Shipping & Devlivery
Where do you deliver?

We ship to any address in the contiguous United States - also known as the Lower 48.

How does meat stay fresh in transit?

100 Percent Primal uses a tried and true process to ensure freshness. Your order will come in an insulated styrofoam cooler. That cooler goes into another box to ship. Depending on the time of year, we’ll use gel packs and dry ice in the cooler. Both are exceedingly effective in keeping food fresh for shipping. Especially with dry ice, your meat might even freeze in transit. Even if gel packs thaw during delivery, your meat will remain at a safe temperature - it should be a cool to the touch when it arrives. Food safety is important to us, and we want to deliver top-quality products every time. This is a proven process we believe in for optimum results.

When will my order ship?

All of our orders are hand-cut to the selected cut sheet. Your package will leave our facility within 7-14 business days from the date you order. Our customer service team and shipping providers will keep you updated on your order status after it ships.

Can I schedule shipment for a later date?

Yes. Include your desired shipment date in the field marked Special Instructions

What if I’m not satisfied with my order?

100 percent primal stands behind the quality of our products 100%. If you are not absolutely satisfied with your purchase, we'll either replace it or refund your money, whichever you prefer. At 100 percent primal, your purchase satisfaction is guaranteed. If at any time you have problems with an order, please contact us immediately.

Product Info
Is your beef 100% USDA inspected?

Yes. The U.S. Department of sets a high standard for quality and transparency. A USDA Approved designation means that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. The agency monitors these products after they leave federally regulated plants.

How do I defrost meat properly?

Thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator, where it will remain at a safe, constant temperature. That’s 40 °F or below. There are three safe ways to thaw meat:


A typical cut of meat will take 24 hours to fully defrost in the fridge. Large cuts or whole birds take about 24 hours per 5 pounds to thaw.


Keep the meat in the package it came in. Ensure it’s not open and is still airtight - if you have any doubt, place the package in a sealed bag. Submerge the package in cold tap water. Change the water out every half hour to ensure continuous thawing. Small cuts of meat of about 1 pound can thaw out in 60 minutes or less. Larger packages, of 3 to 4 pounds, might take 2 to 3 hours using this method.

How long do my products last in the fridge once thawed?

We recommend cooking the meat within 4 days of thawing if refrigerated immediately.

Are my products ready to cook as soon as they arrive?

Yes. If the meat is frozen, it will take about 50% longer to cook than if it thawed.

How long can I keep this meat frozen?

For freshest results, we recommend cooking your meat within 6 months of receiving it.

Can I refreeze products after they have been delivered?


What is dry-aging?

Aging is necessary for beef’s tenderness and taste. Our artisanal processors hang beef on a rack for 14 days to dry-age our product. It must be done correctly, by an expert, with air, humidity, and temperature-controlled in an environment. Under these conditions, beef’s enzymes break down the connective tissue in it, which tenderizes the meat and concentrates its flavor. 

How is your beef graded?

100 percent primal is "choice or better" across the board while some products offered do have a USDA prime stamp. There are other factors that affect the quality of the beef besides USDA grading, most importantly the way an animal is raised in low-stress environments.

Farm & Animal Info
Where is Your Farm Located?

100 percent primal’s farm is in Wimdon, Minn., 3 hours drive west from the Twin Cities.  We do source cattle from partner growers throughout Minnesota. 100 percent primal’s Farm has strict growing protocols for humane handling and naturally raising beef. All of our cattle growers adhere to stringent farming protocols as well.

Is your farm/animals certified organic? No.