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Old 09-17-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Hi all. So I don't eat meat for personal reasons, and hubby does. I'm at a point where I don't feel good a buying meat for him (mostly chicken and some beef and maybe even milk an cheeses) from the supermarket bc I don't feel good about how some of the animals may have been treated....

I'm in Matthews and would somplace local (but am open to mail order)....Does anyone know of such a place?

Thanks.

P.S. Let's please not turn this into a vegetrian debate. Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Default made in North Carolina

Buy North Carolina products and least you know the animal and production are done within this state. Some do have online orders

Everything listed in these varioius links are in North Carolina
I would encourage your DH to browse these to take the pressure off of you from doing so.

MEAT PRODUCTS

PORK PRODUCTS

Ostrich, Emu

Barbecue

Chicken, Turkey

Bison

Goat

Beef

Canned Meats

Bison

Cold Cuts

Country ham

Hot Dogs , Sausage

Sheep, Lamb

Farm Raised Fish

Seafood

Shell Fish


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Old 09-17-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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Grateful Growers Farm Real Food, Real Farmers is where I'd look for this. The links on the Goodness Grows link don't tell the whole story and if your looking for humanely raised or pasture grown meats I'd check out this link. You can buy most of their stuff at local farmers markets. They have a section on "where to buy our products"

Good Luck!!!

Jake

p.s. if you want info more info on how the animals are treated please feel free to DM me as I have worked in food production / processing for 13 years
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: in my house
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Hi all. So I don't eat meat for personal reasons, and hubby does. I'm at a point where I don't feel good a buying meat for him (mostly chicken and some beef and maybe even milk an cheeses) from the supermarket bc I don't feel good about how some of the animals may have been treated....

I'm in Matthews and would somplace local (but am open to mail order)....Does anyone know of such a place?

Thanks.

P.S. Let's please not turn this into a vegetrian debate. Thanks!

bc I don't feel good about how some of the animals may have been treated....


Obviously you've never lived on or near a farm in your life.

Animal slaughter is not a pretty science, but is necessary for humans to survive. The USDA has inspectors at all food processing plants and protocol must be followed if the plant is to remain open.

If you think the "boutique" meat companies have a better way of killing their animals, let me know.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island NY
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Not very close, but I've heard great things. Contact Us (http://underwoodfamilyfarms.net/contactus.aspx - broken link)
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Earth Fare only carries humanely certified and/or local meats from animals who are raised without hormones or antibiotics and are all natural and minimally processed. Clearly their meat costs more, but I think it's worth it.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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Hi all. So I don't eat meat for personal reasons, and hubby does. I'm at a point where I don't feel good a buying meat for him (mostly chicken and some beef and maybe even milk an cheeses) from the supermarket bc I don't feel good about how some of the animals may have been treated....

I'm in Matthews and would somplace local (but am open to mail order)....Does anyone know of such a place?

Thanks.

P.S. Let's please not turn this into a vegetrian debate. Thanks!
I can assure you that all of the animals that your has eaten are now in a better place and are not in pain any longer. I remember when fish would wait in line hoping to be selected for canning by Charlie Tuna several years ago. I also noticed on T.V. that chickens are attempting to pursuade people to eat more beef.

I agree that animals are treated terribly before their demise. I personally only eat low fat ground turkey. It is healthier and not so tainted with harmones. They say that turkeys are pretty stupid, so hopefully, they will not sweat little things like having their heads chopped of and bodies thrown into the grinder? Yummy!

It is somewhat strange how so many people are so worried about the pain of a needle being injected into a psyco killers arm, yet could care less about the pain suffered by animals. I really do agree with you. However, I don't have any problem with people eating meat. I believe in the food chain.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Earth Fare only carries humanely certified and/or local meats from animals who are raised without hormones or antibiotics and are all natural and minimally processed. Clearly their meat costs more, but I think it's worth it.
They were able to enjoy being slaughtered with a clear mine not clouded by drugs. They had the privilege of fully enjoying the process.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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The USDA has inspectors at all food processing plants and protocol must be followed if the plant is to remain open.
Obviously you've never read "Fast Food Nation".

Having said that - I am quite comfortable with being a carnivore.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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Hi all. So I don't eat meat for personal reasons, and hubby does. I'm at a point where I don't feel good a buying meat for him (mostly chicken and some beef and maybe even milk an cheeses) from the supermarket bc I don't feel good about how some of the animals may have been treated....

I'm in Matthews and would somplace local (but am open to mail order)....Does anyone know of such a place?

Thanks.

P.S. Let's please not turn this into a vegetrian debate. Thanks!
Hi. Have you tried the "Matthews Meat Market" on 74? It's a real butcher shop. If you explain what you are looking for I bet they can help you. They have odd hours though...
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