Sunny Cove Farm Grass Fed Beef
Sunny Cove Farm grass fed beef is raised organically on rotationally grazed pasture in Alfred. The winter diet consists of grass baleage and dry hay. All animals are raised certified organic and the beef is cut, wrapped, and frozen at Leona Meat Plant in Troy, PA. Leona Meat plant is a U.S.D.A. inspected processor, and is certified organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC. Most cuts are readily available at the farm store Tuesday and Friday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1444 Randolph Road Alfred or by appointment at 607-587-9282.
Benefits of Grass-fed, Grass-Finished Beef
Cows are ruminant animals and were not created to process starches like corn. But after World War II cattle and other livestock became the answer to disposing of the excess grain inventory brought about by mechanization. If you combine the cattle's inability to fully digest corn- in most cases GMO corn - with the resulting potential for diarrhea, bloat or liver disease from that inability and then add antibiotics, hormones and the stress of CAFOS, one can easily see why people are hungry for the exquisite taste and health benefits of beef as nature intended it to be:grass-fed, grass-finished.
In 2010, the Stockman Grass Farmer produced a brochure entitled "Grass-fed, The informed Choice." This eight-page manifesto shares perspectives from investigative reporter, author and wild food specialist Jo Robinson and Tilak Dhiman, Ph.D., considered a world authority on conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Superior taste is one sales point, but there are powerful nutritional benefits to grass- fed, grass-finished beef. The list below is more fully expounded in the Stockman brochure. Once you read it, it's easy to understand why Dr. Walker tells his patients to eat a hamburger instead of taking a fish oil pill.
Grass-fed, grass-finished beef nutritional benefits include:
- -500 percent more conjugated linoleic acid(CLA). This is an essential fatty acid that has indications of being anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic and anti-atherosclerosis(heart disease.)
- -Increased immunity, increased bone density, suppression of the growth of cancer cells
- -400 percent more vitamin A - A cancer fighter, necessary for bone developement and prevention of skin disorders.
- -300 percent more vitamin E - A potent antioxidant that lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer.
- -75 percent more omega-3. Another potent anti-cancer agent, essential for brain function. It reduces blood pressure and lowers heart attack risk.
- -78 percent more beta-carotene. Another antioxidant that can help lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Source: Stockman Grass Farmer brochure, 2010.
Sunny Cove Farm Grass-fed Beef Price List 2017
Beef Quarters and Halves are available by special order in advance at $3.89 per pound (hanging weight) custom cut to your specifications by Leona Meat Products in Troy, Pennsylvania NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC. Processing costs are not included in the price above but usually add about $0.75 per pound. Average beef quarter weight is 150 pounds.
Click the following link to download our color 2017 Grass Fed Beef Price List in pdf format.
Sunny Cove Farm Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1444 Randolph Road Alfred or by appointment at 607-587-9282
Sunny Cove Farm Tours
We will also be giving tours of our grass-based organic dairy operation during September and October. Come and learn about sustainable organic farming by calling 607-587-9282 for an appointment.
Beef is also available by the ¼ at $3.89 /lb hanging weight(plus processing) by special order in advance, call
607-587-9282 for availability of custom cut quarters or halves
2017 Preorder Butcher Dates
- January 30th
- April 10th
- July 10th
- October 9th
Organically Raised Beef - No Hormones, No Antibiotics, No Steroids - 100% Grass fed, USDA Inspected Organic Beef.