This item is a Clearance acquisition. As we make deals and search for fresh meats, we stumble across meats that were frozen before the use-by dates that were not able to be sold before this time. As such, when we acquire them for the community they are deeply discounted. They are still more than fine. Since these have been frozen in whole tubes, you just need to defrost and either use up all 10 lbs, cook up 10lb at a time and freeze the cooked portions in smaller packs or repack and refreeze. These have only been frozen once. So they are fine and safe to freeze a second time. Most of the time, we are told not to refreeze and it is because the grocery stores often by fresh and then freeze and then defrost for the shelves. So by the time a consumer gets it, it has already been frozen. This is an example of getting it at the stage before it hits the grocery shelves. But regardless, because you are getting 6 frozen 10lb tubes, the price of this beef is only $1.89 lb!
This beef is grown and raised in the NW region of North America. Much of the cattle for this beef is grown and raised in Utah and butchered and packed in Hyrum, Utah under the Blue Ribbon Brand facility and label. This becomes the choice beef for those on a higher protein diet like a Keto or low-carb diet to help you achieve your goals. This is also perfect for those on a tighter budget as this is a great budget ground beef option!
These cattle graze in the green meadows, rich grasslands, drink fresh pure spring water, and live in the cooler temperate climate of the Northern Plains, which makes for the perfect raising conditions to produce some of the world’s finest beef cattle. This Natural Ground Beef only comes from ranches where quality is a matter of personal pride for the Blue Ribbon Brand supplier. You can tell that they take great pride in the farmers and ranchers they utilize just in the taste of this beef.
This product comes FRESH and packed in a box of six 10 lb tubes, which makes it easy for sharing and easy to pack up! Simply cut 10 slices per tube and each slice is about 1lb and will slide into a sandwich size ziploc bag for fast and easy packaging and stacking in your fridge/freezer. See pictures below for at home packing example.
A second popular packing option is to take a tube or two and brown them in stockpots. Then using a ladle, scoop 1-2 scoops of browned ground beef per bag for pre-cooked meat options for FAST dinner solutions! See pictures below for browning and packing example.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PICKUP ONLY ITEM! NO HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE THIS MONTH.
Notes about pickup:
1. Social distancing happens because you do not leave your car. We come to you in the parking lot and wear masks to serve you, but there is no exposure to one another. This is a safe and in fact the best practice even for those in quarantine to be able to get fresh food still.
2. You can send anyone to pick up your order. It does not need to be you. This allows you to work around any scheduling conflicts you may have, so you don't miss out.
Benefits of buying this beef through the local Utah chapter of Food and Meat Co-op:
Bulk, wholesale group pricingfor significant savings over retail
Made fresh, packed fresh, delivered freshall within a short time period - this means that you can actually eat fresh from the box for several weeks before needing to freeze any extras. That fresh before frozen taste experience is worth buying super fresh alone!
Local processing -which means you are supporting local business and the local Utah economy from a few different levels! There are at least 3 local businesses that receive your business in this process, along with helping to support fellow local co-op families in Utah with group-buying benefits.
Direct -there is no retail middle-man, which means that your product has only been touched by the butcher last and has not been sitting in store fridges for others to handle before you get it! This brings comfort and assurance that you have control from nearly the beginning.