Customer: "I saw mentioned in your FAQ about aging steak in the fridge to make it more tender. How would you do that? I really want to eat your product but find it so much tougher than the conventional stuff. If I could figure out how to get that same tenderness it would take away any reason to look elsewhere for product."
Our Suggestion: "Thank you for your persistence. I put the steak in a Ziplock bag, and evacuate as much of the air from it as possible. I then put it in the refrigerator. It can be kept this way for three weeks. It will get more and more tender. There may be a color change, but the meat will be safe to eat. I also suggest that you eat it a little more rare than you typically do. Further, try slicing the beef into very thin strips before serving."
Customer: "Wow! We aged the steak as you suggested and it has made all the difference in the world. I just want you to know how much we appreciate your product and what you are doing over there on your farm. In my younger years I was so disgusted with the way animals were being factory farmed that I refused to eat them. I have since learned what a devastating impact being a vegetarian has had on my health and that of my son's and that denying my family animal meat meant denying them a high quality, nutrient dense, good food. I am so glad that there are people out there like you that are making a difference in our food supply and giving us consumers an option. We have just purchased a large freezer and plan on driving over to the farm to stock up. We live near Gainesville Florida which is about 4 hours away. I was hoping to coordinate a trip when someone would be available to give us a tour of the farm as we would love to know more about the farm where our beef comes from and meet the people making it happen. Thank you and God bless your family, your farm and the good work you are doing there!"