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Capital Farms Beef
What is Capital Farms?
Capital Farms is the largest direct to consumer beef brand specializing in Corriente beef. We raise, own, feed and harvest the most corriente steers in the USA. Headquaters located in Wickenburg, AZ.
Where is Capital Farms located?
Capital Farms is a working ranch with parcels surrounding Wickenburg, Forepaugh, and Cave Creek, Arizona.
What is Capital Farms brand Beef?
Capital Farms is the pioneer in American Corriente premium beef. We are the largest retailer of pure corriente beef in the U.S.
What makes Capital Farms beef different from meat in the local grocery store?
- Capital Farms Beef does not have any artificial flavors or ingredients added, and the beef is minimally processed.
- Capital Farms steaks are raised and processed in the USA. What this means is that the animal is guaranteed to have spent, at minimum, the last 100 days of its life in the United States of America. This also means that the beef is processed and packaged in the United States of America.
- Capital Farms Striploin steaks are cut from the ‘Rib Half’ of the Loin sub-primal. What this means is that the ‘Sirloin End’ is not present in our Striploin steaks. Steaks from this region are called ‘Vein Steaks’ and can lead to a relatively poorer eating experience. In short, Capital Farms Striploin steaks are cut in a way that minimizes connective tissue and gristle.
Where is Capital Farms Beef grain-finished?
All Capital Farms beef is grain finished for 100+ days at Red Rock Feeding CO in Red Rock, Arizona.
Is Capital Farms Beef a Product of the USA?
Capital Farms beef is a product of the USA and our beef is pasture raised, grain finish and harvested in the USA.
Is Capital Farms Beef All Natural?
Yes, Capital Farms beef is *All Natural with *no added flavors or ingredients, and it is minimally processed.
Is Capital Farms Beef organic?
No, Capital Farms Beef is not organic but the cattle spend the majority of its life grazing on pasture before finishing on grain.
Where is the beef processed?
All Capital Farms beef is Processed in Denver, Colorado in Small Batches at Rocky Mountain Natural Meats. Additionally, custom items are processed at Anderson Custom Meats and Custom Corned Beef.
HOW ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SHIPPED?
Our meats and provisions are shipped with Nordic Cold Chain Solutions innovative sustainable cotton shippers with biodegradable and compostable insulation made from recycled cotton. We pair that with reusable/re-freezable “No Sweat” gel packs, our shipped products arrive cold, mess- and waste-free.
WHAT IF THE ICE PACKS ARE THAWED?
If our ice packs happen to be thawed upon arrival do not worry! We ensure the product is safe and wholesome. As we have performed extensive studies to garuntee our product can be safely shipping up to 72-84 hours.
I THINK MY PRODUCT IS TOO HOT!
If your product is thawed but still cool to the touch, the product is safe to eat within 7 days or may be refrozen immediatly. If your product is NOT cool to the touch, please give us a call at (928) 671-2060 ASAP and document the condition!
HOW LONG 'TILL THE GOODS ARRIVE?
Phoenix and surrounding area orders placed by NOON are guaranteed to be shipped same day by 4:00p and typically arrive at your doorstep the following afternoon or next day. Tuesday thru Thursday only!
Orders placed on Friday thru Monday will ship out on the following Tuesday.
If you would like a Friday shipment and have UPS SATURDAY delivery please call Hunter and arrange shipment.
With the summer heat we are taking precautions to protect your investment along with our shipping costs / products.
Outside of Arizona orders are handled the same with a 2-3 day shipping time!
Example: JIM S. from Scottsdale, AZ placed his order at 9:11a on Thursday. His order will arrive by Friday Evening!
I NEED MY MEAT TOMMOROW AND I LIVE FAR AWAY!
Fear not! If you love Capital Farms Beef and need it delivered to a distant location, reach out to Hunter @ (928)671-2060 for best pricing and delivery options.
WHY AM I PAYING SALES TAX?
In Wickenburg, grocery items like beef have a 2.2% city sales tax.
For all other products such as merchandise, provisions, jerky, ect. all applicable sales taxes are applied.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
Given the perishable nature of Capital Farms beef, we employ the highest standards to ensure your product arrives in good condition. By utilizing a recycled cotton insulator and reusable Nordic ice packs, Capital Farms promises your product will arrive in good condition.
IS CORRIENTE BEEF NUTRITIOUS?
Short answer: YES.
Long answer: Along with being the best beef in Arizona, our beef contains important nutrients that your body needs. The recommended serving size is 4 ounces for raw beef (roughly 3 ounces for cooked). Beef delivers 10 essential nutrients; on average, a 3-ounce serving of cooked beef provides 175 calories and 21g protein (51% DV), B12 (41% DV), zinc (39% DV), selenium (38% DV), niacin (25% DV), B6 (24% DV), phosphorous (20% DV), riboflavin (14% DV), iron (14% DV) and choline (13% DV).
*DV refers to Daily Value, the amount of nutrient needed for a healthy adult on a 2,000 calorie diet.
WHY IS CORRIENTE BEEF HEALTHIER?
Analysis of Corriente beef when compared to conventional beef, pork, salmon, and bison showed lower fat, cholestrol, and calories.
Source: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
WHY IS OUR CORRIENTE MEAT SO TASTY?
Firstly, our cattle are allowed to graze the Sonoran desert for the majority of their lives. Here they collect the flavors from the native flora that they graze upon.
Secondly, due to unpredictable rain patterns and forage availability, our cattle need longer grazing periods. Think 18-24 months of upcycling forage from the sonoran desert.
Lastly, we grain finish our beef to combine the best of both worlds. By supplimenting with grain for the last 100+ days our cattle can consistenly produce steaks that are juicy, tender, flavorful and delicious.
HOW LONG CAN I STORE MY BEEF IN THE FRIDGE?
It is ideal to thaw beef in the refrigerator where it remains at a safe temperature (40°F or below). Most steaks will thaw in one day while larger items such as brisket or prime rib may take an additional day or more. After thawing, beef can be refrigerated safely for 3 to 5 additional days before cooking. During this time, if you decide not to use the beef, you can safely refreeze it without cooking.
HOW LONG CAN I STORE FROZEN BEEF?
For the highest quality, plan to cook our beef within 12 months. Beef will remain safe when stored constantly at 0°F or below; however, quality degrades with lengthy freezer storage. For best eating experience, the freezer should be set at 0°F or below and beef should remain packaged tightly to keep air from getting in. If beef is frozen without being sealed tightly, freezer burn may occur. The product remains safe to eat, but the areas with freezer burn will be dried out and tasteless and should be trimmed away.
WHAT DOES PORTION CUT MEAN?
We believe that artisan craftsmen, not machines, still cut the best steaks. Each steak is different. So, the knowledge of a skilled butcher can make the difference between a great tasting, consistent cut and one that provokes a negative online review.
For those reasons we prefer to use "Portion Cutting" for our pre-packaged steaks. Each steak is cut, trimmed free of excess fat, silver skin (seams), and miscellaneous muscles.
This tedious process results in exactly what your paying for! A 10oz Beef Strip Loin Steak is exaclty 10 ounces of meat with little excess. Each of our steaks are grill-ready and require ZERO prep work.
Our Cattle have never and will never recieve the mRNA vaccine.
What USDA Grade is CF Beef?
Each of our cattle are graded and we only use the USDA Choice and USDA Prime carcasses. The USDA Select carcasses are not utilized in the CF Steak program.