"I love knowing where my meat is coming from!" — Rebekah H. of Norfolk, VA
Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Cottonwood Ranch is owned and operated by Paul and Kristin Uhlenkott. 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 is a true family farm, with the couple’s children pitching in to care and feed 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 led to a 120-head herd as word-of-mouth spread about Cottonwood’s delicious grass-fed, grain-finished dry-aged craft beef.
We all have the essential right to know exactly where our food comes from. Here, you have direct access to the farms and ranches we work with, and we only work with the very best. Those whose lands we've toured, meat we've tasted and practices we've validated. When meat is raised right, it not only tastes better, it’s also naturally healthier for you.