The owners of Cairncrest Farm in front of a barn.

Real People, Real Food

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Our New York Farm Delivers to Your Home

100% Grass Finished, Grass Fed Beef and Lamb ~ Pastured Organic Chicken and Pastured Pork

Welcome to the farm!

My name is Garth (I'm the tall one without a beard). I started Cairncrest Farm with my wife Alanna, my brother Ed, and my sister-in-law Normandy. Along the way we've added four kids, three cats, and one dog. We are enthusiastically committed to creating and sharing real, nourishing food. Whether it's 100% grass finished, grass fed beef, certified organic chicken, or gifts from local artisans, everything we sell is a representation of our belief in the beauty and joy that can be found in a healthy farm ecosystem.

There's lots to say about all this. You can keep scrolling for more about the farm, or look in the menu for info about a particular topic. If you have a question you don't see the answer to you can call me at (267) 625-0542, or email Alanna at

How it Works


Pick out your favorite grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and more.


We pack your order for you. Things are happening!


Your order arrives frozen in a 100% recyclable insulated container.

Dinner Time

You cook a delicious, nutritious, wholesome meal.

Feel Great

You've eaten a good meal, and you're a part of something bigger.

Do Something

Walk with a friend! Read a book! Visit Cairncrest Farm!

A Farm You Can Trust

•Shipped frozen to your door

•Clear labelling - meat is sold by the pound, not the package or the serving. You pay only for exactly what you get

•No subscriptions

•No gimmicky marketing

•Free shipping over $200

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100% Grass Finished, Grass Fed Beef

Grass fed beef from a small, ethical farm is completely different than anything you can buy in a grocery store.

Learn more about our grass-fed beef

Organic, Truly Pastured Chicken and Turkey

Our friends at Wrong Direction Farm do an incredible job raising organic, truly pastured chicken and turkey.

Learn more about our organic chicken and turkey

100% Grass-fed & Grass-finished Lamb

Grass-fed lamb is better lamb. Raising sheep on grass and nothing else is ideal.

Learn more about our grass-fed lamb

Truly Pastured Pork

Pigs are remarkable creatures, and pork from well cared for, pastured pigs is better in every way.

Learn more about our pastured pork

What We've Been Thinking About

Talking Ag Science

I just finished attending a two day workshop with Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association. In the past five years I’ve gone to a number of alternative agriculture functions, and I am always interested by the claims made and the evidence offered to support them. I’ve gone to lectures in which I’ve bought most of what I’ve...


As promised last Tuesday, I'm going to continue with the pig theme for a few long posts. I hope you'll stick it out as I could use your help at the end of my next piece, and you will better understand the issue after reading this one and the upcoming installment. I wanted to get...

The Perfect Tool

Spring has finally arrived on the farm, at least if a diminishing snowpack and above freezing daytime temperatures count. I have a proud tradition of planting too early, and my records indicate that in my most delusional year - 2012 - a few weeks in the 70s convinced me to direct seed kale in the...