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buying beef

August 14th, 2009 at 04:14 am

Saving log - $5 tip box
Spending log - $1.73 coffee + $.77 apple
Found money - $0.01 (Safeway parking lot)

I'm going in with 3 other couples to buy beef. We checked the freezer space (mostly empty), and we are in for forty pounds - the largest share - its coming to be about $278. Fully organic, grass fed, grass finished, crunchy granola approved. Big Grin I get paid tomorrow, so I will be cutting the check before I do anything else. Now the question is how to have the butcher cut it. The battle is for whether we want NY strip or T-bone. Everybody else wants the strip, but since we are the big share and we want the T-bone, T-bone it shall be. He who has the gold, gets to dictate. Smile

But we are mostly in agreement to get mostly roasts and chucks even with less tender cuts. I'm a pot roast kind of gal. If I have a choice between more pot roast and ground beef ... pot roast it shall be.

I'm planning to barter some beef with our Duvall friends, who are raising poultry. They have a bumper crop of muscovy ducks which are just as rich and red meaty as the beef. We have the turf, aiming for the surf, but we will hit a few air pockets along the way.

3 Responses to “buying beef”

  1. SMB Says:

    Do you mind sharing where you bought your beef?

  2. Jerry Says:

    That is a great deal for excellent beef like that, and it will lead to savings over time. If you can be sure to get good meat, it offers good insurance that you will not be forced into buying yucky stuff if there is a spell when you are short on cash. I wish I could get some good beef around here!
    Jerry

  3. baselle Says:

    SMB - would not mind sharing the link at all. They are very interested in gearing up as a meat CSA, so I don't think they want to keep it a secret. I see that they took down their 100# for $695 flat rate special, which is what we got.

    http://hcc-grassfed-beef.com/default.aspx

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