Your Questions, Answered.
"What Customers can expect from farewaymeatmarket.com is that it's still hand-cut by Fareway employees to ensure that the quality is there. It's the exact same product and pride that we take in what we put on the counter. We are now then packaging to be able to ship it to the lower 48 states." - Jeff Cook, VP of Market Operations, Fareway Meat Market
- Adding Products To My Cart
To add an item to your cart, you must first click on the product itself to view the order screen. Enter the number of units into the "Quantity" field. Some products contain multiple cuts, so it is important to review all provided information before continuing. Click "Add to Cart" to place the item into your cart. Click on the cart icon at the top of the home page to view your meat order at any time. You can continue shopping or check-out after accessing this page.
If you are having trouble adding a product to your cart or have questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact us using our online form. A service representative will review your request, and we will be in touch as soon as possible. If before or after hours, all emails and messages will be responded to the next business day. We appreciate your patience and partnership.
- Our Meat Market Delivery Dates
Selecting a Delivery Date
At FarewayMeatMarket.com, we highly recommend selecting a delivery date you know you will be home, as all meat deliveries arrive frozen. Since your products will arrive at your doorstep, it will be in perfect condition to be placed directly in your freezer.
We work closely with our processors and dietitian services so every meat package shipment meets your standards and selected delivery date. All packages will be left at your door. Please remember this package is perishable.
Special Delivery Instructions
If you would like the package shipped/delivered on a specific day of the week, please add that request to the special instructions during the checkout process, and your items will be held until the date you provide. We will gladly work with you to ensure your order arrives safely and on time.
- What Will Arrive On My Doorstep?
We guarantee your order will arrive in a condition suitable to our quality standards. Our products are shipped frozen to ensure proper food quality and safety when it arrives at your door. We guarantee that you will receive the item you order, and it will meet the high expectations for both size and quality.
When delivered, look for the FarewayMeatMarket.com shield on the box delivered to your door. The box will be delivered with dry ice to ensure the order stays fresh and frozen. It is important someone is home when your box is delivered. All of our delicious packages will be left at your door. Please remember this package is perishable.
We proudly guarantee your shipment will contain the highest quality Midwest-raised meat products. We guarantee that you will receive the item you ordered, and it will meet the high expectations for both size and quality.
If you feel the product you received does not meet the standards we listed, please contact us immediately. Our team will gladly assist you to honor our guarantee of Quality, Condition, and Accuracy. Once a service representative is able to review your request, we will be in touch as soon as we can. If before or after hours, all emails and messages will be responded to the next business day. We appreciate your patience and partnership.
- Fareway Meat Delivery and Thawing
Product Condition Upon Arrival
To ensure your satisfaction, all meat deliveries arrive as frozen products or partially frozen. Since your products will arrive at your doorstep, it will be in perfect condition to be placed directly in your freezer. If you choose to place the products in your refrigerator to thaw, please thaw, cook, and consume within three days for maximum quality and taste.
If there is an issue with the meat provided, the meat is thawed, or for additional thawing directions, please feel free to contact us using our online form. A service representative will review your request, and we will be in touch as soon as possible. If before or after hours, all emails and messages will be responded to the next business day. We appreciate your patience and partnership.
- Fareway Meat Product Satisfaction
All FarewayMeatMarket.com deliveries arrive as frozen products. Since your products will arrive at your doorstep, it will be in perfect condition to be placed directly in your freezer. If you choose to thaw, please consume within three days for maximum quality and taste.
We guarantee your shipment will contain the highest quality Midwest-raised meat products.
Steps for Satisfaction
If you are unsatisfied with the product in any way, please contact us immediately. Our team will gladly replace your order or refund your money to honor our guarantee.
A service representative will review your request, and we will be in touch as soon as possible. If before or after hours, all emails and messages will be responded to the next business day. We appreciate your patience and partnership.
- How Long is Meat Good in the Freezer?
According to the FDA, ground beef will last up to 3-4 months in the freezer and cuts can last for anywhere from 4-12 months in the freezer. However, we recommend eating our products as soon as possible for optimal freshness!
- How Long is Seafood Good in the Freezer?
The length of time seafood lasts in the freezer can vary widely but we recommend eating it as soon as possible as seafood gradually loses flavor and texture over time.
- What is Wagyu Beef?
Wagyu beef is a premium beef product that is raised and processed differently than regular beef. It has a higher level of marbling than regular beef, making it richer in flavor and more tender.
- Why is Wagyu Beef so Expensive?
Authentic Wagyu beef is more expensive than other types of meat due to the quality of the meat which stems from the unique way the meat is raised and processed. Wagyu is one of the most sought-after and upscale meats on the market.
- How to Cook Wagyu Steak?
Check out our prep & cooking tips page for the best ways to cook any of our meats!
- Does Wagyu Beef Taste Different?
Yes, Wagyu beef has a unique and distinct taste compared to traditional beef. Wagyu has more extensive marbling in the meat, contributing to a rich buttery flavor that surpasses even the best cuts of Black Angus. However, the unique marbling of Wagyu beef makes it much more tender than Black Angus, providing a unique texture that puts it in a league of its own.
- What Does Wagyu Mean?
The word Wagyu comes from Japanese. Translate into English, Wagyu simply means “Japanese Beef”.
- Is Wagyu Good For You?
Yes, it is. We typically think that fattier meat is unhealthy, but Wagyu beef is different. The fat content of Wagyu beef has higher concentrations of “good fats” such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These beneficial fats that we often associate with fish help contribute to lowering bad cholesterol.
- Is Wagyu Beef New?
Not at all! Wagyu beef can trace its origins to Japan in ancient times. This unique form of beef was carefully developed over many generations by Japanese farmers. However, Wagyu is relatively new to the American market. Americans first got their taste for imported Wagyu in the mid-1970s. The unique flavor and tenderness of the beef created a growing demand, inspiring American ranchers to start producing this sought-after beef.
- Is American Wagyu the same as Japanese Wagyu?
Sometimes. This is a case where labeling really matters. If Wagyu beef is labeled as “Fullbood”, it is identical to the beef produced in Japan. If your Wagyu lacks the fullblood label it is a hybrid of Japanese and European cattle. These forms of modified Wagyu beef were developed in the late 1990s as a way to produce something similar to the authentic Japanese variety in the face of export bans. These hybrid forms of Wagyu are not as boldly flavored, nor as tender as fullblood varieties. Fareway Meat Market proudly carries Feddersen Fullblood Wagyu Beef that is raised and produced in Iowa. This superior product offers you the authentic Japanese Wagyu experience that the hybrid varieties just cannot match.
- What's the Difference Between Prime Beef and Choice Beef?
Prime beef is high-grade meat that comes from young, well-fed cattle and has rich marbling. Choice beef is a lower grade, but still high-quality meat that features less marbling than Prime.
- How is Beef Graded by the USDA? What are the USDA Beef Grades?
Beef is graded by the USDA based on two categories: quality and yield. Quality grades are based on tenderness, juiciness, and flavor, while yield grades are given based on the amount of usable lean meat.
View the USDA grading scale below to learn more about the differences between Select beef, Choice beef, Prime beef, 100% Fullblood Wagyu beef, and Japanese A5 beef.
- What are the Requirements for USDA Prime Beef?
USDA Prime beef comes from young, well-fed beef cattle and features more marbling than Choice beef and Select beef.
- What are the Requirements for USDA Choice Beef?
Similar to Prime beef, USDA Choice beef also comes from young well-fed cattle. However, it features less marbling than its Prime counterpart.
- Which is Better USDA Prime or USDA Choice?
Both USDA choice beef and USDA Prime beef are high-quality meats, though USDA features more marbling and tends to be more tender. However, the specific cut of meat and how it is prepared can make a big difference in the quality of the meat once cooked. Check out our beef prep and cooking tips to learn more!
- Is USDA Choice and Prime Beef Different From Wagyu Beef?
100% Fullblood American Wagyu beef goes beyond Prime beef, offering more marbling, richer flavor, and a more tender cut of meat. Only 3% of U.S. beef is rated as "Prime" and Fullblood Wagyu grades beyond Prime. Learn more about what makes Wagyu beef different!
- What Types of USDA Choice Beef Does Fareway Meat Market Sell?
At Fareway Meat Market, you can order USDA Choice beef online with a wide selection of USDA Choice beef products. Shop USDA Choice steaks, USDA Choice roasts, and USDA Choice specialties online today!
- What Types of USDA Prime Beef Does Fareway Meat Market Sell?
At Fareway Meat Market, you can order USDA Prime beef online with a wide selection of USDA Prime beef products. Shop USDA Prime steaks, USDA Prime roasts, and USDA Prime specialties online today!