The Best Places to Find Grass-Fed Beef in NH



Scottish Highlander at Miles Smith Farm in Loudon

The bulk of the meat you buy in the supermarket is from industrial feed lot cattle that are confined in pens and fed corn, antibiotics and hormones.

But there is a growing movement towards making the effort to source meat locally from family farms that humanely raise cows, allowing them the freedom to graze on rolling green hills. By feeding on grasses alone, with no hormones or antibiotics, grass-fed beef is leaner, has fewer calories, more vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and is lower in saturated fats. It’s good for you. Peruse this list for New Hampshire home-grown for your family. All it takes is a short drive to the farm to stock your freezer.

Slice expert Hillary Davis is the author of "Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera" and "French Comfort Food."

Editor's note: Find many more great NH farms raising grass-fed beef here.

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Brookford Farm
250 West Rd.
Canterbury
(603) 742-4084
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Grass-fed stew or ground beef

A love story and a success story, Luke and Catarina Mahoney met in Russia while working on a biodynamic farm. By 2007 they had two sons and moved to New Hampshire, where they are now contentedly lodged on their own 600-acre farm. Their cows are pasture-fed and antibiotic- and hormone-free.

Visit their farm store for grass-fed dairy and meats, eggs and vegetables. Visit the website for list of stores and restaurants carrying Brookford Farm products or join their CSA program with distributions in a variety of locations. Organic methods, non-GMO.

Miles Smith Farm
56 Whitehouse Rd.
Loudon
(603) 783-5159
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Breakfast Scottish Highlander beef patties

Raised on grass, hay and vegetable grains with no growth stimulants or antibiotics, the Scottish Highlander cows Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson raise produce beef that is naturally low-fat. These popular patties are specially flavored for breakfast.

You can stay at the Inn at Miles Smith Farm and go cow riding (Highlanders are sturdy and strong), summer horseback riding or help with farm chores to experience what it is like living on a working farm.

Steve Normanton
Grass-Fed Beef
226 Charles Bancroft Hwy.
Litchfield
(603) 320-1169
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Beef by the cut

You can order a whole side of beef or “by the cut” steaks, ground beef, roasts and ribs. Steve has been raising cattle since he was 8 years old and is a firm advocate of grass-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free cattle. His livestock roam the beautiful certified organic pastureland of his farm in Litchfield. Organic grass-fed raw Jersey milk available as well.

E-mail or call ahead for pickup at the farm store.

3J Farms
Danbury
(603) 768-5631
Graze Sustainable Table
207 Main St., New London
(603) 526-2488 
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Steak frites

Happy cows — Herefords crossed with Scottish Highlander, Angus and Pinzgauer — graze in lush meadows of native grasses on this 500-acre farm owned by Jeff and Lori Deuink. 100-precent grass-fed with no antibiotics or hormones.

Steak frites cut from the farm’s own grass-fed beef is featured at their restaurant, Graze Sustainable Table in New London.

Paradise Farm
468 Center Rd.
Lyndeborough
(603) 345-0860

Beef by the cut

From chuck to ground meat, soup bones, porterhouse, tenderloin, tongue, sirloin or strip steak, Paradise Farm’s 100-percent grass-fed Scottish Highland beef is available at farmers markets listed on their website.

Their farmstand is open by appointment for pickups.

 

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