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.
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