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Naturally raised beef finally has found its way into the sales flier from Fairway Market in Paramus. The store carries a full line of Murray's antibiotic-free chicken, but its selection of naturally raised beef and pork has been extremely limited.
Now, 100% grass-fed beef is available in boneless rib-eye steaks for $14.99 a pound and 100% grass-fed beef burgers are $5.99 a pound. Those prices compare with a sale price of $9.99 a pound on grass-fed New Jersey beef I saw at Whole Foods Market in Paramus, and organic ground beef at Costco for around $4.99 a pound.
The Fairway flier says grass-fed beef is low in fat and high in Omega-3, but contains no information on the origin or USDA grade, both of which suggests it's foreign. If so, it's far more expensive than the free-range, grass-fed Australian filet mignon sold at ShopRite (you have to buy the whole tenderloin).
The Fairway sale starts Friday.