I've recently been on the prowl for an organic farm that delivers meat to Paris, and there are a surprising number of them out there. The general idea is that you get a box of meat between 5-12 kilos for €15-19 per/kg depending on the site (which is a HUGE difference in price from buying at the bio stores). I'm wondering if anyone has ordered meat in this manner and can give some feedback as to the quality and taste? I'm all for having a stock of beef in the freezer, but am a little worried about being stuck with 12 kg of crappy product.
The ones catching my eye the most are Biosegur.com, viande-beouf-biologique-paris.com, and atanka.com. There are several others that specialize in pork, veal, etc.
The other thing I'm unsure of is whether these farms are selling beef that is fully grass fed or simply organic. I read the post about grass fed beef/raw dairy, and I'm sure the cows in France generally spend more time in the fields than in the US…however, I've also read that France's feed farms are up north, near Paris, and that it is quite common to send cattle there for a couple months before slaughter. These couple months of eating corn and grains pretty quickly undo all the health benefits of having been pasture raised all their lives.
With my level of french I can understand about 85% of what's written on the websites, but what I understand seems to be a little vague. Any insight would be gratefully received!