1. How it works
Like all fresh, real food Morris Grassfed Beef is a seasonal product. We harvest our animals on a seasonal basis, when the grass is still green and the animals have “finished” from May through August.
We start taking orders every February and cut-off orders in May so we can properly plan supplies and work with our butchers to reserve coveted processing dates. Unlike industrial meat, Morris Grassfed is processed by small-scale, artisan butchers who have to schedule staff and equipment needs. It’s kind of like making a reservation at The French Laundry, you have to reserve your spot months ahead of time. Deliveries begin in June and normally go through September or until we sell out.
2. What’s included?
We offer a split-half (quarter cow) which ranges between 85-90 lbs. and includes a variety of roasts, steaks and ground beef. You can also order a half, half PLUS (more steaks) or whole (approx. 360 lbs.) portion. All portions are cut and packaged from a single-animal, so there’s no mixing with cattle from other ranches. Special cutting instructions are possible for orders of a half or larger. All cuts are individually wrapped and labeled with cut name and weight, making it super easy to split between family and friends. Split-halves are delivered all at once, in two boxes on our Delivery Day routes, all pick-ups re reserved ahead of time.
*Home Delivery* Subscription Pack includes seasonal, 25 lb. boxes delivered throughout the year: June, Sept., Dec., and March, similar to our old CSA-Style and is perfect for those customers with limited freezer space. Price per pound includes shipping, so there are no surprise markups.
3. Getting your beef
Your portion is reserved as soon as we receive your order confirmation. We’ll follow-up with an e-mail detailing our delivery schedule. At that time, we’ll ask for a $250 deposit (per split-half) to confirm your order. Smaller orders will be charged a 50% deposit, according to total amount due. All beef is delivered frozen and can be preserved safely for a year or more in your freezer. Meat is packed tightly in cardboard boxes and stays colder that way. There is no need to bring a cooler on the day of delivery, however, we do suggest heading straight home to get it in the freezer.
We have a number of drop-off locations throughout the SF Bay Area and central coast. See our order form for exact locations. When you place your order, you pick the location and we will notify you with an exact date and time as soon as our delivery schedule is finalized. We will also send you a reminder/ confirmation e-mail the week prior to your delivery. For locations beyond our truck routes, we offer FREE SHIPPING (1-2 days). Please refer to our order page for shipping zones.
4. How to order?
Orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of the complicated logistics and planning involved in raising, cutting, wrapping & delivering your beef, we ask that customers pay a deposit to defray some up front costs and confirm pick-up on the scheduled day and time. Your deposit will be credited to your balance due upon pick-up. The final price is based on the final weight of the meat.
5. Refunds and exchanges
We understand that situations change, people move, and sometimes customers have to cancel an order. On the rare occasion a customer is unhappy with the way the beef is cut or wrapped, we will do our best to replace/ exchange it (cut by a different butcher) in a timely manner, however, we do not do door-to-door deliveries and will ask that you return the beef to us in San Juan Bautista for an exchange or refund.