I’ve always wanted to buy meat direct from a farm, but I thought that was reserved for people with chest freezers in the basement. We have neither chest freezer or a basement.
We are really lucky here in New Zealand to have many independent farms who offer meat to the public. If you follow Bunny Eats Design on Facebook, you might have noticed me recently gloating about the 20 or so kilos of beef we have in the freezer.
Steve and Pip delivered the meat from their 1300 acres in Wairarapa direct to our home. It really doesn’t get much easier. Eketahuna Country Meats raise their own deer, lamb and Angus beef.
Eketahuna Country Meats offer:
- Angus beef (whole $1300, 20kg packs $300, half or quarter*)
- Lamb (whole $220*)
- Pork (whole $600, half $300*)
Someone who has been buying beef this way for years gave me a wise tip: Don’t eat all the steak first. With 9 packs of mince and 7 packs of sausages in our lot, I can see why.
- Porterhouse steak x 2 packs
- Eye Fillet steak x 1 pack
- Rump steak x 1 pack
- Schnitzel x 2 packs
- Topside roast x 1 pack
- Diced stewing steak x 1 pack
- Blade steak x 1 pack
- Cross cut steak x 1 pack
- Corned silverside x 1 pack
- Lean mince x 9 packs
- Sausages x 7 packs
The meat is frozen, vacuum packed in a range of sizes and average 0.7kg per pack. Perfect. Steve and Pip clearly know their stuff.
I have my eye on swine next. While Eketahuna don’t farm the pigs, they are from an SPCA Blue Tick accredited farm. After processing, a 30kg half a pig, you will get 20kg of pork including 6kg of premium smoked bacon plus other cuts. 6kg of bacon! The Koala and I would be in bacon heaven.
Steve and Pip make the trip from Wellington to Auckland a few times a year and will be making the trip again sometime in November/December. They stop at various spots along the way so if you are on the route, get in contact for their next trip.
*Prices are approximate and may vary depending on the weight of your beast.