beef from kualoa ranch
went hiking there today, heard they sell their grass fed beef directly to customers if they pick it up. saw a lot of cows on the hike, they weren't in stalls or small pastures, they were all over ka'a'awa valley, even right in the areas used for movies like godzilla, you me and dupree, etc. and a lot of cow shit all over, even the mountainous areas. does that make them free range?
bought some chuck @ 4.29/lb, cheaper than the usual steak for stir fry i get from the grocery store, which is 5.99-6.99/lb. i'm not sure what cut of meat the stir fry beef made from, but there was more marbling in the chuck, though not a huge amount, it was just right. there was not a huge amount of fat to cut off, hardly any, actually.
cut the sucker into cubes and strips, seasoned w/salt, pepper, chili flakes, chopped garlic, threw into sizzling pan w/a little olive oil for 30 sec while stirring, and... heaven. next time i'll use much less garlic, the flavor of the beef doesn't need a competitor. i'm salivating.
highly recommend. i will be ordering from their website or stopping by whenever i'm on the windward side for beach/hike.
prices are about equal to the supermarket at regular price, at least for the cuts i was looking at.