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    Should I buy meat online?

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    I'm new to primal eating. Due to sudden health issues, I am sort of forced to eat primal.

    I really want to eat high quality meat from now on.. Theirs a few health market places I can go to but they're sort of out of my way and I am pretty busy so I was thinking of ordering online.

    First question is.

    Is it considered safe? I mean the whole idea of meat being delivered to the door is strange for me but it would also be kind of nice.

    Is it a rip off? I'm sure it can be pretty expensive. But on the other hand, I'll be saving gas and a trip to the market.

    I used the search option and read a few opinions but didn't really find as much info as I had hoped.

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    Support your local farmer if possible...

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    I've ordered from US Wellness. They have a minimum order size to guarantee the meat will stay frozen. They ship it to your doorstep in a large styrofoam cooler. The cooler seems wasteful but I think they have a cooler take-back program. If not them, I think I've seen other companies that do. Of course, my research shows that take-back programs mostly assuage guilt rather than actually recycle or reuse anything. I don't think it's a rip-off at all to order meat from US Wellness. The prices for local grass-fed beef are higher for me. I usually buy the local though just because I can go get it from the market whenever I want, but the odd things like the pemmican and the kidney fat I have to order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    Support your local farmer if possible...

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    Thanks, for this. I'm hunting down local beef guys, as I type this.
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    I've had nothing but good experiences with US Wellness meats as well. I do try to buy most of my items locally, but USW's prices are decent, the quality is exceptional, and I trust the sourcing. I currently use them for things like chicken wings, beef tallow, and other odd items I can't get locally.

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    I buy my meat from Fossil Farms. Their store is local to me, but they sell online also. Great selection of game meats, and the Piedmontese beef is grass-fed. I just made a stew with some of their venison last night. The chipotle buffalo burgers are awesome, too!
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    Local is fantastic if you can find it. You can even buy half a cow and just put in your freezer.

    On-line is expensive but I have had good luck with it. US wellness is good. A couple months ago I won a raffle for some free meat from TX Bar Organics. Very expensive but really great meat.

    My one suggestion would be to order a reasonable amount the first time you order. Meat will have a different flavor from each farm, so you may not like one and may love another. Better to find out before buying $300 worth of meat

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    I buy LaCense beef and Vital Choice seafood all the time, both expensive but so delish, shipped on dry ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lssanjose View Post
    Thanks, for this. I'm hunting down local beef guys, as I type this.
    There's also eatwellguide.org and localharvest.org. When I bought 1/4 grass-fed cow a couple years ago I actually found the farmer on Craigslist. A lot of people who have backyard chickens sell their eggs there, too.
    I don't order online, because I can't seem to justify the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinup View Post
    There's also eatwellguide.org and localharvest.org. When I bought 1/4 grass-fed cow a couple years ago I actually found the farmer on Craigslist. A lot of people who have backyard chickens sell their eggs there, too.
    I don't order online, because I can't seem to justify the cost.
    Thank, you, as well.
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