3 creative ways
to buy humanely raised meat…
1. Order meat by mail:
It’s always best to buy meat that was raised near you — you can talk with the farmer, visit the farm — but if this isn’t possible, try ordering frozen cuts online. (Just keep in mind that you’ll encounter shipping costs.) Here are some independent meat suppliers that ship nationally and make humane animal care a priority:
2. Join a meat CSA:
3. Buy in bulk from a farmer:
a chest freezer!
Whether you buy meat online, from a CSA, or in bulk, you may not have enough room in your kitchen freezer to store it all. Don't let lack of freezer space keep you from buying humanely raised meat!
Investing in a standalone chest freezer (or upright freezer) could actually save you money because it allows you to buy humanely raised meat in greater quantities - which often means lower prices.
Here is a great guide from Consumer Reports on what to know about buying a freezer.