Good quality, humanly raised, not full of crap deli meat..?
So, I am starting my search for decent deli meat. I am wondering what my options are.
I already buy my meat from a small wisconsin organic meat farm.
Now, I need deli meat. I currently buy Applegate but it is a small selection and I would like to see if better options are available. Plus I am not sure of their farming practice.
Do you know of any local source for deli meat that offer humanly raised (free-range chicken, grass fed pastured beef), that don't contain tons of crap in it, in the Evanston/Chicago area?
Looking for turkey which i eat daily, but also other product such as salami, saucisson, mortadella, chorizo, roast beef, prosciutto , smoked sausages,etc..
Thanks guys, yes I am able to find really good tasting meat.. But it is pretty much all coming from factory farms, and using a whole bunch of chemicals i do not want to eat along with my deli meat.
i just can't compromise on that just because of the taste.. which uscks because romanian is like 5 blocks away fromme, it just does not feel right. Boy, do I miss my local french butcher in times like this!
Soon enough, I am going to have to make my own ham.. I wonder if one could cook ham, slice it and freeze for sandwiches..
Amish Healthy Foods has some pre-packaged sliced lunch meats in their walk-in cooler. Not sure by memory if they meet all your specifications, but might be worth an in-store check. I like buying duck eggs, various frozen meats, and flours there.
1025 N Western Ave., Chicago
Don't live in Chicago but I did just make the switch from Applegate to buying lunch meat from the butcher. Negligibly cheaper but it makes Applegate look like Kraft.
I wish you luck in finding some good meat. Once you find something you like you'll never go back to Applegate.