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American Farmers Network - Humanely raised, grass fed, organic meats. Anyone have experience with them?

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bonoeuf Oct 9, 2013 05:21 AM

http://www.americanfarmersnetwork.com

This showed up on one of the "deal" sites, Amazon, I believe.

Pasture Raised, Free Range, No Growth Hormones, Antibiotics or Pesticides

Has anyone tried their products? I'm not a big fan of Omaha Steaks and wonder if it's similar to that or better.

It would be nice to grab the deal if the food is good!

Thanks!

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    gourmanda Oct 9, 2013 07:55 AM

    Seems wildly expensive. Especially when they give no indication as to where, exactly, their "network" farms.

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      metacognito Oct 25, 2013 04:11 PM

      Yes... almost 2 weeks ago I placed an order for American Farmer's $99 Amazon deal which ultimately required customers to plug their Amazon voucher codes into an order process via the vendor's website. I followed directions and, after a few days of hearing NOTHING from American Farmers (customary order confirmation or shipping notice apparently not part of their business practice), I attempted to reach them by phone (3 times) in the middle of the day. I was unable to reach a human at either 'customer service' or 'new orders' numbers, nor could I get a callback. Subsequent product inquiry submitted via their own website was similarly unsuccessful. It finally required a complaint to, and follow up by, Amazon in order for me to learn the fate of my order (and it took the vendor 2 days to reply to Amazon). According to info provided to Amazon by the American Farmers, the order is presently 'on the way' as of 'earlier in the week', and should reach me 'soon'. It's Friday evening here and I'm a bit concerned as to the state in which my order of fresh meat products will finally reach me (stay tuned for a follow up).

      In any case, I'm left with the impression that these elusive 'American Farmers' amount to a couple clueless hicks operating out of the trunk of a car somewhere and strongly recommend you find other sources for a more reliable supply of meat products.

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        Merci Nov 9, 2013 02:27 PM

        Took almost a month for me to get my delivery. Absolutely horrible company, horrible customer service, and the meats are worst. After tasting the " filet ", with so much fat and tough chewing, I wouldn't feed these meats to my Afghan Hounds. They really ought to be ashamed of themselves.
        I cannot believe that Amazon would associate with them.

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          mcf Nov 9, 2013 02:45 PM

          Tell amazon. They'll make it right with you or lose the seller, in all probability. They take their fanatical customer service pretty seriously.

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            GRILLCHEF Mar 14, 2014 12:46 PM

            Thanks to your suggestion, I did then call Amazon and they refunded me! yayyy Amazon!

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              thepilot Mar 31, 2014 07:26 AM

              I got a refund also. Thanks people for posting. As I said, my dog and cat would not finish it. The meat has gristle in it and the animals aren't that stupid to eat tough junk sold to humans. What a laugh! DONT BUY THIS STUFF. IT IS JUNK!

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        Aggean Jan 23, 2014 09:27 AM

        I used this deal back in June to order meat for my dad for his birthday. It came super quickly…actually before his birthday, and he raved about the meat. I decided to try it myself just now. The ordering process was pretty easy, and I immediately received an email confirmation. Maybe things have changed since that last poster. Anyway, I am awaiting my meat now. I will have to update when it arrives, and I finally get to taste.

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          Aggean Feb 2, 2014 06:54 PM

          Ok, the meat came and it looks great. FYI they only ship Monday-Wednesday. When they ship, they send you a tracking number. Everything is packed in freezer ready bags. Overall, I have had 2 great experiences with this company.

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            dhartman Apr 4, 2014 11:55 AM

            Was the meat any good Aggean?

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          GrandmaGinny Feb 12, 2014 09:16 AM

          AWFUL!! Meat is tough and tasteless!

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            GRILLCHEF Mar 13, 2014 05:25 PM

            Absolute worst steak order I have ever had in decades! The strip steak was inedible as we could not chew it... it was like trying to chew the sole of a shoe. I have been grilling for many years and know how to produce a perfect medium-rare everytime. The company said it was MY fault that I didn't cook it correctly perhaps! Are you kidding me? The filet was filled with unchewable cartilage...how is this possible with FILET? 6 cuts of meat I wouldn't feed to my dogs as it would choke them to death. Terrible customer service to top it all off- incredible.

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              GRILLCHEF Mar 14, 2014 10:56 AM

              The update to my last post about this horrible product is that Amazon has fully refunded me! Yayy for Amazon! Thanks to a previous post that suggested I contact Amazon when American Farmer's blew me off!

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                Merci Mar 14, 2014 11:30 AM

                Great! Luv Amazon! They refunded me also. I can't imagine them suggesting this company again.......just the worst.

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                thepilot Mar 31, 2014 05:09 AM

                My advice to you: don't order this meat. It was the worst beef I've even eaten, and as an airline pilot I've had beef all over the world. Their customer service is horrible, they were indifferent and all they would do was offer a coupon. Trust me. I've also been a restaurant evaluator for 2 different companies and I have NEVER eaten filet which had gristle in it. My dog and cat wouldn't even eat the while thing. Horrible product, horrible experience. Stay away!

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                  sammym1 Mar 31, 2014 07:21 AM

                  Do not buy this meat!! It is a total rip off. The steaks are tiny and full of fat and gristle. Definitely not even worth half the price!

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                    Merci Apr 4, 2014 12:03 PM

                    All I can say about this "Farmers" meat is …"It's disgusting and they can't get that from healthy cows"…..Try Allen Brothers….expensive but well worth it. They serve some of the best steakhouses in the US.

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                    ospreycove Apr 4, 2014 01:21 PM

                    Don't know anything about them I have been very satisfied with my orders from White Oak Pastures,great customer service, excellent products and a true humanely raised pasture operation. They specialize in beef, pork, various poultry,(chicken, turkey, geese, Guinea fowl) rabbits, and lamb.

                    https://whiteoakpastures.com

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                      mcf Apr 4, 2014 01:42 PM

                      I got one miserable beef steak from White Oak via Heritage foods who refunded me. More like a bag of blood with a thin slab of awfulness swimming in it. Tough, tasteless, and I've been eating gf for years.

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                      MountainWanderer Apr 8, 2014 09:51 AM

                      Stay away! We had an improperly sealed steak from them that we left in the fridge to thaw. The next morning we had pools of blood all over the fridge. I called the company and they were of no help/seemed unconcerned with the problem they created. Their response? Offered to sell us more steaks at a bit of a discount! Oy!
                      And I agree with others that their steaks are often tough.

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