Red Green wrote:free_life2 wrote:Red Green wrote:free_life2 wrote:In the process of buying a cow right now with a few other people (meat not milk). $3 to $4 a pound for free range beef, a pox on the supermarkets...now if I could find cheese to buy direct without the government pricing and reseller gouging.
I've been looking into the same thing down here. There is a guy that sells grass-fed free range all natural beef at the farmer's market here and I was going to go buy a sample and if I liked the product, but a side of beef.
There are some free range Beefalo ready for slaughter in January that we will also be interested in. I have been buying free range chickens and eggs for a few years now, they taste so much better ...the yolks are so much more rich tasting and the chicken meat again so much more flavorful and without the injected chemicals and water and antibiotics that store bought chickens and eggs have. It is a growing industry here and I suspect demand will out pace supply before long.
Anyone knowing someone selling cheese direct in my neck of the woods let me know.
There is a supplier of free-range chickens down here. They're pretty pricey at $4 per pound. I think the eggs are $4 per dozen. I had plans to go that route, but I need to buy a freezer first.
I was buying extra large chickens for $8 or $9, eggs around $4 a doz (free range)