A simple place to start is to type in “100% grass-fed beef” (or lamb, or pork) AND the “name of your city or county” into your favorite search engine and see what comes up. Locally sourced meats are the best way to go and by far the most cost effective. Keywords: grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture raised.
Be sure to check out the nationwide directory for grass-fed meats and pasture raised eggs and dairy products at Eat Wild which allows you to search for quality farm products in your specific area.
Another terrific resource for finding local grass-fed meats is to contact yourlocal Weston A Price chapter. The Weston A Price Foundation has groups all around the world set up for exactly the purpose of helping people gain access to quality traditional whole foods including pasture raised meat products. Some of the groups are more active than others, but all of them have a chapter leader whose contact information is available on the website and who may be an excellent contact person for finding top quality meats in your area.
Slow Food USA is another terrific organization that has local chapters or groups all around the US. They can help you find locally sourced meats, eggs, dairy products, produce and more!
Online Resources for Grass-fed/Pasture Raised Meats
US Wellness Meats: offers 100% grass-fed and pasture raised meats, offal, soup bones, cooking fats, and more. The also carry sugar free bacon and sausages.
Butcher Box: offers high quality beef, chicken, or pork - or a customized mix of those delivered to your door. It’s a great option for those who need the convenience but don’t want to cut back on quality.
Tropical Traditions: offers a wide selection of products including grass-fed meats, coconut oil, palm oil, animal fats, skincare products and even kitchen appliances.
Vital Choice: this company offers excellent fish and seafood products, but also carries pasture raised pork, beef, real bone broth, pasture raised chicken and some specialty meats of terrific quality.
Arrowhead Beef: offers grass-fed beef delivered to your door. You can customize your order to steaks only, roasts only, or a mixed selection of your own choosing.
KOL Foods:Amish raised beef, chicken, lamb and salmon that is certified kosher. They offer heritage breed pasture raised chicken and turkey, which are very hard to come by.
North Star Bison: NorthStar Bison is a family ran ranch and the largest distributor of Grass-Fed Buffalo Meat in the United States. Their buffalo meat is antibiotic and hormone free, non-confined, free-roaming and humanely, field-harvested. They also offer locally raised Grass-Fed Beef, Lamb, Elk & Pastured non-GMO Pork; Organic, Pastured Chicken(soy-free option) & Turkey(soy-free option), & Rabbit.
Real Bone Broth The most cost effective and delicious way to get real bone broth is to make it yourself. However, there are times when you can’t or you run out of bones and you don’t want to scrimp on quality. Here’s a list of some of the commercially available bone broths for all your delicious soups, stews, sauces and gut healing recipes.
Kettle & Fire offers traditional bone broth made from the bones of healthy, happy pasture raised animals that is shelf stable. It’s sold at several stores like Whole Foods and online retailers like Thrive Market and Vitacost.
The Flavor Chef: freshly made, ships and arrives frozen. They even provide nutritional lab analysis of their broth on their website and sell their broth at some retail locations.
Mama Tong Soups:available in the SF Bay Area only. Mama Tong also makes excellent medicinal quality Chinese herbal soups using delicious and unusual ingredients like Chinese dates and snowflake mushrooms. Available for delivery through Good Eggsand sold at local markets like Driver’s Market in Sausalito, CA.
Organ Meats The same resources listed for finding grass-fed and finished meats often also offer offal or organ meats such as heart, kidney, tongue, liver, sweetbreads, marrow bones, and more! Organ meats are extremely nutrient dense and contain some key fat soluble nutrients which are very hard to find in other foods. Some of these nutrients include vitamin K2, vitamin A, vitamin D and CoQ10 to name a few. The modern diet likely contains 10 X less the amount of these key nutrients than are actually required for robust health. Nose to tail eating is an important way to increase the amount of these key fat soluble nutrients that are almost entirely missing from modern diets.
US Wellness Meats: offers a selection of three organ meat sausages (Braunschweiger, Liverwurst and Beef Head Cheese) that I have found to be the easiest and most delicious ways to incorporate organ meats into your diet.
5 Bar Beef: offer organ meat sausages that are 80% mixed organ meats and 20% rump roast and seasoned. Their cattle are free-range, grazing cattle and no antibiotics or hormones are used. I haven't tried these, but they look amazing.
Wild Caught Sustainable Seafood
Lummi Island Wild:offers seasonally caught sustainable seafood online for home delivery. They also have a terrific group buy program that gives you excellent prices (up to 40% discount) on bulk orders of top quality seafood like wild caught salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, fish roe, shellfish and more! This is the most cost effective way to buy top quality seafood that I have found and you don’t have to live near the ocean to participate because there are groups all over the US.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watchhas a wallet card and fantastic online app available that will help you navigate the complex and confusing world of sustainable seafood shopping.
Broken Arrow Ranch:Broken Arrow Ranch is an artisan producer of high quality free-range venison, antelope, and wild boar meat. They field harvest only truly wild animals by partnering with ranchers in Central and South Texas as part of a population management program. This provides a humane life and harvest for the animals, maintains a sustainable animal population for the rancher, and produces wild game meats of legendary quality.
Broadleaf Game: offer Wagyu Beef, New Zealand Cervena Venison, Specialty Game Meats, Lamb, Buffalo, 100% Berkshire (Kurobuta) Pork, Organic & Free Range Products and much more.
MarxFoods:Pasture raised lamb, game and specialty meats with free shipping on all their orders.