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Any Kosher organic beef in L.A. area?

cordovero Jan 1, 2007 01:53 AM

Short of phoning all the Kosher butchers and markets, I can't find any place that advertises this (though such places seem to be the last to get web savvy). I just moved to the L.A. area months ago, and though many markets carry kosher organic poultry, I'm interested in finding a place that I can get kosher organic beef from.

Thanks, Cordo

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  1. Skunk2Racer RE: cordovero Jan 1, 2007 03:29 AM

    Try Pico blvd around Robertson There are a lot of Kosher meat markets in this area.... Good luck

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      RicRios RE: cordovero Jan 1, 2007 05:36 PM

      I kind'a looked around already, and I'm afraid it's hopeless.
      The only kosher organic animals around are CHICKEN, but not in the ethnic markets on Pico: Whole Foods is the only source I know of.

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        tannazie RE: RicRios Jan 2, 2007 09:41 PM

        the Trader Joe's at 3rd and La Brea has organic kosher chicken as well.

        (sorry, no insight on beef...)

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        chuck RE: cordovero Jan 1, 2007 09:20 PM

        I would try Ventura Kosher Meats in Tarzana.

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          RicRios RE: cordovero Jan 1, 2007 09:55 PM

          I buy organic, grass fed beef directly form an organic farm in California, near San Luis Obispo. Shipped frozen, via FedEx with dry ice. I emailed the farmer, she says her processor is Kosher. She'll check to be sure, I'll post back.

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            cordovero RE: RicRios Jan 2, 2007 07:00 PM

            Thanks for the help on that one. The only option I can tell now is mail ordering from the East Coast, which adds a great surcharge. I'm very surprised that the huge Kosher scene in L.A. hasn't caught up to organic, grass fed, free range beef, when they do offer poultry that is organic, free range.

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              RicRios RE: Arthur Jan 3, 2007 12:57 AM

              Sorry, by "processor" I meant: slaughterhouse & meat packer.
              Actually, the meat industry uses very frecuently lots of "elegant" circumlocutions.
              E.g., "slaughtering" is called "harvesting", and so on.

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                RicRios RE: RicRios Mar 5, 2007 07:48 PM

                I just got this response from the ranch. Sorry for the delay:

                Our Processing Plant will not be able to do anything Kosher because they do process hogs there also. They would not be able to stop the other processing for the length of time needed. Also, there aren't enough trained "shochets" available to perform the ritual correctly to have enough of the hind quarter left to package. This would make the rest of the carcass extremely expensive.

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                bagsvered RE: RicRios Feb 7, 2014 11:00 AM

                Are you still buying organic beef kosher if so can you give me the
                the source I am from Los Angeles

              3. Marcharlan RE: cordovero Jan 3, 2007 03:32 AM

                It is widely known that slaughter houses can accomodate both kosher and other methods of slaughter. It is merely a function of approach and then handling thereafter. Not a big deal frankly. I for one am interested to learn of another source of kosher meat. Please share.

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                  Arthur RE: Marcharlan Jan 3, 2007 05:57 AM

                  I am interested to learn of another source of kosher meat as well, especially if it's incredibly hard-to-find organic kosher beef. But I personally am highly skeptical that a supplier's spoken word is the least bit reliable if they don't even bother to so much as print anywhere on the package: "KOSHER." That's just plain preposterous, yet it appears to be the case with RicRios's source, above.

                  This is just simple common sense. It has nothing to do with differing religious standards related to kashrut (Jewish dietary laws), which I know are taboo for discussion on this board.

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                  he.cooks.better RE: cordovero Mar 17, 2007 11:21 PM

                  There's a co-op in Santa Monica called cooportunity on broadway that carries some wise products,including beef. Not the best prices but more convenient than mail-order, and definitely organic and kosher.
                  good luck.

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                    jlq3d3 RE: he.cooks.better Mar 18, 2007 12:08 AM

                    Where does it say it's kosher on its website?

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                      Arthur RE: jlq3d3 Mar 18, 2007 09:30 AM

                      I'm not familiar with Cooportunity, so I can't vouch for its selection or for whether any of its merchandise is kosher. But the following is a link to the website for Wise's kosher organic meats, to which he.cooks.better referred:


                      According to the website, Wise's meat is OU-certified and apparently can be purchased at many Whole Foods markets. (Note: I did not see Cooportunity listed on the website's roster of stores that carry Wise products.) Might be worth a try.

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                    bindele RE: cordovero Jul 23, 2008 12:16 PM

                    Hi Cordo,
                    I know it's been a long time since you posted this question. but you may like to know about the new Jewish food movement which is working on getting free range organic kosher poultry for the local market. check out the upcoming conference in Monterey at

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                      benrez RE: cordovero Feb 28, 2012 03:26 PM

                      There are two co-ops kosher organic going on right now with the orders arriving before Pesah.


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                        dsarah3 RE: cordovero May 20, 2012 09:45 AM

                        Ariel Glatt Mart (corner of La Brea and Beverly) sells only CHK certified grass fed organic beef! Thanks, Ariel Glatt Mart:)

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