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GRASS > GRAIN

GRASS-FED & FINISHED

Not all grass-fed beef is equal. Grass-fed & grass-finished beef means NO GRAIN EVER! Nope, not even in the winter. At Summerfield Farms we mean grass-fed. Grass-fed = mother’s milk and grasses only! Why do we go through all the extra effort? Get your grass-feducation below!

WE GROW GRASS

 

Yes, we raise cattle, too!

The magic however, is in growing the best,

most diverse grasses in the Piedmont.

We go above and beyond

to nurture our soils to produce

the best 100% grass-fed

&

grass-finished beef around.

Summerfield Farms didn’t intend to evolve into a grass-fed beef farm. Proprietor David Couch set out to restore the land after many years of soil depletion from growing tobacco and envisioned thriving pastures. His quest to restore the land coupled with his life passion for health & wellness resulted in the introduction of grass-fed cattle to once depleted soils. Cattle positively feed the soil’s microbial ecology, which in turn stimulates healthy plant growth and increases diversity.

Strong, diverse plant growth is critical to nature’s model for a perfect balance of health in all its ecosystems. Now the cattle are being harvested as high-quality, great tasting, nutrient dense meat produced entirely with solar power. This process heals and rejuvenates the land and sequesters measurable amounts of carbon.

GRASS-FED > GRAIN-FED

2 to 5 times more Omega 3’s than Grain-fed beef
Grass-fed beef has an Omega 6: Omega 3 proportion similar to wild salmon
2 to 3 times more CLA than Grain-fed beef
CLA protects against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
Higher levels of essential Vitamins, Mineral & Antioxidants
Including: vitamin E, zinc, iron, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium

 RECIPES

FROM OUR FARM, TO YOUR TABLE

PERFECT TENDERLOIN
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PERFECT TENDERLOIN
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INGREDIENTS

4 Summerfield Farms 100% Grass-fed Tenderloin steaks

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fine sea salt

2 tablespoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns

4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat for 7 minutes.

Using paper towels, pat the steaks dry. Brush the tenderloin lightly all over with the oil. Combine the sea salt and cracked pepper adhere. The steaks should be evenly coated with the salt and pepper.

When the pan is extremely hot, add the steaks and sear evenly on all sides (top, bottom, and sides) for about 2 minutes per side. (Be sure the cooking area is well ventilated.) You’ll probably need about 3 turns to sear the sides about 10 minutes total.

Remove the pan from the heat and arrange all steaks in the skillet. Top each with a tablespoon of butter, then place the skillet in the oven. Cook the filets for 8 to 12 minutes to 120 degrees for rare and 125 degrees for medium-rare. Remove the steaks to a platter, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

 

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BRAISED BEEF BRISKET
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BRAISED BEEF BRISKET
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INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 (2- 3 pounds) Summerfield Farms Beef Brisket

2 large white onions, chopped

4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

4 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces

6 garlic cloves

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup homemade chicken broth

28oz crushed or chopped tomatoes

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in lower third.

Heat oil in a wide 5-to 6-quart heavy pot over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Season brisket with 1 tsp each of salt and pepper, then brown brisket, turning once, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

Reduce heat to medium. Add onions to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Add vinegar, stirring and scraping up brown bits. Add stock and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Return brisket to pot, nestling it in braising liquid (liquid will not cover meat). Cover with a tight-fitting lid and braise in oven until fork-tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

 

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MARINATED AND GRILLED LONDON BROIL
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MARINATED AND GRILLED LONDON BROIL
RECIPE
INGREDIENTS

2 lbs 100% Grass-fed London Broil

1/2 cup coconut aminos

3 tablespoons sesame oil

7 crushed Summerfield Farms certified organic garlic cloves, no skin

1-2 tablespoons black pepper (depending on preferred spice level)

DIRECTIONS

Combine coconut aminos, sesame oil, crushed garlic, and black pepper. Pour marinade over the beef, preferably in a plastic bag, and leave in the fridge for at least four hours.

Shake off excess marinade and directly grill on the grate above the coals that are about medium heat. Sear for 4 minutes per side to get a medium cook, or until the desired temperature.

Let London Broil rest for about 10-15 minutes, then slice into very thin trips across the grain of beef.

 

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