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What do you pay for local grassfed beef and pastured chicken?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Picked up my pastured chicken this morning from a local farm near Columbus, Ohio. Big sale. 75% off parts for loyal customers! (They needed to clear out their freezer it seems.)

Their normal prices don't seem terrible to me, but I haven't done a lot of comparison shopping. Here's their price list for pastured chicken:

$1.00/lb for liver

$1.50/lb for hearts and gizzards

$2.00/lb for wings

$2.50/lb for drumsticks

$5.50/lb for thighs (w/bone)

$8.50/lb for boneless breast

Of course 75% off doesn't happen often. I filled my freezer for $28.91! That's about 30 pounds of chicken parts, including copious amounts of liver and giblets. Found the farm through eatwild. See below. What do you pay for local pastured chicken? Grassfed beef?

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on June 10, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Joshua, What ranch do you get the meat from? I'm looking for a place to buy meat near Tampa!

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(5639)

on May 13, 2011
at 05:03 AM

That's so nice. wish I had the freezer real estate for that!

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(5639)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:55 AM

My mom is only about 2 hours away in Indy. Those are insanely good prices! beats the hell out of trying to stay on budget here in NYC!

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:57 AM

thats ridiculously cheap! I'm jealous

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:56 AM

my Trader's upped its price to 6.50 =(

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:54 AM

I wish I could get grass-fed for those prices!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 13, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Love those prices. Wish I could find some good local pork. Will have to revisit my list of local farmers from Eatwild.

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:35 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=5.05+lbs+to+kg

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 12, 2011
at 06:11 PM

Well played ! :)

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(801)

on January 10, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Kaz, I sent you a message on facebook. Danny, shoot me an email from my website evolutionaryhealthsystems.blogspot.com

36dd8a49324c45fb49a38765000eca1e

(377)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Sounds good to me!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:42 PM

Where are you located?

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:27 PM

That could be cool, Tyler. Too bad everybody else that I know here is either vegetarian or vegan. xD It'd be nice to meet more like-minded folks.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 09, 2011
at 06:36 PM

LOL. I think there are quite a few in the Illinois/Indiana/Michigan/Ohio region. Where just not close enough for regular meetings.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:55 PM

How much lbs is kg?

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:15 PM

How many of us are there here in flyover country?

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on January 09, 2011
at 09:46 AM

Danny and Kaz- I live in Humboldt too. Let's form a local paleo group.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:18 AM

Awesome. Thanks for letting me know. =)

36dd8a49324c45fb49a38765000eca1e

(377)

on January 09, 2011
at 12:24 AM

I usually go to the arcata co-op.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 12:12 AM

So when are you hosting the Midwest Paleohacks get together? ;)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 12:00 AM

I'm in HumCo too! :D Where did you buy yours?

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on January 08, 2011
at 11:34 PM

whoa, great prices.

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on January 08, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Whoa!! Amazing deal! Well done!

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918ecd2369c4e8cd6a2d66846c20137c

on January 13, 2011
at 03:05 AM

I buy direct from a local farmer in PA, have to pick-up

1/4 side beef: $3.95/#
140 lbs - finished wgt/table ready: 14 day dry aging, butchered, vacuum sealed, incl odds & ends: offal, bones, oxtail, etc

1/2 side pork: $2.95/#
70 lbs table ready: butchered, vacuum sealed, incl smoking, bacon, sausages, etc

whole chickens: ~$2.50/#

Eggs: $2.00/dozen

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 13, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Love those prices. Wish I could find some good local pork. Will have to revisit my list of local farmers from Eatwild.

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6f0480b27b737cca708af8af709d77b1

(136)

on January 12, 2011
at 02:59 PM

I found a farmer who provides grass fed beef in Michigan www.joesgrassfedbeef.com

I went in on 1/4 of beef and it cost me about $4/lb. by the time you add in the kill fee, butcher fee, etc. He's located in northeastern/eastern Michigan. It's fantastic. The cow was actually pretty small (which is funny b/c a porterhouse is slightly larger than your hand) but you know he didn't artificially fatten/enlarge the animal and holy cow that meat is soooooo tender.

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64df3ea3e056e702ae5c503d0ffeca7b

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on January 09, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Whole Foods sells grassfed beef for 4.99 p/lb (Omaha, NE btw) and sells "pastured lamb" stew meat for 9.99 p/lb.

Farmers market pastured chicken (a whole frozen chicken) is going for about 5.50 per pound in the Seattle area farmers markets.

I got 50 pounds of pastured goat meat for about 4.00 per pound from a local farmer, and he was patient enough to teach me the slaughtering, skinning, and cutting process for said goat.

Also got about 80 pounds of pastured pork for 4.30 p/lb.

I know this was just about chicken and beef :-)

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016d898536232b3f4afeec4ad8e05115

on January 09, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Bought 40 lbs for 200 dollars. Tbones, rib eyes, 7 steaks, round steaks, ground meat from a local farmer. Equal amounts of each of above all vacuum packed and double wrapped and delivered.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:42 PM

Where are you located?

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(5639)

on May 13, 2011
at 05:03 AM

That's so nice. wish I had the freezer real estate for that!

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3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

(1023)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:52 PM

Wow, some good prices listed on here. There's a local farm that sells ground beef at $7.00/Lbs and the local Trader Joe's has some 100% grass-fed ground beef from Australia for $5.99/Lbs. Our Costco has USDA organic ground beef, but the Costco butcher looked at me like I was speaking Swahili when I asked for grass-fed beef. This is in Santa Barbara County, CA.

Last time I checked our Whole Foods, grass finished beef was $9.50/Lbs.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:56 AM

my Trader's upped its price to 6.50 =(

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E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

on January 09, 2011
at 06:18 AM

I was buying grassfed ground beef (ground top round, I believe) for $3.99/lb, marrow bones at $1/lb, and you could buy whole chickens or turkeys at $2.99/lb at Yoder's Farmer's Market in Leola, PA. But, last Saturday was their last day (lease was too expensive, not enough customers). I haven't been to their farm yet, and their new market hasn't opened, so I don't know their prices now. Leroy Miller has (Bird-in-Hand) has whole free roaming (very- gotta watch that you don't run them over picking up your food!) chickens for, I think, $3.75/lb, and Miller's Natural Food Store (Bird-in-Hand) has them for $3.50/lb.

Meadow Run Farm in Lititz, Pa, has whole chickens for $2.50/lb, hearts and livers for $1/lb. Their ground beef is $4.40/lb, and the lard is $2/quart. I'm hoping that their chicken is good, because that's the best price that I've seen on pastured chicken around here.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 12:02 AM

I paid 3.99$lb for grass-fed ground beef (Co-Op), and 5.99$ for organic chicken breasts (Costco).

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 08, 2011
at 10:51 PM

I pay under $4/pound all cuts when buying quarters and eights from a local rancher in the Tampa Bay FL region.

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on June 10, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Joshua, What ranch do you get the meat from? I'm looking for a place to buy meat near Tampa!

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36dd8a49324c45fb49a38765000eca1e

(377)

on January 08, 2011
at 10:44 PM

2.49/lb for ground beef and 2.99/lb for beef liver. Grassfed ground beef is actually cheaper where I live (Humboldt County, CA) than conventional beef!

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:18 AM

Awesome. Thanks for letting me know. =)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on January 08, 2011
at 11:34 PM

whoa, great prices.

36dd8a49324c45fb49a38765000eca1e

(377)

on January 09, 2011
at 12:24 AM

I usually go to the arcata co-op.

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on January 09, 2011
at 09:46 AM

Danny and Kaz- I live in Humboldt too. Let's form a local paleo group.

36dd8a49324c45fb49a38765000eca1e

(377)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Sounds good to me!

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 12:00 AM

I'm in HumCo too! :D Where did you buy yours?

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 09, 2011
at 07:27 PM

That could be cool, Tyler. Too bad everybody else that I know here is either vegetarian or vegan. xD It'd be nice to meet more like-minded folks.

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on January 10, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Kaz, I sent you a message on facebook. Danny, shoot me an email from my website evolutionaryhealthsystems.blogspot.com

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:54 AM

I wish I could get grass-fed for those prices!

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B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

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on January 08, 2011
at 10:32 PM

Dang, I was paying $5.99/lb for cheap cuts at Santa Monica farmers market and now pay $6.99/lb for similar quality in the East Bay, Northern Cal. I've found grass fed beef at Whole Foods for as low as $6.99 but it is usually a few dollars more.

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on January 08, 2011
at 08:20 PM

I get the bundle pack of beef for $195 from Green Vista Farm in Wooster Ohio ( http://www.greenvistafarm.com/ ). That's 30 pounds @ $6.50/lb and includes a variety of steaks, roasts, and ground beef.

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Cf3f074c7f3647ca3af7828a535f33bc

on January 08, 2011
at 08:07 PM

5.05 lbs grass fed ground beef for $21.50. Tinks Grassfed Beef at the Decatur (GA) Farmers' Market this Wednesday.

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(78467)

on January 09, 2011
at 03:55 PM

How much lbs is kg?

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on January 12, 2011
at 06:35 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=5.05+lbs+to+kg

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522327810bb5d422055bd480cb487e7d

on May 13, 2011
at 06:41 AM

I'm desperate for a grassfed beef source near Rancho Cucamonga, CA...anybody!? i'm not a big fan of Henry's marketplace anymore

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F087e79f7e8a76613c9b82528ab6dc3f

on May 13, 2011
at 01:43 AM

I paid a local angus farmer 2.40/ pound for 1/4 of a cow and 1.00/pound to the proccessor...

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:57 AM

thats ridiculously cheap! I'm jealous

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