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Best deals on grass fed beef and organic coffee?

Answered on December 13, 2013
Created December 12, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Most of my grassfed beef is ground from Trader Joes from Austrailia/New Zealand. I don't even know if it's really 100% gf. I have been looking on line to buy in bulk. These seem to be good options for quality/price:

http://www.openspacemeats.com/online-store.php

http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com/you_too_can_eat_healthy_beef.htm

Anyone have experiences there or other options they love?

For coffee I'm still drinking crap from Starbucks or Petes or whatever. Upgraded Coffee seems too expensive for what it is. I was looking at Stumptown, Intelligentsia and Portland Roasting which all seem to be just as expensive. Are there any better options?

I am living car free so driving all over Los Angeles looking for stuff is not an option so I prefer on line

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on December 13, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Thanks! I just placed an order with Open Space. The fact that they have free shipping is huge. Got a mix of ground beef, steaks and roasts for about $10/lb shipped.

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on December 12, 2013
at 10:19 PM

I live in Austin and just bought 1/4 cow from Slankers. This is the first time I purchased grassfed beef in bulk, so I don't have anything to compare it to.

Their customer service was good.

The ground beef isn't as good as the gf ground beef from Whole Foods. It is probably better for me though - you can definately tell it was made from more pieces parts.

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on December 12, 2013
at 10:15 PM

If you can get the GF locally go for it. I've bought GF that I had my doubts about after eating it. If you find a good supplier then you are lucky.

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on December 12, 2013
at 09:44 PM

Thanks. The coffee looks good! I have thought about cow pooling but don't know where to start. guess I can contact a rancher as you said. What's wrong with the two links I posted? Second one is actually pretty local to me. I do have a couple of farmers markets near by on the weekend but the meat prices are comparable to Whole Foods. That's the unfortunate part about living around people with lots of money. The local farmer's markets are more trendy boutique grocery experiences then what they might be elsewhere

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on December 13, 2013
at 08:56 PM

for grass fed, i stick with uswellnessmeats, website is http://www.grasslandbeef.com/. its the crimson-tide goldstandard of GF beef, and have lots of organ meats and specialties, including all types of fat.

absoletely 100% grass fed and finished, no alfalfa, moss, "molasses licks", or any of that nonsense some other "grass fed grass finished" places have.

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on December 13, 2013
at 05:22 PM

Open Space meats is amazing. Also, in the near future www.bentlyranch.com will have their meat store live. Grass fed and delicious. www.alpensierra.com has amazing coffee.

73405829e4cd62de86d52ef5c557dc42

on December 13, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Thanks! I just placed an order with Open Space. The fact that they have free shipping is huge. Got a mix of ground beef, steaks and roasts for about $10/lb shipped.

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on December 13, 2013
at 03:36 AM

I think the best deals are by getting a connection with a farmer or butcher, and asking for what is left after people get a steer processed. Many people do not want the offal, fatty cuts, suet, and bones. I am thinking of skipping the steer next year and just get such things.

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on December 12, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Roast your own coffee. It's relatively easy and very affordable. I get my green (unfrosted) coffee beans from http://www.sweetmarias.com/index.php. you will never go back to shitarbucks!

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on December 12, 2013
at 08:51 PM

My current favorite coffee, depending on how much you buy it may be cheaper to go direct or from Amazon. As a first time direct buyer you can get a good discount coupon and free shipping over a certain dollar amount. Black Knight !

I'm less than 15 minutes from a farm that sells direct GF so between that and two closer stores that sell GF I'm pretty much set. Why not look into cowpooling with other people if you have freezer space. Sometimes the rancher will assist in setting that up. Buying meat from TJ's or other stores that list multiple sources scares me, I want it all from the same local place if possible. Also shipping is pretty pricey of an add on to meat, so again local if you can find it. Check out eatwild.com

73405829e4cd62de86d52ef5c557dc42

on December 12, 2013
at 09:44 PM

Thanks. The coffee looks good! I have thought about cow pooling but don't know where to start. guess I can contact a rancher as you said. What's wrong with the two links I posted? Second one is actually pretty local to me. I do have a couple of farmers markets near by on the weekend but the meat prices are comparable to Whole Foods. That's the unfortunate part about living around people with lots of money. The local farmer's markets are more trendy boutique grocery experiences then what they might be elsewhere

Medium avatar

(238)

on December 12, 2013
at 10:15 PM

If you can get the GF locally go for it. I've bought GF that I had my doubts about after eating it. If you find a good supplier then you are lucky.

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