Getting Your Meat Home
One of the main concerns for some of our hunters is how to get their meat back home. With so many options, transporting meat does not have to be stressful! Think about how much money it would cost you at the grocery store for quality organic meat. Trust us, it’s good meat worth taking home!
Transporting your meat by car is the most inexpensive, convenient, and safest way to get your meat home. One of our hunters, Susan, sent us some great tips for driving with meat:
“If you’re traveling long distance, buy the best cooler you can afford and map dry ice stops.” Once frozen, you still have to get your hog from Florida to your destination. Dry ice should cost around $100 for a four day trip home in cheap coolers. Better coolers will save you money as you will only need to restock dry ice every 30 hours. Visit http://www.dryiceideas.com/ to map dry ice locations along your route. Many stores do not sell dry ice, but this will help you find the ones that do.
You can find dry ice locally at Publix:
3551 HWY 441 S
Okeechobee, FL 34974
The second cheapest way to get your meat home besides driving is air travel. USA Today has a great article on how to take your meat with you on the airplane.USA Today: How to Take Frozen Meat on the Airplane
Some butchers provide shipping services. Check out our butchers page for contact information.