Photo Credit: My friend Shari
Buy Bulk Meat Online – The Savory Butcher
We wanted to share with you a new company called The Savory Butcher that is offering bulk meat that you can purchase online & then go pickup from a delivery truck at various locations around the Northwest. Yes, if you are thinking this sounds like Zaycon Fresh, which we talked about for years on our blog, then you are correct. It is the same concept as Zaycon Fresh, which unfortunately closed this past June. So many of you loved the idea of Zaycon, where you buy your meat in bulk and skip the grocery store, buying directly from the delivery trucks coming from the farms, meaning lower prices for meat.
The Savory Butcher company started a few months ago with deliveries in Utah, Idaho, WA & OR & this month they are back with deliveries in Washington & Oregon for the 3rd time. In fact, ordering is now open for Western WA and Western OR today. They are doing a pilot program with these states initially before they expand to more states.
We did try it out back in October & were definitely impressed with the meat. My family ordered the boneless skinless chicken breasts & they were true to their word, in that the chicken was pre-trimmed. No need to spend hours trimming all the fat off the chicken – what a relief! My friend also got the chicken & the bacon (see her picture above) & she was impressed as well. The hardwood smoked bacon is back to the original source that Zaycon used to use years ago. The bacon is high quality bacon & it’s the thick sliced bacon, as you can see pictured above! They are also offering uncured bacon as another option to choose from if you prefer uncured bacon.
The big news is that this month they have added Fresh, Organic Boneless Chicken Breast! Woohoo! This is the first time we have found this offered in bulk like this, so it’s great news! Plus, they also have Boneless Applewood Smoked Ham, too, perfect for the holidays if you like to eat ham for Christmas gatherings.
Where is the Savory Butcher Coming?
The Savory Butcher is open for ordering now for Western WA & Western Oregon. They will be making deliveries to the Northwest next week, from December 12th – 15th, 2018. You only have to wait one week from when you order & pay until when you will pick up your order.
They have also increased pickup locations based on all of your feedback which we passed on to them & now have more locations available!
*In October & November, they did sell out of almost everything in a day or two (sometimes even hours), so you will want to HURRY if you are interested. They are still doing low numbers of orders until they see that the demand is here, so they will sell out fast!
Here is the schedule:
Western Washington – Ordering starts today for Western WA; pickup will be on December 12th & 13th
Western Oregon – Ordering starts today for Western OR; pickup will be on December 12th & 13th
If you would like to get deliveries in your area with these low prices for bulk meat, they need people to sign up on this form saying they are interested in that area – once they get at least 40 people committed to that area, then they will try add that area to their delivery area the next month
Read on to find out more information about how it all works & about the company below — and if you want to try out the Savory Butcher & have them come to your area, they need you to sign up on this form. They need at least 40 people in each area to make a delivery in that area — so you will want to tell all your friends to sign up as well so that a delivery can be made close to you!
What’s on Sale:
Fresh Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $1.99/lb – sold in 40 lb case
Fresh Hardwood Smoked Bacon – $3.99/lb – sold in 30 lbs (these are 2 15 lb cases)
Fresh 93/7 Ground Beef – $4.29/lb – sold in 40 lb case
Fresh 81/19 Ground Beef – $2.99/lb – sold in 40 lb case
Fresh Uncured Smoked Bacon – $5.49/lb – sold in 15 lb case *This was just added last month (they are adding new products each month)
Fresh Organic Boneless Chicken Breasts – $7.99/lb (21 lb case)
Boneless Applewood Smoked Ham – $3.99/lb (33 lb case)
How It Works:
The way the Savory Butcher company works is that it is like a co-op. It is the power of group buying in bulk. Basically, a large group of people in one area come together as a community & each claim part of the bulk order, so the prices drop to that which a grocery store or warehouse store would purchase the product for. They purchase the meat in large boxes (like the 40 lb boxes of chicken).
Instead of repackaging the meat into their own packages & then increasing the price, you are bypassing the grocery stores by buying the meat in bulk as it comes from the farm on delivery trucks. You will meet the delivery truck at a predetermined location & drive up to pick up your meat in a bulk box (such as 40 lbs for the chicken). You can then repackage it in sizes that work for your family.
In order to make this work like a co-op, they have to generate enough commitments in one area to be able to have the power of group buying in bulk to get the meat at lower prices than the stores. These are the highest quality of meats from the stores (always fresh) but at the lowest price.
How Is Savory Butcher Different?
Payment for product – you will pay for the product a week or two before you pick it up, not months before like Zaycon. This is really important as I know many of you are very hesitant after Zaycon closed so suddenly. But when you purchase so close to the delivery of the product, this will give you more protection with your bank/credit card
High Quality Chicken – The Savory Butcher is going back to the original source for chicken that Zaycon used for many years (they switched to a different farm about 2 yrs ago), so they are going back to the original farm that was favored by many of you
Trimmed Chicken – This chicken will all be trimmed – no spending several hours trimming your chicken that you purchase in bulk. The chicken comes in 40 lb boxes, but it will be trimmed, which means all you need to do is repackage it into portions that make sense for your family. (We have a Foodsaver that we use for packaging our bulk meat to freeze, but just putting the chicken into gallon size bags & freezing works great too)
New Options – The Savory Butcher will soon be adding options for organic chicken, 100% grass fed beef & uncured bacon. This was never offered by Zaycon & it is rare to see discounts on these products as they are expensive. But using this bulk group buying program, they will be able to offer these products soon.
More Information about the Savory Butcher:
- The Savory Butcher provides the highest quality of meat available
- The meat will be comparable to the highest quality of conventional fresh meat found in grocery or warehouse stores
- The meat will have no added hormones and antibiotic free
- The meat will have no fillers (unlike chicken from the stores which state that they have up to 15% in added juices
- The meat goes from the farm to your trunk in just several days in a refrigerated truck. The meat is never frozen but fresh from the farm.
- The meat will be 30 – 50% less than grocery & warehouse stores for the same comparable quality because it is direct from the farm to the customer