The Dickinson College Farm is proud to provide grass-fed, humanely-raised meat for the campus community. We hope that our efforts to care for, respect and love these animals is reflected in the quality of our animal products. In recognition of our efforts to provide exemplary care for our livestock, all of our meat is Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grass-fed by A Greener World.
Why Choose Grass-Fed?
Dickinson College Farm grass-fed meats:
- Are raised humanely in a rotating pasture system that keeps the animals well-fed and happy! Both Dickinson College Farm and our butcher, Warrington Farm Meats, are Animal Welfare Approved for humane handling.
- Are raised sustainably! Grass-fed programs can reduce soil erosion, water pollution, and energy use in comparison to feed-lot systems. Permanent pasture systems also sequester carbon in the soil which can contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Are raised locally and transparently. We encourage our customers to visit the farm in Boiling Springs and meet the cattle and sheep – bring your families to see where the meat comes from!
- Taste better! At least, that’s our opinion. Although we can’t back that up with data, we’re so confident in our products that all our meats are sold with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Grass-fed meats from small herds may cost a little more than run-of-the-mill beef and lamb from the grocery store or discount stores. But, the extra cost reflect the extra care that we take to raise our animals and an extra bonus of taste for your dinner!
For more information on the livestock program, visit our livestock page.
Availability and Pricing:
The Dickinson College Farm raises beef cattle and market lambs. We keep a rotating stock of frozen retail products, including a variety of steaks and roasts, ground beef, and sausages.
All meat is priced by the pound, so each cut varies slightly in price. Please find estimated prices on the availability list below. The farm team will communicate your final price after you have placed your order.
You will also find our most current product list, approximate prices, and instructions for pick-up in the order form. A real live member of the farm crew will respond to your order within one business day. We will pull and weigh your order, calculate your bill, and email back a confirmation.
Meat orders will be packed and calculated Tuesdays and Fridays between 8:00 and 9:00 am. Please place your order by midnight on the day before you would like to pick up your meat.
Pick-up is currently available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm at the Dickinson College Farm. Please bring a cooler or bag to transport your grass-fed beef.