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ronman
02-01-2012, 07:38 PM
A friend of mine who's wife is a coupon nutbar found out about these people online shortly after they started selling in Florida. They're based in Washington and have a pretty big presence out west... anyway, they're a direct to consumer retailer of institutional-size meats, sorta like a Sysco lite with a very limited menu. They sell ground sirloin (93/7), boneless chicken and bacon so far out here, and it's all under $3 a pound, but you have to buy it in large packs; the bacon I picked up today had a minimum order of 30lb at $2.79/lb. The stuff is pretty high quality, too, having never been frozen and packaged generally just over a week prior to you picking it up. And when you do pick it up, you go to a parking lot and a guy in the back of a reefer truck checks your order printout and puts your boxes of meat in your cooler or whatever. You don't even have to get out of your vehicle.

I haven't tried the ground beef yet, but the chicken is also pretty damn good, and typically sells for about $1.50/lb with a 40lb minimum; it's boneless, skinless whole breasts, so you have to cut them down the middle. They're also massive, with each cut breast typically weighing close to a pound. So if you've got the freezer space, it's a pretty economical way to eat. The caveat is, they only do distributions every couple months.

www.zayconfoods.com

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I'm a fan.

Jinx
02-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Never heard of them and I'm in Washington.

cowman
02-01-2012, 09:36 PM
I have not, but I'm now wondering how much freezer cubage some of this would take up.

lynchingacers
02-02-2012, 02:54 AM
probably less with a decent vacume sealing system

ronman
02-02-2012, 03:40 AM
Correct, my friend had a couple hundred lb of meat in his 26ft^3 freezer, all nicely compacted by the vacuum sealer. And big vac bags are pretty reasonable in bulk at Sam's Club.

TDSP
02-02-2012, 04:40 AM
MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bacon.

Adding that to the list...