Beef Raised With An "Old Rag Mountain View"

Jimmy & Robin Rider

Etlan, Virginia

Locally Raised And Finished - Quality Beef "The Way It Used To Be"

We  believe in the adage of “local is best” and we hope to continue to supply our family , friends and customers with all the beef that they can consume at the local level. For small retail cuts of beef by the pound, individual piece, you may purchase our beef at our local farmer's markets when open, local non-box stores, our Washington, DC delivery site, and here at the farm by appointment on Saturdays from 2-5 pm or per special arrangement. We also have larger quantities such as quarter, half and whole sides, please email or call us for information. See below for further information.

Download our 2019 wholesale order form/price list (or visit Our Online Shopping Store under the Wholesale Beef Catalog).
Download more information about placing your order and picking it up.
For retail price of beef, see Our Online Shopping Store under the Retail Beef Catalog.
Tips For Handling, Thawing, Refreezing & Cooking Your Beef Order.

Our beef is processed at a USDA processing plant, “abattoir,” less than one hour from our farm. The beef is dry aged and hung for 10-14 days to ensure excellent taste and tenderness. It is then flash frozen and vacuum sealed and labeled with our USDA label that includes description and weight. The beef is not gassed or injected with fluids.

If you feel that what we have to offer is what you are looking for regardless of the availability in your area, here is how you can purchase our product:

1. Payment is by cash, check, VISA, MC, both here at the home farm, and at the Madison Farmer’s Market. Our Washington, DC delivery site requires prepayment with credit card; no exceptions. A 2.9% additional charge is assessed to cover merchant services for use of credit cards.

2. Wholesale: We offer mixed quarters cut to our specification and  halves and whole steers cut to your specification.
Our price to you is based on hanging weight of your steer.  You will pay us solely for the hanging weight of your steer. The hanging weight does not include the weight of the organs but these are for you to take home if you want them. You will then also pay the processor for the cost of processing and preparing your beef for you and will pay them separately from us. Our private label will be used and is free of charge to you in packaging. The label will have cut of beef and weight included on each package. This price and way of purchasing is the ultimate great deal and offers so much versatility to your families’ dining experience. It is also the most economical way to purchase the beef. Talk with your family and friends to see if they are interested in pursuing this avenue and split it amongst yourselves. We will meet you at the processor to help you pick up your beef that you have custom cut.

Download our 2019 wholesale order form/price list (or visit Our Online Shopping Store under the Wholesale Beef Catalog).
Download more information about placing your order and picking it up.
Tips For Handling, Thawing, Refreezing & Cooking Your Beef Order.

Call us or email us for particulars. If interested, an order sheet will be sent to you via email attachment or US post. Availability is first come-first-serve. This is the best deal for your beef with a wholesale price. We do require a small deposit to hold your beef. We have in-depth ordering instructions for whole and half sides of beef as well as cut sheets for those desiring this wholesale option and will be sent to you after receiving your deposit via email attachment or US post-your choice; let us know! All repeat wholesale customers can forgo the deposit if they wish.

3. Farmer’s Markets:
We are open for business at The Madison County Farmer’s Market from May to October every Saturday from 8am-12noon. We also have Holiday Markets in November and December. Visit The Madison County Farmer’s Market or call the Madison Extension Office for directions and information (540-948-6881).

Jimmy at the farmer's market
Jimmy mans the Rider's Backfield Farm Beef stall at the farmer's market.

Download our 2019 wholesale order form/price list (or visit Our Online Shopping Store under the Wholesale Beef Catalog).
Download more information about placing your order and picking it up.

Free Winter Delivery: “The Grab and Go Market.” Madison, Virginia: Hoover Ridge Park- Picnic Pavilion, Primary School Drive. Second Saturday of the month from Jan-April, weather permitting. Pre-orders ONLY via email (link), phone or through Our Online Shopping Store under Retail Beef Catalog. Meeting time 10-1030am.

         Please call us for changes due to weather conditions.

4. On-Farm Sales:

We are open to “on farm sales” BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Saturdays, 2-5 pm . Please call or email or order through Our Online Shopping Store under Retail Beef Catalog, to check availability of beef supplies and arrange an appointment if desired. We are closed for business on Sundays.

Jimmy welcomes visitors to Rider's Backfield Farm
Jimmy welcomes visitors to Rider's Backfield Farm.

Please understand that we cannot accommodate any animals, such as dogs, out of their owner’s vehicles, at any time. Children must be supervised by adults at all times.

5. The Family $Package Deal (available only to local purchasers here at our Farm and at Farmers Markets):
A great versatile deal to try our beef and for those who do not have much room in their freezers but who want to try a variety without the hassle of deciding. This order usually fills 2 plastic grocery bags FULL, and will fit in a standard refrigerator freezer.

Family $Package
Rider's Backfield Farm Beef's Family $Package

The Family $Package consists of:
5 paks/1+ # Ground Beef Burger
2 paks of Burger Patties (1/4 #/4 pak)
2 Chuck, Sirloin Tip, or Rump Roast (our choice)
2 large Top Sirloin or Sirloin Steaks (your choice)
1 large London Broil Steak
2 paks Kielbasa, Bratwurst, Andouille, Sage Breakfast , Sweet or Hot Italian grillers (your choice and based on availability)
2 paks Stew Meat.

The total retail cost for the Family $Package is discounted 10% off the total cost of the items if purchased seperately. The $Package is the best deal to sample all cuts of meat minus the prime cuts which you may order separately depending on your taste. The $Package usually fills a large refrigerator freezer and fills two plastic grocery bags full.

We allow you to order any prime cuts over this package price that you wish, rather than to try to guess your culinary appetites. The prime cuts of course are extra price over the package. Call or email if interested in this option. This has been a particular favorite of our customers.

6. Restaurants, Delis, Caterers and local non-box stores:
We are always open to any ideas from our culinary friends and will try to work with you on a one to one basis to make sure that you are fully satisfied. We find that the most economical route at this level is to consider the whole and half beef wholesale purchase option and have it processed to your specification, but we are always open to suggestion especially if you are looking at the less prime but actually tastier cuts. Larger orders of these less prime cuts will ensure a better retail purchase price through a discount. For a delivery fee, we will deliver (our frozen product) to your premises.

7. Local School Systems:
We are now able to supply any local school or small school system with custom made burgers for those who are interested in supplying a 100% all-beef patty to their students. We can also supply loose burger at a competitive price. Call or email check Our Online Shopping Store under Retail Beef Catalog for particulars


Recommended Links and local places to try Rider's Backfield Farm Beef:

The Little CountryStore, Etlan, Virginia
Weddings & Events at Khimaira Farm, near Luray, Virginia
The Madison County Farmer’s Market
Haywood Honey & Supplies
The Ole Country Store, Culpeper, Virginia.
Local Harvest
The Battlefield Country Store

Information & Instructions:

Download Rider's Beef Cooking Tips (pdf)
Download Rider's Beef Grilling Instructions (pdf)
Download Rider's Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Andouille Instructions (pdf)
Tips For Handling, Thawing, Refreezing & Cooking Your Beef Order

All meat is sold frozen and is vacuum packed with our USDA label. Fresh beef by special arrangement only.

Virginia Grown Virginia's Finest

Think of us when you are eating, as we always think of you as we are farming and we aim to make it the best!

Contact Us:

Jimmy & Robin Rider
Rider's Backfield Farm
6251 S.F.T. Valley Road
Etlan, Virginia 22719

Phone: 540-923-4036
or use our Contact Form

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