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Meat boxes - recommendations?

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ozzia Mon 27-Jul-15 11:56:02

I am a massive lover of eating meat but I hate buying supermarket meat, the way the animals are treated isn't acceptable. I want the animals to have a lovely life and killed in a humane way (as much as possible anyway).

So I've been looking at the different companies who offer meat boxes in the same way that Abel & Cole offer veg (and meat it appears!), does anyone have a specific company they would recommend? Battens Farm? Abel & Cole? Or any other one?

ozzia Mon 27-Jul-15 16:36:49


antimatter Mon 27-Jul-15 16:44:36

I'd move this thread to Food section of MN to get more answers.

ozzia Mon 27-Jul-15 16:45:43

How do I do that?

MrsCornish Mon 27-Jul-15 16:46:38

the Abel and Cole chicken legs were the only thing that kept me using them as long as I did. unmatched!

slicedfinger Mon 27-Jul-15 16:46:42

Have you looked at Riverford? It is a while since we had one, but when we did, it was great. Better quality (at that time, possibly 5 years ago though) than Able & Cole, and better value for money. No idea what either are like now (Abel & Cole veg are much better than they used to be).

Pengweng Mon 27-Jul-15 16:52:14

Ocado do organic free range/high welfare meat boxes. Bit more expensive than abel and cole though.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Mon 27-Jul-15 16:52:41

I'm going to be ordering from here when it's time to do a shop

So can't comment on quality etc yet but I'm also rapidly going off supermarket meat, especially chicken.

Pengweng Mon 27-Jul-15 16:53:09

You could always try a local farm too. I know a few farms near us (we are south manchester) sell their meat on site for a similar price to supermarkets but much better quality.

PatMullins Mon 27-Jul-15 16:54:51

Muscle food. smilestar

JazzerciseThis Mon 27-Jul-15 16:57:15

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BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jul-15 16:58:31

We'll move this over to food now.

woolymum Mon 27-Jul-15 17:00:47

it depends where you are, but we have a local butcher who delivers. they let you pick what you want but also do monthly specials where it is a set menu but the saving is fantastic

ozzia Mon 27-Jul-15 17:02:39

Think I'll give Riverford a go

Battens Farm looks good too.

Maybe I'll try both and see what happpens

fishboneschokus Mon 27-Jul-15 17:03:47

I had a terrible one. I only ordered because it was a massive reduction on Amazon. They sent 3 hampers, although I cancelled after the first one which failed to contain Kobe burgers, the only reason I bought.

Endless emails of complaint...

I can't remember the name but they haven't been mentioned.

TheCrowFromBelow Mon 27-Jul-15 17:09:58

Riverford's meat is excellent. It does cost more than the supermarket I think it's worth it - we eat less meat, but better meat.

JazzerciseThis Mon 27-Jul-15 17:31:37

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swooosh Mon 27-Jul-15 17:33:25

We get ours direct from our local butchers. There's many butchers in the area that offer this service and many deliver. Might be worth a look?

ozzia Mon 27-Jul-15 17:37:46

I've looked locally and not found a good one yet, my uncle works in one so I've got fussy.

I don't mind paying more for quality

Icedfinger Mon 27-Jul-15 18:16:51

Jimmy's Farm (as in JimmyDoherty off the TV) do them. They are pricey but his meat is great.

43percentburnt Mon 27-Jul-15 18:19:42

Swillington - we buy a monthly box and have done for over a year now. Riverford for veg we have bought from them for several years.

ozzia Mon 27-Jul-15 20:14:28

Ooooh so many. I think I'll just have to try them all smile

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