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    Default Best place to buy meat

    I was just wondering where everyone in the UK/Europe bought their meat from. I would love to buy it from the butcher, but cost is often a factor that stops me. I tend to follow the offers, picking up the 3 for £10 packs and splitting them, putting the into the freezer but I wondered if there was a more cost effective way of doing it. There are a couple of meat vans that come to the local markets and sell larger quantities, but the quality varies from week to week.

    For sausages, the meat van is quite nice. They're similar to those I can get from the butcher but are considerably cheaper. I had these sausages at the wedding reception and they went down well. I've not really been impressed by any of the supermarket sausages, so any suggestions of good compromises would be gratefully received.

    I tend to buy bacon in off-cut/cooking packs from the market too, as it is good value for what you get. I've got 2 of those packs in the fridge at the moment to split to put in the freezer, and all being well I'll not need to buy bacon again until after Christmas I ought to buy a meat slicer to get the thin slices too - that'll save me where sliced bacon is concerned (DH loves his bacon and egg sandwiches).

    So, where do people buy their meat? Where have they found the best bargains and do you stick to one particular place or do you spread out for buying different things?

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    Hi,

    We don't eat meat anymore but when we did we'd only eat organic/free range and used to love the meat boxes from this place -

    http://www.graigfarm.co.uk/

    It was such good value for money it was worth the outlay, plus once we knew we had a full freezer it meant we didn't have to factor that expense in on a monthly basis.

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    [QUOTE=britbunny;1265194]Hi,


    http://www.graigfarm.co.uk/

    what a nice site

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    I must say i am not that much of a meat eater either it just too expensive these days .. i used to get reduced to clear Pork loin i tescos ( on my lunch) get it home and slice it into chops very nice to btw

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    I buy meat when it is on a loss leader and then I buy a lot.

    Our Lidl had chicken filet for € 3.49 per kilo a couple of weeks ago.
    There was a limit to 4 kgs. per customer.
    I bought 4 kgs., went to the car and then went back and bought 4 more.
    This is the cheapest I have EVER been able to buy this.

    Meat is expensive here and I have a dh and kids that think that a meal without meat is not a meal.

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    We either buy directly from a farmer (cow/ chicken / pork no antibiotics), a butcher specializing in organic meat or the supermarket (Albert Heijn).

    I'm not so fond of Lidl meat after I heard the story about how parts of meat 'were glued together' to look like meat again.

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    We get our meat from the local farm shop. We only buy free range/organic chicken and we only buy British pork. When it comes to ground beef, I either buy from the local market, or buy those 3 for £10 packs at the supermarket and split them up.

    We don't eat loads of meat, but I always have something in the freezer in the event of a meat emergency.

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    i have got a rather nice looking turkey crown from aldi (frozen) 2.39kg £6.99

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