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Where to buy a half or whole grass fed cow?

Me and my brother are both in college, on a tighter budget, and eat a lot of beef. We wanted to buy a whole or half grass fed cow, but after about an hour of searching I haven't found anywhere that does this. We live in the San Diego area if that helps, does anyone have a place I could start? Preferably as cheap as possible. Thanks!

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  1. Parkfield V-6 Ranch off Highway 46 outside of Paso Robles - the ranch that runs the restaurant grows only grass fed beef. Maybe they can point you in the right direction, plus it makes a great overnight road trip to stay there. http://www.parkfield.com/

    1. No idea in SD area however when I was looking in NorCal I found quite a few options through eat wild.com - you might want to check that site out. Good luck!

      1. Try SonRise Ranch - http://www.localharvest.org/sonrise-r...

        They have CSA options and sell at most of the local farmers markets.

        1. I've looked for this myself, it's not easy to find. If you're willing to travel up to Santa Monica, there's a guy there who raises grass-fed beef and he sells that type of quantity.

          SonRise will also offer this, but they're kind of pricey.

          If you go to the Hillcrest Farmer's Market on Sunday, you can check with Sage Mountain Ranch. They have grass/vegetable (not grain) fed beef and may sell you that much.

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