|Barked: Mon Feb 25, '13 4:24pm PST |
|I would not feed that meat! Blood clots are one thing; a nauseating smell, quite another.
Here are a few ways I keep it affordable:
--Friends, family, and coworkers: let people know you will take their freezer burned meat. I have scored a ton of free dog food this way!
--Freecycle: post an ad. Another way I've scored free food. Use your judgment, but I've never had an issue with food this way.
--Craigslist: this worked for me once. The other times, my ads were flagged and deleted. It's worth a try.
--Yahoo!: see if there's a raw feeding group in your area. This has been an invaluable resource for me. I recently heard about a local raw dog food company that was going out of business. I went a little overboard and bought 400 lbs of meat! But at $1/lb for organic meat, I couldn't pass up the deal.
--Restaurant wholesalers: do some Googling and see if there are any in your area. It's all sold in bulk but usually for well under $1/lb.
--Spend some time on Google. I found a rabbitry this way that also sells tripe, turkey, salmon, heart, and other stuff.
--Hunting season: deer processors will sometimes give you free stuff. Or post a Freecycle/CL ad. I scored about 100 lbs of FREE venison this past fall.
--MPC/HareToday: This is generally a bit pricier, but I justify buying things I can't get anywhere else by saving on all the free stuff.
I have asked around at several butchers and none of them are willing to sell me scrap. Since I have other great sources, I haven't tried other butchers, but I would if it came to that.
|my posts | my page | msg me | gift me | become pals|| [notify]|