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Everything you need to know about buying beef from us.

Buying beef directly from the rancher is different than rolling up to the grocery store meat department - in some obvious, and not so obvious ways. We've tried to think of everything you need to know to happily and confidently purchase beef through our website and put it in here. If you have a question that isn't covered here, contact Nicole.


Buying custom whole, half, or quarter beef shares

When you choose this option, you are technically purchasing a share of a live animal. The beef is priced on the "hanging weight" which is the weight of your share (quarter, half, or whole) after it has been slaughtered, but before it has been butchered into individual cuts. Beef that is sold this way is not required to be slaughtered under USDA safety inspection but ours is at this time (it is typically offered under the "WSDA Exempt" program).


Our custom beef is available year-round. Use the "timing" drop down to select when you would like to receive your beef. Nicole will be in touch with you via e-mail after you make your deposit to provide more information about timing, and how to contact Pure Country Harvest (Moses Lake) to submit a cutting order that will include all of your preferences: various steak and roast cut choices, steak thickness, etc.


The time between slaughter and when the beef is available for pick up is about three weeks, allowing for aging in the cooler before the beef is cut.


Buying Beef Boxes and individual beef packages

The beef available for purchase in our beef boxes, ground beef of any quantity, and individual cut add-ons comes from cattle that were slaughtered at Pure Country Harvest in Moses Lake under USDA safety inspection. This qualifies the beef to be sold by the individual cut. We also adhere to USDA safe storage regulations in monitored freezers before we ship, or you pick up the beef.


Beef Shipping

We are set up to ship beef boxes via UPS. The shipping rates are dictated and calculated by the total weight of your purchase (beef box weight, plus any add-on beef packages you choose). The beef boxes insulated and packed with dry ice that will keep beef frozen for multiple days. That said, we are playing it safe with guaranteed, in Washington state only, two day shipping.


Because of that, we can only ship Monday - Wednesday, so orders submitted Thursday-Sunday will not ship until the first part of the next week to guarantee tw0-day shipping. Please unbox and place your beef under freezer or refrigeration temperature immediately.


If for some reason you are concerned about the packaging or safety of your beef when it arrives, please contact us. Once you receive your beef and inspect it for order accuracy and confirm it arrived frozen, it is up to you to store, thaw, and cook safely.


Terms and Conditions

By using our website to browse and purchase beef you are agreeing to the procedures and policies outlined above and expressed on any and all pages of this website.


Privacy Policy

We will never sell or share information you provide through our website. Your name and contact information is used to contact you about placed orders. We will periodically send subscribers e-mail offers and information. You may opt out of e-mail communication from us at any time.




Will & Nicole Derting

Ephrata, Washington

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