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Old 09-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #21
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I buy local beef. Its usually $1.99 a pound. Regardless of the cut. Which is a decent price when you get ribs, rib eye, flat iron, brisket, etc.

As for veggies. We eat out of our garden during the summer. We have been thinking about putting in a winter garden.
except this year was horrible. It was very wet and cold up until June. Our garden produced a quarter of what we had last year. The only thing that grew well was the weeds. We are going to put in raised beds this winter, and see if we can cull the weeds down.



ETA, I still believe that Americans have a huge disconnect between where thier food comes from and them eating it. Most people choose not to think about the cow being raised in a stockyard a few thousand miles away. Or how it was butchered. Same with veggies.

I like to remove a few steps

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:20 PM   #22
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I always get a laugh out of farmer's markets. Around here, 90% of what is being sold got trucked in from the Central Valley in CA or Mexico.

Grass seed, hay, hops. That's about sums it up.

When I was a kid, the poor folks (my family included) ate grass-feed beef.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:27 PM   #23
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Hmmm, Grass fed Texas Beef. Bought a side of it this year. I weighed every package and it netted out to $3.43 a pound and 60 lbs of it was hamburger.

Grass fed beef hamburger sells for $6 in the grocery store.

It's fantastic and very lean. The best steaks & burgers I've ever cooked on the BGE.

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:30 AM   #24
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I grew up eating our own grass raised beef as well as eggs from free range chickens. The part that gets me is that people buy it from these "uppercrust" stores not knowing what they are buying. I have seen what it takes to be able to claim your eggs come from free range chickens and all it takes is for them to be able to walk outside into a barren pen, thats it. I am not saying all egg producers do this cause they dont. If you haven't seen where your beef and eggs come from, you might as well pay the much lower prices at Wallyworld.

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:20 AM   #25
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I guess I'm hipster then. We buy 90% of our food at WF. At least the stuff we don't grow/hunt. I think we spend LESS on food now that we shop there. But we are careful to buy the reasonably priced basic ingredients. The prepared stuff gets pricey. Often the same stuff & brand costs less than it did at safeway, but we admittedly bought the expensive brands at safeway.

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:25 AM   #26
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Now that we have hijacked to talk about yuppie meat, I figure I should chime in about now. I buy sides of bison. BEST MEAT AROUND.
Got a side of bison (225 pounds) for $3 a pound butchered, packaged, and flash frozen.
Care to share where you get this? I wouldnt mind in on some of that action.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:22 AM   #27
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Now that we have hijacked to talk about yuppie meat, I figure I should chime in about now. I buy sides of bison. BEST MEAT AROUND.
Have an uncle in Colorado that shoots a bison every year (hunting) for the freezer. The meat from it is really amazing. Lean, but very flavorful and not much saturated fat. Better than most grass fed cows IMO.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:34 AM   #28
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American steaks taste terrific! I don't give a crap how many countries won't import it, or how much it shrinks my testicles!

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American steaks taste terrific! I don't give a crap how many countries won't import it, or how much it shrinks my testicles!
I'm a fan of British beef myself. Incurable brain disease is just ONE of the perks of eating Britain's finest mince!
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I'm a fan of British beef myself. Incurable brain disease is just ONE of the perks of eating Britain's finest mince!
Curious. I was just sitting here thinking about this and LGI and suddenly a lot of things are starting to make sense!
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