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What do you think of this Groupon Natural Meat Deal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I just saw this deal and was wondering if you guys thought it was a good deal?

http://www.groupon.com/deals/ranchline-all-natural-1?c=all&p=5

It seems pretty good to me but I was wondering if anyone has bought from this rancher before?

Thanks a lot.

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on March 25, 2012
at 02:43 PM

You're welcome! $5.50 is definitely a good price on a pound of lamb, but again for grain-finished it kind of takes the charm away for me haha. For comparison the farm I usually get my meat from sells 100% grass-fed ground lamb for $8.50/lb, shanks for $10.45, and bone-in legs for $13.50. I've seen better and worse prices elsewhere, though.

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on March 25, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Thanks for the insight. I should have looked more closely at their website. I do think $5.50 is a little expensive for beef, especially grain finished. My wife and kids will have to eat that since they aren't paleo (yet ;-)). How does the price of the lamb compare? I have not bought much lamb. The shipping does add some cost but in Boulder I believe you pay tax on groceries (I'm not sure of the rate) so that might be a bit of an offset. I'll have t contact them to see if their lamb is totally grass fed or grain finished.

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on March 25, 2012
at 02:16 PM

18lbs for $99 = $5.5 per pound for some roasts and ground meat. I don't think this deal is that much better than my local Whole Foods for pasture-raised lamb or beef. Shipping is extra which could be expensive.

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D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02

on March 25, 2012
at 02:21 PM

On their website they claim their lamb is grass-fed and don't go into specifics about it, nor do they say how they're finished, but here they discuss how their beef is grain-finished, which makes the whole "we raise them on pasture for most of their lives" deal kind of pointless, nutritionally-speaking. The groupon deal is $5.50 for each pound of meat, but then the shipping can be up to almost $40 depending on where you are. I dunno, I appreciate that they seem to raise them humanely (if feeding them things they shouldn't be eating for the last few weeks of their lives can be counted as humane) but I feel as though you can find better deals on 100% grass-fed meat. It's certainly better than CAFO meat, though!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Thanks for the insight. I should have looked more closely at their website. I do think $5.50 is a little expensive for beef, especially grain finished. My wife and kids will have to eat that since they aren't paleo (yet ;-)). How does the price of the lamb compare? I have not bought much lamb. The shipping does add some cost but in Boulder I believe you pay tax on groceries (I'm not sure of the rate) so that might be a bit of an offset. I'll have t contact them to see if their lamb is totally grass fed or grain finished.

D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02

(1071)

on March 25, 2012
at 02:43 PM

You're welcome! $5.50 is definitely a good price on a pound of lamb, but again for grain-finished it kind of takes the charm away for me haha. For comparison the farm I usually get my meat from sells 100% grass-fed ground lamb for $8.50/lb, shanks for $10.45, and bone-in legs for $13.50. I've seen better and worse prices elsewhere, though.

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on March 25, 2012
at 02:19 PM

Their website says the cows are fed corn, oats, and barley while "finishing". That seems to be in addition to grass, so I don't know how that effects the meat.

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