Where to get good meat?

GrantMeThePower

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So i've recently read Fast Food Nation and the new Rolling Stone article (Boss Hog). I dont want to be a vegetarian because i like meat, but I dont feel like I can eat mass produced meat anymore.

Where can I find good, high quality, free range, meats? I'm sure that there must be independent farmers that sell through the internet or specialty markets.

There is just too much B.S. in the meat (sometimes literally). i'd definetly recommend reading both of those things to anyone that hasn't.
 

sjwaste

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Local farmers markets. Here in Northern VA and DC, we have a lot of 'em. They're usually once a week at a specific location, but happen at various locations during the week. The folks are usually really nice and will custom order in advance so you can get cuts that you don't find at the supermarket all the time.

If you're in the area, let me know and I'll give you a few. Otherwise, try googling it.
 

GrantMeThePower

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Originally posted by: sjwaste
Local farmers markets. Here in Northern VA and DC, we have a lot of 'em. They're usually once a week at a specific location, but happen at various locations during the week. The folks are usually really nice and will custom order in advance so you can get cuts that you don't find at the supermarket all the time.

If you're in the area, let me know and I'll give you a few. Otherwise, try googling it.


Unfortunetly I'm in Southern California...we have "farmers markets" but they are nothing more than lame street fairs. There is no real produce from local farmers....because we dont have many local farmers. The luckiest we'll get would be with oranges or strawberrries.

Good call though for people in other places.
 

GrantMeThePower

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Originally posted by: thescreensavers
Go to your nearest Kosher deli.. Or check or local super market for kosher food

Is kosher food for sure made better? I don't know much about kosher, but my idea of it earlier was that it was about combinations of food and no pork.
 

IronWing

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Kosher or Halal (the Muslim version of Kosher) is a good idea. Very strict sanitary standards apply and if the producers are found in violation, they are ruined.
 

GrantMeThePower

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Originally posted by: JS80
Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Kosher Market

I have a Bristol Farms just up the street....is all of their meats good? The only problem with them is everything is about 2x the price.

In Fast Food Nation, the author outlines how companies can produce quality without raising the price. That coupled with the fact that the EXACT same products (other ones) at Bristol are way more expensive than Ralphs makes me think that a lot of the cost isn't just the quality but also the price increase by Bristol.