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    Freezer full o' meat!

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    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I just bought myself my first freezer (17 cu.ft) full of meat last night. We bought a package that's supposed to last a family of 3 or 4 for a year (we're only 2 - but eat a LOT of meat).

    We bought it from NutraFarms here in Canada. It was very expensive, but I'm hoping the quality and convenience of it will make it worth it (all free range and 'near' organic).

    I'm really pumped about it! It'll be nice to always have some meat on hand!

    Anyhow, just wanted to share!

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    Lucky... (did I mention that I'm jealous?)
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    I'll have to post pictures when they come in (next Tuesday!!)

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    How much, if I may ask?? Meat and Price??

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    Fantastic!

    Soon after going Primal I bought a small apartment-sized chest freezer (7.2 cu) and it's probably the best purchase I've ever made. I couldn't imagine not knowing what I was going to eat a week or a month from now. It's an odd sense of security to know you have 2, 3, 4 months, a year's worth of meat. It's about time for me to buy again. Half a boar, about 90 lbs of meat, will half-fill the freezer for $225

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    Since were having the discussion, what do yall suggest as a thawing method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyno View Post
    How much, if I may ask?? Meat and Price??
    Not sure yet on the poundage of meat. It's supposed to be enough to feed a family of 3 or 4 for a year (20ish servings of meat per week...though serving size depends on the meat).

    It comes up to being pretty expensive at almost $4k for the year ($300ish per month), but it comes with a 17cuft standup freezer, and everything is individually packed. So I'm hoping the convenience is worth it.

    For next year, I'll likely try to see if I cna buy direct from farms and save a afew bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdizzle99 View Post
    Since were having the discussion, what do yall suggest as a thawing method?
    I'd be interested in knowing this as well.

    I was planning on taking it out of the freezer in the AM and leeting it thaw until dinner (what we usually do with our meat).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdizzle99 View Post
    Since were having the discussion, what do yall suggest as a thawing method?
    I just throw it in the sink over night then put it in the fridge in the morning until dinner. If I forget to take it out the night before I just leave it in the sink while I'm at work, but this is more iffy through summer. I prefer the overnight method.
    Last edited by Diana Renata; 02-17-2011 at 12:09 PM.

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    Whole Foods is selling organic whole chickens at $1.69/#, all stores, tomorrow Friday 2/18, one day only! Limit 10/customer (some local stores have lower minimums, ours is 5).

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