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Denver Organic/Free-Range/Grass-Fed Meat

Heatherb Jul 2, 2011 09:56 AM

I'm having a hard time finding a good selection of organic meats at Whole Foods and local grocery chains in Denver. (No problem finding ground buffalo meat, but not much else.)

I'm looking for the following:

Grass-fed beef
Organic pork (ideally it should be humanely raised)
Organic turkey (is there such a thing as free-range turkey?)

I'd also love to have a steady source of milk from grass-fed cows.

I don't mind going to a farm or a specialty butcher for these things - I don't often cook meat at home, but when I do, I like it to fall into these guidelines.

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    mixerstar RE: Heatherb Jul 8, 2011 10:39 AM

    Have you looked into High Plains Food Co-op? My husband and I use it and we love it for meats and vegetables.


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      ClaireWalter RE: Heatherb Jul 8, 2011 09:37 PM

      Have you checked w/ Marczyk Fine Foods? I believe that they sell Niman Ranch meats.

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        Heatherb RE: ClaireWalter Jul 10, 2011 04:18 PM

        Just went there today - got some lovely Niman Ranch pork, and some rainbow carrots, among other things - very excited to get cooking with it all! Thanks!

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          Melanie Wong RE: Heatherb Jul 14, 2011 07:03 PM

          While I'm happy to use Niman Ranch meats, you should note that they are not certified organic and the beef is finished on grain in feedlots and not grassfed. So they don't seem to meet your criteria.

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        ShinyObjects RE: Heatherb Jul 11, 2011 09:35 AM

        Another source is the year-round "indoor farmer's market" on Santa Fe Drive. I believe there are usually local farmers/ranchers selling there:
        I can't comment specifically on the practices of any particular farm, but it's a good bet.

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          Heatherb RE: ShinyObjects Jul 11, 2011 03:42 PM

          That looks AWESOME - thanks!

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          RobynS RE: Heatherb Jul 15, 2011 05:54 AM

          You might check out In Season Local Market. I've been in the one in Louisville once and noted they had a selection of meats but didn't look closely so I'm not positive.

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            ClaireWalter RE: Heatherb Jul 15, 2011 11:04 AM

            Silva's Highlands Homestead Beef is available at the Boulder County Farmers' Market. Grass-fed from weaning to processing.

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              Spitfire60 RE: Heatherb Jan 5, 2014 09:36 PM

              Hi Heather, I talked to Sam's Meat Market on Chambers/Iliff they have organic meats on request.. they said more expensive of course.. you might try Tony's and I forget the one downtown Denver.. I'm sure they all carry some

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