FAQ

Q:  Are your animals completely grass fed?
A.  Yes, our animals are 100% grass-fed and grass-finished.

Q:  What are my choices for local butcher shops?
A:  We use Bud’s Custom Meats in Penngrove for our bulk orders. For individual cuts of meat that we sell from our farmstand, we use Golden Gate Meat Company in Santa Rosa.

Q:  Where do we pick up our bulk meat?
A:  We prefer that you pick up your meat from the butcher shop, but can arrange for shipping or delivery if you’d like. If you purchase a whole animal and want to use another butcher shop, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Q:  Can I pay for my cut and wrap fees at the same time I pay for my beef?
A:  It works best if you pay the butcher shop directly for the cut and wrap when you pick up your meat. The price will vary depending on the carcass (hanging) weight of the animal you purchase.

Q:  Will you deliver?
A:  Yes. The meat can be delivered by UPS and it is packed with dry ice to ensure that the meat remains cool. There is an extra delivery charge that varies on your location.

Q:  How is the meat packaged?
A:  The meat is frozen and you have a choice between paper and cryovac packaging to ensure the ultimate freshness. The butcher shop will contact you about your preference.

Q:  How much freezer space do I need?
A.  A quarter of a beef takes about 4 cubic feet of freezer space.

Q:  How long will the beef last in my freezer?
A:  The meat will last at least one year in your freezer.

Q:  How much of each type of meat will I get with a quarter of beef?
A:  In a quarter of beef, you will get approximately:

  • 20-25% steaks
  • 20-25% roasts
  • 40-45% ground beef
  • 10-15% short ribs, stew meat, soup bones etc. 

Q:  What happens if I am not happy with my order?
A:  If for any reason you are unhappy with your order, please contact us and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Q:  Do you sell your beef from another location?
A:  Yes we do! We operate a farmstand at our ranch in Petaluma. We sell frozen individual cuts of our beef directly from here, along with organic vegetables, fruit, and pastured eggs. We are open everyday from 10am-6pm. Our address is 6970 Red Hill Rd. Petaluma, CA. 94952.  Just follow the signs up the driveway towards the barn! Check out our Facebook page under Dolcini Farmstand.