You may have noticed some interesting meats show up in our meat case over the past few weeks! We’re working hard to bring in a greater variety of natural, ethically-raised, locally sourced meats! Have a look at the info below and visit our Meat Department to try something new!
Co-op Basics Pork Neck Bones, $1.49/lb.
Pork-neck bones are an inexpensive cut of meat with great flavor. In order to get the meat as tender as possible, they’re typically prepared with slow-cook methods and served with choice vegetables or base starch. They are a perfect and affordable option for soups, stews, and broths.
Amaroo Hills Emu and Duck Meats
Local to NC, Amaroo Hills Farm raises their animals without antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. All animals are free-range and pasture raised. Low in cholesterol, high with iron, and a good source of vitamin c, emu meat has been recognized as a heart healthy substitute for beef! Duck meat is a good source of protein, iron, selenium, B vitamins, and zinc. The skin is contains about 1/3 saturated fat and 2/3 monounsaturated, making it a healthier fat option.
Locally-sourced Ground Bison
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm’s animals are pasture-raised without the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, stimulants or animal by-products. All of their meats are processed in a local USDA facility. Buffalo is a highly nutrient dense and heart-healthy food, lower in cholesterol, calories and fat and higher in protein and nutrients than beef, skinless chicken, pork or fish. They’re great for burgers!