2016 Purchase Information -
- We sell most of our beef by the quarter which has yielded between 90-120#s of finished beef depending on how large the cattle get. We sell "split halves", yielding cuts from the front and rear quarters. We will be purchasing stocker cattle in April to cover our needs for the season, we appreciate your deposit in hand by the end of March. This year in response to tight cattle supplies and much higher prices, we have raised our prices to $4.50# hanging weight. Hanging weight is the weight of the butchered animal, just prior to being cut and packed by the butcher. In addition there are fees from our butcher, Byron Center Meats. A $200/quarter deposit is due when you order. 1/8th is available, but with limited cutting options from our butcher. A deposit of $100 is required for an 1/8th. Please call or email prior to sending a check if ordering later than April. Checks should be made out to Sand Lily Farms. We are happy to explain any details of the purchase process over the phone or email. As a small operation we are open to special requests if submitted in a timely manner; we love to be your farmer but we can't read your mind.
Mark is available for consult for your rural landscape issues. I have over a decade experience with grass land beef production, permaculture and homesteading issues. In our area a quick walk over your place would be free to $50 depending in the logistics. If you are far away call and we'll talk. I am a raging pragmatist and will provide consulting based on all the many available agriculture tools of our day including herbicides and collaborating with your big farm neighbors.
We generally have sample cuts available from our home by appointment. We have been known to attend the Grand Rapids farmers market at Fulton and Fuller and the Eastern Market in Detroit (which BTW is the coolest farm market ever).
Sand Lily Farms
5920 115th Ave
Fennville, MI 49408
616-240-7135 - My cell, generally available 8 AM to 9 PM EST