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Where to buy natural beef in greater New Haven?

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Where to buy natural beef in greater New Haven?

mels | Oct 18, 2004 02:49 PM

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 Joe’s 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 (Coleman’s beef), and once in a while will have natural ground beef and that’s about it. Shop Rite has absolutely nothing.

Currently I make monthly trips to Wild Oat’s 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 Shaw’s 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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