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"Typical city slicker," he said.
Rachel wouldn't give up. "I told him I
wanted to do a beef company and wanted
him to be my partner."
Eventually, he let her in and they talked
into the late hours of the night.
"Once I found out what she was doing,
I thought, holy cow, she's got her act
together," he said.
So Chapman Farms became Monty's
Beef Company. "We have about 80 cows
now, and we're growing," she said. "We
have nine other cooperative subsidiary
farms that are doing everything to our
The specifications include raising pure-
bred Piedmontese cows antibiotic-free,
hormone-free, on a vegetarian diet, treat-
ed humanely, letting them open graze
with enough space to roam.
The result is a product consider-
ably different from conventional beef.
A 3.5-ounce portion of untrimmed
Piedmontese beef has 95 calories, 1.7
grams of fat and 36 milligrams of choles-
terol. The same-sized portion of conven-
tional beef has 251 calories, 11.3 grams of
fat and 68.5 milligrams of cholesterol.
"Americans love hamburgers and
cheeseburgers," she said. "It's the quintes-
sential American meal, but red meat is
usually the first thing to go when people
want to get healthy or lose weight or be
"Piedmontese beef has Omega 3 and 6,
like fish, and it's the only red meat certi-
fied by the American Heart Association,"
she said, noting that its calorie count is
less than swordfish or chicken.
Monty's Beef Company is open from
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Deliveries are available seven days a
Free-roaming Piedmontese cows
"You can order from our website, pick
up from our store or have it delivered to
your doorstep," she said. "Our beef club
will take you through all parts of the cow.
You'll never get the same cut twice, and
you get a recipe card with each order. You
get 3-4 pounds every two weeks, which
means you probably won't have to buy
meat from the grocery store. We've got
Monty's Beef products come flash fro-
zen and cryovac-sealed in an orange box.
"I wanted a package that made you feel
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you were opening a present because I felt it
was that special," she said. Also available at
the store are Italian olive oil, balsamics and
"We'll do gift cards for the holiday season
and corporate packages for employees," she
said. "We're also making our own burger
that's going to go on the market, and we're
manufacturing our own seasoning?'
In addition to buying from the store,
customers can order through the website —
http://montysbeefco.com — or by calling