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Pasture raised, grain finished Black Angus from Front Royal, Virginia

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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.

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$119.00 Filets and Sirloins

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The Filet Mignon, or Tenderloin Steak, is one of the most sought-after cuts of beef. Its tenderness is unparalleled. This share includes four 8oz Tenderloin Steaks and four 8oz Top Sirloin Steaks.

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$115.00 Thick Cut Filets and Sirloins

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These tender cuts are about 50 percent thicker than our typical steaks. You'll love how juicy and flavorful these steaks are. This share includes two 12oz Tenderloin Steaks, two 8oz Tenderloin Steaks, and two 8oz Top Sirloin Steaks.

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$97.00 Grill Master Share

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Pack your appetite for this impressive 32-ounce Rib Steak. The thick-cut, well-marbled behemoth is sure to fill you up bite after mouthwatering bite. This share includes one 32oz Rib Steak, 2 lbs of Kalbi-style Short Ribs, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$115.00 Premium Steak Sampler

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The Filet Mignon, or Tenderloin Steak, is one of the most sought-after cuts of beef. Its tenderness is unparalleled. This share includes one 12oz Tenderloin Steak, one 8oz Tenderloin Steak, two 16oz Rib Steaks, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$119.00 Rib Steak Share

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With an exquisite balance of marbling and tenderness, the Ribeye is possibly the best steak you can get. Grilling is a preferred method of cooking these gems. This share includes four 16oz Rib Steaks and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$114.00 New York Steak Share

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The New York Strip is known by many names (Ambassador Steak, Kansas City strip, etc.), but the marbling and tenderness deliver one result: fantastic taste. This share includes four 12oz New York Strip Steaks, two 8oz Top Sirloin Steaks, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$95.00 Thick Cut Strip Steak Share

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These New York Strips are tender and delicious, and 30 percent thicker than our usual cuts. This share includes two 16oz New York Strip Steaks, four 8oz Sirloin Tip Steaks, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$83.00 Flat Iron Share

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Flat Iron is an often overlooked cut of beef. Richly marbled, this steak is a favorite among butchers and chefs. This share includes two 8oz Top Sirloin Steaks, four 8oz Flat Iron Steaks, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$64.00 Flank Steak Share

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The Flank Steak is great for taking a marinade. Cooking methods include grilling, pan frying and broiling. Slice it across the grain before serving. This share includes 1.5 lbs of Flank Steak, a 2.5 pound Round Roast, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$64.00 Tri-Tip Share

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This triangle-shaped cut of beef has long been a staple of the Santa Maria barbecue scene, and is typically coated with a simple dry rub and cooked to medium-rare over oak wood. It's delicious. This share includes a 2 pound Tri-tip, a 2.5 pound Round Roast, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$51.00 Skirt Steak Share

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Skirt Steak is a long, flat cut, and is full of flavor. It cooks quickly, and is often sliced up and served in fajitas. This share includes 16oz of Skirt Steak, two 12oz Shoulder Steaks, and 2 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$26.00 Tri-tip

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This triangle-shaped cut of beef has long been a staple of the Santa Maria barbecue scene, and is typically coated with a simple dry rub and cooked to medium-rare over oak wood. It's delicious.

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$59.00 Premium Ground Beef 10 Pack

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Ground Beef is the versatile king of meats. You can shape it into patties or meatballs, and is delicious no matter what form it takes. At 17 percent fat, our quality Ground Beef comes packaged in 1-pound portions. This share includes 10 lbs of premium ground beef.

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$64.00 Lean Ground Steak 10 Pack

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Our flavorful Lean Ground Beef is made from dry-aged Chuck and Round Steak, with only 7 percent fat. You get a leaner ground beef without sacrificing the rich flavor you expect. This share includes 10 lbs of lean ground beef.

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$19.00 New York Strip Steak

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(Approximately 0.8 lbs) One delectable 12-ounce New York Strip Steak. The New York Strip is known by other names (Ambassador Steak, Kansas City strip, etc.), but it's marbling and tenderness deliver one result: fantastic taste.

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$24.00 Rib Steak Trimmings

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(Approximately 1.5 lbs) These trimmings are the result of beautifully marbled Rib Steaks being cut down to a precise weight. You get the same tender, juicy beef but at a fraction of our standard Rib Steak price.

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$23.00 New York Steak Trimmings

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(Approximately 1.5 lbs) Enjoy these New York Steak Trimmings in appetizers, pasta sauces or over rice, at nearly half the price of our standard cut.

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$30.00 New York Steak Trimmings

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Enjoy these New York Steak Trimmings in appetizers, pasta sauces or over rice, at nearly half the price of our standard cut.

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$12.00 Coulotte Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) One 8-ounce Coulotte steak. The Coulotte is the very best part of the Top Sirloin. This lean steak is excellent prepared over the grill.

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$14.00 Skirt Steak

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(Approximately 1 lbs) Skirt Steak is a long, flat cut, andis full of flavor. It cooks quickly, and is often sliced up and served in fajitas.

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$10.00 Flat Iron Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) Relatively new on the scene (but quickly gaining attention and fans), Flat Iron Steak is perfect for grilling, and is an excellent value.

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$8.00 Flank Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) The Flank Steak is great for taking a marinade. Cooking methods include grilling, pan frying and broiling. Slice it across the grain before serving.

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$20.00 Petite Tender

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(Approximately 1.3 lbs) Petite Tender, so-called because it resembles a miniature tenderloin, comes from the beef shoulder and is second only to the tenderloin in tenderness. It can be prepared either as a small roast or cut into medallions.

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$4.00 Mock Tender Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) Pair our Mock Tender Steaks with a marinade overnight, then pan sear or grill for a quick, delicious bite.

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$30.00 Short Ribs (Kalbi-style)

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Beef Short Ribs are ideal for the barbecue or the smoker. These Short Ribs are cut thin and across the bones (each slice has a couple pieces of bone) for Kalbi-style preparation and cooking.

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$56.00 Plate Rib

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(Approximately 4 lbs) Plate Ribs are among the most popular items at barbecue joints. This beautiful 3-bone slab of short ribs is waiting to be slow cooked on your grill or smoker.

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$28.00 Plate Rib

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Plate Ribs are among the most popular items at barbecue joints. This beautiful 3-bone slab of Plate Short Ribs is waiting to be slow cooked on your grill or smoker.

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$70.00 Brisket (Packer Cut)

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(Approximately 7 lbs) This is the whole, or "Packer Cut", Brisket. Brine it, season, and smoke it for deli-style pastrami, or smoke it for Texas-style barbecue.

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$16.00 Premium Ground Beef

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Ground Beef is the versatile king of meats. You can shape it into patties or meatballs, and is delicious no matter what form it takes. At 17 percent fat, our quality Ground Beef comes packaged in 1-pound portions.

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$18.00 Lean Ground Steak

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Our flavorful Lean Ground Beef is made from dry-aged Chuck and Round Steak, with only 7 percent fat. You get a leaner ground beef without sacrificing the rich flavor you expect. It comes packaged in approximately 1-pound portions.

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$31.00 Oxtail

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(Approximately 2.5 lbs) Oxtail makes the most flavorful beef stock, and the meat itself is full of flavor. Braise it slowly in a liquid to bring out the best flavor.

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$18.00 Shank

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(Approximately 2 lbs) The Shank comes from the leg portion of the animal. When cooked slowly at a low temperature, it yields one of the most flavorful cuts. It's the ideal cut for beef bourguignon, and can also be used in stews and casseroles.

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$25.00 Top Round Roast

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(Approximately 2.5 lbs) Slow roast the Top Round, or put it in a slow cooker, and slice it into perfect roast beef sandwiches. This piece of beef is lean, but flavorful.

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$14.00 Heart

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(Approximately 1.8 lbs) If more people knew how easy to prepare and delicious Beef Heart is, we'd all be eating a lot more of it. Beef Heart has all the wonderful flavor of a more typical steak for a fraction of the price. Simply season, skewer and grill for a simple, delightful meal.

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$20.00 Heart

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(Approximately 2.5 lbs) If more people knew how easy to prepare and delicious Beef Heart is, we'd all be eating a lot more of it. Beef Heart has all the wonderful flavor of a more typical steak for a fraction of the price. Simply season, skewer and grill for a simple, delightful meal.

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$9.00 Liver

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(Approximately 3 lbs) Beef Liver is loaded with vitamins and is packed with nutrition. Liver is tender with a rich flavor, and is popular as a pate. There's a reason why your mother wanted you to eat it.

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The Farm

Cottonwood Ranch
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Cottonwood Ranch

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.

Uhlenkott Family

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.

What makes Cottonwood beef special?

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 Ranch

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.

How does buying beef through Crowd Cow work?

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.

Our steaks come in vacuum-sealed, sous vide-ready packaging.

How much space in my freezer?

You won't need to buy a new freezer to purchase through Crowd Cow.

Buying Direct

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.

Our Mission

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.