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Dec 25, 2009 04:43 AM

Where to find beef from cows that have not been fed ground-up cows? (MSP)

I know I am more likely to be hit by a car than to get BSE from beef, but I still want to avoid beef from cows that have been fed other ground-up animals.

I know where I can get quarters of good grass fed beef, but I don't want a whole quarter. I know about Thousand Hills beef, but their beef is sans bones. I want bones in my beef, because I think the flavor is better plus I get the bonus of the bones for stock.

Finally, I hate to mail order food because of the carbon costs of shipping stuff.

Any suggestions for where to go in MSP for delicious beef with bones from cows that have been fed properly?

If this has already been covered in another thread, pls advise and I will read that thread.

Thanks, everyone.

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  1. I'm not sure but I think the beef from Holy Land Market is what you are looking for. Stop in or give them a call, they are very helpful.

    1. Head for the St. Paul Winter Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings (not sure if they're there tomorrow, but I'd guess so). Outside where the indoor market is, there are usually meat producers selling their wares. I think you can find what you're looking for from one or more of them....

      1. the co-ops. wedge, seward, mississippi market.

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        1. re: soupkitten

          Seconded. I shop mostly at the Seward and they have grass-fed beef cuts on the bone.

          My other suggestion is the farmer's market, if you don't mind buying frozen. I'm not sure if all of them are grass-fed but you can certainly talk to them and ask. I buy from the Bar 5 stand a lot.

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          1. It is illegal in the US to feed animal byproduct to cows. it's allowed in some other feeds but not very common.

            To put some perspective on the issue. World wide there have been 188,579 cases of BSE. 3 were in the US.