If you have a deep freeze or plan to buy one check out this article on why it is a good idea to buy beef in bulk from a local farmer. You can really get a better quality of meat buying from a farmer that raises the cows on his own land.
The cows will have been able to graze and grass fed beef is so much better tasting. In my area the price per pound averages around 6.00 dollars per pound but the article is from The Sustainable Couple and they say in their area it runs around 4.50 per pound, so it may be completely different in your area. I find that it works out in the end to be about the same as I would spend in the store for beef for a year but I get a few better cuts and I know the hormones, antibiotic and who knows what else are all missing from the meat.
I love the fact that there is always meat in the freezer and I don’t have to be watching for the meat sale and trying to get to the store before they are all out of what ever they put on sale that week.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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