Beef, Veal & Pork

Grass-fed Beef | Rose Veal | Whey-fed Pork

We raise grass-fed beef, rose veal, and whey-fed pork here at Cricket Creek. Our beef cattle live outside, year-round, except when there is particularly bad weather. In the summer they are rotationally grazed through pastures, and in the winter they live on our hay fields eating the forage we put up for them in the summer.

Our pigs are fed mostly whey, as it is a byproduct of our cheese making operation and plentiful at Cricket Creek. They also eat vegetable scraps and leftover organic popcorn from Images Cinema in town. Our pigs live outside and are rotated through a pasture. They root around eating plants and bugs in the soil.

All of our meat is processed at Eagle Bridge Custom Meat and Smokehouse in nearby Eagle Bridge, NY. We work with this small family-owned, USDA-inspected processor because of their exceptional and humane work. Read more about their standards and practices here.

Our beef, pork, and rose veal are available year-round, although if you are looking for something particular, please call in advance since we are often low on particular cuts.  All our meat is frozen and sold in the farm store. If you don’t see something that you would like, please ask a Cricket Creek employee and we can look for it for you. Due to limited space, we only ever stock a few packages of organs in the farm store and rarely stock cuts such as pork heads, so please let us know if you would like to purchase any such items at our farm store or at one of the farmers markets we attend. 

See our full price sheet here

We occasionally have large quantities of meat to sell in bulk or via wholesale. If you are interested, please contact us at orders@cricketcreekfarm.com or 413-458-5888. Purchasing a half or whole animal, or making a bulk retail purchase is the most economical way to enjoy humanely raised meat and to support your local farms. An added benefit to purchasing our meat at a farmers market is that we can accept SNAP market tokens as payment! We hope to get set up to accept SNAP/EBT cards at our farm store, but it is not something we are currently authorized to do.