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Slanker's Online Meat Market
ONLINE MEAT STORE
ONLINE MEAT STORE
Don't be fooled by food myths.
Click on the appropriate link for online pricing.
Please read instructions before ordering.
Our "Online Meat Store" is a complete online meat market that provides numerous products (see product links above and below) from our extensive inventory of grass-fed meats. All online prices are TAX FREE and SHIPPING FREE for residents of mainland USA. Residents of HI and AK incur a shipping surcharge. See the NOTICES in the left hand panel. Note also the minimum order limitation.
Slanker has two grass-fed meat stores on this same Website. One is the Online Store (this page) and the other is the Ranch Store. Check them both out to see which one fits your needs best. If you do not have time to call the ranch for individualized, discounted custom orders with it's completely different pricing/shipping structure this online store is definitely for you. ORDER NOW and we'll take it from there. You can mix or match any item or number of items.
The average home refrigerator/freezer has 5.81 cubic feet of freezer space. That average-sized freezer space can hold 203 pounds of meat. Therefore, a 20-pound order of meat will only take up 10% of the freezer space in an average home refrigerator. Twenty pounds of meat is an extremely small-sized order. That is why our minimum-sized order is 20 pounds. Also note that the $100 minimum applies to all orders.
It is impossible for the online store to get indicated weights for each cut to match exactly with the actual meat products. When the order is processed the weights for the individual cuts you have selected will be very close to the indicated weights. When your order is shipped its value will be equal to or greater than the value on your computer generated invoice. You will receive 100% of full value every time you order.
Our minimum order is 20 pounds Mix or Match all
items and the value of the order must exceed $100.
Make sure, that when combined, the products in your cart weigh at least 20 pounds.
The grass-fed meat business is still a "Mom and Pop thing" we can't possibly be as flexible as the specialty meat markets with their access to mass-produced grain-fed meats. Plus, the tiny size of the grass-fed meat industry means it does not have a Big Business infrastructure. Therefore, we can't possibly keep every item in stock every week of the year. Folks demanding Big Business, supermarket-type (Amazon.com-type) availability don't understand that we can't compete on that level. What we can do is service Americans who are focused on nutrition, improving their quality of life, and are capable of dealing with the realities of small-time Mom and Pop businesses.
The best way to order or get answers to your questions is to contact us with a conventional e-mail message (second best method) or (the best way) use our toll-free telephone number 866-SLANKER (752-6537) or local line 903-732-4653. When you contact us, you'll be communicating with a "real human being" (usually Caroline or Sandra -- sometimes Norm). Naturally we want to make your purchasing experience a satisfying one. (Slanker's Grass-Fed Meats is the marketing "division" of our real working cattle ranch and it is located right on the ranch! Therefore if you call and the answering machine answers, PLEASE leave a message. We WILL call you back -- if we can understand the number.)
As alluded to above, the grass-based production system can briefly restrict the availability of certain cuts and/or livestock meat products. Also, at times customers come in spurts and their orders exceed the prearranged processing rates for some cuts. Nevertheless, we always have a wide variety of meat cuts 365 days a year. So if you want meat, now is the time to call.
Yes, grass-fed meats cost more than Wal Mart's meats. But our meats are not "enhanced" with a 12% solution of water and chemicals to retain the water. Our meat is not mass produced by huge feedlots that feed grain nor is it processed in huge, very efficient factories. That's why "real" foods usually cost more. They are literally produced, processed, and transported the old fashioned way. But you can make your shopping with us more affordable by ordering in bulk.
The minimum, practical shipping order is 20 pounds totaling no less than $100. In the past, folks who ordered less were disappointed because they had to reorder so soon. Worst of all our costs were higher and so were the customers' shipping costs per pound. Consequently we set a minimum to make doing business more efficient for both the buyer and the seller. In most cases the lowest cost-per-pound shipping costs are for orders in increments of about 65 pounds and that is where our Ranch Store pricing discounts kick in.
During the hottest days of summer, some of the meat cuts in small 20-pound orders shipped via 4-Day Ground can experience some partial thawing (they'll be very cold, but not hard as a rock on arrival). Cold meat is still very safe to eat (for instance meat from a grocery store is only cool at best when you get it home) and can be refrozen without damaging the meat. But if even the remotest possibility of thawed meat concerns you we suggest a larger order (larger orders travel much better and lower your per-pound shipping costs) or you can pay extra for 3-Day Select, 2-Day Air, or even Next-Day Air if needed. No matter which shipping method you choose, if we agree with your choice WE are responsible for the meat arriving in safe condition. Safe condition means the temperature of the meat is 50 degrees or less in the box. That is about the same temperature meat will be that you bring home from a grocery store. The USDA's "safe" temperature for storing refrigerated meat is 40 degrees -- and that is for storing. Think about it. Frozen meat in transit is not the same temperature for the entire trip. The meat is frozen hard as a rock (sub zero) when it leaves us. If it happens to reach 32 degrees by the time you receive it, that is the "warmest" point of the entire trip. Keep that in mind because everyday people buy meat in a grocery store and take it home and never give its temperature a second thought. Yet their store-bought meat is way warmer than meat arriving in one of our heavily insulated shipping boxes.
In nearly all cases our meats will arrive frozen hard as a rock. If the shipping company delays a shipment for some reason (usually incompetence or inclement weather) our super-insulated shipping boxes are designed to hold the cold for longer than the required shipping time. We have been shipping meat for many years. Therefore we have considerable experience in all kinds of situations. We also have a lot of feedback from regular customers regarding their shipments. Therefore we know what is occurring on the customer end. This is a valuable aid since every once in awhile dishonest people order meat and then claim it was spoiled on arrival so they can get it for free. We have some real interesting stories we could tell you about that. lol
Our goal is to minimize your shipping costs and make our grass-fed meats more affordable. That's why we build special boxes with industrial-quality insulation to protect your orders so you can comfortably take advantage of less expensive Ground Shipping services. Once again, if meat is lost, delayed, or misdirected in route by the shipper and ends up spoiled when you receive it, we pick up the tab! So the shipping method is just as important for us as it is for you.
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