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About Us

Our goal at our farm is to bring high quality meat to our local community, while maintaining the highest standards for our animals, from our pasture to your plate.

We are passionate about the animals we raise and the food they provide to our community. We want the very best for our elk, their health and their safety.

Our family farm is located on 60 acres in Montville, Ohio.


Our elk are raised on grass pastures, supplemented with an oats/soybean/corn mix feed, as needed, and provided free range hay in the winter. The elk also love to eat natural brush and trees. Our feed is mixed fresh by a local feed mill in Windsor, Ohio.

We were selective in our decision as to who would process our elk for meat. We found a local butcher, 3D Meats, that has exceeded our expectations for the safety and dignity of our animals.

3D Meats has the expertise in handling large, exotic animals, as they process Bison regularly for a local Ohio farm. Their top-notch handling facility makes it safe for the animals and their staff. The 3D meats team, Luke and Logan, are generation farmers themselves. They are farmers supporting other farmers. Their team is truly excellent to work with.

When you purchase our meat, you know it has been locally raised and locally processed, one animal at a time.

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Why Elk Meat?

Elk meat is slowly becoming more and more recognized in the United States for it’s beefy flavor and heart-smart nutritional benefits. Because elk meat comes from animals with an active lifestyle and natural grass diet, they are always much leaner than cattle. Elk has only a FIFTH of the fat of beef. Even better, it’s higher in healthy Omega 3s and other good fats that aid in weight loss, improved muscle mass, and cardiovascular health.

The average cut of elk offers more protein than chicken, beef, or lamb and it’s packed with minerals like B-12, thiamine, iron, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B2 and B-3, all of which work towards reducing the risk of heart disease, boosting the immune system, and improving general health and longevity. Cooked elk meat has 30 grams of protein per 100 grams.

Elk is available in a wide variety of cuts. It can easily be substituted for beef in most recipes. Since it’s leaner, you may need to lower the heat and cooking time because it tends to cook faster. We recommend no more than medium-rare for most cuts.

The best part, elk meat is as delicious as it is healthy. In fact, many prefer the taste of elk over that of beef. It has full flavor, not requiring a lot of seasoning. The texture is tender and doesn’t require marinating. It also doesn’t have the gamey flavor that venison carries.

Shipping Process

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The Order is Prepped
We utilized individual dry ice packs placed on top of an absorbent pad to not only ensure your purchase arrives frozen at a safe temperature but also to allow you to jump straight into enjoying your premium elk meat without the hassle of handling dry ice or a mess. Your purchase is placed inside a double-bagged plastic bag to ensure that it is protected. We then fill the remaining space with packing material and place it on a lid to ensure it stays snug and well-insulated.
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Now it's time to fire up the grill and enjoy your premium elk meat

About the Family

Crooked Nail Farm has been a part of our lives for more than five wonderful years, and we’re excited to share our passion for elk meat with you as we strive to balance the demands of our busy lives. Beyond our roles as farmers, both Lance and Jacquelyn have full-time jobs that keep us engaged in our community. Lance serves as a dedicated Lyndhurst firefighter and paramedic, while Jacquelyn has been supporting local businesses for nearly two decades at a nearby bank.

Our family is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud parents to two incredible children, Cheyenne and Bennett, who attend Burton School. Cheyenne adores her beloved horse, and Bennett’s face lights up at the sight of any tractor or excavator. Our farm is not just a place of work; it’s a reflection of our love for family, community, and the land. We look forward to sharing the fruits of our labor with you and your loved ones, as we continue to grow and nurture Crooked Nail Farm with care and dedication.