We try to supply a good selection of frozen beef options sourced from small, local farms. Some of our suppliers include:
Engleking’s Country Beef
We stock a variety of meat options from Engleking’s, including ground beef, beef patties, and cube steak.
“We are Robert and Darlene Engleking, full time farmers and owners of Engleking’s Country Beef Shop. The Engleking name has been associated with farming and dairy since 1937. Our farm is located in Eastern Hancock County where we currently raise livestock and grain. Together Robert and his father Roland steadily increased a milking herd of Holsteins. Along with the milking, they raised Holstein steers for meat production to be sold at the market. Crops were also raised in order to feed the livestock throughout the year. In 1996, the milk cows were sold and the focus of the family farm was to raise steers for meat and to continue to raise the crops in order to feed them. Even though the Holstein breed is a dairy breed we continued to raise them for beef production. In addition to providing the highest quality all-natural beef, we also offer all-natural pork products. All of our pork is from the Berkshire breed which also provides a very high quality meat.”
Fischer Farms supplies us with their all-natural ground beef and beef patties.
“Our home farm has been in our family since my great grandfather bought the land from the sheriff after the civil war veteran who previously owned the land did not return. The land is on rolling hills in southern Indiana that is best suited for cattle. We purchased two neighboring farms and now have 750 contiguous acres all focused on producing top quality beef. We have strong beliefs that conventional animal production relies too heavily on the use of growth promotants and antibiotics in an effort to reduce costs. Additionally the processing of the meat and additives that have become standard such as saline solution, MSGs, fillers, dyes and others are not properly regulated. In 2004, we started selling our beef direct to restaurants and individuals to create a long term viable farm that raises natural beef. Coincidentally, Sander Processing built a new processing plant near our farm in Celestine in 2003. They have been great to work with and have grown with us and helped us adapt to our customer’s needs. In 2013 they built a separate addition to their building where we now do our weekly order fulfillment. Our focus has been on producing top quality fresh, natural meats each and every week. This consistent supply has made us a farm to fork choice for many restaurants. As I’ve often said, “It’s easy to produce great quality meat once, it’s much harder to produce high quality that is fresh each and every week.”