Why Greensbury Meats?
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If you are one of those people who really loves to eat meat - beef, chicken, or pork… AND you want the best, healthiest foods for yourself and your family… Then you’re going to enjoy reading this.
On this page you will learn about the Greensbury Market practices that turn our customers into raving fans who send us comments like this:
“My grandson loved the hot dogs. My daughter was so impressed with the steak that she said she felt loved. Thank you for your personal attention. I’ll be placing another order very soon.” - Andrea Camp
If there was one thing and only one thing we could tell you about Greensbury Market’s meats, we’d say we are…
Passionate About the Taste and Quality of Our Meats
Passionate means taking our 40 combined years of providing beef, chicken and pork to the public and criss-crossing the country to find the best-tasting, healthiest meats available today.
It means spending countless hours talking to hundreds of ranchers… Visiting and meeting the families that run the farms, watching the way the farmers treat their animals and take care of the land. And developing personal relationships…
Passionate means we’ve done our homework to find the best-tasting, tenderest meats in the country so we can deliver total customer satisfaction.
Superior Diet Leads to Extraordinary Taste
Greensbury Market works with farmers that raise their livestock and poultry with an emphasis on taste. They do so without growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
These farmers have created innovative and unique diets that consist of a variety of green-growing forage. One of our ranchers admitted he spent more than 15 years fine-tuning the different types of grasses, plants and alfalfas he feeds his cattle to make his meat taste great.
If that sounds like a lot of work - it is. The cattle graze on different pastures and are fed different types of forage. The rich and nutritious combination of fresh plants stimulates the animals’ appetite to eat and they put on a healthy amount of weight. With more weight, the meat marbles and becomes more flavorful and tasty.
More marbling also means the steaks are more tender, but to assure they are as tender as can be, Greensbury Market only sells dry-aged beef.
Dry-Aging for 21 Days Increases Tenderness and Flavor
Dry-aging is close to becoming a lost art. Before meat production became ‘industrialized’ and ‘wet aging’ became the norm, this was the way beef was prepared. Wet aging was more cost-effective and consumers got used to the taste. Most consumers forgot what steak really tastes like.
These days, most beef suppliers can’t be bothered because dry-aging involves considerable expense. In organic, grass-fed beef, dry-aging is uncommon.
To dry-age beef, the meat is stored in a controlled refrigerated environment where humidity is kept at 85% and the temperature is between 34° and 36° F. During the dry-aging process water within the meat evaporates, leaving a concentrated rich, natural beef flavor. The meat’s natural enzymes break down tough connective tissue, leading to more tender beef.
Research from major universities indicates dry aging enhances the flavor and tenderness of steak. For this reason, dry-aged steaks are very popular in fine, high-end steakhouses.
All Greensbury Farms Are Certified USDA Organic…
All Greensbury Market farms are certified United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic. That means each ranch has been visited by a Government-approved inspector to make sure the livestock and poultry is being grown according to all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.
The USDA organic label means a lot of good things. What it doesn’t mean is sustainability. It doesn’t mean a farm can support itself. It doesn’t mean what is produced on that farm isn’t ‘industrialized.’ It doesn’t mean the farm has a positive impact on the environment. And it doesn’t mean the animals raised on the farm are treated humanely.
This is one reason some people have started to say organic agriculture has drifted away from the original intent of the farmers that first rejected the chemical-industrial system.
But Greensbury Market has gone out and found farmers who have taken organic one step further.
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Greensbury Market’s Organic Farms Are Self-Sustaining
Greensbury’s farmers and ranchers not only receive USDA organic certification on their farms, they take organic to a whole new level. Their farms are completely self-sufficient and sustainable.
Most of the feed is grown on the farms. If grain is brought to the ranch, it is organic and used in minimal amounts to supplement the chickens’ and hogs’ diets. Cattle are only fed forage from the ranch.
Greensbury’s farmers and ranchers treat their animals humanely, allowing them to graze freely. They rotate grazing to allow the grass and soil to replenish naturally.
Organic to them means much more than just avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and unnecessary antibiotics and growth hormones. The meat products produced organically on self-sustaining farms have been called “Beyond Organic.”
We didn’t invent the term but we like the way it describes the way our farmers take care of the land and animals and the beef, chicken and pork products we ship to you.
Farms that practice sustainable agriculture are good for the environment. By reducing their use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and using less fuel (to truck in pesticides, fertilizers and feed), they decrease chemical run-off and the dependence on foreign oil. These farms have a smaller carbon footprint and help replenish and rejuvenate the land for future generations.
The Greensbury Market farms do not use synthetic growth hormones nor antibiotics, which are commonly used by factory farms. Growth hormones are used to make cattle grow faster, but are thought to have negative health effects and contaminate surface and groundwater. The widespread overuse of antibiotics in farm animals has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and make it harder to treat human disease.
Grass-Fed Meats are the Healthiest Meats on the Planet
When compared to grain-fed livestock, grass-fed and pasture-raised meats are among the healthiest of protein sources on the planet.
Compared with commercial products, Greensbury Market meats offer more “good” (unsaturated) fats and fewer “bad” (saturated) fats. Grass-fed meats can have up to one third less fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal. Because they are lower in fat than grain-fed animals, grass-fed meat is lower in calories.
Grass-fed meats also have two to four times more omega-3s than meat from grain-fed animals. Omega 3s are heart-friendly, “good” fats that play a vital role in every cell in your body. People with ample amounts of omega-3s in their diets are less likely to have high blood pressure and 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. In addition, omega-3s are essential for proper brain functioning and may reduce the risk of cancer.
Grass-fed meats are also one of the richest sources of conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs). CLAs may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. A Finnish researcher showed women with the highest level of CLA in their diets had a 60% lower risk of breast cancer than those with lower levels. Compared to grain-fed cattle, meat from grass-fed cattle contains three to five times more CLA products.
As we mentioned above, Greensbury Markets meats are raised without synthetic growth hormones and antibiotics. That means you or your family are not being exposed to additional hormones and antibiotics in the meat you eat.
So, as you have read animals fed a 100% vegetarian diet produce meat that is good for the environment and good for you.
Masterfully Prepared and Packaged for Your Convenience
The butchers who prepare for Greensbury Market know when, where and how to cut the meat. They pay attention to details like whether to cut with or against the grain for optimal steaks and chops. All of our meats are hand-trimmed so they are perfectly portioned and are ready to cook.
All Greensbury meats are flash-frozen at the peak of their flavor then cry-vac packaged to preserve freshness, flavor, juiciness and natural vitamins and minerals. Each chicken breast, pork chop or steak is individually sealed so you can stock up and freeze them without having to worry about freezer burn and spoilage. In fact, Greensbury meats are guaranteed to maintain for up to 6 months in your freezer.
Greensbury Market ships your order to your front door via UPS. It will arrive in a recyclable Expanded Polystyrene foam container with dry ice. Inside, you’ll find your beef, chicken or pork packaged in boxes that are suitable for gifting.
When you finally cook your Greensbury Market order, the taste will match - or beat - any meat you’ve ever ordered at a high-end restaurant. We guarantee it.
Organic Gifts They Won’t Soon Forget
Greensbury Market ships your order in a recyclable Expanded Polystyrene foam container that contains your beef, chicken or pork packaged in our custom designed recyclable cardboard boxes.
The boxes are works of art that you might have a hard time recycling -- but when you open them and see the chicken, beef or pork within, you’ll want to thaw some overnight, cook and taste it for yourself.
Or, you might want to send some as a gift… Filet mignon for the holidays… A gourmet gift pack for a birthday… The perfect “green” gift… Or to make any special occasion memorable.
Why not send a package of our organic meats to a friend? Our 100% grass-fed beef is delicious and nutritious. It’s the kind of gift a family member or environmentally-conscious friend won’t forget any time soon.