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places to buy substainably raised meats in reno,nv

desertfarmer May 2, 2012 02:00 PM

im looking for a butcher or a meat supplier near the reno area that sells meats that are raised properly and some what local to the area if any one knows that would be great

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  1. nancyhudson RE: desertfarmer Jun 7, 2012 03:31 PM

    These folks sell their meat locally:


    1. ninrn RE: desertfarmer Jun 8, 2012 11:38 AM

      I read an article about this place a while back: http://www.girlfarm.org/ . I think they're about half an hour outside of Reno. They have some kind of share program for sustainably raised meats. The Great Basin Community Food Co-op right in Reno sells grass-fed, humanely raised beef and lamb from Hulsman Ranch, and there's also Overland Meat Co., a full-service butcher in South Lake Tahoe.

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        c oliver RE: ninrn Sep 13, 2012 05:11 PM

        I've bought goat a couple of times from Great Basin. VERY good.

      2. enbell RE: desertfarmer Sep 16, 2012 12:47 AM

        One more idea is UNR meats

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          c oliver RE: enbell Sep 16, 2012 07:37 AM

          Thank you!!! For the life of me, I couldn't remember their name, Wolf Pack Meats. They were in danger of closing recently because of their facility on UNR land but it appears that got settled with a lot of community involvement.

          1. re: c oliver
            enbell RE: c oliver Sep 16, 2012 07:51 PM

            A good friend worked with the Ag department ass part of his wildlife biology major. In one upper division bio class we used the Ag guys as a wonderful resource. In the Psych department we fortunate to use the Ag department once again for an animal behavior study. It was great to see and learn about all that goes on behind the scenes. Not every day does a vegetarian recommend a meat purveyor so you *know* I think highly of them :)

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              c oliver RE: enbell Sep 17, 2012 06:02 PM

              You might be interested in this little bit of background:


              The main professor for this died and there was no one to take his place. Hopefully it's resolved for quite a long time.

              1. re: c oliver
                enbell RE: c oliver Sep 19, 2012 08:16 PM

                Thanks for the link - hopefully UNR meats remains stable for a long time!

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