Reviews for: Houde Family Farm
Ethically responsible meat choice- and tastes great!
By: Chris VR (May 16, 2008)
I joined the Houde Meat CSA soon after I read The Omnivore's Dilemma and realized I needed to change my meat buying practices. I was looking for a local farmer who treated their animals humanely, respectfully and with no unnecessary antibiotics and hormones. I was pleased to find all that and more in Houde Family Farm. What I didn't realize is how much better it was going to taste! I'm a complete convert to grass-fed beef, and the Tamworth pork is so good- I'll never be able to buy bland supermarket pork again. I've actually pretty much stopped ordering beef, pork or veal in restaurants after I realized that there's no point- it's never as good as what I get at home.
The wide variety of cuts keeps my cooking diverse- and challenging. I've had to try new recipes to use the ground veal and veal stew meat that I wasn't normally purchasing. But it's been well worth it.
The personalized service (home delivery!) makes me feel like I'm really in touch with the people who grow my meat. I feel very lucky to have found Houde Farm!
By: Lauren (May 15, 2008)
We just received our 3rd delivery from Houde Family Farm and we are so pleased with everything. We have a 15# share which is a perfect size for my husband and I. Our package varies each time with different cuts of pork, veal and beef. This is my first experience with a CSA share and I will never go back to the grocery store. I had no idea that everything would taste so much better. I am generally not a pork eater but the pork loins, ham, bacon and sausage that we've received have changed my mind. Having the food delivered to our doorstep is so convenient. David and Tina are quick to return emails and answer any questions. I have nothing bad to say. Great meat, great service!