Dan and Joanne Tilley at Tilldale Farm raise the best grass-fed beef we've found anywhere. Their herd is certified organic Red Devon Cross Cattle. They have chosen their Red Devon Breed carefully from very old stock that has been fed on grass for hundreds of years. As a result of the cattle's diet, and slow natural growth, the animals are extremely healthy, and correspondingly so is the meat.
Beef in general gets better with aging. Tilldale Farm processes the beef a short distance away from the farm in Benson, Vermont and allows it to dry age for at least a week before delivery to us. Depending on the timing of your delivery we may choose to freeze your beef to stop the aging process, but please be assured all the beef you receive is much fresher than anything at any supermarket. If your beef does come frozen, slowly thaw on a counter top or in the refrigerator. Be careful not to overcook - this meat is best medium rare, and will continue to cook even after taken off the heat, so remove a bit early and allow it to sit for a minute before serving.
Try using these shanks in Osso Bucco. Or just braise them in a Bourguignon and prepare yourself for a very rich and affordable dinner.