Strange times - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Strange times

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #21
hungrymonkey
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
south of Eugene, OR
Posts: 360
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 10:20 PM   #22
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,595
Liked 152 Times on 143 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 10:27 PM   #23
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 338 Times on 169 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 12:30 AM   #24
PDawg
 
PDawg's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Clarksvlle, TN
Posts: 120
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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.
__________________
Don't Worry Brew Hoppy!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 01:20 AM   #25
RDWHAHB
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Denver
Posts: 836
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 02:25 AM   #26
maxamuus
 
maxamuus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Utah
Posts: 868
Liked 66 Times on 54 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 04:22 AM   #27
bierhaus15
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
, New York
Posts: 1,565
Liked 131 Times on 81 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 04:34 AM   #28
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible
 
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 12,250
Liked 697 Times on 513 Posts


American steaks taste terrific! I don't give a crap how many countries won't import it, or how much it shrinks my testicles!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 05:16 AM   #29
bierhaus15
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
, New York
Posts: 1,565
Liked 131 Times on 81 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Laughing_Gnome_Invisible View Post
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!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 12:49 PM   #30
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Reed City, MI
Posts: 30,904
Liked 4855 Times on 3272 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bierhaus15 View Post
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!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange bashe General Chit Chat 5 05-14-2009 03:38 PM
Strange films zoebisch01 General Chit Chat 41 10-14-2008 01:51 AM
Ahh, good times, good times... DeathBrewer General Chit Chat 8 05-17-2008 01:19 PM
Strange Brew - The Movie. olllllo General Chit Chat 22 05-31-2007 09:39 PM
How many times per day do you.... Cheesefood General Chit Chat 36 03-23-2007 05:57 PM


Forum Jump