dickson's farmstand meats

Wrighteous Organics, Schoharie NY (Naturally-Raised, Grain-Finished Beef)

The Man behind much of Dickson’s Farmstand’s beef is Martin Tessarzik. Beef began as an afterthought for Martin — Wrighteous Organics’ primary business has historically been raising organic small grains and other organic crops on the farm that his parents bought back in 1962. He originally brought in a few steer to eat the broken hay bales and leftover grains that couldn’t be sold. But as it turns out, Martin was a natural at raising high quality beef and quickly fell in love with, and expanded, the operation. Currently Martin supplies 3/4 of the beef for Dickson’s Farmstand Meats and nearly all of the grains he raises on 400 acres go to feeding his beef operation.  Martin has what they call a ‘stocker’ herd; he buys weaned calves from dedicated breeding operations , and then feeds them on his small grains until they go to slaughter at about 24-30 months. Wrighteous Organics primarily uses Angus stock, with some other breeds mixed in occasionally.

Farm to Market : 175 miles
Address : PO Box 709, Schoharie NY


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About Dickson's Farmstand Meats

Dickson’s Farmstand is a purveyor of a unique selection of artisanal meat and meat products. Our beef, lamb, pork, goat and poultry are sourced from local farms, hand-picked because of their commitment to producing natural, humanely-raised, high-quality and distinctive meat products. At Dickson’s, we connect you to the source of your food: small-scale, sustainable farms that feel just out of reach here in New York City. We introduce you to each of our farmers by sharing with you the stories of their animals, their farms, and their growing methods. We offer grass-fed/grass-finished, organic, heritage breed and more traditional meat products—always feed-lot free and raised without added hormones, the use of prophylactic antibiotics or animal by-products.