Over the past weekend I spent some time with my sister and she told me about a great little investment she's making that made me green with envy. She bought a quarter of a cow. It's a grass-fed cow already cut up and ready for the freezer... a big freezer. She also had to buy a stand alone freezer to accommodate all the meat she bought. But in my opinion it is well worth it. The meat ended up being about $5/lb. Where can you get organic, grass-fed beef for that much money? Directly from the farmer, that's where. It's a combination of steaks, ground meat, and the rest can be used for roasts and the such. It also has the added benefit of being environmentally friendly as it comes from a local farmer. Not to mention the fact that you are supporting a local business.
We really don't even eat all that much meat, but because of the quality of the meat it can last up to a year in the freezer. I think we could handle that. Unfortunately, it is not something I can do. We don't have any room for an extra freezer nor do we have any local farms... Yet another reason to move out of SoFla. I plan to do some more research to see if any of these places offer the same kinda deal for chickens, but I can imagine it would be a lot more expensive. If you are at all interested in this kinda thing, you can find out more about it.