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What is Dry-Aging?A question that we hear often is, “What exactly is dry-aging?” Dry Aging is a specialized technique that involves exposing our beef to oxygen in a highly controlled refrigerated environment for 14 to 21 days. This process enhances the flavor and tenderness of the cut, giving you a delicious taste experience. For this to happen, it is crucial to have proper temperature and moisture control.How Does Dry-Aging Work?The key to the process is to hang each piece of meat so that air can reach every surface. Once the natural aging process begins, the beef dehydrates, and the flavor...

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Our definition of “natural” comes from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service. It means our beef contains no growth hormones, artificial color or flavoring, no chemical preservatives, or other synthetic ingredients. In fact, we’re proud that in many ways we far exceed the government’s definition of “natural.” Roseda cattle are never fed growth hormones or antibiotics. They are grass-fed and grain-finished with an all-natural diet of corn, alfalfa, hay, soybean meal and fresh water. We are a single source farm with complete control of our animals. When it comes time to harvest our animals, it is done at our...

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What is Black Angus Beef? We’ll start with the basics of Black Angus cattle. The Angus breed is the most common breed of cattle in the United States. The Black Angus distinction refers to those whose hides are predominantly black. Angus cattle generally produce highly marbled and flavorful beef, but Black Angus cattle are best known their consistency and reliable quality of meat. It’s the natural fat marbling, or intramuscular fat, within the muscle that is largely responsible for the flavor, juiciness and eating experience of Black Angus beef. Where Does Black Angus Beef Come From? Black Angus cattle are bred down...

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Why Is Local Important? In today’s world, everyone wants to know where their beef comes from. For us at Roseda, it all starts at Roseda Farm. Our farm in Monkton, Maryland holds approximately 600 head of cattle on our expansive 350 acres. Together with a partnership of local area farmers, we take great care in raising our cattle. Once it’s time to harvest and process the cattle, it is done between our two plants located in Baltimore City. Everything is local, from start to finish. Mindful of our impact, Roseda Farm strives to keep our environmental footprint as small as...

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Roseda (noun) Pronunciation: rose·​ed·​ah Definition of Roseda: the source for locally raised, all-natural, dry-aged Black Angus craft beef based in Monkton, MD  Who We Are In 1986, Ed Burchell embarked on what he thought would be the beginning of his retirement. He bought a quiet farm tucked in the hills of Monkton, Maryland. He even bought a few cows to graze the property, so that he wouldn’t have to mow the grass (who wouldn’t like to not have to mow their grass?). It didn’t take long for Ed to start thinking more seriously about his cows. He quickly noticed a...

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