Our Story

How it all began

Cedar Meadow Swine was established as a farm when my (Joy's) grandpa purchased the farm in 1956 after he was unable to buy several other properties. He based the farm around producing hogs, in conjunction with cattle to add diversity to the business; quite different from the typical dairy farm of the area. The cedar meadow above the barn was used to house the sows and hence the farm was named “Cedar Meadow Swine”. The farm is now in its second generation and although it has grown, the concept stays the same.

Cattle in grass

Sustainability

Our goal is to manage what we have sustainably in order to enhance our soils and minimize our carbon footprint. We utilize strategies such as cover cropping, not tilling, managing our water run-off, and creating buffers along our waterways. We take pride in the fact that we use our livestock’s manure to feed the crops, the crops to feed our livestock, and our livestock to feed us as well as many other families. As farmers and stewards of the land we view this as a key responsibility.

Farm to Fork

Farm to fork flavor far outpaces that found in the grocery store. How the animal was fed, the quality of the cut, and even the butcher all make the difference. In fact, did you know that the highest premium cuts on the market are sold overseas and never make it to the grocery cooler? The best beef eating experience can sometimes only be found by sourcing your meat privately.

Accepting Orders

We have openings for March, May, June, July & September 2021. Order now!

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Freezer Pork

New for 2021- Due to popular demand, we are excited to announce that we will be selling market hogs for freezer pork. Our hogs are Yorkshire and they have an average market weight of 290 lbs.

Accepting Orders

We have openings for March, July, September 2021. Order Now!

Not Ready Yet?

No Problem. Get an email alert when our Summer 2021 order details are available by dropping us line in our contact us form below.

Key Benefits

Know your Farmer

Take pride in knowing your food came from your neighbors right here in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Nutrition Benefits

Know the difference, local beef contains nutrient dense protein important in every healthy diet.

Enhanced Flavor

The highest premium cuts on the market can only be found through sourcing your beef locally.

How Beef Compares

A 3-oz serving of cooked beef = 25 grams of high-quality protein plus 9 other essential nutrients in one tasty package. High-quality protein, like beef, contains the essential amino acid leucine, which research shows activates the muscle-building switch in the body.

Beef is a nutritional powerhouse in a smaller package than other protein foods. Apart from being a great source of protein, it would take 8 ounces of cooked chicken breast to eat the same amount of iron as in just 3 ounces of beef, and nearly 7 times (20 ounces) the amount of chicken to get the same amount of zinc in a serving of beef!

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    Electrolytes: The three main electrolytes are sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
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    Helps Fight Cancer: Conjugated linoleic acid is unique because it’s one of the only anticancer nutrients derived from meat.
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    Healthy Fats: Beef contain omega-3 fatty acids which helps alleviate rheumatoid arthritis, helps fight depression, and helps you focus.
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    Decrease Risk of Heart Disease: Beef contains an abundance of vitamin E & lower amounts of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol).

Can I order less than a quarter?

Unfortunately no, because we use a custom butcher instead of a USDA processing plant.

What's my exact cost?

Every animal's weight is different, but the cost per pound will stay the same.

Where do I start?

1Choose how much
Get started by selecting which option is right for you. Fill out the form and click submit.
Once we receive your submission, we'll reach out to you via phone or email within 2 business days to arrange payment via Cash, Check, or Venmo.
We'll contact you once your order is ready for pick-up at Martin's Custom Butchering. Or you can request delivery for an additional fee.
OUR SELECTION

Choose Your Size

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By the Quarter

Get all the variety in a smaller quantity.

  • Approx. 126 lbs. of beef
  • 42 lbs of steak/chuck roasts
  • 84 lbs of premium hamburger/ground beef
  • Transportation & butcher fee $150

$3.15/lb.
Hanging weight (Approx. 210 lbs.)

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By the Half

Our most popular selection; perfect for grilling all summer!

  • Approx. 252 lbs. of beef
  • 84 lbs of steak/chuck roasts
  • 168 lbs of premium hamburger/ground beef
  • Transportation & butcher fee $300

$3.00/lb.
Hanging weight (Approx. 420 lbs.)

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By the Whole

Buy in bulk and save! Stock up your freezer beef.

  • Approx. 504 lbs. of beef
  • 168 lbs of steak/chuck roasts
  • 336 lbs of premium hamburger/ground beef
  • Transportation & butcher fee $600

$2.80/lb.
Hanging weight (Approx. 840 lbs.)

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Whole Hog

New! Stock up your freezer pork.

  • Approx. 165 lbs. of pork

$1.50/lb.
Hanging weight (Approx. 220 lbs.)

PLACE ORDER

Punch your Ticket to High Quality Beef & Pork

Here's the steps:

  • Fill in the form so we can reach out to you.
  • During the call, we will answer any questions you may have and arrange payment. (50% upfront payment)
  • Enjoy! You will be all set for the entire grilling season. Pair with your favorite seasoning for the best results.

Calculate your price:

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Our Mission

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"Our mission is to provide the opportunity for you and your family to enjoy quality farm raised beef."
~Gareth & Joy Yoder

Publications & Podcasts

Check out articles featuring Cedar Meadow Meats from our local community.

Our Customer Testimonials

Our customers say it best. From the great quality, superb taste, or by supporting local businesses their feedback and support is what drives us to do what we do.

The smoked meat is excellent; ham, steaks, sausage & bacon are awesome and the yield is very good. Definitely something I will do again!
Rob - Oct. 2020
I've been buying freezer beef from other suppliers in the past, but found the Cedar Meadow meats to be better quality and flavor than others.
Dave - June 2020
This pork is the greatest we ever had. Our freezer and bellies are both full. Thank you!
Patti - Oct. 2020
So far we've had the beef roast and burgers and everything has been fantastic! We are thrilled with the quality and flavor. Excited for the pig we are receiving in the fall.
Heather - July 2020
Good flavor and very tender.
Brian - Aug. 2020
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CONTACT

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Submit your question in our contact form or drop us a line directly. We'll promptly get back to you and answer your questions.

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