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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    Check out Eat Wild's directory. They have farms in your area
    listed. So you know where your food comes from.

    http://www.eatwild.com/


    I checked the listings for my area and was astounded at how many small
    producers there are who are bringing back clean, hormone free, pasture
    raised meat, poultry and pork.


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    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On Mon, 2 May 2011 15:31:39 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Check out Eat Wild's directory. They have farms in your area
    >listed. So you know where your food comes from.
    >
    >http://www.eatwild.com/
    >
    >
    >I checked the listings for my area and was astounded at how many small
    >producers there are who are bringing back clean, hormone free, pasture
    >raised meat, poultry and pork.


    I recommend using direct referrals instead as I have burned twice by
    local meat providers on their lists.

    Boron

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On May 2, 6:26*pm, Boron Elgar <boron_el...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > On Mon, 2 May 2011 15:31:39 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    >
    > <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >Check out Eat Wild's directory. * They have farms in your area
    > >listed. *So you know where your food comes from.

    >
    > >http://www.eatwild.com/

    >
    > >I checked the listings for my area and was astounded at how many small
    > >producers there are who are bringing back clean, hormone free, pasture
    > >raised meat, poultry and pork.

    >
    > I recommend using direct referrals instead as I have burned twice by
    > local meat providers on their lists.
    >
    > Boron


    really? How so?


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    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On Mon, 2 May 2011 18:29:48 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On May 2, 6:26*pm, Boron Elgar <boron_el...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 2 May 2011 15:31:39 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    >>
    >> <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> >Check out Eat Wild's directory. * They have farms in your area
    >> >listed. *So you know where your food comes from.

    >>
    >> >http://www.eatwild.com/

    >>
    >> >I checked the listings for my area and was astounded at how many small
    >> >producers there are who are bringing back clean, hormone free, pasture
    >> >raised meat, poultry and pork.

    >>
    >> I recommend using direct referrals instead as I have burned twice by
    >> local meat providers on their lists.
    >>
    >> Boron

    >
    >really? How so?


    I am willing to pay a good price for good food. In one case I
    bought/subscribed for half a lamb. All the cuts except for the ground
    lamb were tough as shoe leather and tasteless. Seriously poor eating
    quality.

    I bought steaks at the other place. We had trouble cutting through
    them - so much trouble, as a matter of fact, that it has become a
    family joke.

    I travel all over this as well as NY state, PA and CT looking for high
    quality, sustainable foodstuffs. I certainly admit that I have led
    myself astray at times by using online references such as the link
    above.

    I used a similar service to get a CSA subscription last year. The
    deliveries stopped early in the season, we were promised refunds and
    suddenly all emails bounced and the phone number was disconnected. I
    got about $25 worth of veggies for $600.

    These are places that have reps online, but I had no way of personally
    verifying them.

    Some day I'll tell you about the moldy butter or the blackberries that
    were perfect on the top layer and gooey, fuzzy mush below. There was
    the mildew-tasting shoe fly pie from the Amish road stand.

    My sister in Michigan has much, much better luck than I, but she knows
    her farmer-suppliers personally.

    I have gotten wonderful goods at some places, though.

    I must also say that I have found highly reputable farmers in this
    state, too, but I no longer buy at these places without personal
    references from those I trust,. I wind up feeling like I've been
    hammered my a Nigerian scam most of the time and it isn't because I
    have not been able to really discern anything from the physical exam
    of the foods.

    Boron


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On Mon, 2 May 2011 15:31:39 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:

    > Check out Eat Wild's directory. They have farms in your area
    > listed. So you know where your food comes from.
    >
    > http://www.eatwild.com/
    >
    > I checked the listings for my area and was astounded at how many small
    > producers there are who are bringing back clean, hormone free, pasture
    > raised meat, poultry and pork.


    And at only $12-$15/lb! (when they have it).

    -sw

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork andpoultry?

    On 5/2/2011 6:31 PM, ImStillMags wrote:


    > Check out Eat Wild's directory. They have farms in your area
    > listed. So you know where your food comes from.
    >
    > http://www.eatwild.com/
    >
    >
    > I checked the listings for my area and was astounded at how many small
    > producers there are who are bringing back clean, hormone free, pasture
    > raised meat, poultry and pork.
    >


    In my area there is a meat producer called Whitehouse Meats.
    (http://www.whitehousemeats.com/) They have "meat ups" where they sell
    their meat, but it's usually just too far to go to buy meat so I wrote
    and asked them if they'll have some meat-ups closer to me. I hope they
    answer.



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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On May 2, 6:59*pm, Boron Elgar <boron_el...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    Sorry for all your mishaps.

    I would use the site as a reference tool only. I found several that
    were very close to me. They sell at our Farmers Market and I also
    plan on visiting the farm personally. What I have bought from
    those at the Farmers Market
    has been wonderful.


  8. #8
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On Tue, 3 May 2011 07:21:31 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On May 2, 6:59*pm, Boron Elgar <boron_el...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Sorry for all your mishaps.


    Thanks...so am I. I find it really ticks me off when I go out of my
    way to support local ag and wind up getting screwed.
    >
    >I would use the site as a reference tool only. I found several that
    >were very close to me. They sell at our Farmers Market and I also
    >plan on visiting the farm personally. What I have bought from
    >those at the Farmers Market
    >has been wonderful.


    All the places I mentioned save one, also sell at Farmers Markets.

    Boron

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    Sitara wrote:

    > I would use the site as a reference tool only. I found several that were
    > very close to me. They sell at our Farmers Market and I also plan on
    > visiting the farm personally. What I have bought from those at the Farmers
    > Market has been wonderful.


    My suspicion is raised by the fact that there were two producers quite close
    to me, but neither one sells at our local Farmers' Markets.

    Bob




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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    Sitara wrote:
    >
    > I would use the site as a reference tool only. I found several that were
    > very close to me. They sell at our Farmers Market and I also plan on
    > visiting the farm personally. What I have bought from those at the Farmers
    > Market has been wonderful.


    It's rare that the venders at farmer's markets are who produced the
    wares... stick to farm stands.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    Clueless AOL newbie Sheldon "Pussy" Katz blathered:

    > It's rare that the venders at farmer's markets are who produced the
    > wares... stick to farm stands.


    It's always about cheating the customer with you, isn't it? Here in
    California, no such fraud takes place. Must suck to live surrounded by the
    kind of ****heels you describe, but I'm sure you fit right in.

    Bob



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    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Want to find clean, humane, sustainably raised, meat, pork and poultry?

    On Fri, 6 May 2011 20:20:25 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Clueless AOL newbie Sheldon "Pussy" Katz blathered:
    >
    >> It's rare that the venders at farmer's markets are who produced the
    >> wares... stick to farm stands.

    >
    >It's always about cheating the customer with you, isn't it? Here in
    >California, no such fraud takes place. Must suck to live surrounded by the
    >kind of ****heels you describe, but I'm sure you fit right in.
    >
    >Bob
    >

    I find SoCal's farmers' markets quite delightful. The ones I have
    patronized are large, well-organized and filled with seasonal
    delights.

    There are comparable ones in this area, the most prominent being the
    Greenmarket at Union Square in Manhattan and in other NYC locations,
    of which I was a customer at its inception decades ago.

    In both cases, the markets are so large and well regulated that
    problems of the sort I mentioned well upstream and upthread, rarely
    occur.

    I have, though, found that many of these markets are not well
    regulated and chaff slips in with the wheat at the smaller, infrequent
    ones. This is anecdotal, but my observations have been made over many
    years among the smaller markets in Northern NJ, western PA and lower
    NY state.

    Farm markets may be no better and rely wholly upon the honesty and
    forthrightness of the owners. The one farm left in my town has a large
    market open daily. I know what is in season here, as I grow much of
    what they sell, too, but they do not label their purchased produce as
    coming from elsewhere, they just sell it amid their own. It is damned
    easy for me to tell a local strawberry (due in next week) from the
    California giants sitting on the counter and I can psyche out a
    hothouse tomato, too, but many cannot.

    And there is my infamous find at a well-known local orchard, whose
    apple butter was labeled on the bottom of what was a homey and
    charming jar with their name, that it came not from the orchard, but
    from South Carolina and its first ingredient was HFCS. Imagine that
    among the homemade (maybe??) apple pies on the display.

    It is wonderful when the free market works, which I suppose it does
    when shoppers have T-shirts that read "caveat emptor."

    Boron

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