Thursday, April 14, 2011
Where's the Beef?
Please allow me to stray a bit from my usual nattering about clothes and shoes to share with you a bit about my second greatest passion - FOOD! I love to eat and if I was ever stranded on a deserted island, I'd ask for only a cheeseburger, some guacamole and an unlimited supply of wine to see me through. Fortunately for me, my dear friend's husband has recently launched a grass-fed beef business from cows that he's lovingly raised just up in Renssalear county: Buckley Beef. No factory farming nastiness or hormone injections here. These beauties (or "belties" as they're called) are allowed to graze in open pastures and feed on only lush green grasses. The result? A lean and super-delicious USDA certified beef that makes for some killer burgers and steaks. The best part, other than being local and all-natural? Its competitively-priced and easy to get. Check out Buckley Beef's new website and order some online. Farmer Buckley will ship it to you, or provide local delivery for a reasonable fee. At $4.50 (or less!) per pound for ground beef, you won't find a better price in the store.