Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29.01.2011, 20:49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 32
Groaned at 8 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 45 Times in 17 Posts
orlowski has made some interesting contributions
Meat Cooperative?

Hi there!

Back in the US, some of my coworkers would pool together to buy and butcher an entire cow. One would purchase a fraction, from 1/8 to 1/2 to an entire cow, with the typical investment in relation to the size of one's family. Each fraction gave a certain amount of ribeyes, blades, flank, ground beef, stew beef, etc, etc. Of course, the idea was to save money by eliminating the middlemen, and the "meat cooperative" got beef that was closer to the price the farmer was actually paid.

So, is this done in Switzerland?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29.01.2011, 20:54
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,540
Groaned at 204 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Meat Cooperative?

Quote:
View Post
Hi there!

Back in the US, some of my coworkers would pool together to buy and butcher an entire cow. One would purchase a fraction, from 1/8 to 1/2 to an entire cow, with the typical investment in relation to the size of one's family. Each fraction gave a certain amount of ribeyes, blades, flank, ground beef, stew beef, etc, etc. Of course, the idea was to save money by eliminating the middlemen, and the "meat cooperative" got beef that was closer to the price the farmer was actually paid.

So, is this done in Switzerland?
Probably, once you have lived here for 30 years and you know the right people, who will charge you to join the co-op, you will then be taxed on the savings , charged for the slaughter, charged for the carcass removal, charged for anything they might have not charged you for, and then your neighbours will give you dirty looks for undermining the Migros/Co-Op Status Quo. Finally, you will receive a second bill.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Upthehatters2008 for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 29.01.2011, 21:03
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Meat Cooperative?

Struuuf! It's actually a bit easier than that. A neighbour says would you like a quarter, or half, or whatever - 2 days later she goes to abbatoir and comes back a couple of hours with your share all labelled in vacuum packs- straight into freezer. Easy peasy.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 29.01.2011, 21:26
yasmina
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Meat Cooperative?

Yes it is done here, we'd like to do it too - when we're a bit more organised, and settled and have some freezer space! You just need some people who want to join in, and a farmer.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goat Meat Me Myself & I Food and drink 58 05.07.2017 15:47
Information on Swiss cooperative housing swisspea Housing in general 11 26.03.2012 10:44
Cuts of meat: How to ask for them? miniMia Food and drink 57 11.02.2011 19:07
Smoking meat for bbq, best place to buy huge chunks of meat in DE? krolley Food and drink 3 28.07.2010 00:08
A New English Speaking Cooperative School In Zug/Zurich 5Flags Family matters/health 1 05.08.2009 09:11


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0