I want to buy a cow

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PHXeater
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3 years ago

That was clickbait for sure :D. Getting more interested in buying 1/4 of a cow (not sure if I have space for 1/2) for lots of reasons: quality, buying local, value, etc. I see a few options by googling but of course when making that big of a purchase it would be nice to hear if anyone else has had good/bad experiences with any local options.

http://www.eatwild.com/products/arizona.html lists a ton of options but I have no experience with any! Anyone bought a cow recently?
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3 years ago

We usually buy a bunch from http://www.doublecheckranch.com/ at our local farmers market... I think they'll work with you on buying "in bulk" so to speak...
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3 years ago

I would also try the Meat Shop (http://www.themeatshopaz.com) I bet they would be able to either arrange this themselves or put you in touch with the right people.
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3 years ago

What side of the valley are you on? There's a place on
Thunderbird, West of 67th ave that has a sign out saying "Natural Beef for Sale". Might be worth checking out.
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3 years ago

Nac Mac Feegle wrote:What side of the valley are you on? There's a place on
Thunderbird, West of 67th ave that has a sign out saying "Natural Beef for Sale". Might be worth checking out.
Given your user name, I thought for sure you were going to make a crack about buying a 'ship' instead.
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I'm thinking about a 1/4 cow from Red Mountain Ranch. I've known Tim Kenney for years and have tried the beef before and loved it. Here is an East Valley Tribune article about them: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/ ... 45a5e.html

And a cut and paste from my Vilardi Gardens page when I posted about them that has some quick info and facts:

"My friend Tim Kenney and his boss run Red Mountain Cattle Company. This is where I get my bones for bone broth. These guys are so small they don't even have a website or Facebook page, and only take cash or checks, but they have great little public market called Mother's Marketplace at 3811 N. Val Vista Drive in Mesa. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They suggest you call 480-735-8838 when you are on your way so they can come in from the fields or stalls. And tell them Vilardi Gardens sent you!"
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