Last year I received word that my town would now have drop offs. Every couple of months, Zaycon notifies me through email of the meat sale that they will be running. You purchase on line in large quantities (usually about 40 lbs. or so) and then they let you know when and where the pick up will be.
This morning I got 93% lean ground beef. The cattle were grass fed until a few weeks before slaughter and then given corn to fatten a little bit. I paid $3.49 per pound.
So far, I have purchased boneless, skinless chicken breasts, bacon, spiral ham, breakfast sausage links and now ground beef. I have been so pleased. I love keeping my freezer stocked with quality meats at reasonable prices. It helps me not have to constantly be looking for sales at my local grocery stores.
The pick-ups are very convenient. Mine is in a church parking lot in town. The pick-up time is a 45 minute range. I meet a refrigerated truck, they check their iPad for my order and load up my van. It's so simple. The meat is cold and not frozen, which allows me to freeze it in smaller portions when I get home. This is one of the 3 food co-ops that I am involved in. I can't wait to share the others with you. Check out Zaycon and see if they are available in your area too!
|I got 4 of these in my box. Each is 10 lbs. of ground beef|
|Before freezing, I cut each log into 1 lb. (approximately) sections and put in freezer bags.|