If you landed on this post, you’re probably looking for more information on White Oak Pastures ground beef and are wondering if it’s worth purchasing.
About half a year ago, my family switched over to purchasing our ground beef from White Oak Pastures, and now it’s the only ground beef we buy.
I wrote this short blog post to explain how we landed on buying White Oak Pastures ground beef, and to highlight some of the other cool products they offer.
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What brought us to WOP
My family follows an animal-based diet and we eat about 95% beef. The 5% is chicken, venison, bison, and once every blue moon, pork.
If you want to learn more about an animal-based diet, check out this post or my recipes here.
We buy all of our beef from White Oak Pastures (WOP), a zero-waste regenerative farm that sells & ships 100% grass-fed & finished beef + lamb, corn & soy-free duck + chicken, and humanely raised pork.
A bit about WOP…
Their animals never see crates or cages and are raised without antibiotics, steroids, and hormones. Their zero-waste production system utilizes 100% of the animals butchered and processed on their farm. Meats, organs, and bones are sold to customers for consumption, and hides are either tanned and turned into leather products (handmade in their leather workshop) or dehydrated for pet chews. Beef fat and pork lard are rendered on-farm to later be crafted into tallow goods like soaps, salves, candles, and moisturizers. All of their steaks, roasts, organs, and bones are hand-butchered the old-fashioned way: by a man with a knife.
If you’re interested in their process, listen to Will Harris (the owner of WOP) speak on Joe Rogan. They have a pretty remarkable system in place that seems to only be getting better with time.
Before transferring over to WOP, we were buying all of our meat from Whole Foods.
We were paying $7.99/lb for grass-fed ground beef and anywhere from $11.99/lb-$15.99/lb for steaks.
My own suspicions about Whole Foods meat (plus the above-linked podcast) made me want to look elsewhere for our meat sourcing.
I had heard a lot about WOP, and the more I learned, the more I became convinced they are currently one of (if not the) best. But because of their process and extremely high standards, I was expecting a steep price increase and wasn’t sure if we’d be able to absorb it.
While WOP steaks are quite a bit more expensive than what we were paying at Whole Foods, I was pleasantly surprised to find that WOP ground beef is priced at just $8.99/lb, so just $1/lb more than Whole Foods.
I was even more surprised to find that WOP also offers a subscription discount for their ground beef. The ground beef is delivered every 30 days and sold in 25 lb increments. The price per lb decreases to $7.99 if you select the subscription, which is the same as what we were paying at Whole Foods!
So we decided to sacrifice steaks and switch over to WOP ground beef. We are currently subscribed to receive 50 lbs per month.
WOP also offers something called Steakburger Grind, which is an 85/15 ground beef blend created using middle meats like rib loins, strip loins, and tenderloins. It’s ground beef that tastes like steak!
And while their steaks are priced at $20/lb+, the Steakburger Grind is priced at $15.99/lb, so it appears to be some sort of middle ground between their ground beef and steaks.
We buy about 20 lbs or so every month or two as a treat, along with a few packs of their beef hot dogs. (If you haven’t tried their hot dogs, I highly recommend them.)
I was initially a bit bummed to sacrifice steaks, but it has been an easy transition. Especially since we now have the steakburger grind in rotation, I do not feel the void I was expecting to feel from not having steak.
WOP has more to offer than food
If you haven’t browsed their website yet, you are in for a treat!
WOP is a zero-waste farm and utilizes the whole animal. As I mentioned before…
Meats, organs, and bones are sold to customers for consumption, and hides are either tanned and turned into leather products (handmade in their leather workshop) or dehydrated for pet chews. Beef fat and pork lard are rendered on-farm to later be crafted into tallow goods like soaps, salves, candles, and moisturizers.
Check out this post to learn how you can replace your household items with lower-toxic animal-based alternatives. Many of the products I mention are from WOP, along with some other amazing brands!