We live quite a distance from larger Jewish communities, and although kosher food is really widely available at the local grocery stores, the selection of kosher meat is rather limited. So we go 'abroad' and buy out of town, which means a trip (added costs and time) but sometimes we will order online and have meat shipped.
I thought I'd start a thread where people can add some links to places they have used, with maybe some comments -
One issue with online and shipping meat, is that many such sources require a pretty large order. What we have done here, is get together with one or two (or more) other families to make a single order, and split the costs. This works reasonably well. Otherwise, we wait and make one largish order and stock the freezer.
Right now, we are ordering from Grow and Behold, which is kosher AND organic, which we like. Shipping costs are pretty high of course (we are in the west, and they are in the east...) but they were efficient and easy to work with and the meats we got from them were good.
Kol Foods is another mail order source for excellent organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, glatt kosher meat: www.kolfoods.com Even though we live in an area with easy access to kosher food (a rabbinically supervised all-kosher supermarket only 1.5 miles from my house and both the small corner grocery store and even the chain supermarkets have substantial kosher sections and many hechshered items), there is less availability of meat that is organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, etc. There have sometimes been group orders in our area for Kol Foods so that an entire freezer truck is sent our to Chicago and the shipping costs are much less than by individual order. Nevertheless, the shipping costs are less per item for bigger orders, so my husband has made that an excuse to put in a fairly sizable order (like $300 of meat). I must say, it was all delicious, but I was almost reluctant to eat any of it because I knew how much it cost, so I felt that it ought to be eaten for a really special occasion, not just a "regular" Shabbat dinner, for example.
Last Edit: Jun 9, 2015 0:41:19 GMT -5 by Debbie B.