Each Zupan’s location features a full-service meat department with expert meat cutters available to answer your questions about selection, seasonal specials, and cooking preparation. We can also help you with a custom order or special request, as well as direct you toward cuts and special selections you may not have otherwise known about.
From Harris Ranch beef and Carlton Farms pork to Draper Valley chicken and Shepherd’s Pride lamb, our full-service meat departments feature the best, freshest meats available. Each of our meats is sourced from a single company that we consider to be the best in their specialty. Through our collaborations, we’ve developed a close partnership with each of these vendors. Read more about our relationships with specific farms and ranches below.
All of Zupan’s beef is provided by Harris Ranch, a family-owned and operated cattle farming operation with a commitment to humane and sustainable practices since 1937.
Harris Ranch animals graze on grass for 80 percent of their lives. They receive a corn-based diet, developed by on-site nutritionists, for the remaining 20 percent. In an effort to maximize their commitment to the humane treatment of cattle, Harris Ranch constructed and operates out of a structure designed by Temple Grandin, the noted authority on the humane treatment of cattle.
Our Harris Ranch beef is:
- Always fresh, never frozen.
- Graded “Choice” or “Prime.”
- Ground fresh daily, at each location, from full muscle meats with no added by-products.
Grading system & terms:
Choice or Prime
This grading system is used to measure the amount of marbling in a piece of beef. Marbling refers to the white flecks and streaks of fat within the lean sections of meat. Marbling is what gives beef its flavor, juiciness, and tenderness. Prime beef has the most marbling, while Choice cuts have a little less.
Product can be traced back to its place of origin.
Only the best of the USDA Choice and Prime grades are considered for the Certified Angus label. This grade ensures each piece of beef is incredibly flavorful, tender, and juicy due to the high amounts of marbling per cut.
Local and family-owned, Carlton Farms partners with a multitude of growers throughout the Pacific Northwest. We chose Carlton Farms for our pork because we believe they produce the best tasting, healthiest product in the industry.
Carlton Farms pork is:
- Free of antibiotics and hormones
- Raised on a grain-based vegetarian diet
Pork is delivered to Zupan’s twice a week to ensure freshness.
Zupan’s Honey-Cured Spiral-Sliced Hams are created especially for us by Carlton Farms. They are available year round at all Zupan’s locations.
All Zupan’s locations feature Draper’s “Ranger” (a free range Non-GMO verified poultry) in our service case and Draper’s Organic Non-GMO verified poultry line in our self-service case.
Draper Valley Farms chicken is:
- Northwest grown and raised
- Vegetarian fed
- Hormone and antibiotic-free
In addition, Zupan’s carries an air-chilled chicken, called Smart Chicken, in our self-service case.
Zupan’s is a partner with Shelton’s, a family-owned company that has specialized in turkeys since 1924. These free range turkeys are all-natural, vegetarian fed, raised with no antibiotics, hormones, or animal proteins, and are never injected with saline solution.
Our turkeys are stamped USDA grade “A” (which indicates the highest quality available), and are virtually free from defects.
Turkeys are available in 8 to 36 pound sizes throughout the holidays.
From family-owned Mountain States Rosen Company our Shepherd’s Pride lamb is smooth and juicy with a velvety tenderness.
Never gamey tasting and free of antibiotics, added hormones, and artificial additives, Shepherd’s Pride lamb is directly from ranchers in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Idaho. The farms of origin are committed to animal care and sustainable land practices.
Shepherd’s Pride lamb is:
- Raised on U.S. family ranches
- Raised on 100 percent vegetarian, high-nutrient diets
- Hormone and antibiotic-free
Zupan’s sausages are handmade fresh from all-natural Carlton Farms pork and all-natural boneless skinless chicken thighs. Sausages are seasoned with exclusive blends created by the Oregon Spice Company. There are 12 varieties featured daily, including a rotating “sausage of the month.”
November’s Sausage of the month features Kafta created with ground beef and lamb with chopped fresh garlic, feta cheese, and lemon juice seasoned with crushed red peppers, salt and pepper.
Our meat department also features:
- Ground lamb, veal, pork, turkey, chicken, and beefalo.
- 13 varieties of marinated kabobs in chicken, beef, pork, and lamb.
- Bulk bacon sliced to order from Carlton Farms and Nueske’s.
- Handmade patties and sliders in a variety of flavors.
- Grass-fed beefalo (a cattle-bison hybrid).
- A wide selection of game meats available by special order, including Buffalo, Elk, Venison, Wild Boar, Alligator, and Emu.
- Duck, duck breast, rabbit, quail, and poussin throughout the year.