I've checked Eatwild.com and bought from A Better Way Beef and enjoyed the order. Got 50lbs of grass fed beef for $3.95/lb. a quarter ground beef, a quarter roasts, a quarter steaks, a quarter assorted cuts including a couple soup bones. They delivered to my door free of charge.
What are your experiences with ordering in/around Houston?
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I have not made any large meat purchases from any farms but I do buy pasture eggs and raw dairy from Gramen. They also sell pasture chickens and grass fed beef. The chickens are raised there at Gramen. The beef is purchased from a nearby Texas ranch.
I buy from Calico Dairy sometimes- they have amazing butter. Delicious dairy all around, their cows look comfortable and happy, and they're really nice people. Gramen, I didn't have such a positive experience with.
YonderWay Farms is the best. Jason and his wife put out a fantastic product and are really great folks. It is worth the drive at least one time to visit them even if you order from them and have it delivered to Houston.
And I 10000% agree with the above. My family is out quite a bit of money and Mike/Laura have cut off communication. I am not sure exactly what it was that we bought...I've purchased various meats from farmer's markets for years and this frankly looked nothing like anything I've had. I've bought a whole side of beef from reputable farms during a huge drought and it was glorious compared to this. BIZARRE and a blatant rip-off. I wish I could get the word out more. We had to throw it all away because it was so disgusting. I ruined so many meals!!! They did not replace after promising to do so.
A Better Way Beef should be investigated. I don't know WHAT they are trying to pass off as grassfed beef.
I agree 100% with Pearl Bird's experience with A Better Way Beef. We spent approximately $2,000 ordering a 1/2 of beef and 75 pounds of pork. The beef was a whitish color with no moisture/blood whatsoever. It tasted horrible. Mike (owner of A Better Way Beef) promised to replace the beef with another carcass and instead replaced some of my meat and took back with him 20 pounds of expensive steaks without replacing it. He has since ignored all of my communication and has not refunded my money for the remaining unreplaced beef. This has gone on for approximately a year since we purchased it.
I strongly advise to not purchase from Mike at A Better Way Beef for (a) lack of quality control on the product he is selling and (b) unethical business practices.
I have been ordering meats from YonderWay Farm for over a year now and am very happy with all their products. They deliver to a lot of areas around Houston.
YonderWay Farms is absolutely my favorite. Jason, the farmer, puts so much care into his animals and their tastes speak for themselves. YonderWay is a farm in Brenham, but it delivers to various spots around Houston and Katy various times a month, just check out their delivery schedule online for dates.
A Better Way Beef, by far, sells the WORST beef I have ever tasted/bought/cooked in my life.
Stringy, grissly, bland, DRY, just AWFUL. We have cooked exclusively with grassfed beef/pork for a few years now and have never had such an experience. We spent $450 with this farm and are not going to eat 85% of what we bought because it is so bad. The cuts are thin and odd and we even had freezer/air damage beef mixed in with our assortment. We've contacted the farm to resolve this and they refuse to help.
PLEASE do not buy this beef!!!