Box of Beef

(2 customer reviews)

£100.00

Box contains two sirloin steaks and two rump steaks, three packs of minced beef and two of diced, one brisket, one slow roast, one beef forerib or topside or silverside, topside steaks or Denver Steaks and maybe burgers in the summer. It is all quick-frozen.  The total weight is a minimum of 8 kg.  Individually, the contents are valued at more than £110, but this box of beef costs just £100.00 at the Wernlwyd farm gate.  Phone us on 07944 668809 to discuss bespoke contents.

Order online now for collection in Carmarthen Farmers Market or Llanelli Street Market. Or take a spin and collect from our shop right here on the farm:

Click here for directions to Wernlwyd / Grey Alders.

We stock a range of super-aged beef steaks, roasting joints, burgers, sausages, beef mince and diced beef. (To say nothing of our flavour-filled super-aged mutton, our beef tallow soap, Kenyan coffee and farm cider.) Scroll down for more about Grey Alders.

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Description

Beef and Mutton from the Carmarthenshire hills

Our aim is to bring you the best beef and mutton you will ever taste.  The secret is (1) older animals, (2) grass-feeding and (3) super-ageing after slaughter.  Wernlwyd (Eng: Grey Alders) is not certified organic but we employ organic principles.  Our pasture has not been reseeded for years, most of it for generations.  Over that time it has become naturalised with wild grasses and flowers.  That brings higher welfare and improves quality.

Our beef

Scroll down for information about our beef.

We look for retired heritage suckler cows of a minimum of five years of age before slaughter.  Supermarket beef is slaughter at 30 months.  Those additional years bring a better joint of meat.  Not only that, but we hang each side of beef in the chiller for no less than fifty-six days. At that point something extraordinary begins to happen.  The increase in tenderness is dramatic.  The taste becomes deeper and more complex.  The meat enzymes have done their work! We begin to approach, if you will forgive the expression, ‘meatopia’.

Our Environment

Contrary to what you might hear, the environmental impact of raising sheep and cattle is low. Our animals hang out in fields during the summer and eat silage, harvested grass, in winter.  They are NEVER ‘finished’ on grain in ‘feed-lots’.

After all, sheep and cattle are grazing animals.  Their digestive system with its four stomachs is far more complex than ours.  Ruminants are inefficient at digesting grain but perfectly-designed to extract every last ounce of nutrition out of grass and meadow flowers.  26% of the earth’s surface is pasture. Ruminants are prey animals whose purpose is to convert what we cannot eat slowly but surely into what we can – high-quality, high-protein muscle meat.

Talking of the environment, these days produce can be flown half-way round the world to satisfy modern food fads. When you choose our super-aged beef or mutton, you know the animals have been well cared-for and you are buying local, from farm to fork, keeping those food miles to the bare minimum.

Our Pricing

Our meat costs no more than what supermarkets charge for their highest quality.  But the similarity ends there.  Our older stock means more flavour and our extreme hanging brings taste the ‘big boys’, with their need for throughput, can only dream of . By buying direct from the farm, you know what you are eating has been well cared for.  And we know our customers appreciate the very best.

2 reviews for Box of Beef

  1. Lorena (verified owner)

    Delicious beef, amazing flavour, fantastic value, lasted a greedy family of four a month

  2. Percy and Hilary Williams (verified owner)

    Wernlwyd beef is absolutely delicious. We bought a box of it during a stay at Grey Alders and took it straight home to the freezer. The meat can be cooked in a variety of ways. We recently mixed the diced beef with chopped up wild garlic leaves from the local woodlands and this imparted a gentle spicy flavour to the meat, which everyone enjoyed. The beef joints were kept for special family gatherings and delighted everyone. Our methods vary from a standard roast, Romertopf clay vessel to slow cooker. We quickly fry the steaks with chopped garlic in the fat and then complete the cooking in the slow cooker with a layer of onions on top followed by a layer of potatoes, then a layer of parsnip and finally a layer of carrot. The meat is not only flavoursome, but of a tender texture. When cooked in a slow cooker, the juices can be turned into a gravy, which we guess must be healthy as well as a good accompaniment to the meal. A glass of red wine goes well with the beef meals and we recommend the Merlot from Lidl’s (the label with a fish on it). Despite being a cheap wine, it always tastes good (provided you have it with your beef meal and not with your dessert!). We would definitely buy another box of Wernlwyd beef.

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