Online Meat Buying
Consumer buying through the internet is at an all time high. Whatever you’re looking for, more than likely you can find it online. You can even purchase meat products online. It’s true, and the reasons consumers give for purchasing meat online are as varied as the consumers themselves. Just a few of those reasons include the desire to buy directly from the producer, cultural needs, wanting grass fed, pasture raised, free range, or just the convenience of having it delivered right to their front door. But how safe is meat purchased this way - as safe as meat bought at the local supermarket. Safety requirements have to met and inspections are done by state and federal USDA inspectors. The meat arrives frozen, and the consumer can then decide whether to eat it right away, or store it in their freezer. This type of online business connects consumers directly to the farmers, and the price paid by the consumer goes straight to the farmer and the processor - minus a small percentage. Right now beef is the number one seller online, with people stocking up in anticipation of rising prices due to the drought. Buying meat online is a little like having a giant farmers market right at your fingertips.