My husband and I recently became Paleo and now pretty exclusively eat grass fed beef (vs industrial feedlot beef). We've found that Whole Foods (downtown) generally has an affordable selection of cuts, and we usually end up getting a 2.5 lb chuck roast at 5.99/lb for the slow cooker. I've heard that buying a partial cow and paying for processing is a pretty affordable way to eat more grassfed beef (along with nicer cuts), as long as you have the freezer capacity. I did some initial research on Texas farms that offer this, and I have listed them below. My question is, has anyone ever done this, and if so, what farm would you recommend?
I'm so happy I found this thread! Whenever I eat out, what makes or breaks my experience is the quality of their desserts. Here are my standouts, after eating my way through $-$$$ restaurants these past few years:
Foreign and Domestic -> (Deconstructed) Banana Tart
Walton's Fancy and Staple -> Flourless Chocolate Hearts
Lick Ice Cream -> Any flavor, but I like salted caramel, coconut+avocado cream, and their seasonal spiked eggnog
Wheatsville Co-op -> Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Upper Crust Bakery (and Quack's Bakery) -> Sugared cinnamon roll
Fabi + Rosi -> crack pie hooch cream
Enjoy! We live in a wonderful city where people demand good desserts, and get them!
Let me preface this by saying, I am a chocolate fiend! I used to buy a bar of Chocolove every other day (mm toffee & almonds in milk!), thinking that the $2.35 price at my nearby Natural Grocers was a steal. The bar is 3.5 oz and when I finally did the math, it calculates out to $11.75/lb. This is more than I'll pay for grassfed beef! So imagine my delight when I found bulk chocolate "buttons" sold at Central Market for a mere $8.99/ lb. It's not super cheap, but it is really high quality chocolate generally only sold to distributors and not direct to consumers. Alas the manufacturer's name eludes me now, but it is on par with Valrhona - I'll follow up on this post when I find out!