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01-09-2013, 08:18 PM #1
Anyone buy grass fed beef online?
I'm sick of paying as much as I do at Whole Foods and looking for a place online. I found a few sites but the prices were no better and I'd like to buy from somewhere someone can recommend me rather than buying meat from a totally random place.
01-09-2013, 10:37 PM #2
I would think it would be just as bad online with shipping etc..
Look for a local farm, or butcher they should be able to point you in the right direction.
01-09-2013, 10:53 PM #3
I buy quite often and so far the best online source for me has been US Wellness meats. I'm not sure on the price difference between them and whole foods but I'm sure they are a little cheaper. Here is a link...http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok
Also here is a link to all of the AGA certified producers. Not sure where in South FL you live in but you should have a local farmer in the area. I found one about 2 hours away that is willing to drive down to my area. I buy quarter cows once in a while because you only pay about 4 bucks a pound or so.
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01-10-2013, 01:08 PM #5
Awesome. Thanks for the links. Will check them out as soon as I get home.
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01-10-2013, 06:01 PM #6
no local farms around you? florida had amish where i lived before
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01-11-2013, 12:13 AM #8
Last year I visited a local farm up in the northern part of my state that sold grass fed beef and other meats as well as RAW milk/colostrum. The beef was great quality and only $6/lb, sometimes your neighborhood grocery store kroger/albertsons has decent priced grass fed, but you gotta grab it on sell otherwise it's the same price as WF.
01-11-2013, 05:24 AM #9
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01-11-2013, 08:38 PM #13
So I searched all day. Finally found an awesome looking place that's 2hrs from me that delivers down here every other week. Email them back and forth finally getting the price list. $2 more a pound than I'm paying at Whole Foods. At 3lbs a day that I eat, that ain't gonna cut it!
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01-15-2013, 10:26 AM #17
Lastly... It just tastes so good. Especially the way I cook it.
05-19-2013, 05:44 PM #18
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Probably your best bet will be https://www.facebook.com/RawFeedingMiami The business concentrates on raw meat for pets (conventional and pastured), but gets wholesale pricing for pastured meats from White Oak Pastures in Georgia. Cheapest I've found. I think White Oaks is cheapest because they have their own slaughter facility, butcher shop, and can distribute through the normal industrial food system. You'll find White Oak meats at all the high end restaurants in town; most high end restaurants won't pay the higher costs for pastured meat from Florida. Raw Feeding Miami's pickups are in Miami Shores on the weekends and they have customers who bring others' orders to areas of Broward.
(I have not tried them yet--mostly due to my personal difficulty of getting there. I've been buying from an Amish food club for 5-6 years that delivers to multiple places in Miami and Weston. These Amish have the largest selection around and do things right in every area. It's the shipping that pushes their costs higher than Raw Feeding Miami. You can find the Amish on the site below.
For the remainder of the sources in South Florida, see: http://localfoodsouthflorida.org/dairyeggsmeat.html You can also find Florida farmers on the site from whom you buy a whole cow (or a portion of) that can get the meat delivered to you easily--there are some distributors that make regular deliveries to South Florida.
One thing: pastured/grass fed/grass finished beef is pretty cut and dry, but watch out for poultry and eggs. Many do pastured, but still feed GMO and soy-based feeds. Always ask.