At Clover Meadows Beef, we raise all-natural Missouri Grass Fed Beef, and Grass-Fed-Grain-Finished Beef.
If you’ve ever asked yourself…
- How can I make sure I’m getting good quality beef?
- Where can I buy local Missouri Grass Fed Beef that’s raised humanely from a farmer I know?
- What’s the best way to cook a specific cut of beef?
- Is it possible to save money on groceries, especially beef?
…You’re in the right place!
Know your farmer, know your food
We’re a fifth generation family farm, and we raise both Missouri Grass Fed Beef and Grass-Fed-Grain-Finished Beef.
As the saying goes, opposites attract. That’s very true for us.
Matt is a fifth-generation cattle farmer. He bought his first cow when he was nine years old, and his cattle herd has been growing ever since.
Jessica grew up in a city in a typical subdivision. The only thing she knew about beef before dating and marrying Matt was how to order a steak from a restaurant menu.
Some of our earliest food and agriculture conversations while dating sounded like this…
- “If you buy a half a cow, do you get the front half or the back half?”
- “Making hay? You mean that’s more than an old-fashioned saying? It’s something you actually do?”
- “What do grass fed cows eat in the winter if there is snow on the ground?“
These conversations made us both realize how differently we look at food. Matt sees it from a farmer’s perspective, and Jessica from a city perspective. We both believe that consumers want to be smart about what they’re eating. Unfortunately, that can be hard to do if you don’t know a farmer or grow your own food.
From our pasture to your porch (for free!)
Our goal with Clover Meadows Beef is to make it easy for anyone to know where their beef comes from and enjoy farm-fresh beef. That’s why all of our pricing includes USDA processing and free delivery to your door (within 75 miles of St. Louis).
Therefore, you don’t have to worry about phrases like “hanging weight” and “carcass weight.” You also won’t have to drive hours to pick up your beef. We deliver it to you for free!
Why choose Clover Meadows Beef?
First of all, we have to point out that we’re obviously biased and think our beef is the best. However, we also know that buying beef in bulk is a big purchase and you need to shop around.
Wherever you do decide to purchase your farm-fresh beef, please ask questions and choose a farmer with lots of experience raising beef. Missouri is blessed to have some of the best beef in the U.S., and that’s because of great cattle farmers. Raising quality grass fed beef is much more complicated than putting one cow in the backyard (which is unfortunately what some people do now that Missouri grass fed beef is popular).
If we were in your shoes, here are a few reasons why we would choose Clover Meadows Beef. We’re 5th generation cattle farmers, and we have a large cattle herd. We only use our best cattle to become Clover Meadows Beef, which our customer testimonials show. We make getting farm-fresh beef easy because we have all-inclusive pricing and free delivery. We’re very active in the agriculture community and have been featured in publications like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Beef Cattleman magazine, Missouri Business News magazine. We were also named the 2016 St. Louis County Farm Family. All of these were really big honors.
Have a question about Missouri Grass Fed Beef? Ask us!
You can send us an email or sign up for our monthly updates in your inbox. Our newsletter only goes out once a month (sometimes less if we’re really busy). We talk about beef in everyday language (no agriculture-speak here), farm-happenings, and our favorite beef recipes. We will also let you know availability for our next quarter, half and whole beef.
When we’re not talking about beef, we like to laugh as much as possible, eat, travel, ride our bikes or four-wheeler, cheer for our favorite college teams (MU for Matt and KU for Jessica), and watch our favorite shows (RFDTV for Matt and HGTV for Jessica). And most importantly, we try to live as intentionally as possible following Jesus.
Thank you for visiting, and please don’t hesitate to ask us your beef questions!
Matt & Jessica Hardecke
P.S. Here are some frequently asked questions about our cows and beef.
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