HOME > Chowhound > Florida >

Grass fed beef from Al Rosas farm- opinions?

m
msoma97 Sep 6, 2006 08:08 PM

I'm looking at purchasing beef/chicken from this farm and was wondering if anyone has done so, and what their experience has been.
Thank you-

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Mild Bill RE: msoma97 Sep 6, 2006 10:02 PM

    http://www.alrosas.com/index.htm

    For those of us who never heard of them...

    I don't think I'll be paying $14.00 a pound for a rump roast...
    Not when I can go to the latin markets and buy insanely tender and flavorful Skirt for $4.49 a pound... Or Chuck Eye steaks for $3.99lb...

    Holy Guacamole!

    If you're loaded, and the stuff really is that great---then God bless ya!

    BTW, his wife is hot!

    1. Melanie Wong RE: msoma97 Feb 23, 2009 07:31 PM

      Linkifying:

      -----
      Rosas Farms
      Citra, FL, Citra, FL

      1. Frodnesor RE: msoma97 Feb 23, 2009 07:44 PM

        Long-dormant thread but a good subject. I've never seen Al Rosas beef distributed down here in Miami nor have I seen it in any restaurants. I have found grass-fed beef from Gaucho Farms in Uruguay sold at the Vagabond Farmers Market - and it was pretty good.

        www.foodforthoughtmiami.com

        5 Replies
        1. re: Frodnesor
          Icantread RE: Frodnesor Feb 24, 2009 11:32 AM

          Interesting you revive this thread now when Al Rosas is getting slammed all over the place for being a not so nice guy.

          Anyhow, I did see that meat at the Vagabond Market and was curious. What cut(s) did you order and did you find it worth the price? It seems to go fairly quickly

          1. re: Icantread
            Frodnesor RE: Icantread Feb 24, 2009 12:48 PM

            Here's the post on our "Vagabond Dinner" ->
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572844

            We got a NY strip and I thought it was very good. I haven't been to Vagabond for a while, but the Gaucho guy usually has some selection of NY strip, ribeye, and a big long tenderloin (like a chateaubriand).and they're vacuum-packed and wet-aged. Memory fades, but the prices were probably somewhere around $15/lb.

            I've also seen Gaucho Ranch products (steak and burger) on the menu at Norman's Tavern & Grill on Collins Ave. around Collins Ave. and 67th St. It's a little disappointing to me that grass-fed beef is so scarce even in many of the local places that proclaim a dedication to local and sustainable.

            As for Al Rosas - I've often wondered why you didn't see his products on more local menus. If the exchange regarding the pictures on his website is any indication, I can begin to understood why folks might not want to do business with him.

            1. re: Icantread
              d
              drangelo RE: Icantread Feb 24, 2009 02:41 PM

              I've also purchased the Gaucho meats from Vagabond Market, but you should also be able to find some of their cuts for sale at La Estancia Argentina in Aventura. I saw them in the case while perusing their offerings a few weeks ago during lunch.

              1. re: drangelo
                Icantread RE: drangelo Feb 25, 2009 03:45 AM

                Argentinians selling Uruguayan meat?! Now there's a scandal

                1. re: Icantread
                  Frodnesor RE: Icantread Feb 25, 2009 07:16 AM

                  I think for a while at least there were pretty significant import restrictions on Argentine beef, and pretty much everything you found in the Argentinian markets here in the US came from Uruguay.

          2. steamykitchen RE: msoma97 Feb 24, 2009 11:05 AM

            The question is - would you buy from someone who runs business unethically and steals from bloggers?

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/598698

            Show Hidden Posts