(Closed) I Need a Soup Bone

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not sure about the regular grocery store, but we have an international grocery store and they sell them there. Maybe you could get one from them. I wish you lived closer, cuz I have 3 in my freezer right now from a half cow we got last year

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do you have any farmers markets? Even if they don’t sell them there, I bet they could point you in the direction of a farmer/butcher who will.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MrsSl82be: A HALF COW? WHat on earth did you use that for, and how did you store it?!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that you can get them from the butcher at a normal grocery store. They’re not out, but I think they have them if you ask. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catalina Country Club, Catalina Island, California

sometimes they will have them wrapped up in the meat section. if they dont then ask the person behind the meat counter if they have any. i remember years ago my local grocery store wouldnt even charge for that stuff but this day in age i bet u will be but it isnt expensive. people make a lot of soups and stuff with bones or give to their dogs so i bet it wont be a weird request really.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@crayfish: My parents buy half a cow every year. What the do was put the meat into 1 and 2 pound vaccumed sealed bags and put them in the standalone freezer in the garage. I doubt they will do this next year as they no longer can count on my brother eating most of it himself (he loves meat) but when it was the four of us we would take about a year to go through it all.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsSl82be:  LOL, trust me.  The 1/2 cow comment is not unheard of… My parents are big on fresh local produce/meat, so they have a huge freezer as well.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Around us usually in the refrigerated meat sections. Usually prepackaged in the meat trays or if not ask the butcher sometimes they have some in the back if they have not been wrapped yet.

It’s actually not that common for our supermarkets to have them so when we see them when we’re grocery shopping we always buy 1-2 trays just to throw into the freezer.We’re always making soups and broths, especially with cold weather here!

And def NOT free, they’re not as cheap as you would think soup bones should be!Usually in the range of $1.50+/lb around us. I miss NYC where I can walk into a butcher shop in chinatown and soup bones are in the 70cts/lb range.

They’re also sometimes called shank bones.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: Wow, the things I could do if I didn’t live in a tiiiiiny apartment with the smallest freezer ever!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@crayfish: we ended up getting it and splitting it with my parents and his dad.  We were able to get ours all sealed up and ready to go, and we actually have a little bit of it left. I am hoping that we can get another one soon, but we’ll need to get a freezer before we do that.  His dad has an extra freezer which is where we stored ours last year. If you have the chance to get one, I would highly recommend it if you have the storage capacity.  We ended up only spending about $1.70 per lb of meat, which is incredible!!

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