Conserving Nature, Nurturing Quality

Arizona’s #1 Source of Natural Beef

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Better Cattle is Better Beef.

Truly, All-Natural Healthy Beef

Moon River Beef is as far from feedlot Beef production as you can get.

Here at Moon River Beef we raise our cattle on open pastures and graze over 15,000 acres on the gentle banks of the Verde River.

Unlike most Beef companies, our local Arizona beef is third-party certified all natural, no hormones, no antibiotics with no industrial pollutants. Our focus is on providing the cleanest and healthiest beef for you and your family.

Our beef is delicious, incredibly well marbled, tender, and flavorful. We are a cut above the rest!

Premium Farm-to-Table Beef Locally Raised in Arizona

USDA Process Verified

No Hormones

No Antibiotics

No Herbicides or Pesticides

The Moon River Beef Difference & Values

Moon River Beef merges tradition with sustainability, crafting premium, ethically-raised beef through time-honored Arizona ranching. Our commitment to environmental stewardship and animal welfare ensures every cut reflects our dedication to quality, local sourcing, and the planet. With Moon River Beef, you’re choosing more than just beef; you’re supporting a sustainable, conscientious approach to ranching.


Sustainable Practices

Environmental conservation

Ethical animal treatment

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Here’s what people say

"You can almost taste the terroir, the minerality. You can tell that it's Arizona beef." 

Chef highlights the distinct flavor profile of the beef, attributed to the specific environmental conditions and terroir of Arizona, which contributes to the beef’s unique quality and sets it apart from other products in the market.

Chef Dustin Cristofolo

Executive Chef at QIES & Terrestra


About Moon River Beef

Moon River Beef, a woman-owned, family-operated ranch, embodies the essence of sustainable and ethical cattle farming. With a heritage deeply rooted in ranching, our journey began five years ago when we embraced the opportunity to apply our blend of traditional and innovative techniques to our own land. Our commitment to natural practices—avoiding feedlots, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, and GMOs—ensures our cattle thrive on Arizona’s open pastures. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Moon River Beef different from other beef products?

Moon River Beef stands apart due to our commitment to sustainable traditional ranching practices, ethical animal treatment, and the preservation of the environment. Our cattle graze freely on lush pastures, ensuring a product that’s not only superior in taste but also responsibly raised.

Yes, our cattle are raised on open ranges, grazing on natural grasses. This method contributes to the unique flavor profile of our beef, reflecting the terroir of Arizona’s heartlands, and aligns with our commitment to animal welfare and environmental sustainability.

Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Each season we select our best heifers and steers for feeding in our exclusive Moon River Pasture on the Verde River. While most of the Verde River is closed to grazing, our private river access allows us to raise a select number of cows in this unique riparian habitat which cannot be found anywhere else in the state of Arizona. On this pasture, our select Black and Golden Angus cattle have access to free-flowing Verde River water and a diverse ecosystem of plant life that provides them with an essential mix of minerals and nutrients. This unique diet leads to better cattle and better beef. Our beef undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure it meets our high standards of taste, texture, and nutritional value.

Choosing locally sourced beef supports local farmers and the economy, reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation, and ensures you’re getting the freshest product possible. It also allows us to provide you with beef that captures the essence of Arizona’s unique environment.

Absolutely not. Our cattle are raised without the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. This commitment to natural rearing practices ensures our beef is not only healthier but also aligns with our ethical standards.

We employ sustainable ranching practices that mimic natural grazing patterns, conserve water, and protect the soil. By prioritizing the health of our land and water resources, we’re investing in a future where agriculture works in harmony with the environment.

We welcome visitors who want to learn more about our ranching practices and see firsthand how our cattle are raised. Visits can be arranged by appointment to ensure the safety and well-being of our animals and adherence to our farm’s operational schedule.

Ordering is easy through our website, where you can choose from a variety of cuts and packages. We offer local delivery in Arizona and nationwide shipping to bring the best of Arizona’s beef directly to your door, with packaging designed to keep your order fresh.

There’s a common misconception that cattle grazing is inherently harmful to the environment, but when managed responsibly, it can actually support healthy ecosystems. At Moon River Beef, we employ traditional grazing practices that mimic the natural movements of wild herds, which has several environmental benefits:

  • Soil Health: Our grazing methods help maintain healthy soil by promoting natural aeration and fertilization. This enhances soil biodiversity and can increase its carbon sequestration capacity, helping to mitigate climate change.
  • Biodiversity: By rotating our cattle across different pastures, we prevent overgrazing, allowing plant species to recover and thrive. This diversity supports a wider range of wildlife and plant species, contributing to ecological balance.
  • Water Conservation: Our sustainable grazing practices help improve water infiltration in the soil, reducing runoff and erosion. This not only conserves water but also improves water quality in nearby streams and rivers.
  • Fire Prevention: Grazing reduces the buildup of dry vegetation, which can lower the risk of wildfires, a significant concern in many parts of Arizona.

At Moon River Beef, we view cattle as partners in our ecosystem management strategy. By adhering to practices that respect the natural behavior of cattle and the health of the land, we demonstrate that traditional grazing can be a force for good, both for the environment and for producing high-quality beef.

Beyond providing high-quality, locally sourced beef, we’re committed to giving back to our community through partnerships with local businesses, educational initiatives about sustainable agriculture, and supporting local food banks.

Ready to Experience the Moon River Difference

At Moon River Beef, we’re not just selling beef; we’re inviting you to join a movement that values quality, sustainability, and community. With our carefully curated subscription boxes, select packages, and premium single cuts, we offer something special for every table, every occasion, and every conscientious consumer.

Why Choose Moon River Beef?

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Taste the difference with every bite—our beef is a testament to our commitment to ethical ranching and the unique terroir of Arizona.


With our commitment to environmental stewardship you're choosing more than just beef; you're supporting a sustainable, conscientious approach to ranching​

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By choosing Moon River Beef, you're not just a customer; you're part of a family that champions local, woman-owned, and family-operated values.

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Perfect for stocking up, our packages offer a range of cuts that showcase the best of Arizona beef, tailored to your culinary needs.

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Whether it’s a special dinner or a weeknight meal, our single cuts provide the flexibility and quality you desire.

Welcome to the Moon River family. Let's make a difference, together.

Your choice to support Moon River Beef is a choice for a better, more sustainable future—one delicious meal at a time. We’re here to provide not just food, but nourishment for the body, soul, and planet.