FarmEats Grass Fed Beef Cooking Guide!

There are different ways to break down beef into the various cuts.  How the cuts of beef are cooked mainly depend on where the cuts come from the cow.  If the parts are used more, the connective tissues and muscles build up, and braising or roasting slowing breaks down the tissues into soft rich beef. 
Or if the parts are in an area that doesn't get worked much, then a quick sear or sauté results in a nice and juicy steak.

beef cuts

Steaks;

FarmEats steaks are mainly cut from the lower back of the cow- the loin;
Porterhouse (along the back bone)
NY Strip and Filet Mignon-tenderloin (basically boneless porterhouse), and right under those are Top Sirloin
Ribeye steaks come from top of the back rib, which has a rich fatty layer, and is rib bone in.  
Flat Iron Steak (boneless, a butcher's specialty cut from the shoulder) is cut thinly and needs to be seared quick to rare.
Tri Tip Steak (a butcher's specialty cut from the bottom sirloin- only 2 full tri tips per cow) needs to be seared quick to rare, or braised. 
Flank Steak (cut from the flanks of the cow- only 2 flank steaks per cow) needs to be seared quick to rare.  
Skirt Steak (cut from plate of the cow, before the Flank Steakonly 2 skirt steaks per cow) needs to be seared quick to rare.  
Hanger Steak (cut from the diaphragm, right near the skirt from the cow's flank- only 1 hanger steak) needs to be seared quick to rare. 

The steaks are tender and soft and with the right amount of grassy fat, which crisps up nicely when seared to perfection (5 minutes and then 4 minutes on a hot pan/BBQ then let rest for another 5 minutes on a cutting board). 
 

Roasts;

FarmEats roasts are cut from the;
front Chuck Roast (boneless shoulders),
Brisket (the breasts, also boneless) under them are the,
Short Ribs and Dinosaur Plate Ribs both bone-in ribs.  
Then the back hind portion -the Round, is where the;
Bottom Round (aka Pot Roast) boneless,  and 
Stew Beef (knuckle aka sirloin tip roast), cubed into 1 pound boneless stew meat packages.
Shank (aka Osso Buco) from the legs- bone in. 

All of these cuts of beef need to be braised in liquid to break down the tight muscle tissues -in beef broth/wine for slow and low, 285 degree oven until meat is soft and tender -about 4 hours+ for rich meaty grass fed beef, and slice thin against the grain! 

Top Round (aka roast beef) boneless -oven roasted to rare- an internal temperature of 120, slice thin against the grain.  
London Broil (actually a cooking method- is cut from the shoulder) can be BBQ slow or braised.
Sandwich Steaks cut from the Eye Round Roast and are sliced thin by my butcher, to sear quickly for sandwiches or stir fries.   

Holiday Roasts!

FarmEats Grass Fed Beef

and Pasture Raised Pork

Holiday Roasts!

We have a solid selection of our FarmEats 100% grass fed beef and pasture raised pork Holiday Roasts! 

We have roasts for braising slow and low in beef stock/red wine; osso buco, bottom round pot roast, chuck roast, short ribs and brisket, and we have pork shoulder, which makes a nice pulled pork!

To make things easier, I generally braise the roasts the day before, and then reheat them the next day.

Also, we have top round roasts, which like to be oven roasted to rare, and then sliced thinly against the grain. 

FarmEats Grass Fed Beef Roasts.

Nice and beefy! 

Winter Farmers Markets!

Winter Farmers Markets

chappaqua farmers market

FarmEats will be over at

The Chappaqua Farmers Market
Pop Up!
 

The market will be held the first Saturday of the month throughout the winter;

Saturday

February 3rd,

 March 3rd and April 7th

9am to 1pm

indoors
at the First Congregational Church in Chappaqua

(210 Orchard Ridge Rd, Chappaqua NY)

We will bring along our;
100% Grass Fed Beef; osso buco, short ribs, pot roast, stew beef, ribeye, porterhouse, NY strip steaks,
and our "best burgers ever"!

chappaqua farmers market

the souk

FarmEats is excited to be back at the;

Souk Winter Indoor Market

every Sunday!


We will bring our;  100% grass fed beef ribeye, porterhouse, NY strip, flat iron sandwich steaks, osso buco, London broil, brisket, pot roast, short ribs and our "best burgers ever", pasture raised pork;  chops, bacon, spare ribs, sausage, and pasture raised chicken!

“THE SOUK” Season 5

every Sunday,

11 – 3pm,

 

from January 7th through March 25

 “The SOUK” Farm Market & Artisan Bazaar returns to The OUTSIDE IN for its 5th season beginning Sunday Jan 7 with a great mix of vendors from our earlier seasons plus lots of first-time participants.

Expect traditional provisions, ready-to-eat-now, and take-home foods with a variety of organic, vegan, raw and gluten-free choices featuring cuisines from around the world along with specialty coffee, teas and espresso bar in a gallery / greenhouse where customers can come to eat brunch near the wood stove and enjoy the afternoon amongst an unrivaled collection of Hudson Valley art and craft.

The OUTSIDE IN, 249 Ferdon Avenue,

Piermont NY

FarmEats at the Souk

Irvington farmers market

FarmEats is excited to be indoors at the

Irvington Farmers Market!
 

Saturdays 9am to 1pm;

January 27th

February 10th and 24th

 March 10th and 24th

April 14th and 28th

We will bring along our;
100% Grass Fed Beef; osso buco, short ribs, pot roast, stew beef, ribeye, porterhouse, NY strip steaks,
and our "best burgers ever"!



Main Street School
110 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533

Irvington farmers market

Farm Fest Sunday Oct 1st 10am to 4pm over at Fable Farm!

FarmEats will be over at Farm Fest

on Sunday Oct 1st, from 10am to 4pm

over at Fable Farm to Table Farm! 

The Farm Fest at Fable will be held Sunday, October 1st from 10am until 4pm.

Come join us for farm fresh goodies, shop from local artisan vendors, tour our hydroponic greenhouse, and feed the chickens! 

Summer Farmers Markets!

Summer Farmers Markets!

It is the Farmers Markets season!  FarmEats will be in the following farmers market all season;

Jersey City Farmers Market
jersey city famers market

Jersey City Farmers Market

FarmEats is excited to be a vendor at the
Jersey City Farmers Market

FarmEats will be over in Jersey City
every Thursday,

 to December  21st 4pm to 8pm

Grove St. Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey

We will bring our 100% grass fed pasture raised beef,

pasture raised pork and chickens!

and maple syrup.

chappaqua farmers market

Chappaqua Farmers Market

FarmEats is excited to be a vendor over at
Chappaqua!

Every Saturday to November 18th!

8:30am to 1pm

We will bring along our;
100% Grass Fed Beef; osso buco, short ribs, "pulled beef" pot roast, ribeye, porterhouse, and strip steaks, "best burgers ever"

We will be outdoors over at the
Chappaqua Train Station;

108 Allen Pl

Chappaqua, New York, NY 10514

chappaqua farmers market
bronxville farmers market

Bronxville Farmers Market

FarmEats is excited to be a vendor at the
Bronxville Farmers Market

FarmEats will be over in Bronxville
every Saturday,

 to November 18th, 8am to 1pm

Stone Place at Paxton Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708

We will bring our 100% grass fed beef; porterhouse, ribeye, NY strip, sirloin, and sandwich steaks, osso buco, pot roast, burgers, 

and maple syrup.

bronxville farmers market
Hastings Farmers Market

Hastings Farmers Market! 

FarmEats will be a vendor over at Hastings every other Saturday!
8:30am to 1:30pm

at the Hastings Library,
7 Maple Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 10706
 
We will bring our 100% grass fed pasture raised beef; porterhouse, ribeye, sirloin, and sandwich steaks, stew beef, osso buco, "melt in your mouth" pot roast, "best burgers ever", beef broth bones, and more!

hastings farmers market
new rochelle farmers market

FARMEATS IS EXCITED TO BE A VENDOR AT

THE NEW ROCHELLE DOWNTOWN GRAND FARMERS MARKET

every Saturday morning from 9am to 2pm.   

We will bring our 100% grass fed beef,

pasture raised pork and chicken!

It's a farmers market AND a festival Saturdays, June-October at Library Green. Free kids entertainment; farm-fresh food, small-batch and artisan products; crafters; lawn games (chess, connect four, cornhole, jenga, ping-pong) and more! Don't miss our THREE mini market stands where little kids can play farmer. Eat a crepe at one of our bistro tables, listen to live music, buy your broccoli, bread and honey, and check out the used books sale in the Library's lobby. Eating your veggies has never been so entertaining!

The market is in the library green next to the New Rochelle Library.  

17 Lawton Street, New Rochelle NY

new rochelle farmers Market

Harvest for Health Farmers Market

 

FarmEats will bring along our 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Pork and Chickens! and maple syrup.

First and Third Tuesdays of the month from 11am-4pm,

May 2nd to November 21st!

New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

1960 Crompond Rd.

Cortland Manor, NY 10567

in the main lobby and right outside the main entrance.

FarmEats Pickup at Jersey City, New Jersey!

FarmEats Pickup at Jersey City, New Jersey!

Jersey City, New Jersey
Go to FarmEats.com
 

and buy FarmEats local 100% grass fed and finished beef, pastured pork and chickens.
 
FarmEats will coordinate
order pickup at Starbucks (right near the location of the season's Jersey City Farmers Market) 
98 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ

every Thursday
from 6pm to 8pm throughout the winter!

Harvest for Health Farmers Market Opening Day Tuesday May 3rd!

Harvest for Health Farmers Market Opening Day Tuesday May 3rd!

What To Do

HARVEST FOR HEALTH FARMERS' MARKET OPENING DAY

Date/Time

May 3, 2016
11:00 AM until 04:00 PM

Description

OPENING DAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

Do you like fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs? Locally produced baked goods, dog treats, and body products? Local, grass fed beef and artisan ketchup? Then the NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Farmers' Market has something for you!

We welcome EBT/SNAP Customers!

New for 2016: Free, flexible transportation to market! Call Act Now Taxi at (914) 930 7888 by 5PM Monday night (preferred) to reserve your ride. Questions? Call (914) 734 3797

Stop by on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month throughout the summer and fall to support local farmers, artisans and community health! We also host markets during the winter season in December, February, and March.

Location

View mapNewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital
1980 Crompond Rd
Cortlandt Manor, NY

 

http://www.hvhc.org/patient-service/harvest-for-health.html

 

 

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FarmEats Humanely Raised Pastured Pork is Here!

Humanely Raised Pork is Here at FarmEats!

FarmEats pasture rasied pigs

Last week we picked up humanely raised pork at our butcher the Double L Ranch.  The 2 pigs lived their entire lives at the Sweet Tree Farm in Carlisle, NY
Our farmer Frank Johnson's crossbred Yorkshire, Landrace, and Hampshire pigs are prized for their durability and good foraging ability!

FarmEats is now offering; Pork Chops (Loin and Center Cut Chops, Rib Chops) Boston Shoulder Butt Roasts, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Belly, and Chorizo and Sweet Italian Pork Sausage!!

All available for delivery at FarmEats.com
and/or email at Info@FarmEats.com to pick up at Hastings and Chappaqua Farmers Markets.

Humanely Raised Pork at FarmEats!

We have been cooking our pork cuts over the past few days!

We sautéed the 1 1/2 inch thick pork chops over the weekend, very nice and juicy with overall pork flavors in every bite. 

Also, we made pulled pork from the Boston Butt roast (actually cut from the shoulder) so soft and succulent!  Would be nice on the smoker. 

Fried up the sweet Italian sausage with breakfast, slight hint of sweetness and the fennel shines through.  The Chorizo pork sausage has a smoky hint with a lingering heat sensation in the background, went very well with pasta!

Next up, we are going to sauté the fresh pork belly this week in a stir fry. Might even attempt to make some home made Pancetta!