Where can I buy 5 Bar Beef?
We are a Southern California cattle ranch and sell our meat at local farmers markets. We ship online orders in southern California via FedEx.
Shipping takes 1-2 days. Orders are shipped on Wednesdays. We replenish our inventory for products on a regular basis. If an item you want is sold out, please email us so that we can tell you when it is back in stock. Click here for online orders
Visit us at our farmers markets:
Laguna Hills Mall, Avenida de la Carlota, Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Irvine: Mariners Church, Bonita Canyon Rd., Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon
How is 5 Bar Grass Fed Beef Different?
Our herd of cattle is 100% pasture raised and grass-fed. They are never confined to a feedlot or fed any grain. Our herd of cattle lives on 800 acres of pasture in Orange County, the way nature intended. No man-made chemicals are ever given or used. They are free to graze in this low stress environment where they breed and calf on their own. Our meat is a healthy and natural dark red and rich in beef flavor!
What are the health benefits of 5 Bar Grass-fed and pasture raised Beef?
• Leaner, less saturated fat and higher protein content than conventional grain fed meat,
• Higher healthy Omega-3 to Omega-6 fat ratio
• High in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)
• Higher levels of minerals and vitamins such as iron, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin E, beta carotene, as well as other antioxidants
How are 5 Bar Beef cattle processed?
5 Bar Beef cattle uses humane animal practices. We personally supervise the harvest of a small number of cattle at one time with little stress to the animals. The plant we use is USDA inspected and approved. Whole- and half-cow live weight purchases are harvested directly on the ranch under our supervision to ensure the animal suffers as little stress as possible.
Why is our beef aged?
We age our beef for 30 days to allow the naturally occurring enzymes to tenderize the meat and provide rich flavor and texture.
Why is our meat frozen?
We process a small number of cattle at one time. Our meat is vacuum packed and flash frozen to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. This preserves the taste and freshness without compromising overall quality of our product.
How do I thaw the meat?
Frozen meat should be thawed in the original package overnight in the refrigerator. To thaw meat more quickly, the sealed package of meat can be placed in cool water for a couple of hours. Never use hot water or a microwave; this will cook the meat.
How do I cook 5 Bar Beef?
Our meat is naturally very lean and thus higher in protein and lower in saturated fat than conventional grain fed meat. It requires some more time and care, but the results are well worth it. We suggest low and slow! Don’t sear our meat. Searing will open the pores and all of the moisture will run out and evaporate. Our meat is best served rare to medium rare.
Please visit our page on Cooking Tips for specific suggestions.
How can I contact 5 Bar Beef?
Please email or telephone us with other questions you may have.