We have always adhered to very strict sanitation standards and we're exercising additional cautionary steps, as recommended.
Please continue to order as normal. With very high order volume, we are doing everything in our power to provide you with REAL food safely in a timely fashion.
Create your free account and choose the pickup location closest to you. This is where we will meet you with your order.
Browse through our ever growing selection of pasture-raised products. Add the products you like to your order.
Meet us to pick up your order on your scheduled pickup date and time. We look forward to seeing you!
'This applies only to orders going to our pickup locations.
For regional delivery to any of our pickup locations, we charge a delivery fee of .50/lb. but you can get free delivery if you order $250 or more.
product cost + $.50/lb (if product cost<$250) = total
Pickup locations are simply convenient places where we meet you with your order. An example might be a church, parking lot, etc. Your order confirmation email will have all your pickup location details.
An order confirmation either printed out or on your phone is helpful although not critical as we do have a copy of your finalized invoice in your box. You are more than welcome to take your order packed in boxes when you pick up. It is a good idea to bring a cooler if you have more than an hour to go home.
Absolutely! But remember to have it finalized before the order deadline because after that you will no longer be able to change your order as our team will already have packed it up for you. If there is a need after the deadline, you may call or email us for changes and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Your card will NOT be charged WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER. Since the final cost is occasionally dependent upon the weight of the items ordered, we can't charge your card until we process your order, which will happen within 48 hours from your delivery date (and often the morning of your delivery). We kindly ask that you keep this process in mind when placing your order and make sure there are sufficient funds for the card to be charged at the proper time. Thank you!
This is not recommended but since we have a hard time saying no to our loyal customers for an order, you can order over the phone or by email until 8AM the morning after the deadline. If we accept any late orders after 8AM the morning after the order deadline, you will need to pay a late fee of $5 for the inconvenience to our schedule.
Make sure to check your emails regularly prior to your delivery day. You will receive an email that your order is packed with the final total and delivery details. This amount will be what gets charged to your credit card on file. If you are paying by check at time of delivery, simply write this amount on your check made payable to “Dutch Meadows.” If you do not get the “Order Packed” email by 10AM on the morning of your delivery day, please contact us immediately!
This is not a good idea but we understand that things can happen like getting stuck in traffic or other delays. A tip here is to put a reminder on your phone or calendar with the time you need to leave to pick up. Please allow extra time as early is always best. Our drivers have a full schedule and cannot wait at a location after the order pickup time ends. We charge a $25 restocking fee for missed orders unless the exception is made according.
Our beef, lamb, and bison are 100% grass fed and raised on a zero-grain diet. Our additional meat products, which include pork, chicken, duck, rabbit, and turkey, are pasture raised and receive additional organic feed (also non-gmo and soy free) to complete their diet both during the grazing season and into winter months.
With the exception of our yogurt, our milk products do not receive pasteurization, the method of heating milk to a particular temperature for a set amount of time in order to remove microorganisms. All milk products are crafted using raw milk from Dutch Belt Cows that are 100% grass fed and organic.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture permits the production and sale of raw milk through approved commercial laboratories and milk facilities if those facilities perform tests required by current regulations. Based on the PDA’s regulatory compliance, Dutch Meadows is a fully state inspected and licensed milk facility and permitted to sell raw dairy. However, the PDA does NOT permit interstate sale of raw milk, and they do NOT permit in-state sale of any raw milk products (i.e. cheese), and the USFDA (United States Food & Drug Administration) does NOT recognize raw dairy products as safe. For these reasons, we must label the product accordingly. Label or no label, Dutch Meadows does and will always take the necessary steps to educate and inform our customers, and operate with absolute transparency and the highest sanitary standards. You can read on to learn more about raw dairy. Ultimately, the choice to purchase and consume is yours.
There are a lot of resources supporting (and not supporting) raw milk production/consumption and we encourage our customers to do as much research as they see fit before purchasing raw dairy with Dutch Meadows, especially contacting our team to learn more. This article, which we co-wrote with Sally Fallon, the president of the Weston A Price Foundation, is a great starting point for your research, and explains how “health hazards of raw milk are minimal, especially when produced under clean and careful conditions.” Since DM uses natural, organic, and sanitary practices in raising the cows, the risks warned against by pro-pasteurization groups and organizations, are not relevant. If you decide to purchase and consume raw dairy, we can guarantee all of DM’s raw dairy products have 100% compliance with raw milk regulations that exist at any given time.