animals and do our best to ensure they live in harmony with their innate traits. Come visit the farm.
Forage Creek Ranch, James Skinner & Taylor Skinner, 1096 W 1500 South, Ogden, UT 84404. 435-239-3134.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.foragecreek.com.
Grandad Farms, located in Emmett, Idaho, is committed to growing pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs that customers will feel good eating.
Just like us—Mark and Sophie Ellison—many people are looking for better quality food for their families. After researching America’s food system and learning that many of the conventional food production ways are producing unhealthy food with little nutritional substance, we decided to begin our farming journey to grow food the right way. Food can be used as medicine once again.
All our pigs, turkeys, and chickens are raised in healthy conditions on our farm to avoid all medications, vaccines, antibiotics and added hormones. Rotational grazing is a core component of our practices. By frequently moving the animals to clean, fresh grass, the critters happily seize their right to superior nutrition, less sickness and disease, more sunshine, and room to roam.
In addition to the unsprayed pasture, minerals, herbs, and hefty doses of organic fruit and vegetable scraps, we give our animals strictly non-GMO, corn-free, soy-free feed that is healthier for the animals and the consumer! When animals are fed corn and soy, they accumulate higher levels of unhealthy polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, and phytoestrogens in their fat and eggs. This means excess linoleic acid (found in things such as vegetable and seed oils) which causes their meat, fat, and eggs to promote oxidative stress, inflammation, and metabolic issues when consumed by humans.
Call, email, or visit our website to start enjoying products from Grandad Farms that you can feel good eating and sharing!
Grandad Farms, Mark Ellison, 4270 Hunters Lane, Emmett, ID 83617. (208) 207-4292.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://www.grandadfarms.com/. Facebook: @grandadfarms.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandadfarms/. X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/grandadfarms.
Lau Family Farm. Looking for truly grass-fed and grass-finished beef or lamb? Looking for a farm you can trust to raise their animals ethically? Please check us out.
We are proud to have been producing grass-fed beef and lamb for over 16 years. We work hard to treat our animals, our land, and our customers right. Our animals spend their lives grazing in our fields and pastures. During the winter months they are fed with hay, stored alfalfa, sainfoin and grasses we grow for them. We do not give hormone implants to our animals but allow them to grow naturally. All our meat is antibiotic free and carefully cut by our skilled butcher.
Check out our online store to see the various cuts and bundles of cuts available. We also have Artisan sausages made from our meats by Lost River Meats in Mackay, Idaho. Looking for a larger volume of meat? We offer whole and half lambs, as well as quarter, half and whole beef. Our butcher will cut and package the half and whole orders just the way you like it. Yarn and felt made from our ewe's wool is also available via our store.
Regular drop-offs are scheduled in many communities in Northern Utah and Southeast Idaho year-round. Check our website for details.
Winter Schedule (Nov–April)
Pocatello and Idaho Falls, ID: Deliveries at least once a month. Check website for next delivery date.
Logan, Ogden and SLC, UT: Deliveries at least once a month. Check website for next delivery date.
Summer Schedule (May–Oct) See website for exact market schedule.
Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho Falls Farmers Market, Saturdays 9 am–1 pm
Logan, UT: Cache Valley Growers Market, Saturdays 9 am–1 pm
SLC, Utah, Downtown Farmers Market, every other Saturday 8–1 pm
Ogden, Utah and Pocatello, Idaho: One Saturday a month.
Lau Family Farm, John and Lori Anne Lau, PO Box 337, Soda Springs, ID 83276. 208-709-4981
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.laufamilyfarm.com.
Lava Lake Lamb is 100% natural Idaho grass-fed lamb—never
placed in a feed lot, never given any hormones, never given antibiotics.
Our lambs graze with their mothers and continue to
drink mother’s milk all their lives, getting important antibodies
for good health and vitality, and making the best-tasting meat. Lava
Lake’s lambs also spend most of their lives grazing on wild, fragrant
range grasses, herbs and other plants, as Nature intended.
Raised with care by our experienced shepherds, our
lambs are truly “free-range.” Traveling from the deserts
of the Snake River Plain to the high mountains near Sun Valley, our animals
log hundreds of miles during their lifetimes
– they are never confined in feedlots. The result is meat that
is lean yet tender and flavorful – we think you’ll find it
the best you’ve tasted.
Our headquarters is Lava Lake Ranch, located just
southeast of Sun Valley in Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains. As a family
of ranchers and environmentalists, we are committed to restoring and
preserving this land because of its history, its beauty and its biological
diversity. We are so committed to this principle that all net profits
from our grass-fed lamb sales help fund our land conservation work.
Lava Lake Lamb is available year-round and can be
purchased by individual cuts, halves or wholes and shipped anywhere in
the U.S. It is USDA-inspected, dry-aged for ten days, then frozen and
cryovaced to retain its freshness and flavor.
To place an order, or for more information, visit
our website or contact us at (208) 788-9778.
Lava Lake Lamb, Mike Stevens or Kathleen Bean, PO
Box 2249, Hailey ID
83333; (208) 788-9778.
Malheur River Meats was created with the belief that great tasting meat can be healthy and affordable while being produced using humane, sustainable poly culture practices. We are family owned and operated, residing in the beautiful high desert region of Malheur County in southeastern Oregon, just 25 miles from the Idaho/Oregon border.
At Malheur River Meats we believe that producing great tasting healthy meat starts with happy, healthy animals. We accomplish this by providing an environment in which our grass-fed/grass-finished Angus beef, grass fed meat goats (seasonal), outdoor pasture access raised hogs (pork) (Berkshire, Duroc, Spot crosses) and poultry (seasonally) are raised the traditional way, the way nature intended. Our animals spend their lives expressing their natural behavior foraging on grasses, browsing, or just rooting around. These animals are free of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones and animal by products. We do not use herbicides or pesticides on our pastures.
Our beef and pork are available year-round by the individual cut, quarter, half or whole (calculated on individual packaged weights), plus meat bundle packages. Our beef is dry aged for at least 14 days. Our goat and poultry offerings are available seasonally. Smoked meats, sausages and jerky varieties make up the rest of our product offerings.
To place an order or find out more information about our products, feel free to visit us at our website, call, text, or email. We do local deliveries, or you can arrange to stop at the ranch to pick up an order.
Malheur River Meats, 4276 John Day Hwy, Vale, Oregon 97918. (208) 573-1058.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.malheurrivermeats.com.
Ramstead Ranch—we treat our animals with kindness and our land with respect.
Shop individual cuts or bulk options in our convenient online store. We’ll deliver to you direct from the farm.
- Beef—100% Grassfed and grass-finished on our lush pastures; steaks, roasts, ribs and more.
- Lamb—100% Grassfed and grass finished Romney lamb for a sweet, mild flavor.
- Pork—Pasture-raised Berkshire pork; chops, sausages, bacon, hams, and more.
- Chicken—Pasture-raised chickens are moved to new pastures daily; whole birds, breasts, legs, thighs and more.
- Turkey—Pasture-raised turkeys that forage on actively growing pastures; whole birds available seasonally.
- Organ meats, lard/suet, and bones are also available by the package.
We invite you to come experience one of our annual on-farm events so you can get to know your farmer and better understand how your food is raised. Also, visit our website to order online or learn about our delivery locations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Ramstead Ranch, Eileen Napier, PO Box 470, 990 Dennis Road, Ione, WA 99139. (509) 442-4725.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.ramsteadranch.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/RamsteadRanch. Instagram: www.instagram.com/ramsteadranch/.
Red Star Ranch is located along the Snake River canyon in south-central Idaho. As 4th generation farmers, we are continually seeking innovative ways to improve and sustain the proud traditions of agriculture in our family. This search has led us to combine new technology with historical practices. On the farm you can find GPS technology and the latest strip-till implement running in a field next to heritage livestock grazing on non-GMO cover crop pastures.
Our livestock operation raises grass-fed beef as well as pastured pork and poultry. We specifically select breeds that fit in our low input system and thrive on our forage and grass pastures year-round. We do not use antibiotics or growth hormones and seek non-GMO locally grown forage if pasture levels run low. We use low-stress management techniques to wean, handle and care for our animals.
We at Red Star Ranch are blessed to sit down at our family tables knowing how and where our food was produced. We know we are giving our children the healthiest options available. Check out our products to bring these same options to your family table.
Beef and pork are available by the cut or in larger bundles. Poultry is available seasonally with pre-order recommended.
Red Star Ranch, Krista Huettig, 1908 E 1300 S, Hazelton ID 83335. (208) 751-9510
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.redstargrassranch.com.
The Selkirk Ranch is all about small family ranching and the production of healthy, top quality certified organic grass-fed and finished beef. We are located in the mountains of North Idaho near Sandpoint. Our beef tastefully features:
- No Antibiotics
- No Administered Growth Hormones
- No Herbicides
- No Pesticides
- No "Man Made" Fertilizers
- No Grain and No Sagebrush
- Open Pasture Grazed on Fine Grass and Legumes
- 14 day minimum "Dry-Aged" for Peak Flavor
- Great Taste and Low Saturated Fats
- Continuously Inspected and Certified Organic since 2002
- Naturally High Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Humanely and Respectfully Treated Animals
- Red-Angus Beef
We offer quarters, halves, and wholes (cut and wrapped) for local delivery. Our processing facility, Wood's Meats, is USDA inspected and certified organic for our commercial and direct customers. We process our product only during our grass finishing months, June through September.
Due to our quality and long-standing market presence causing us to often have more customers than cows, we send an email to our customer list every May and generally sell out within 24 hours.
Our ground beef is “whole grind” and is available in 1½ pound tubes usually in October each year. It can also be purchased at our sole retail location, Pilgrim’s Natural Foods Market, 1316 North 4th Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID. Whole grind means we remove the tenderloin and grind all the cuts. The finest quality ground beef.
A ranch tour is available at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8vsPYvpxzo
The Selkirk Ranch, Chip Lawrence, 1504
Selkirk Road, Sandpoint ID 83864. (208) 255-7093.
SkyLines Farm near Moscow ID has been growing exquisite spinning wool and premium grassfed lambs using sustainable and organic methods since 1992. In 2007 we began producing premium grassfed BEEF. Then we added pastured heritage-breed PIGS. Using time-tested management methods that respect the animals as well as the land, SkyLines Farm animals grow up happy and healthy without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, or chemical wormers. The beef receive no grain at all; the pigs get a small ration of locally grown, non-GMO grains to supplement their pasture.
Our carefully managed rotational grazing program ensures that all the animals are dining on "salad bar fresh" green grass every day, all summer long. Research has shown that grazing animals harvested from actively growing green grass can produce the best tasting, most nutritious meats (see Jo Robinson's excellent books). We harvest SkyLines beef and pigs in October, just as they reach their peak of flavor and tenderness and before the pastures begin to retire for the winter.
Over the past 25+ years, we have worked hard to perfect our sustainable and organic management methods. And it’s working! Our practices include frequent doses of nature's miracle herb garlic; providing excellent nutrition year-round, including trace mineral supplements like kelp; rotating and resting barnyards and pastures to break parasite cycles and protect plant and soil health, and much more. Educated, thoughtful, caring animal husbandry practices help us keep all of the animals happy, healthy, vigorous...and drug free.
Visit the farm website for the whole SkyLines story, including hundreds of beautiful photos of our happy, healthy animals living the good life at SkyLines Farm of Idaho.
Purchase quarter, half, or whole beef; half or whole pig. Reserve throughout the year, with free delivery in fall to regional meeting locations. (Sorry, no shipping) We sell out every year well in advance of harvest, so place your reservation early.
SkyLines Farm of Idaho, Melissa Lines, Owner/Farmer, 4551 Highway 6, Harvard ID 83834. (208) 875-8747.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.skylinesfarm.com.
Triple Slash Beef offers high-quality 100% grass-fed and finished beef. Find thick-cut steaks, family-sized roasts, and perfectly blended 90% lean ground beef on our farm website or at one of the farmer's markets we attend. We also offer broth bones, organ meats, and beef fat.
Order individual cuts, a box of pre-selected cuts, or reserve a whole, half, or quarter beef share. All our meat is processed and labeled in a USDA-inspected packing. We also offer subscriptions as well as bulk beef sharing—order a whole or half beef to share with a friend for a cheaper rate per pound for processing.
We raise our cattle to a higher standard than most in the grass-fed industry. Free of hormones and never fed any grain, corn, or other legumes, our cattle are raised purely on a rich diet of pasture during the summer. During the winter, we feed hydroponic fodder, a freshly grown, nutrient-rich grass sprouted in a simple, temperature-controlled environment. This provides a healthy, fresh green diet 365 days/year, even with a foot of snow on the ground. (Learn more here.)
Home delivery available to most zip codes in Eastern and Southeastern Idaho, plus occasional deliveries to Las Vegas, Nevada. We also offer pick-up locations throughout the state. (Check your zip code here.)
We are not certified organic, but adhere to these USDA Organic Livestock Requirements:
- Access to the outdoors
- Clean, dry bedding
- Fresh air
- Clean drinking water
- Direct sunlight
- Free access to certified organic pasture the entire grazing season.
- Raised per animal health and welfare standards.
- Fed 100% certified organic feed, except for trace minerals and vitamins.
- No antibiotics, added growth hormones, mammalian or avian byproducts, or other prohibited feed ingredients.
- Only a few drugs, such as vaccines, allowed.
Animals treated with antibiotics to save their lives are removed from this program.
We provide ground beef for burgers at Citizen 33 Brewery, Driggs, ID 83422, and attend the following farmers markets:
- Teton Valley Farmers Market, 60 S Main St, Driggs, ID 83422, and
- Rexburg Farmers Market, 452 W 2nd N, Rexburg, ID 83440
Triple Slash Beef LLC, Robert Wray, 1052 E 2600 N, Monteview, ID 83435. 435-799-4519.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://tripleslashbeef.grazecart.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077262504839. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tripleslashbeef/
Wilsey Ranch Grass Fed Beef was created by family ranchers Debby and Ed to raise high-quality, 100% grass-fed beef for caring consumers. Debby and late husband Ed were founding members of the Boise Farmers Market and have been honored as the Owyhee County Conservationist of the Year. Today Debby and daughters Rachel and Lisa manage the ranch in the Owyhee Mountains, supplying the Treasure Valley and beyond with quality 100% grass fed beef.
We offer many options for anyone's needs: individual cuts, ground beef box, mixed cuts boxes, quarter, half or whole beef.
All animals can be traced back to the ranch, often for several generations; no outside animals are purchased for harvest.
The ranch is Animal Welfare Certified (Gap step 4) and non-GMO through IMI Global; cattle are never given hormones, antibiotics, grains, corn, or corn stocks, nor soy or byproducts.
Wilsey Ranch, Debby Wilsey, 16550 Highway 95, Marsing ID 83639. (208) 337-4780 or (208) 249-0463.
Website: http://Wilseyranch.com. To shop: https://app.barn2door.com/e/QzOr2/all. Instagram and Facebook: @WilseyRanch.
Idaho page updated 2/26/2024.