I finally found a potential source of grass fed, grass-finished beef. The catch? It seems this farm will only have grass-finished beef available by the half or whole cow in the autumn.
I've only ever had grass-finished beef as ground beef via Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and the tastes of the various packs I've purchased have varied wildly along a spectrum from gamey to exactly like grain-fed ground beef.
I'll admit that I'm a little trepidatious about committing to jam packing my freezer with a meat that could end up tasting gamey - I can handle lean or dry, for sure, but gamey is a taste that is hard for me to get past. (I will say that I'm willing to continue to work on that aversion...)
Has anybody here ever sunk a huge sum of money into buying pastured meat in bulk only to regret it because you ultimately didn't particularly enjoy the taste/texture/something else? What did you do after that experience - look elsewhere or revert to your previous buying pattern (grocery store, etc.)?