There is nothing more intoxicating than a butcher shop. The sights. The smells. The slabs of raw beef displayed behind protective glass. Break in case of meat emergency.
There just isn’t always time to browse the butcher’s block. That’s why there is meat by mail. All of the cuts, and more, delivered right to your doorstep.
Here are four of our favorite meal delivery companies.
Heritage Foods purchases over two hundred Heritage pigs a week, each and every week, from a network of twenty-five independent farms across the US. These pigs are processed and cut into parts under the watchful eye and skilled hands. In addition to pork, Heritage processes about seventy-five hundred turkeys each November, as well as, small amounts of lamb, beef and chicken.
In 2011, Heritage launched “No Goat Left Behind”, an annual project held in October (or Goatober) that sources unwanted male dairy goats from farms in the Northeast and sells them to restaurant and home chefs.
SQUANDER RECOMMENDS: Porterhouse Pork Chops Recession
Belcampo Meat Company
Belcampo takes an old-fashioned approach to meat. They raise it on their own land, process it in their own facility and cut it by hand in their own butcher shops. Founded in 2011, Belcampo is committed to providing customers with delicious, organic, and humane meat they can feel good about buying and eating.
SQUANDER RECOMMENDS: 40/40 Steer
Started long before the farm-to-table movement, D’Artagnan is the leading purveyor of foie gras, game meat, organic poultry, pâtés, sausages and smoked delicacies in the nation. Every four-star restaurant in New York City have D’Artagnan products on their menus. If it’s good enough for the best in the Big Apple, it’s good enough for your dining room table.
SQUANDER RECOMMENDS: Deluxe Duck
Fossil Farms is all about the game. They offer only the finest exotic meats, including ostrich, buffalo, alligator, wild boar antelope and many other all natural and farm-raised game meats free of growth hormones, antibiotics, medications or preservatives. Fossil Farms is a nationally recognized by some of the country’s top chefs.
SQUANDER RECOMMENDS: Wild Boar Strip Sirloins
If you’ve got a beef dealer we need to try, drop us a line at squanderblog [@] gmail.com.