How to Buy Baseline Farm Beef
Argus Farm Stop - Ann Arbor (two store locations)
People's Food Co-op - Ann Arbor (just ground beef)
White Lotus Farm - Ann Arbor
At the Farmers Market:
Ann Arbor Kerrytown Market, every Saturday 8 am - 2 pm (open all year)
Howell Sunday Market, Sundays 9 am - 2 pm (May through October)
By the Whole, Half or 1/4 animal: (available beginning in May, through Dec 2023)
How it works: The purchaser agrees to purchase a portion of a whole animal (in 1/4 or larger increments). The farm will make a butchering appointment and coordinate transport of the animals to the butcher. The purchaser provides cutting instructions to the butcher. When the processing is completed, we will pay the processing cost and pick up all the beef from the butcher and bring it back to the farm for pickup. Payment can me made at that time (cash or check preferred).
Price: $4.25 / pound of hanging weight for whole and halves, $4.50 for quarters. Plus the butcher's processing fees, close to another $1.00 per pound of hanging weight.
Hanging weights estimated to be close to 600 lbs for a whole steer. Butchering is done by Byron Center Meats and The Cut.
Whole steer: 559 lb hanging weight x $4.25/lb = $2375.75, processing 559 lb x $0.75/lb = $419.25 + $100 slaughter fee. Total cost $2895. You should get back 60% of the hanging weight in processed beef. 60% of 559 lb = 335 lb, so the cost of the beef is $8.63/lb.