September 1st saw The Marvellous Meat Co. launch their "delicious grass-fed, slow-grown beef from traditionally farmed Sussex Cattle".
They say it's sold at supermarket prices and delivered for free, although a quick look at their site shows 4 burgers coming to £13 so they'd better do the dishes too!
I'm guessing they have to build the delivery cost into the smallest order so I'd propose it's more economical to bulk buy (more meat sounds OK to me!)
You can even buy a whole cow's worth of joints in one go got a chest freezer yet?
The company is the brainchild of Paul Ross, former head of the Guinness family office, who realised that cattle left to graze the long-established pastures around his East Sussex home could be sold for the same price as the intensively farmed beef supplied to supermarkets. Furthermore, without the expense of hormone injections, dietary supplements and the need to send cows to specialist farms around the UK for forced fattening, he could even afford to deliver at no extra charge. We like this here at SmokeBark, anything which improves the quality of the meat, the welfare of the animals and is part of the message spread to consumers is a great thing.
All its beef is farmed from Sussex Cattle, one of Britain’s oldest breeds (aww ain't they cute - Ed), raised in their native fields within the Kent and Sussex Weald. Renowned for its superior texture and flavour, this meat is further improved by dry hanging on the bone for 28 days before being expertly butchered onsite by the Marvellous Meat Co’s master butcher, Dave Rook.
With everything ordered online, the meat boxes are delivered fresh to the door and packaged in eco-friendly Woolcool (the same as Abel&Cole, an innovative natural insulation that ensures every order stays at refrigeration temperature for 48 hours after packing.