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Martin Family Review

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

In this day and age, it is so easy to read reviews of products. When I shop on Amazon, I can spend as much time looking at products as I spend reading customer reviews. Assuming that you are a like-minded consumer, I feel it is important to occasionally share feedback from our customers. The following is a recent one I received via email, but there is now a whole page on our website devoted to customer feedback. We call the page, “Testimonials.” Check it out if you to read more than the following.

Hi Lara,

I wanted to provide feedback on how much we have enjoyed the meat we purchased from you. When we bought the beef,we were just hoping for meat that was from a reliable company without the additional hormones, fat and ‘unknown’ additives of store purchased meat (no matter how ‘organic’). What we received was wonderfully lean, quality, full-flavored meat. Although it originally seemed like a lot of meat so that it might be hard to use it all in a reasonable time, I am surprised at how we have gone through it at a record rate.

Your company made buying the meat and the butchering process easy and straightforward so that we could optimize the cuts that we use the most. The ability to butcher and store the cuts in the thickness and weights that we use the most was also very helpful.

My husband loves to cook and is inspired by good quality ingredients. He loves to cook with this beef! We can taste the difference in freshness and although he has had to adjust his cooking style a bit to account for less fat, this has been a good adjustment.

We can’t wait for our next cow and knowing exactly where our beef came from adds to that enjoyment. Thank you for such a positive experience!


The Martin Family

Thank you, Martin family, for your positive feedback and kind words. We look forward to supplying your family with more grass fed beef in the future.

Stellar Review from the Margiottas

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

I received this letter last week. It is from a sweet family from Buda, Texas, who became Cross Creek Cattle Company customers last year. I wanted to share it with you. Jaime gives her reasoning behind choosing grass fed beef. She also gives good information about how long an order lasted for her. It is truly a great review for these reasons. If I was searching for a place to purchase grass fed beef, I would find this letter extremely helpful. I hope you agree with me.

Lara & Family,

We want to take a moment to thank you for your phenomenal beef! What started us on the journey to purchase a whole animal was reading labels. As I prepared a meal with store bought organic, grass fed beef I noticed that it stated the beef was from 4 different countries. This concerned me, I couldn’t track even the country this beef had come from! It was clear on that day we needed to go local. We purchased our first fresh beef 2 years ago from another rancher – the beef, while high quality had a strange fishy aftertaste. We weren’t sure we liked fresh grass fed beef. We decided to try another rancher and purchased a whole cow from Cross Creek Cattle Company and split between 4 families. We were anxious to give this beef a try!

When making hamburger patties with this meat, it doesn’t shrink and it produces some of the juiciest burgers we have ever eaten! Our kids even state how much better this meat tastes! The strip steaks are perhaps my favorite cut, although the rib-eyes are a close second! It takes our family of 5 about 7 months to go through ¼ animal. We also appreciate the time Lara took to go over the cut sheet with us, and the processor for doing an excellent job meeting our needs. The packaging was done in a manner that allowed our family not to have waste. The customization of cuts was amazing and beyond our expectations.

When we picked up the beef Lara took the time to take us out to the pasture and meet the cows. Our 3 year old son made the journey with us from Austin and was amazed at the farm animals. Lara took him out to pet the horses, sang to the cows to get them to come out and our son received an invaluable lesson in where food comes from. She took time to explain why they raise their animals in a loving environment, and it shows that happy cows do make better meat.

There are not enough good things to say about the DeHaven family, the quality of beef and the humane way these animals are raised. We tell everyone we know about the beef and recommend the Cross Creek Cattle Company to all!
Kudos to you and your family for doing it the right way! You provide high quality, nutritious beef at an affordable price. You have customers for life with this family.

The Margiotta Family
Buda, Texas

Coffey House Review

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Some recent and first-time grass fed beef customers sent me the following email.

Just a Thank You!
We are enjoying the beef immensely!

The marinade recipe works great and the beef is delicious. We’ve grilled T-bones, smoked ribs, made beef stroganoff, round steak grilled cheese sandwiches, and have tons of our recipe cards pulled and ready to make more beef dishes. Tomorrow we are making beef stuffed manicotti in marinara. Yum!

Again, I just wanted to say, “Thank you!” from my husband and me. Hey, how soon can we get on next year’s waiting list?!

~Gianna Coffey

I need to get myself invited to her house for dinner. She made my mouth water with the description of her entrees.

We are always pleased to get feedback like this. It makes what we do even more rewarding. Thank you, Coffey family.

Cross Creek Cattle Company is still working off of a waiting list and we are filling orders all the time. In a month or so, we should be all caught up. What a perfect time to place your quarter, half, or whole order.

Contact me at or fill out an order form on our website. Then we just need a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your order for nutritious, flavorful, and according to the Coffey family, delicious grass fed beef.

Review from Blackwell Family

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

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.

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