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I'm a bit depressed this morning. I've been having a problem. Meat. I'm becoming increasingly despondent at the selection available at my local major chain grocery stores - and non of them seem to have in house butchers any more. In general I've been noticing over the years that the grocery stores are being more and more over run with convenience / frozen meals, and less and less variety of fresh ingredients. (although I will note that there is a better selection than ever before in the ethnic dried goods - always a boon). However, today my quest is meat.
Cuts that used to be 'cheap' and common place, are now either specialty items or not available at all. Flank steak, veal shanks, SOUP BONES, the only lamb is frozen cryovacced New Zealand Spring Leg of Lamb, and forget trying to find a beef brisket. My local farmers market, really is quite small and doesn't include any butchers (and only runs from May to Oct), and even when I'm in the big smoke, I find the farmers markets and butchers seem to be pretty limited and well boring in their selection. Without a larger freezer it would be difficult to buy a whole beef side - and it wouldn't solve my craving for fresh chorizo sausage, lamb shanks, beef bones for roasting for stock, and demi-glace.
So my fine foodie friends - any idea where an end of the world east coast girl can order vaccumm packed fresh meat over the internets or over the phone and not have to mortgage the house to try doing her own 'Montreal Smoked Meat', or even a bit of a taste of Roja Veija?
Sorry to hear about your dilema and good question....fresh meat via mail.....never heard of it. Frozen, sure but never fresh. As for the major grocery chains, I have to say that my locals (thanks Safeway and Coop) seem to be doing pretty good aside from:- Mirin....who the heck decided to drop Mirin from the list and
- Yukon Gold potatoes....see my other inquiry on this....they too have simply.....................disappeared!
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Have you ever heard of NutraFarms ? They do "mail order" meats and seafood.
Redflag Deals Forum have a thread on them and I've read some very positive feedback.
Looks interesting - I'll drop them an email and see what comes of it
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