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HOT LOCAVORE TIP: Betsy Ross’s Beef

betsy-ross-beefWHAT: Texas-raised, grass-fed beef

WHERE I FOUND IT: People’s Pharmacy on North Lamar.

WHEN: I visited on February 5, but Betsy delivers a new batch of lots of different cuts every Thursday. You can call in advance to check availability [512/459.9090].

PRICE: Varies depending on the cut. I paid $13.00 per pound for top sirloin.

WHY IT’S GREAT: On Ross Farm, in Granger, cows live as cows should. They graze on pasture their whole lives, right through finishing. This means their meat is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and conjugated linoleic acid, both of which are now known to promote human health in a variety of ways – and both of which are lacking in traditional, corn-fed beef. Finally, cows raised on Ross Farm are treated humanely right up through slaughter. It’s just the right thing to do.

2 Comments

  1. That’s great to know. Thanks for the tip!

    Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  2. Betsy has been a great proponent of grass-fed and has done lots for growing demand in the area. There are many other sources of local meat, too. The Georgetown Farmer’s Markets, Sunset Valley, Triangle, Taylor and other markets usually have meat vendors now, when the didn’t a few years ago.
    Richardson Farms sells pork, beef, eggs and chicken and is a local favorite at several market. We, Wild Type Ranch sell beef and eggs at the Georgetowna nd Round Rock farmers markets.
    Once you’ve had locally grown, well-tended and pasture-raised meat, you’ll never want to go back!

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 11:33 am | Permalink

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