This is only a small selection of grass-fed beef available locally. More local farms can be found at Eat Wild Colorado. Purchasing the whole, half, or quarter animal can save you money; check with farmers about this option, often in late summer/early autumn when pastures are going dormant. This list is provided as a resource; users are encouraged to ask the farmers about the diet and care of their animals.
All Natural Homestead Beef, local delivery
Heritage breed, highlands cattle from Northern Scotland. Two types of finishes: 1) All grass fed and 2) “Traditional” finish – no corn, no soy feed and finished on alfalfa and grass hay, flax, sunflower seed, and spent brewers grains. Temple Grandin approach.
Products: heritage beef, pork, eggs
Buckner Family Ranch, Longmont
Products: 100% grassfed beef and lamb, pasture-raised pork
The Golden Hoof, Boulder
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Products: heritage beef, lamb, pork, wild boar, elk, deer, turkey, duck, goose, chicken, eggs, dairy products
Ebert Family Farm, local delivery
Individual cuts and bulk orders available at Boulder pick-up sites for Ebert’s dairy products or by appointment.
Products: grassfed beef, pork, chicken, eggs
Tall Grass Bison, local delivery
Only operation in the world where animals are raised in their evolutionary extended family/social order which minimizes stress and anxiety compared to usual methods of herd management. Slaughter methods are extremely humane as well. Bison are available by bulk purchase only (such as quarter or half animal), and they deliver to drop sites along the Front Range. Contact the farmers for delivery details.
Tolsma Pastured Chicken, Loveland
Products: Cornish Cross chickens, raised in Joel Salatin style chicken tractors, certified organic, corn and soy free feed
WiMo Farms, Berthoud
Products: lamb, pork, beef, seasonal poultry, raw milk
Berry Patch Farms, Brighton
Grass-fed Black Angus beef from Gail Johnson: (970) 352-0150.
Pasture-raised meat with conventional feed
Supplemental feed contains GMO corn, soy and spent grains from local breweries. See website for additional information. Meat pick up in Boulder near 19th and Glenwood Dr, every other week.
Products: pigs, chickens (conventional feed contains corn and soy), eggs, grassfed beef from Wyoming source, wild-caught salmon from Cordova source…looking for preorders for large quantities of corn/soy free chickens and pigs to trial a transition to organic
Long Shadow Farm, Berthoud
Products: Pastured beef (by order only), lamb, chicken, ducks, turkey, and eggs; conventional feed
farms that used to be on the list, waiting to hear back to confirm…
Cure Organic Farm, Boulder (?)
Offering fresh meat by the cut, including shanks, roasts, chops, stew meat, ground. Sheep are pasture-raised, rotationally-grazed and slaughtered locally by a family owned USDA processing facility.
Donoma Farm, Carr (?)
Organically and biodynamically grown beef, pork, chicken, ducks, and eggs. Purchase through a CSA account and pick up at a Boulder site bi-monthly.
Honeyacre Natural 100% Grass-fed Beef, Wiggins (?)
Beef raised on un-sprayed pasture from birth to finish by Shoemaker Ranch, Inc; available at Boulder Farmer’s Markets
Kiowa Valley Organics (?)
Certified organic grass-fed beef.
Kretsinger Farms (KW Farms) (?)
Out of Alamosa, deliveries made to Boulder every other month. Pastured pork, pastured lamb, and grass-fed beef.
Colorado Sustainable Farms (?)
“Beyond Organic” sustainability according to practices of Natural Animal Husbandry. Pigs rotated on pasture and fed GMO-free, soy-free supplemental grains. (This farm also sells beef and poultry.)
updated 11.18.2022, waiting to hear back from (?)