Review from Blackwell Family
We had the pleasure of giving the family of Lizette and Adrian Blackwell a tour of our ranch when they came to pick up their split quarter order of grass fed beef. We enjoyed meeting them and visiting with them as we surveyed the state of the ranch in the midst of the drought.
On occasion, I like to post reviews or testimonials from our customers. I know as a consumer I like to hear or read other families’ experiences before I make a big decision. Purchasing grass fed beef in bulk is an investment; therefore, consider the following review written by Lizette Blackwell.
Our family had the pleasure of doing business with Cross Creek Cattle Company last year. Since buying grass-fed beef directly from a ranch was new to me, I decided it would be best to buy a split quarter. Up until then, I mostly used ground beef when I cooked beef. So when I came home and found there was round steak, sirloins, brisket, rib eyes, T-bones and ribs, I was a little intimidated. I started out with the ground beef before getting out of my comfort zone.
I had read a lot about grass-fed beef being higher in omega 3’s and lower in fat since they weren’t fed corn, but I didn’t expect it to look different too. Somehow, it just looked healthier. When I cooked it, it even smelled different. It smelled better. And there was hardly any fat I had to drain. When I served it for dinner, my husband commented, “Now, that is quality beef.”
I was given a cook book for our wedding that I hadn’t touched because it didn’t have a lot of picture. It was Southern Living’s 75th anniversary edition and there was plenty of recipes to aid me in cooking the other cuts which were all so delicious.
What impressed me most about Cross Creek Cattle Company was Lara DeHaven’s integrity. They had just adopted some cows that were not grass-fed from birth. So, she was selling them as grass-finished. Lara could have easily compromised and sold the cattle as grass-fed, but she didn’t. That speaks volumes to the customer.
We have now moved to the Dallas area and although there are plenty ranches and farmers here selling grass-fed beef, I will be returning back for more. If your are on the fence about buying from Cross Creek, don’t be. Order a split quarter and try it out. You will not be disappointed.