Welcome to Futility Farms

About Futility Farms

Futility Farms is a small grass farm consisting of 126 acres located in north central Wisconsin in a little town called Gilman, (population 412). Futility Farms is the home of natural beef – raised without the use of growth hormones, without a regular dose of antibiotics and without the use of chemical fertilizers on the land – the way beef should be raised, the way it used to be raised.

Beverly standing next to one of her cows

Here’s how we do it – bull calves are purchased from local dairy farms when they are just a few days old and brought to the farm to be raised in spacious pastures grazing all day long with access to water and shelter. These are calves that would otherwise be sold at auction and possibly end up in feed lots. Because these calves do not get any growth hormones, it takes almost two years to raise an animal to full size, which means they have longer lives than other beef animals and live happier. Animals subjected to growth hormones have a life expectancy of about a year.

One phenomena of the way these animals are raised is their playful behavior. Usually sometime around sunset, many of the animals will run and jump or push each other in a playful manner. It is delightful to watch and satisfying to see the animals enjoy their lives.

Autumn Steers in a field

At Futility Farms, we pride ourselves in offering a quality product that is tender, flavorful and raised in a humane fashion. This was reflected in the top honor our t-bone steak won in the Meat and Charcuterie category thru the Gallo Family Vineyard Gold Medal Awards.

We hope you have a chance to try our beef. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us a line or give us a call.

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Contact Futility Farms

By Mail:

Futility Farms LLC
N5100 Webster Drive
Gilman, WI 54433

By Phone/Fax:

Phone: 715-447-5720
Fax: 715-447-5720
Cell: 715-550-5720

By Email:

bev@futilityfarms.com

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Prices

Futility Farms' pricing for top-quality meat.

Cut of BeefPrice per Pound
Briskets$4.59
Chuck roasts$5.49
Cube Steaks$6.19
Flank Steak$6.99
Flat Iron Steaks$8.69
Ground round$5.19
Hamburger 1# & 1.5# packages$4.59
Heart$2.49
Liver$2.19
New York Strip$12.79
Oxtails$4.09
Patties 1/4# & 1/3#$4.99
Porterhouse$12.69
Prime Rib Roasts$12.69
Rib Eye (boneless)$12.69
Round roasts$5.89
Round steaks$5.89
Rump roasts$5.89
Short ribs$4.79
Sirloin Steaks$8.69
Sirloin Tip Roasts$8.69
Skirt Steak$6.99
Soup Bones$3.89
Stew Meat$4.89
T-bone$12.49
Tenderloin$16.39
Tallow$1.39
Tongue$2.99
  
Cost on halves & quarters
price includes
all basic processing
$3.45
  
Normal delivery charge$40.00

Contact us to order, or for more information.

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Schedule

Summer 2014 Farmers' Markets

Hayward Farmers' Market
Mon. noon-4
Opens June 2 - September 29
NEW LOCATION: 15886W US Hwy 63 S
(Corner 63 & Michigan)
Hayward, WI

Medford Farmers' Market
Sat 8:00 - 1:00
May 10 - October 25
Junction of Hwys 13 and 64
Medford, WI

Minocqua Farmers' Market
Fri 8:00-1:00
May 23 - October 10
Minocqua Park Complex
Hwy 70 West
Minocqua, WI

Winter Schedule

For a printable schedule, download the PDF version by clicking this link - Winter Schedule (PDF)

Eagle River - The Flour Sack
Fri noon-2:00
Click to see dates
348 W. Pine St.
Eagle River, WI

Medford - Farmers' Market
Sat 10-noon
Click to see dates
Junction of Hwy 13 and 64
Medford, WI

Hayward - Hayward Community Credit Union
Mon noon-2:00
Click to see dates
Parking lot between Northern Lakes Feed Mill & Hayward Community Credit Union - off junc 27 & 63

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Stores and Restaurants

We are proud to work with these businesses to bring Futility Farm's meats to you.

Rhinelander:

Golden Harvest
627 Coon Street
(715) 369-5266

Joe's Pasty Shop
try a pasty
made with FF beef
parking off Courtney St.
(715) 369-1224

Minocqua:

Wild Berry Market
8744 Hwy 51N
(715) 356-2635

Fall Creek:

Weaver's Country Store
E13855 U. S. Hwy 12
(715) 877-2020

Eagle River:

Prime Choice Meat Market
1144 Hwy 45 S
(715) 479-4456

Medford:

JLAR Valley
N5541 State Highway 13
(715) 748-9752

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