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Last post 2 months ago by Mrs. dpnewell. 11 replies replies.
Doing My Carnivore Happy Dance
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#1 Posted:
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As stated on another thread, the wife and I are doing the Ketogenic life style. This life style emphasizes pasture raised, grass fed, grass finished beef and diary over the grain fed factory type. We've been to Trader Joes, Wholes Foods and other merchants, and this kind of beef is very, very pricey (over $20 lb.). Even looked at Butcher Box mail order subscription service, and we're still at $15 to $17 per lb.

So, I thinking the other day, and I remember a country butcher shop out in the boondocks that my dearly departed brother and my BIL would take their deer to for processing. Sure enough, they carry a large selection of local pasture raised, grass fed, grass finished beef for only 75 cents a lb. more then their grain fed beef. Ground beef for under $5 and steaks and roasts for as little as $6 - $7 a lb. We also picked up their home made pork sausage (hot Italian and bulk breakfast) made from locally raised hogs. This was some of the best pork sausage we have ever tried. We've also tried the grass fed beef, and it tastes much cleaner and has a better flavor then the meat we would buy at the warehouse clubs.

The down side is that our house has been on the market since November, so we hope to be moving soon. Hopefully we will be able to find a butcher shop like this one in the NC mountains.

On a side note, the butcher shop is currently raising their own, free range heritage black hogs, on a pasture behind the shop. We could reserve a whole, half or quarter for $4 and under per lb., but they won't be ready till late June, when hopefully, we'll be in NC for good. Bummer.

David
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#2 Posted:
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My local beer store/pizza/butcher shop is getting new owners soon... Which is a good thing I hope... Been disappointed with them lately... Mellow
Speyside Offline
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Are the black hogs the ones with the pushed in, bat like faces? In so the meat is great.
delta1 Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
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once you go black....you never go back....at least, that's what I was told...
DrafterX Offline
#5 Posted:
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I dated a black girl once.. only for a month or so tho... Mellow
frankj1 Offline
#6 Posted:
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she went back?
DrafterX Offline
#7 Posted:
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I went back to Dallas actually.. met her in DC and work sent me back... Didn't keep in touch.. Mellow
delta1 Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
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corollary: once you taste Drafter's smack, you always go back...
jespear Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 03-19-2004
Posts: 8,330
Mrs. dpnewell wrote:
As stated on another thread, the wife and I are doing the Ketogenic life style. This life style emphasizes pasture raised, grass fed, grass finished beef and diary over the grain fed factory type. We've been to Trader Joes, Wholes Foods and other merchants, and this kind of beef is very, very pricey (over $20 lb.). Even looked at Butcher Box mail order subscription service, and we're still at $15 to $17 per lb.

So, I thinking the other day, and I remember a country butcher shop out in the boondocks that my dearly departed brother and my BIL would take their deer to for processing. Sure enough, they carry a large selection of local pasture raised, grass fed, grass finished beef for only 75 cents a lb. more then their grain fed beef. Ground beef for under $5 and steaks and roasts for as little as $6 - $7 a lb. We also picked up their home made pork sausage (hot Italian and bulk breakfast) made from locally raised hogs. This was some of the best pork sausage we have ever tried. We've also tried the grass fed beef, and it tastes much cleaner and has a better flavor then the meat we would buy at the warehouse clubs.

The down side is that our house has been on the market since November, so we hope to be moving soon. Hopefully we will be able to find a butcher shop like this one in the NC mountains.

On a side note, the butcher shop is currently raising their own, free range heritage black hogs, on a pasture behind the shop. We could reserve a whole, half or quarter for $4 and under per lb., but they won't be ready till late June, when hopefully, we'll be in NC for good. Bummer.

David


Send me the address, David !

Thanks.
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 08-23-2014
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jespear wrote:
Send me the address, David !

Thanks.


Sure thing, John. PM sent. It's a tiny little place with most of their stuff in the back (not in the small display cases). Only open Wed through Sat and no sign out front, so use your GPS. Best to check out what they carry on-line, and go in with a list of what you are interested in. When on line, check out their "dog" section. Raw ground meat scraps for dogs for as little as $1.05 a lb. You could feed your dogs a raw meat diet for about the price of a quality dry food.

David
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#11 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
Are the black hogs the ones with the pushed in, bat like faces? In so the meat is great.


I don't know what they look like, but they are heritage Berkshire hogs. They say the meat is much redder then regular pork.

David
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