I try and only buy natural beef (i.e. no antibiotics/hormones pumped into cow) and this is a huge chore in the New Haven area. Trader Joes has a minimal selection (sad looking Rib Eyes and NY Strips, although they do have ground beef at a decent price). Stop and Shop sells an overpriced Rib Eye (Colemans beef), and once in a while will have natural ground beef and thats about it. Shop Rite has absolutely nothing.
Currently I make monthly trips to Wild Oats in Westport or West Hartford to stock up, but this is ridiculous. I am trying to find somewhere in the Wallingford - Milford - New Haven triangle, as this would be very convenient for me. I would preferably like to find somewhere to regularly purchase it west of the Q River, but (obviously!) I will travel if need be.
Does Shaws or any other regular mega mart type place sell a good variety (stew meats, roasts, etc...)? Is there a butcher shop somewhere I can go to?
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