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Is there an online source for buying soup and marrow bones?

Kosmonaut Jan 9, 2013 03:07 PM

I've been looking for an online source for buying bones for soup & roasting for marrow, and having them delivered to me. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Sofia33 Dec 6, 2013 09:30 AM

    www.grasslandbeef.com

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      Puffin3 Jan 14, 2013 07:17 AM

      Contact your local farmers market association. Tell them you want to do some business with a local beef producer that sells at the market. You'll get someone's name. Contact them and do a deal to have whatever you want delivered.

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        kseiverd Jan 13, 2013 05:16 PM

        Supermarket... or, if lucky, a REAL butcher shop!

        YEARS ago, had 2 bit goofy Rotts. Went to only real butcher shop in search of a treat for them. Aksed "kid" at counter if they had any BIG bare bones iin the back... they pretty much GAVE them away. She kinda tilted her head to one side and said "BEAR" bones??

        Butcher brought out what I think was a whole cow femur... MASSIVE bone. He cut it into 4 BIG chunks. Though dogs woulda loved them raw... that kiinda GAGGED me a bit. I roasted them off with celery/onion/carrots and made a VAT of beef stock. Once bones gave up every bit of goodness (and cooled) the girls got a major treat. Still can't figure HOW they got all the marrow out of bones that were at least 6-8" long... did they suck it or blow it out??

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        1. re: kseiverd
          sunshine842 Jan 14, 2013 08:08 AM

          Yike!

          It's really, really dangerous to give dogs cooked bones -- they become brittle and prone to splintering. Those splinters can then become lodged in their throat or digestive system, causing incredible pain and they may have to have surgery to have them removed.

          Give the girls raw bones -- their jaws, teeth, and digestive systems are designed for it.

          It doesn't matter if it makes you gag...it's really, really dangerous to give dogs cooked bones. (glad they were safe, but please don't do it again!)

        2. cosmogrrl Jan 13, 2013 05:01 PM

          You may want to try some of the new delivery services that have started up in SF, TaskRabbit or Postmates. Here's article about some of them: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/arti...

          I haven't used these myself, but they may be worth a try.

          1. melpy Jan 13, 2013 04:31 PM

            Is it that you can't find them in SF or that you specifically need home delivery of groceries?

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            1. re: melpy
              Kosmonaut Jan 13, 2013 04:33 PM

              I specifically need home delivery, yes.

            2. Terrie H. Jan 13, 2013 04:27 PM

              You might want to post this request on your local SF board, since you will be able to find a local source.

              1. Kosmonaut Jan 9, 2013 04:59 PM

                OK, I found one source that's from grass fed cows:

                http://www.grassfedtraditions.com/gra...

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                1. re: Kosmonaut
                  jmcarthur8 Jan 13, 2013 03:54 PM

                  That company's soup bones are $5.99 a pound! Isn't there a butcher shop nearby? You could have a nice roast, then make soup for the same money.

                2. The Professor Jan 9, 2013 04:41 PM

                  Not sure where you're located, but do you have a supermarket near you that delivers (such as ShopRite, or Stop'NShop)?

                  Just about every supermarket I've ever been in with a meat section either sells these items regularly or can supply them on a day's notice. Since so many supermarkets have home delivery these days, it would be worth a few phone calls to check that option out.

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                  1. re: The Professor
                    Kosmonaut Jan 9, 2013 04:47 PM

                    I'm in San Francisco.

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