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Old 04-13-17, 08:55 AM
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Question Do you buy meat from local farmers?

Several times now over the last few years our family has purchased a portion of a cow, a whole pig or a large quantity of chicken from local farmers.

IMO, it's far better quality than what you get from any store and the price is excellent.

Yes? No? Thoughts?
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Old 04-13-17, 08:59 AM
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I actually just bought some pork from one of my co-workers. Her and her husband just started up a farm in the last year, I have bought eggs from them but this is the first time I have bought pork. I assume its good quality, they supply Salazars and Mita with pork in Cincinnati.
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Old 04-13-17, 09:06 AM
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I actually just bought some pork from one of my co-workers. Her and her husband just started up a farm in the last year, I have bought eggs from them but this is the first time I have bought pork. I assume its good quality, they supply Salazars and Mita with pork in Cincinnati.
You get a whole pig or just certain stuff?
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Old 04-13-17, 09:13 AM
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I buy some chicken on occasion from the Amish guy at the WC farmers market...it's pretty good.

Pork and venison I usually get from my dad/brother from their hunting trips.
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Old 04-13-17, 09:15 AM
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Just some tenderloin they had left over.
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Old 04-13-17, 09:16 AM
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Have family and friends who would like to split a cow. Just need to do it.
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Old 04-13-17, 09:21 AM
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Have family and friends who would like to split a cow. Just need to do it.
That's what we usually do between several family members.

A quarter of a cow goes a long way
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Old 04-13-17, 09:41 AM
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I buy some chicken on occasion from the Amish guy at the WC farmers market...it's pretty good.

Pork and venison I usually get from my dad/brother from their hunting trips.
You have family that hunts for pig (wild boar)?

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Old 04-13-17, 09:49 AM
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I work for one of that nations biggest cattle buyers and we each get a cow every year.

Not sure what the cost is but I have heard steaks are cheaper but the hamburger meat is a tad bit more expensive. Solid trade.

It is better.
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Old 04-13-17, 09:51 AM
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Wild boar doesn't taste too good to be honest. Tons of jogs down here. The rule I have heard is under 75 lbs go for it anything over is trash...

I am debating buy some chickens for egg purposes. Also have bought a few goats
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Old 04-13-17, 09:54 AM
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I work for one of that nations biggest cattle buyers and we each get a cow every year.

Not sure what the cost is but I have heard steaks are cheaper but the hamburger meat is a tad bit more expensive. Solid trade.

It is better.
All at once? You must have a huge freezer.

Usually when we buy it's in the neighborhood of 2.50 a pound, which is excellent for any kind of steak or roast and still pretty good for ground meat that is far better quality than what you get at the store.
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Old 04-13-17, 09:57 AM
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Several times now over the last few years our family has purchased a portion of a cow, a whole pig or a large quantity of chicken from local farmers.

IMO, it's far better quality than what you get from any store and the price is excellent.

Yes? No? Thoughts?
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Old 04-13-17, 10:08 AM
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Go to the local meat shop. He gets his stuff locally. I don't have a freezer or else I'd do the share a cow thing.
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Old 04-13-17, 10:12 AM
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Have friends who just started a farm recently. All grass fed and finished beef, pasture raised pigs and chickens all natural.

The difference in taste and flavor is out of this world compared to anything that you can buy in a grocery store, though the price reflects the quality.

I don't buy it all the time, but it is worth it on occasion.
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Old 04-13-17, 10:12 AM
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I bought a 1/4 cow a couple years ago from a co-workers parents, I was shocked by how much we ended up getting. I also have chickens, so you could say I get eggs local as well.
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Old 04-13-17, 10:15 AM
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All at once? You must have a huge freezer.

Usually when we buy it's in the neighborhood of 2.50 a pound, which is excellent for any kind of steak or roast and still pretty good for ground meat that is far better quality than what you get at the store.
1/2 cow twice a year
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Old 04-13-17, 10:16 AM
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Grass fed beef lol.
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Old 04-13-17, 10:30 AM
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You have family that hunts for pig (wild boar)?

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Yep...my dad and brother go to Texas every spring and bring back 3-4 each.

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Wild boar doesn't taste too good to be honest. Tons of jogs down here. The rule I have heard is under 75 lbs go for it anything over is trash...
I actually like it. The sausage is excellent, and the loin isn't bad either. But you're right...the small/medium ones are better. I'd say you could go as high as 100 lbs and still have it be pretty tender. Over that, and it's mainly sausage.
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Old 04-13-17, 10:31 AM
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I purchase some locally raised meat at the farmers market; it is fantastic and worth the cost. Buying a portion of a animal is out of the question as I don't have the storage space for it.

On a side not I am not a fan of the whole pig or ox roast thing. I know they look cool with the apple in the mouth and all but to me the meat just doesn't taste that great and the cooking is uneven, each cut should be seasoned and cooked in a different manner.
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Old 04-13-17, 10:32 AM
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Go to the local meat shop. He gets his stuff locally. I don't have a freezer or else I'd do the share a cow thing.
did that in a tavern parking lot once......thank god there were no camera phones back in the day.......
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Old 04-13-17, 10:33 AM
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Grass fed beef lol.
corn finished ?

good nutritionally
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Old 04-13-17, 10:35 AM
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Doesn't taste near as good
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Yep...my dad and brother go to Texas every spring and bring back 3-4 each.



I actually like it. The sausage is excellent, and the loin isn't bad either. But you're right...the small/medium ones are better. I'd say you could go as high as 100 lbs and still have it be pretty tender. Over that, and it's mainly sausage.
I want to try one of those Hawaiian hogs that gorges on macadamia nuts. A young'un
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Less fat...
gotta have some
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Old 04-13-17, 10:49 AM
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I want fat. Grass fed you get less marble. Higher grades go to graon/corn finished. Also your cow will be at least a year younger bc it is faster. Just a much better quality
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smell of burning beef fat > smell of bacon cooking
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Old 04-13-17, 11:43 AM
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EP's two wives supply me with all the loin and rump roast I need
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how is the smell ?
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how is the smell ?
More like fish than bacon
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Wild boar doesn't taste too good to be honest. Tons of jogs down here. The rule I have heard is under 75 lbs go for it anything over is trash...

I am debating buy some chickens for egg purposes. Also have bought a few goats
Because the hogs are lean in your area, try Tennessee.

Yes I buy pork and cow from the farmers. I hate buying the crappy steaks at the grocery store or getting bent over at a butchers to get a quality cut.
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