What We’re About

I nurture and sell mature, dry-aged beef from heirloom cattle breeds for the ultimate in true beef flavor.   Break away from the blandness of adolescent, (sub 90 pound quarters) fast-tracked beef and get back to the real thing. Home delivery for customers appreciative of value, flavor and convenience. Order a prepaid Sampler today or make a deposit for Fall/Winter 2021/2022 delivery of a Quarter or Half for the next MSP or Fargo delivery date!

First-time customers should consider starting with a Prepaid Sampler or Box. If you’ve arrived here via the Farm Sign and will be staying in the area or returning past here , then arrange a farm pick-up appointment. Prepaid Samplers and Boxes for Farm Pick-up come with a free 6-pack of our custom-crafted Beef/Pork brats. Arrange for pick-up by email , phone, or text: (scroll to bottom of page)

Finely Distributed Marbling in Hay Creek Bone-In (K.C. cut) NYS steak shows Galloway Breeding Influence. Bone-in for Better Flavor!

Wake-Up Call: beef flavor -both grass fed and conventional-has been seriously dumb’d down! Yes, both can be effectively “feedlot” raised for quick maturity and low cost but suffer in flavor quality and intensity. Ergo the focus on “tenderness”: it’s all they got to crow about. Rediscover the lost flavor of real pastured grass fed, dry-aged beef with Hay Creek. We stubbornly maintain a Craft quality beef.

Grazing Alfalfa/Grass Pasture with 6 Weeks of Drought Recovery Growth

Be assured of local, Minnesota- grown beef from a defined farm location. You can actually see my pastures and cattle on google satellite view. No cheap imported Australian or South American beef like the Wall Street-backed nationwide direct-ship re-sellers.

MY GUARANTEE: I think a guarantee says more about self-confidence in my beef quality and customer service than does a paid-for “review”. Think about it 2 seconds: how often have your expectations been so far exceeded that you were inspired to write a glowing voluntary review? In my experience very seldom. I’m much more likely to get fired-up over disappointment. So here it is: Any problems? Let me know and I’ll make it right for you.

Hay Creek beef is of deep, complex flavor and firm, dry aged texture . Dry Aged beef is a fixture of all top tier steakhouses.. It costs more due to taking up valuable cooler space prior to cutting and reduced packaged yield via moisture loss. You can be assured that sellers not troubling to call it out are not using it: including all the big retail and nationwide consignment/consolidation/direct-ship model re-sellers. Hay Creek isn’t their insipid “lite beef”: un-aged, wet beef from immature industry -bred cattle lacking in the finish marbling provided by living grass/legume pasture.. Check out the generally poor performance of big names in retail beef steaks (with a few value standouts).

One and two year old cattle grazing vegetative stage fall oats

BEWARE HHW (hot hanging WET weight) based pricing- a relic of old-time custom (not for resale) processing. At its most innocent HHW is a gambit to lure in the naive who don’t realize their final take -home price will be roughly double the bait HHW price. It also reduces risk to the beef producer: passing-on the weight loss of dry aging and the ever-increasing costs of processing directly to you. Not to mention opening the door to more complications and questionable practices.

Recent Posts:

The Foodie Farmer blog post explores the unique perspective of a rural beef and farm market producer. Yeah, a farmer now but with an urban background and lots of food experience. Expect straight-up retail beef quality reviews, home-tested recipe/technique reviews ,  non-mainstream nutritional gleanings, and unique-to-grower insights.

Monthly home  doorstep delivery service to  St Cloud, Minneapolis, St Paul , Fargo and Moorhead. Our delivery model avoids non-recyclable foam containers and dry ice (carbon dioxide). Feel better !

  • Hay Creek Stock Farm
    • 218-837-6109
    • haycreek@wcta.net
    • 44617 County Highway 75, Sebeka, MN 56477
  • Hay Creek Beef
    • 218-639-9226 (text)
    • 4840 Clinton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

SEE “Specials”Posts under Categories at very bottom for current great deals!