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Source of Grass fed meat - Edmonton Alberta

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Created August 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Can any paleo hackers tell me where to find some of the good stuff in Edmonton. My attempts to find it have been in vain so far.

thanks!

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1230 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I agree, however I feel it is a step down from grass fed organic, but far better than the crap at the grocery store. It looks better, smells better and tastes better. It also costs less! One huge issue is that in Alberta, and much of Canada, they can't access grass in the winter to feed the cows, so they need something to feed them that will keep. At least that is what the famers I talk to have said. They actually do agree that grass fed is by far better as well, so I think that says something. IIRC the guy at Real Deal said the farmer he gets the bulk of his meat from only grains 2 weeks.

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1230 · August 16, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Yea I like that site, only issue is that those are all farms that are a ways out of the city, and generally only sell a half a cow. Great if you have the space and a truck but no so handy if you are lacking in either.

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887 · August 16, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Beware of grain finished beef. Depending on how long they eat grain, it can totally change the fat from O-3 to O-6. The animal is treated better for most of its life. But as far as eating the fat, its not really much of a step up from CAFO

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203 · August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Awesome! I will check those places out!

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1230 · August 15, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Sweet a fellow Paleo in town! I get mine at the new Roots building on Whyte. There is an organic market in there that sells grass-fed meats. The selection isn't great but they do have it.

I think Planet Organic sells it as well but I haven't tried it.

I usually go to Real Deal Meats to get the bulk of my meat, they have an organic and grass fed section and the grain fed stuff is just finished with grain so I find it better than the crap from the supermaket. It is less expensive there too. BTW their jerky is amazing, smoked on site, and their bacon is the best I have tasted ANYWHERE. Again they smoke it themselves on site.

Good luck!

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203 · August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Awesome! I will check those places out!

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1230 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I agree, however I feel it is a step down from grass fed organic, but far better than the crap at the grocery store. It looks better, smells better and tastes better. It also costs less! One huge issue is that in Alberta, and much of Canada, they can't access grass in the winter to feed the cows, so they need something to feed them that will keep. At least that is what the famers I talk to have said. They actually do agree that grass fed is by far better as well, so I think that says something. IIRC the guy at Real Deal said the farmer he gets the bulk of his meat from only grains 2 weeks.

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887 · August 16, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Beware of grain finished beef. Depending on how long they eat grain, it can totally change the fat from O-3 to O-6. The animal is treated better for most of its life. But as far as eating the fat, its not really much of a step up from CAFO

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1208 · August 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Try here for a list of local meat sources: http://www.eatwild.com/products/canada.html.

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1230 · August 16, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Yea I like that site, only issue is that those are all farms that are a ways out of the city, and generally only sell a half a cow. Great if you have the space and a truck but no so handy if you are lacking in either.

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0 · June 09, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I am a Paleo Nutrionist in Edmonton, AB Check my website at www.enlightenedsolutions.ca. From the menu, select "Where to Find the Good Stuff". You will find the links to obtaining GF beef in Edmonton.

Cheers, Barb

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0 · May 08, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Anyone tried ACE butchers in Ritchie?

What about wild seafood/fish?

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0 · April 11, 2013 at 3:48 AM

https://www.facebook.com/blueskystockfarms?fref=ts Here's a good link through FB. I love this farmer. She is the best! Check her out and see what you think :) She delivers to Sherwood Park weekly usually :)

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0 · December 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Planet Organic has good meat, sourced from Roots farm. All grass fed and pastured. Also Sunworks farms is good to, they sell out of Blush Lane Organic market on Whyte Ave.

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0 · October 09, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I just ordered an eighth of a cow from TK Ranch http://tkranch.com/ Grass fed, grass finished beef. Quality is superb. This amount is perfect if you only have a small freezer. It would all fit in a standard size fridge freezer(But with no room to spare) I would definitely recommend them. They deliver to Edmonton once a month.

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