Grass-Fed Beef

Our bulk order of grass-fed beef came in this week. We now have approximately 70 pounds of ground beef, various roasts, and steaks.

I’m excited about this bulk order and am hoping it works out as well as I think it will. There are several reasons we decided to buy the beef in bulk.

1. To save money. It turned out to be less expensive per pound to pay a flat rate for all of the cuts.

2. To help with meal planning. With a freezer full of beef, it should be a lot easier to plan our meals each week.

3. To reduce trips to the grocery store. Obviously, a bulk order of beef won’t cut out my trips to the store altogether, but I’m hoping that by having all of this meat “in stock,” I’ll plan better and cut down on my visits to the store. We’ll see how this works out.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of eating grass-fed beef, you can check out my earlier post on the topic. Also, I came across an interesting article today on Kat Eden’s Body Incredible about grass-fed beef being higher in Omega 3’s than grain-fed.

Our beef order came from Polyface Farms of Food, Inc.
and The Omnivore’s Dilemma fame. Unfortunately for those outside of our area, Polyface does not ship their products. There is a lot a great information on their website, though, about grass-fed beef and pastured pork and poultry products.

I’ll provide updates on how our first bulk-beef purchase is working out. Have you ever bought beef in bulk? How did it work for you?

Comments

  1. Good for you! We ordered beef in bulk about a year and a half ago. We did not reorder only because we are old enough (late 30s) to see our cholesterol start creeping up from eating more and more red meat. My husband especially is a meat lover and meat crept onto the table more and more often, so we decided to take a break. But we just ordered half a pig from our organic CSA … can’t wait.
    .-= Cheap Like Me´s last blog ..Grocery discounters – have you tried them? =-.

  2. We considered ordering a pig, too. . . maybe next year. 🙂

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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