A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Meat in Bulk

a whole, half, or quarter means more meat and extra savings

For a fiscally conscious family of carnivores, budgeting for protein might be a challenge. However, if you’ve got a mind for planning ahead and some freezer space to spare, buying meat in bulk ...

MEET YOUR MEAT: The Valley’s Favorite Places to Buy Meat

here’s what readers said in our 2020 ‘Best Of’ poll

When we published the results of our 2020 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll earlier this year, it was no surprise that Rump’s (1411 Lynn Ave., Altoona) rose to the top as the Best Place to Buy Meat ...

Eating Good Local Meat on a Budget

it’s not always easy, but it is always a good call

Good meat abounds in the Chippewa Valley. But sometimes you have to look for it. There are the farmers markets, of course. And some of you have friends and relatives just outside of Eau Claire ...

The Cost of Local Chicken

A Chippewa Falls-raised certified organic chicken cost $5.39 a pound at Menomonie Market Food Co-op in early May. At the same time, an uncertified chicken raised in Pepin by Matt Buvala cost $4.99 a pound at Just Local Foods Co-op ...


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