How it Works

Our Story


“There is no one I’d rather farm with.” brothers Edmund and Garth said of each other. Our two families founded Cairncrest Farm in 2010 with the vision on building a vibrant, local food system. We are committed to ethical farming practices, land stewardship, our creative pursuits and producing exceptional meat.

-Edmund, Normandy, Alanna and Garth


We welcome visitors to our farm and want to make our farming methods entirely transparent to our customers, community and fellow farmers. Please contact us if you would like to stop by.


156 Talbot Rd
West Winfield, NY 13491
315-368-2210
info@cairncrestfarm.com


Grassfed meat from our farm to your table

What makes our meat so special?

Grassfed  We feed our cattle nothing but green grass and stored forages. Our beef is truly 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, providing you with the health benefits documented from grass-fed meat. Our pigs eat forages, local non-GMO grains, and whey from yogurt manufacturing.

Quality pastures We rotate our herds daily. With frequent moves to new grass the feed value of the pastures improves. Quality grass results in excellent beef.

Traceability  The meat we sell comes from our farm and we know each animal’s history. Every cut is labeled and traceable to a single animal. We personally guarantee the purity and quality of our meat.

Careful husbandry  Our livestock are healthy. We do not sell meat that has been treated by chemicals of any kind, including but not limited to, antibiotics, hormone growth promotants, or pour-on-insecticides.

Dry-aged 14-21 days  Dry-aged beef and pork is rare, available only in the very best restaurants and from gourmet butcher shops. Why rare? Because dry-aging is expensive. Why desired? Because dry-aging produces unparalleled flavor.

Hand-processed  Cairncrest Farm beef and pork is processed in a small, family-owned, USDA-inspected facility with the utmost care for animal well-being. Our products are prepared by hand and packaged in vacuum sealed bags.

Small-scale  We are a true family-owned and operated farm. All the meat we sell comes from our farm. We are small enough for intimate care of our land and livestock, but large enough to grow beef and pork as our profession.

Person to Person  When you call or email Cairncrest Farm, you’ll get one of us (or probably an answering machine – we’re outside working!). We enjoy hearing from our customers.

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