Filed Under: Steaks to love because of the love that made them.
Overview: Natural, certified-Angus beef steaks from genetically elite cattle respectfully raised on the 100+ year old 44 Farms. All the right cuts are made, in the top two USDA grades of Prime or Choice: Strips, Filets, Ribeye, and Top Sirloin; and for your more casual nights at the grill, they make Angus ground beef and Angus franks. Beef from Angus cattle is more well-marbled, and Angus cattle from 44 Farms are more well-cared for. So, if you have a taste for excellence, you'll enjoy the taste of these 44's
Appreciate: The stewardship by 44 Farms. These guys are true ranchers, which means they're the original and still the most authentic environmentalists, anywhere. Cattle are checked on multiple times each day, to ensure they're feeling fine, and veterinarians are always at-hand, just in case they're not; pastures are stocked with fresh, clean water; facilities are designed for livestock safety and ease of movement; and university-based experts are regularly consulted to reduce the animals' stress, and improve their lot, overall. The cattle at 44 Farms are vegetarian-fed on grass, corn, and grain. And, they're hormone free, antibiotic free, and simply all-natural, so however you top your steak--whether a light compound butter, or maybe some Worcestershire, peppercorns, or bleu cheese crumbles--you'll be making more enhancements to it than the ranchers did during its entire life at 44 Farms
Know: 44 Farms is nationally known for its industry-leading breed of Angus cattle, and it's worth visiting the Farm's main webpage (a separate site from where you buy the beef; both sites linked below) to get some exceptional in-depth background on their breeding tradition and standards. But if your intellectual appetite is light, try to digest this, at least: Angus beef has superior flavor because it has a higher concentration of marbling, and that leads to juicier, tender steak. Marbling is fat, of course, but you should think of marbled fat as being more like olive oil: it's oleic acid, and that's a mono-unsaturated fat that has the health benefit of reducing LDL (the bad) cholesterol. It's almost as if God knew you were going to top your Angus with too many bleu cheese crumbles, and wanted to give you an offset. Thank God for God's big brain
Special Comments: If you love steak and are new to 44 Farms, consider first ordering their Prime Selection Variety Pack, which has one of each of their best-cut meats, or the Executive Variety Pack, which has their best-selling boneless ribeye, NY Strip, and ground beef and franks (like hot dogs, but worthier of the fancier title). Either of these packs will give you a great sample of what 44 Farms has to offer. Also: keep an eye out for free shipping codes on their website or Facebook page, so your dinner can fly free
Cost: $47.94 for an 8 oz Prime Filet (shown above; minimum order of 4); $154.95 for the Prime Selection Variety Pack; $199.95 for the Executive