How to Save Money On Your Groceries by Using A Local Butcher

If you’re struggling with high food costs and want to save money on food, we have good news!

D’Arcy’s Meat Market offers meat packs that are locally sourced and comparable to those you find in large grocery stores.

Our St. Albert and Edmonton butcher shops are dedicated to providing you with top-quality products at affordable prices.

If we’ve piqued your interest, keep reading! We'll teach you more ways your local butcher can help you save money on food while enjoying delicious and cheap meat in Edmonton:

1. Buy Local and Fresh

If you want to save money and eat better, consider buying local meat.

It's fresher and more flavorful.

Local farmers have fewer miles between their farms and your mouth. Their beef is less likely to be treated with chemicals or preservatives that can affect taste and texture.

It's often cheaper than supermarkets and sometimes even cheaper than organic brands from big-name grocery stores.

That's because small family farms don't have huge marketing budgets. They want people who care about good food to access it at prices everyone can afford!

2. Meat Packs

Meat packs include a great selection of high-quality meats that can help you cut down on your grocery bill.

Many butchers offer a discount when you buy larger amounts of meat, and with a meat pack, you receive a variety of meats that you can use for many meals.

You can portion out the meat, freeze smaller portions, or put together freezer meals such as stews and chilis.

When looking for the perfect meat pack, think about the types of meats you like and how you prefer cooking them.

For example, if you are an avid BBQer, you can grab a BBQ meat pack filled with delicious meats for your grill.

Meat packs are also available at a wide range of prices, so you can always find a pack that suits your budget when saving money on food.

3. Freezer Packs

You can freeze raw meat in freezer-safe bags and then thaw it out in the refrigerator.

You can even buy pre-packaged freezer packs from your local butcher!

This method is ideal for large cuts of meat that you want to cook over several days or weeks.

If you want to cook your meat immediately after thawing, it's important that all parts are evenly heated. This ensure it doesn't end up overcooked or undercooked.

It may take longer than usual because there will still be some ice crystals inside even after it defrosts enough for use.

4. Buy In Bulk

If you're not already a bulk buyer, it's time to get started!

Bulk shopping is not just for big families or people who like to cook meals from scratch.

If you're looking for ways to save money on food without compromising quality or nutrition, look no further than your local butcher shop.

Here are some tips for getting started:

    • Only buy what you will use. Don’t buy cuts of meat that you don’t like or won’t use.
    • Start small. If there are cuts of meat or types of meat you want to try, buy smaller portions first to make sure you like it.
    • Manage portion sizes. Avoid cuts of meat that are too big for you or your family (such as meat sold on the bone in joints). Ask your butcher to cut the join into smaller pieces.
  • Think about your storage. Only buy what you can store in your fridge or freezer.
  • Go half with a friend. Find a friend who is also looking for cheap meat in Edmonton and see if they’ll go halves with you on a bulk order!

5. Buy Miscut Pieces & Less Expensive Cuts of Meat

Many butchers will discount miscut pieces of meat, which means you can enjoy cheap meat in Edmonton that is still top-notch and delicious.

When you’re making healthy meals for your family and want to save money, the meat doesn’t have to look pretty!

You can also look at purchasing less expensive cuts of meat. They may need a little more prep work and seasoning, but by cooking cheaper cuts low and slow, you can create a savory and tender meal.

Less expensive cuts of meat include pork butt, bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, flank steak, and brisket.

6. Meal Prep

Meal prepping is a great way to save money on groceries and even eat healthier.

You can make several meals at once and freeze them for later, so you'll have food ready to cook when you need it.

By planning out your meals, you'll be able to buy only what you need and not get tempted by unnecessary purchases.

The best way to get started is by creating a meal plan with a shopping list and food prep calendar.

This will help you know what you need at all times so that you don't waste any food or money on unnecessary items like snacks or drinks when making meals at home.

7. Ask Our Team For A Custom Order

D’Arcy’s carries a wide selection of quality meats, and we are more than happy to customize your order.

We can build a custom meat pack based on your family size, meat preferences, and budget.

This way, you only get the meat you want without worrying about wasting food or overspending!

Saving Money on Food With Your Local Butcher!

Just because food prices are through the roof doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy top-quality meats!

At D’Arcy’s Meat Market, we strive to deliver affordable products for your family’s next meal. From meat packs to freezer packs and custom orders, we are here to help you stock up and save money.

Come visit us to check out our locally sourced products, or contact us for more information.

We look forward to seeing you!

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