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AfricanTypeO
Thursday, November 30, 2006, 1:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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99% of the red meat I eat is grass-fed.  I enjoy grass-fed beef, buffalo, goat etc.  I've been buying it at my local Whole Foods and at my local Farmer's Market.  However, today when I went shopping, NOBODY had any grass-fed meat apart from two little grass-fed goat steaks.  I was wondering whether any of you order your grass-fed online and what it's like.  I once ordered some grass-fed steaks from http://www.americangrassfedbeef.com and I was quite impressed.  Maybe I should order from them again - or does anyone have other suggestions?
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Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Check any local farms too....I get mine (just bought 1/2 a steer) from a guy two miles from me who is not listed on eatwild.com.
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If you see my original posting: Americangrassfedbeef.com is the one I said I have already tried.  Thank you for the other two though.

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How about a place that is reasonably priced online to buy from?  
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compare prices between the links available here......
I believe you can buy on line from all of them.


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How about a place that is reasonably priced online to buy from?  

Haven't heard of one myself.  I know of someone who drives quite a distance to a farm a couple of times of year and stores the beef in his freezer.  He's lucky to have the freezer, of course.


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AfricanTypeO
Thursday, November 30, 2006, 8:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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How about a place that is reasonably priced online to buy from?  


I think those prices are fairly reasonable.  Some of them offer free shipping too

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Well I was trying to find this out by calculations.  Wild Oats sells NY Strips for $14.99 per pound and sometimes $16.99 per lb.  

I think i figured the NY Strips were much more than that on any of the web stores.  BUT I'll check again...

Thanks!
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Well I was trying to find this out by calculations.  Wild Oats sells NY Strips for $14.99 per pound and sometimes $16.99 per lb.  

I think i figured the NY Strips were much more than that on any of the web stores.  BUT I'll check again...

Thanks!



NY Strips are my favorite grass-fed steak!  On one of those sites, the NY Strips were $11.78 or so per pound.  So that's not a bad deal.   That was on http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com.  One of the other sites is more expensive.  It worked out at  over $10 for an 8oz Strip or Ribeye.  The grass-fed stuff is annoyingly expensive compared with feedlot meat but what are you gonna do?
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invest in a large freezer and by a side of a grass fed cow or a whole lamb...larger initial purchase but much cheaper by the pound this way......when you defrost the meat use a nice cherry juice with beneficial fresh herbs marinade


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Thursday, November 30, 2006, 11:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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invest in a large freezer and by a side of a grass fed cow or a whole lamb...larger initial purchase but much cheaper by the pound this way......when you defrost the meat use a nice cherry juice with beneficial fresh herbs marinade


Definitely an economical way to go...  but WTH do you do with your side of grass fed cow?  Do you have to chop it into steaks yourself?  Personally I'm not sure I'm ready to hoist a whole lamb over my shoulder and carry it upstairs into my apartment.  

But I guess if we're really going to go back to basics, why not make our own spears and go out and hunt some buffalo?  

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I ordered my meat from a farm near me. I could do it online or over the phone. Either way, I was asked how I wanted the different cuts...ground, steaks, roast etc. I was also asked how big I wanted roasts to be and whether I wanted the liver and some of the shin bones. Hamburger all comes in 1 pound packages. The meat was wrapped (beautifully! every time it is like unwrapping a present) and labeled and frozen for me.  If you would like to see how I did it, you can check out their website at

http://www.tussocksedgefarm.com/Home.htm

Again, I hope everyone checks out local farmers for the best deals. I live only 45 minutes away from downtown Philadelphia so I know even those of you in cities can find GF beef. As others said, much better to buy a larger quantity for the best price.
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I ordered my meat from a farm near me. I could do it online or over the phone. Either way, I was asked how I wanted the different cuts...ground, steaks, roast etc. I was also asked how big I wanted roasts to be and whether I wanted the liver and some of the shin bones. Hamburger all comes in 1 pound packages. The meat was wrapped (beautifully! every time it is like unwrapping a present) and labeled and frozen for me.  If you would like to see how I did it, you can check out their website at

http://www.tussocksedgefarm.com/Home.htm

Again, I hope everyone checks out local farmers for the best deals. I live only 45 minutes away from downtown Philadelphia so I know even those of you in cities can find GF beef. As others said, much better to buy a larger quantity for the best price.




That's pretty cool!  I know that there are farms within miles of New York City where grass fed meat would be available, but like so many people in NYC, I don't drive and I doubt very much that the farms are accessible by subway or yellow cab - our most popular means of transport here.  I can usually pick it up at my local Farmer's market on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.  But this past Wednesday there was no grass-fed beef to be had and even the grass-fed goat had very nearly sold out....

Edited to add:  I clicked the link you posted.  This stuff is GRAIN FED and not GRASS FED.  Good grain-fed meat is easy to come by, this thread was about finding good, reasonably priced GRASS fed meat.

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I have a question about the ground GF beef: what are you supposed to do with it?  It always tastes like poo to me and I'm not sure why.  Do they put a lot of gristle and testicles and so on in it?
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Mine tastes wonderful; it is lean without being dry, and I have never seen gristle or anything "organish". I use it burgers or anything I'd use GB in; stuffed peppers, tacos, etc. I got 56 lbs total so I am trying to be imaginative with it.
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Mine tastes wonderful; it is lean without being dry, and I have never seen gristle or anything "organish". I use it burgers or anything I'd use GB in; stuffed peppers, tacos, etc. I got 56 lbs total so I am trying to be imaginative with it.


Have you ever tried Grass Fed beef?

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I eat only grass-fed and it's the best beef I've ever eaten.  However, the key is to find a butcher who understands how to  dry age beef.  It needs to hang for a couple of weeks before selling to the consumer.



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Sorry, you lost me. Isnt that what we've been talking about?
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yes, grass fed as opposed to grain fed which is the meat from your link given.

two different things......


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Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Sorry, you lost me. Isnt that what we've been talking about?


As Lola just pointed out, the beef you're eating isn't grass-fed if you bought it from the farm whose link you posted.

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Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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The beef I bought is definitely grassfed; they havent't updated the website since they posted this :

"We look forward to offering a choice of either grain- or grass-fed beef in the future."

Sorry if I was misunderstood, but I wouldn't have been making the posts I have if I had been referring to grain-fed beef. It's true that the farm I used offers both. I ordered the GF kind.
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great!
thanks for the link, then!


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The beef I bought is definitely grassfed; they havent't updated the website since they posted this :

"We look forward to offering a choice of either grain- or grass-fed beef in the future."

Sorry if I was misunderstood, but I wouldn't have been making the posts I have if I had been referring to grain-fed beef. It's true that the farm I used offers both. I ordered the GF kind.


Oh, I see!

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