Pasture raised, grain finished Black Angus from Front Royal, Virginia
Event completed on July 8th
At Cottonwood Ranch on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley, the Angus herd grazes through forest and pasture, and is given an extra snack of GMO-free brewer's mash from a nearby craft brewery. Brewer's mash -- made of hops and barley -- is a byproduct of the beer production process that would be wasted by the ton if it weren't put to use by ranchers and their cows. The mash adds a unique, malty flavor to this craft beef, plus great marbling.Learn More >
Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Cottonwood Ranch is owned and operated by Paul and Kristin Uhlenkott. Cottonwood is a true family farm, with the couple’s children pitching in with the care and feeding of the herd.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Paul grew up cattle-farming and raising wheat and barley on his grandparents’ farm. Never losing his love of working the land, Paul and Kristin gladly purchased a hobby farm after moving to Virginia. One cow soon lead to a 120-head herd as word-of-mouth spread about Cottonwood’s delicious grass-fed, grain-finished beef.
These peaceful pure Black Angus cows graze the rolling hills, eating only the very best food and never given growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics. No fertilizers or pesticides are used, and the brewer's mash is GMO-free.
In driving distance to exceptional craft breweries, Cottonwood Ranch has developed a unique relationship with these local businesses to purchase their brew mash. A high fiber, high protein byproduct of fermentation, brew mash is made with GMO-free oats and barley. When supplemented to their cattle’s rich grass diet, the brew mash gives Cottonwood beef a beautifully marbled finish.
Cottonwood’s unique blend of grass-feeding coupled with brew-mash finishing results in cattle that are healthy and hearty, and beef that’s tender and delicious.
First off, you won't be charged anything unless we raise enough money and the cow "tips." At that point, your credit card will be charged and we'll handle the rest.
The meat is dry-aged for approximately 14 days to enhance tenderness and flavor, then processed into steaks, roasts and ground beef.
Next, your cuts are individually packaged in single-serving sizes and flash frozen. In fact, our steaks are vacuum-sealed in sous vide-ready pouches.
Finally, we deliver to your door for a flat fee, no matter how many shares you buy.
You won't need to buy a new freezer to purchase through Crowd Cow.
You can order as little or as much as you want, but a typical order is 6 to 9 pounds of beef -- enough for a large dinner party. A typical family of four will go through this in about a month.
Our standard steak share is a little bigger than a gallon of milk. Even your freezer -- packed with frozen pizzas and forgotten leftovers -- can squeeze that in.
A typical refrigerator's freezer compartment has a total capacity that could pack between 100 to 150 lbs of meat.
Crowd Cow brings you the very best meat, from the happiest cows, at an affordable price.
We believe you should know where your meat is coming from. We want people to enjoy healthy, delicious beef while honoring the animals and ranchers that make it possible.
By connecting consumers directly with small, independent farms, everyone wins.