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We are a network of ranchers and butchers delivering the best in 100% grassfed beef and pasture raised meats to your door.
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Meat Dorks is a group of farmers, butchers, and cutting facilities that have come together to share our passion for the craft and to deliver great products in a way that is consistent and convenient.

We work with ranchers and farmers that have raised cattle for generations and see animal husbandry as a way of life. They use old world methods of raising cattle on indigenous wild grass and open pastures. We harvest humanely and dry age the entire animal to give you the most in each bite. Most importantly, we use the entire animal.

 

 

Contrary to popular belief, grassfed beef shouldn't be tough, dry, and gamey, if the animal has excellent genetics, great grass, and is properly dry aged. 

The current model, however, makes it difficult for producers to raise cattle in a way that maximizes flavor. Let’s look at two examples:  

SUPERMARKETS: Supermarkets purchase at prices that are too low for producers to use the best animals and great grass. When domestic prices rise, some markets source from overseas. They also skip the dry aging process so that the weight of the product is heavier, because every ounce of moisture lost during the dry aging process hurts a supermarket’s bottom line. 

At Meat Dorks, we use animals with great genetics, wild grass, and dry age for up to two weeks to maximize the flavor of each cut.

OTHER ONLINE COMPANIES. Most, if not all, companies purchase leftover meat, which is why most companies sell weight. They then store the products in a cold storage facility for, at times, up to a year. This means you are paying premium prices for leftover products. There is only one winner in this scenario and it’s not you. 

We don't believe in selling leftover meat and selling weight. We harvest monthly and our members know exactly what they get.

SOURCE VERIFIED PROGRAM. We use the highest standards in animal husbandry to ensure the humane treatment of animals from birth to harvest. This requires accurate information, source documents, and an illustration of how all of this works from birth to plate.

GREAT PRODUCTS. It takes serious skill cultivated over generations to produce great stuff. We work with ranchers that use cattle with great genetics and consume excellent grass and butchers that dry age the entire animal. We also harvest monthly to give you the freshest product. Think of us as your connection to great farms.

NEVER EVER. No antibiotics, No hormones, No-GMO feed. We use every ounce of the animal and deliver in 100% recyclable products.

PICK WHAT YOU WANT. Companies sell a weight range, like 8-12 lbs., because they purchase leftover meat. At Meat Dorks, we harvest what we need every month and control our growth to ensure every ounce is accounted for. Pick one of the three boxes below and add more from our list of add-ons.

WHOLE ANIMAL JOURNEY: After three consecutive months, you will receive an extra cut each month that will take you through a nose to tail journey of different animals. Each cut will come with information about the cut, a culinary technique video, and recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DOES SOURCE VERIFIED MEAN? 

Source verified means that we will have paper work to show the origin of the product and where and when they were harvested. This is the new standard we are setting in the industry.  

DO I PICK THE CUTS I WANT?

You can choose from one of our three basic boxes and add more from our list of add-ons.

HOW FRESH IS YOUR MEAT?

Our meat is the freshest you'll find without butchering it yourself. We harvest a month or two prior to our shipping week. Unlike other companies, we do not buy excess meat in bulk and store our products at a cold storage facility waiting to be purchased.

HOW DO YOU SHIP?

We ship using corrugated boxes lined with recyclable thermal and plastic liners. All of the products are placed inside the liner and shipped with adequate dry ice so that your products arrive frozen. 

DO I HAVE TO BE HOME TO RECEIVE MY BOX? 

No signature is required. There will be enough dry ice to sit at your door for the entire day. 

HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE?

If you want to subscribe after you receive your first shipment, visit www.meatdorks.com. Once you subscribe, you can cancel or hold your box anytime. 

MORE QUESTIONS?

Please reach out to us with any question at support@meatdorks.com

Risks and challenges

SUPPLY SIDE RISK: We are a network of ranchers, butchers, and cutting facilities. This means we have access to a lot of meat and can fulfill our expected demand. We also control our growth to ensure that we can fulfill all orders without sacrificing quality.

FULFILLMENT RISK: Any time you deal with perishable goods, there is the risk of fulfillment and shipping mistakes. Mistakes range in the area of .01-1%. We take 100% responsibility for any mistakes and handle any customer related issue within a 24-hour period. You will receive the best in customer service.

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    Special edition Meat Dorks Digital Poster of a cow, pig, and chicken broken down to it's primal and retail cuts.

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    Meat Dorks I (10 lbs.): 16-20 Meals

    a. 2 lbs. Grassfed Ground Beef.
    b. 1 lb. Grassfed Stew Meat.
    c. 2 lbs. Grassfed Beef Bones.
    d. 2 lbs. Skinless Chicken Breasts.
    e. 3 lbs. Chicken Leg Quarters.
    f. Special Edition T-shirt.

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    Meat Dorks II (10 lbs.): 16-20 Meals

    a. 2 lbs. Grassfed Ground Beef.
    b. 2 lbs. Grassfed Oxtail.
    c. 2 lbs. Chicken Leg Quarter.
    d. 2 lbs. Boneless Pork Chops.
    e. 2 lbs. Uncured Bacon.
    e. Special Edition T-shirt.

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    Meat Dorks III (10 lbs.): 16-20 meals

    a. 4 lbs. Grassfed Groundbeef.
    b. 2 lbs. Grassfed Stew Meat.
    c. 2 lbs. Grassfed Beef Bones.
    d. 1 lb. Grassfed Top Sirloin.
    e. 1 lb. Marrow Bone.
    f. Special Edition t-shirt.

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    Meat Dorks I + Add-On

    a. Meat Dorks I Box.
    b. Pick 1 of the 6 add-ons.

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    Meat Dorks II Box + Add-On

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    Meat Dorks III Box + Add On

    a. Meat Dorks III Box.
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    July 4th BBQ! Delivers Before July 4th Weekend

    a. Whole Sparerib-- 6 lbs.
    b. Burger patties-- 10 lbs.
    c. Chicken wings-- 10 lbs.

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    The Tour- approximately about 20+ lbs.

    a. Become a pro and receive cuts of the entire steer. How many people can say they've tasted everything?

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    Meat Dorks III For You and a Friend

    a. Meat Dorks III All Grassfed Beef Box.
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    Whole Primals: approx. 30 lbs.

    Bring out that inner chef.
    a. Boneless Ribeye Primal- 7 lbs.
    b. Skinless Belly- 11 lbs.
    c. 2x Spare Ribs- 12 lbs. (6 lbs. each)

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    Entire Rib Cage!!! (Bone-in Rib Primal) aka 109E for people that know industry jargon.

    a. 2x 17 lbs. Bone-In Rib (7 Bones EACH!)
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    Arsenal SF Chef's Table for 2 located in SOMA (715 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA).

    Pre-opening nose-to-tail dinner at Arsenal SF with rising star Chef Erik Sun.
    a. Special Menu.
    b. Digital photo album and video of dinner.
    c. Meat Dorks I everyone.
    d. Meat Dorks Swag Box for everyone.

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    Arsenal SF Chef's Table for 4 located in SOMA (715 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA).

    Pre-opening nose-to-tail dinner at Arsenal SF with rising star Chef Erik Sun.
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    Arsenal SF Private Party for 10 located in SOMA (715 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA).

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