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    He knows people who have wild boar, grass-fed cattle, etc.

    As little as $1/lb if he's got a lot of them.
    Wild boar, ya? I need to go out in the wild and hunt one down Locke style - that would be the best way to eat some wild boar

    $1/lb??!?!!?!? Damn do I need to start forming some relationships with farmers! Grain-fed crap beef is as much as $3/lb!!! Too bad I live in Michigan
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    The boar breeder only sells commercially, though I'm sure if I asked they might let me try. Blaine (my dad's coworker) was thinking about opening his up for hunting, but I'm not sure if he's still planning to do that. The boar he bought for breeding was a bit of a handful. It destroyed a shed, killed pigs and piglets and ruined fences. We ended up eating him- lol.

    Yeah, the extra parts like tongues and whatnot are real cheap. People go get cows butchered but don't want them, so I take them off his hands and he makes a small profit.

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    I bought a meat share through a local farm that starts in June. I can't wait! Another possibility that I haven't seen mentioned is through a local university if you have one. Mine has a livestock program and I buy ground beef and steaks, lamb (coming soon!) and pork (should be ready by the end of the semester). Quality-raised, grass-fed and fairly inexpensive, plus I'm supporting the university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennf View Post
    I bought a meat share through a local farm that starts in June. I can't wait! Another possibility that I haven't seen mentioned is through a local university if you have one. Mine has a livestock program and I buy ground beef and steaks, lamb (coming soon!) and pork (should be ready by the end of the semester). Quality-raised, grass-fed and fairly inexpensive, plus I'm supporting the university.
    Yes I do have a local university... Grand Valley State University - you MIGHT have heard of them. It is division 2 but one of the most well-known because of there football success. I am enrolled, but have taken the past year off. I will have to check it out - thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suki View Post
    Across the street. I helped butcher a whole pig yesterday!
    In New York City?! That is AWESOME.

    Keeping this thread alive in case any LA people have good answers...!!

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    In the DFW area:
    Grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken eggs, goat and sheep:
    http://www.rehobothranch.com/

    Grass-fed beef, pastured pork:
    http://www.truthhillfarm.com/

    Chicken (best chicken in Dallas and featured in many fine restaurants):
    http://www.windymeadowsfamilyfarm.com/

    http://www.dfmfriends.org/farmers.html

    http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org/

    Firewheel Town Center, Four Seasons Farmers Market:
    http://www.pegasusnews.com/events/ongoing/115569/

    http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com/you...althy_beef.htm
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    So far, we buy all our beef, pork, and lard from Thundering Hooves: http://www.thunderinghooves.net/

    They ship within the Pacific NW and also deliver orders to many locations. Their products are absolutely fabulous.

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    Locally. There was an article in the local paper about a store opening up that was selling local meats and cheese. But I've also found out about local farms with pastured meats through anturopaths and employees at health food stores.

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    We recently had farmer open a butcher shop in our town with pastured beef, pork, chickens, etc. You can also get rabbit on order and they are lining up a supplier for goat. Just need some duck and I'm hooked up. They also carry hormone free milk. We raise pastured chickens for eggs - something i recommend if you can.

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    I can not wait till the day when ALL beef is 100% grass-fed, ALL chicken, duck, boar, rabbit is organic/locally grown... basically when ALL animal food is HOW IT SHOULD BE!

    It will make it all that much easier

    I hope to find an ideal farm here in Michigan. So, for those of you who are Michiganders and living close to GR - I will let you know if I find something! Or, you tell me what you have found!
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