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Old 10-05-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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should have been more specific, sorry. I don't think there are any wild cows running around, are there? Sure moose is great, but a girl's gotta have a good steak every once in a while. beef steak.

Thanks, I'll check out that place OP mentioned!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Don't know about places in Fairbanks, but you might consider buying a side or quarter of beef. A few friends and I went in on a steer last spring and got a great deal (I scored 6 porterhouses for $3.50 a pound! They were great, but now they're gone! ). Ours was grass-fed and finished, raised by the University of Florida's ag program, but you can buy from private farms too. In fact, I was curious about the beef cattle situation up there and came across this page that lists quite a few places that should be able to sell you locally raised beef and other meats: Alaska Grown Livestock Meats (http://www.alaskagrown.org/pages/ag_liv.html - broken link)
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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What about bison(?) - there is a farm in the Delta Junction area and sometimes the stores carry bison (not sure where the meat comes from though).
A neighbor of mine gave me a few Delta bison steaks, and all i can say is that it was one of the most delicious steaks i have ever had. I have been entering the F&G Delta bison drawing for years hoping to win, but no luck so far.

I have heard that somebody grows bison in Delta Junction, but I have no idea of who the farmer is.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Really in Alaska your asking about organic meat? I am confused?
Are you living in Seattle wanting organic meat< even that is a strecht.

Do you knot have a day off?
There is organic produce and cattle in Alaska, and a high demand for it. But as I said before, one has to pay premium prices. One source I can remember if the AK Farmers Market. I was listening to one of their commercials recently.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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All meat is, by definition, an organic compound, so are vegetables, actually .... some rocks are also organic. All life, as we know it, on this planet is carbon based. ie. organic.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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A steak is a steak in my eyes, and in my stomach.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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ummmm....last I knew animals are "raised" not "grown"!! hehehahahha
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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ummmm....last I knew animals are "raised" not "grown"!! hehehahahha
But they are "Alaska grown"
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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A steak is a steak in my eyes, and in my stomach.
Yes, untill you think about it.
The chemical composition of grass fed vs commercial feed fed cattle meat is totally different. Cholesterol comes to mind too.
Corn fed awesome chicken?
Everything is corn fed and it shows in your body, hair...
Confirming Pollan, PNAS study shows that fast-food chains mainly peddle corn | Grist
The difference is Omega-3 fatty acids that grass fed animal meat is full of and corn fed animal meat is lacking. Acids that play big role in how your joints hold up with age, your prostate, hearth condition.
I know it and I try to think about it when buying food, but I know, not always.
But morning stiffness, finger joint stiffness that's the reminder that eating right is important.
Good beef steak is not so good when it is corn fed beef. Or that famous golden colored chicken in the market cases. The yellow color is not even a proof it was corn fed. Not that it is good for you...
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Medium well, please...
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