Here’s where to buy cheap meat that is good! You can get boneless, skinless chicken breast for just $1.69/lb. Order online and then pick it up locally. How awesome is that?
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UPDATE FALL 2018: Sadly, Zaycon Fresh was forced to go out of business due to some unfortunate circumstances that are too complicated to go into here.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve had readers comment or email me and say that they wish there was some way that they could lower the amount of money that they spend on meat, since it tends to be one of their biggest grocery expenses. I am fortunate enough to live in an area where I can frequently get great deals on meat and rarely have to pay more than $2.00/lb. But I know many of you aren’t that lucky.
So, when I first heard about Zaycon Fresh (formerly Zaycon Foods) several years ago, I was really excited! Finally, I had a place to recommend to you all when you wondered where to buy cheap meat! I shared about it with you all and it has been so fun hearing from different of you saying how much you have enjoyed saving money with Zaycon.
But guess what? They just dropped their price lower than I’ve ever seen it before! Seriously. I got an email from them letting me know that they dropped their price and their boneless, skinless chicken breast is now just $1.69/lb.! I don’t think I have to tell you that is a really great price for meat! 🙂
SO, WHO IS ZAYCON FRESH?
Zaycon Fresh is a privately owned company founded in 2009 with the simple mission to bring farm fresh meats direct to consumers at wholesale prices. Because they cut out the middle man (ie: grocery store) they can keep their cost lower than what you’ll typically find. They have events all over the country where they deliver their products- you simply need to drive through and pick them up!
Zaycon Fresh has become well known for their quality meats. And more specifically for their fresh 100% natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. Their boneless, skinless chicken breast comes in 40 lb. boxes, but each box has three to four smaller bags of chicken it, making it very easy to split your order with someone else if you are worried that you won’t be able to use the whole 40 lbs. yourself.
HOW DOES ZAYCON FRESH WORK?
I’ve had the opportunity to use Zaycon Fresh three times so far and was super impressed with my experience each of those times. Ordering was so simple; I simply went to their website, set up an account and found an event in my area. Then I placed my order and paid online, so that the day of the event I could just sail through the pick up line!
The last time I got to the location of the pickup for my event about 5 minutes after it started. The delivery men were ready and waiting as I drove up and all that I needed to do was roll down my window, give them my name and open the rear hatch of my minivan. After laying down a plastic trash bag to catch any leaks (there were none!), they loaded up my chicken and in a matter of a couple of minutes I was on my way again! I was more than happy to not have to get out of my car and the whole process was much easier than going to the grocery store with 2 little children in tow!
Once I arrived back home, I got to work processing the chicken. I froze some breasts whole, cooked some meat and froze it and then canned the rest. There was a little bit of fat to trim off of some of the pieces but overall, I was impressed with the quality of the meat. We’ve enjoyed it numerous times since and it has great flavor!
HOW CAN I BUY CHEAP MEAT FROM ZAYCON FRESH?
If you are interested in ordering from Zaycon, head to their website and set up an account. They typically have chicken events happening several times throughout the year. So by signing up now, you’ll be alerted when they start their next sales.