Been eating Paleo but not organic or grass fed. Had a grass fed steak two nights ago that sealed the deal. But I went to Whole Foods (whole paycheck) yesterday and grass fed ground beef is $10/lb and steaks were $25/lb!!! I dont think that there are any cow pooling sources in SoCal (NorCal has a ton of them) so I was wondering if anyone knew of a local farmers market where beef or other organic meats are sold for a reasonable price. Online is fine too. I was looking at Tallgrass last night and you can get ground beef for as low as $5.49/lb but I dont know if they are a legit source. Willing to drive within reason.
Edit: I live in Santa Monica/Los Angeles
Open Space Meats (a California company) sells grass-fed ground beef for $4.79 / lb. You can also order from them online. A few local grocers in the LA area carry their meat.
Also, Organic Pastures (you've seen their milk at Whole Foods), sells beef online. Their grass-fed ground beef is only $4.00 / lb.
Found this link online - http://www.eatwild.com/products/california.html
You might find a grass fed beef source reasonably close to you.
And there are more ideas on http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/578114
contact email@example.com for sensibly priced high quality grass fed beef raised in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada - almost a suburb of the LA basin. You can also get her beef at farmer's markets in Visalia, Fresno and Bakersfield or from some local CSAa.
Vons at Fairfax & Pico has a ground beef (85/15 I think) from Australia for $5.49/lb. I've also seen imports from Uruguay. It's just wrong shipping meat, or any food, that far. I'm keeping an eye out for a local source.
Hey, I'm glad you fell in love with the grass-fed variety. I was hesitant to try it, but when my girlfriend convinced me (health benefits, omega-3, etc.), I was hooked. It is delicious and, I find, tastier than the grain-fed variety. I also find it hard to come by in my area (Northeast), and thus have taken to obtaining my grass fed beef via online sources (see link for LaCense, they have become my distributor of choice). I again was hesitant at first, but the meat arrives at my door, fresh and choice cuts, and is delicious. Hope this helps!
http://www.bestbeefever.com/ they are in farmers market in studio city, and pasadena and around the area, look at the website excellent meat. you won't be disappointed, not to expensive, ground beef I think is like $7 a pound? I wouldn't get it from whole foods I heard from someone who worked there that they wouldn't eat it. even the grass fed stuff. and sprouts well its shipped from south america...
We have ordered from Slanker's a couple times and have been very happy. They have a vast selection of grassfed/pastured meat: http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com. Ted Slanker is a interesting guy to talk to if you order by phone plus "Slanker" is just a fun word to say.
Oh thank you for this! I am pretty frustrated that US Wellness requires a $75 minimum and my Costco does not carry grass fed and the nearest TJ's is not so close. Tall Grass also requires a minimum and shipping is about $25, so it becomes out of reach.
Organic pastures ground beef is the cheapest and available at the SM farmers market. Linder bison is higher quality imo but they are more expensive, starting at around $8/lb but they have liver for $4/lb.
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