At Asa Acres, our cattle are pasture raised, free of growth hormones and antibiotics, grown to maturity and finished naturally on grass!
Purchase our grass fed beef from HCFH or Direct.
Steaks, brisket, ground, filet mignon and more!
High Country Food Hub
To purchase and sample smaller orders of select cuts we sell locally through the Food Hub, organized and ran by the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. To order on the Food Hub you place your order by Monday at midnight, and you pick up your order at the Food Hub on Wednesday from 12-6:30pm. You can select a multitude of items from the near 100 local producers and make one transaction and one easy pickup in downtown Boone.
Please contact us directly if you are interested in 1/4, 1/2 or a whole cow. We will be offering 3 select box sizes with various cuts and offer monthly delivery options soon to Greensboro, the High Country, or Lake Norman/ Charlotte soon.
What cuts come with a side (½) or a quarter?
When beef is dry aging in a cooler, they hang each side/half of the cow separately. Our beef is dry aged before cutting and packaging. A half cow is all of the cuts you would get from that side, and a quarter cow is half of ALMOST all the cuts from a side. A quarter cow is not a certain section of the cow; it is simply half the beef from a side/half cow.
* There is only one of each of the following cuts on a half cow: Flank Steak, Flat Iron, Flap Meat, Skirt Steak, Hanger, Tri-tip, Picanha. If you order a quarter cow you will only receive half of these limited and niche cuts.
- Steaks: Ribeyes, NY Strips, Tenderloin (Filet Mignon), Sirloin, Chuck Eye, *Flank Steak, *Flat Iron, *Flap Meat, *Skirt Steak, *Hanger
- Low & Slow: Beef Brisket, London Broil, Eye of Round Roast, Bottom Round, Short Ribs, Chuck Roast, Eye of Round, Sirloin Tip Roast, Shoulder Roast, *Tri-Tip
- Ground Beef: Approximately half of your order will be 90% lean ground beef
- Miscellaneous Cuts: Medallions, Kabobs, Beef Coulotte, Cubed Steak, Beef Stew, Sirloin Cap *Picanha
- Bones: Soup Bones, Marrow Bones
- Organs: Let us know if you want certain organs.
How is the beef packaged and cut?
Our premium steaks are cut thicker for precise temperature control, similar to the thickness you would expect at a more premium restaurant. The marbling content of our animals will determine how large each steak is.
Our ground beef comes in 1#, 2#, 5# packages. We also have options for packages including ready-to-grill burgers with 7 ounce patties (3 per package).
Beef will come frozen and vacuum packaged after being processed by a USDA-inspected processor here in NC. We use Piedmont Custom meats outside Greensboro, Mays Meats out of Taylorsville and Watauga Butchery out of Boone.
None of our beef was ever at room temperature during processing prior to freezing.
Ordering Beef FAQ
Our preferred method of selling beef is selling in bulk while we scale our farm and work out our subscription box options and smaller deliverable orders.
You would need 3.5-5.0 cubic feet of freezer space for a quarter cow. This typically is the size of one of the small freezers which sell at a local retail goods supplier for typically around $150-200. You can usually find them used for $75 or less. This amount of beef typically fills an empty freezer in your common fridge/freezer combo in most household kitchens. If you need us to bring a new small freezer with your delivery, we can arrange that to be added to your order.
In order to receive a custom cut order for very specific cut sizes, you would need to order a minimum of a half cow(side of beef.) You are likely quite the foodie if you choose this option, and the wait can be 1-2 months. You may first want to reach out to us to see what we currently have in stock.
As of July 2022, it is approximately $10-11 a pound total for a side or quarter. We charge $6.50 a pound hanging weight for a side/half and $7 a pound hanging weight for a quarter cow. You will receive 70-100 lbs of beef on average for a quarter and 140-200 lbs of beef for a half. We aim for 300 lbs hanging weight for a side/half cow in order to have proper marbling content for excellent pasture-raised taste.
Call Adam at 828-773-0633