|We received 33 pounds of ground beef. YUM!|
Becker Farms offers beef in bulk (such as a quarter cow, half cow, etc.), and whole chickens are also available for purchase. You can visit their website here to learn more.
After we decided to purchase a chest freezer, we knew right away we wanted to purchase a quarter side of beef from Becker Farms. The prices are beyond reasonable! The price per pound was about $2.20 at the time we purchased beef (subject to change, please check with Becker Farms for current prices!), and this was the price for all the pounds - meaning not only is this the price for ground beef, this is also the price for t-bone steaks, sirloin steaks, etc.
In the past, Jason and I were only purchasing ground turkey because we weren't super happy with our choices of ground beef. We were spending about $6 per pound. Whenever we were purchasing beef, again, we weren't happy with normal beef retailers (such as Wal-Mart, Meijer, etc.). We only purchased meat from Whole Foods or Knob's Hill (a local farm in Flint). We were easily spending $25 in meat (and quite a bit of it just on beef) on a weekly basis.
Jason picked up our side of beef this week, and we are so happy with the variety of beef we purchased! Here's the different varieties we purchased:
- English roast
- Blade roast
- Arm roast
- Sirloin tip roast
- Chuck roast
- Rump roast
- Sirloin steak
- Delmonico steak
- Porterhouse steak
- Cube steak
- T-bone steak
- Ground hamburger
Not only is buying beef in bulk a great way to save money, but as someone who has not had a whole lot in her fridge at one time (you can read about this part of my life here), it feels really good to know we have many pounds of food stockpiled. And it feels really great to support a local farmer and a friend.
Share with us: Have you purchased a side of beef or a whole chicken from a local farmer? Why/why not? I would love to hear from you!