FarmFoods Market Reviews

Published on February 9, 2021
Last modified on July 8, 2021

This FarmFoods Market Reviews post contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  We may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Amanda Bochain

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

FarmFoods Market

Have you ever wondered where your meat comes from? Well, with FarmFoods Market, you never have to! They have made it easy to know exactly where your meat was raised, taking the guess-work out of buying and eating healthy meats. Everything comes straight from the farm and right to your door.

FarmFoods believes that everyone should know where their meat is from, how it was raised and even the principles each specific farm follows. They also strive to be affordable without sacrificing quality. At FarmFoods, you can get high-quality meats that fit into your budget.

FarmFoods offers a wide array of meats and some seafood, all of which you can track to the specific farm it came from. The beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished with no hormones or GMOs. Chickens are all pasture-raised and all of the seafood is wild-caught. No farmed seafood or chemical additives here!

FarmFoods also offers 100% guaranteed delivery so you never have to worry that your package will arrive damaged. Once your FarmFoods order ships, you know you will be receiving amazing, sustainably raised meats in just a few days!  Shop now >>

What We Like

  • Full transparency into where your meat comes from
  • Lots of options on a well-designed website
  • Incredible quality meats and seafood

What We Don’t Like

  • It would be nice for each meat label to have a sticker or note about the specific farm where it was sourced.
  • Styrofoam packaging
  • Orders ship on Monday and Tuesdays so, if you happen to order on a Wednesday, it can take over a week to ship

FarmFoods Market Reviews

The difference between FarmFoods and others is transparency and knowing where your meat comes from. There is no grocery store or middle man, just meat delivered straight from the farm. We love that you can browse information about each farm on the FarmFoods website. Each farm has its own page that tells all about its farming practices and its history. There are icons at the top of each farm’s page that indicate the farming beliefs as well, so you can quickly see what the farm stands for. Grass-fed, no antibiotics, non-GMO, hormone-free, and sustainably raised are a few of the things that can be posted at the top of a farm’s page. Shop now >>

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Many of the farms have information about the family behind the business, giving an even more personal touch to your purchase. Want to support Tony and Heather from Captain Tony seafood? You can! Do you want to give your business to the fourth generation Howard Farm? Then you can buy some grass-fed beef right from them! FarmFoods connects people, farms and delivers great food.

In addition to browsing farms to help choose your meats, you can also search the FarmFoods website by product. Look through all different kinds of beef, pork, chicken, and seafood to find the cuts you are searching for. You can also check out what is on sale to get amazing deals on fresh meats. The variety offered is vast- you can even order an ⅛ cow with free delivery! You’ll be set on beef for quite a while if you choose this route! Definitely try to order at least $99 so that your order qualifies for free shipping. Shop now >>

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For our FarmFoods Market reviews, we received one pound of Captains Call wild-caught scallops, beef tenderloin steak, and grass-fed osso buco (which was labeled as a beef cross-cut shank). Read on for more details on each product and how we prepared it.  Shop now >>

FarmFoods Market Reviews: Grass-Fed Beef Osso Buco

The first product we received from FarmFoods was a grass-fed beef osso buco that was labeled as 1.9 pounds. There were two large beef shanks in the package, each almost 2 inches thick. The beef was beautifully marbled with a nice big bone- perfect for slow cooking! The osso buco was $38.99 for a 2- 2/12 pound pack.

On the FarmFoods website, it says that the osso buco is sourced from several farms but the one we received was labeled “Marksbury Farm, Lancaster, Kentucky”. We checked out Marksbury farm on the FarmFoods website and found that it was started in 2010. They raise grass-fed beef using no antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. Everything on the farm is non-GMO and sustainably raised. Marksbury Farm actually works as a group with other family-owned farms in Kentucky, all of who believe in the same sustainable farming practices. Shop now >>

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To prepare our beef shanks, we decided to slow cook it in traditional osso buco fashion. We coated the meat in flour and seared it in a pot for a few minutes to crisp the outside. We removed the beef from the pan and added onions, celery, and carrot to the pot to cook. Then, red wine and beef broth were mixed in with the veggies and the osso buco went back into the broth. A little rosemary and a bay leaf were added then the pot was covered and left to slowly simmer for 4 hours.

The osso buco was incredibly tender and fell right off the bone- you didn’t need a knife to cut it at all! It was very juicy and flavorful – definitely restaurant-quality meat. One beef shank was a good size for one adult. If you make osso buco, be sure to eat the meat in the middle of the bone (the bone marrow), it is very rich and considered to be a delicacy! Shop now >>

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Overall, we thought the osso buco was fantastic. It was full of delicious, beef flavor and was a great size for the price. You get a lot of high-quality beef for about the same as you would pay in the grocery store for lesser quality. We would order the beef shank again in a heartbeat. It was also great to know where the meat came from and that it was raised with care.Shop now >>

FarmFoods Market Reviews: Captain’s Call Scallops

The next product we received was Captain’s Call scallops. We got a one-pound bag of packaged scallops that arrived completely frozen. The scallops were very large, about 1-1 ½ inches in diameter each. There were 14 scallops in the bag and they were cleaned and ready to cook. The bag of scallops was $24.99 for one pound.

Captain’s Call is a group of small-scale fishermen who work together to provide the best seafood. There wasn’t much information about Captain’s Call on the FarmFoods website. In fact, it was one of the few farms that did not have their own page on the FarmFoods site. We did a little outside research and found that all the scallops from Captain’s Call are natural and wild-caught from the Atlantic Ocean. You can actually get Captain’s Call in grocery stores as well. Shop now >>

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The scallop packaging recommended thawing the scallops in the fridge overnight or wrapped in a bowl of cold water. We chose to thaw them using the water method and they were defrosted and ready to cook in about an hour. We kept the cooking simple, searing the scallops in butter and garlic then finishing them with some salt, pepper, and lemon juice. The scallops were very tender, not chewy or tough. They had a light flavor and were not overly fishy. We loved that the scallop side muscle was already removed as sometimes it is left on and can be a pain to peel off each scallop. Ready-to-cook was certainly true when it came to these Captains Call scallops! Shop now >>

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We do wish there was a little more info about who caught the scallops or the companies’ practices. It would have made it a little more personalized and true to the FarmFoods brand.  Shop now >>

FarmFoods Market Reviews: Filet Mignon

The last product we received was a beef tenderloin steak which is also commonly called filet mignon. There was no weight on the packaging but it was about 8 ounces and around 7 inches long. The filet was $13.99 for a 7 to 10-ounce piece.

There was not a lot of information about the source of our tenderloin steak. The FarmFoods website says they get beef tenderloin from multiple farms and our package did not reference any specific farm. The FarmFoods website did ensure that it would be 100% grass-fed from an organic, humane-certified farm. Shop now >>

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The meat we received was a beautiful, deep red color and very soft. We thawed it in the fridge overnight and within one day, it was defrosted and ready to cook. We rubbed the tenderloin with salt and pepper and then pan-seared the beef on the stovetop in a little olive oil. In about 10 minutes (5 minutes on each side), it was nicely browned on the outside and a perfect pink on the inside.

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The beef tenderloin was clearly a high-quality cut of meat. It was very juicy and cut like butter! The meat was a very consistent texture and every bite was just as delicious as the last. I love a piece of meat that has no fat or bones to cut off- you can just eat the whole thing! I also always take this into consideration when pricing meat. With no bones to remove, you are really getting a lot of meat for the price. This beef tenderloin was a very good value and amazing quality.  Shop now >>

FarmFoods Market Reviews: Shipping & Delivery

The FarmFoods order arrived very quickly once it was shipped. All FarmFoods orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday which you should definitely keep in mind when ordering. You receive tracking information via email once the order has left the facility so you can easily track when it will be delivered.

Shipping is free with a ten-pound order or over $99. You can choose between standard, overnight, or express shipping. Shipping costs are based on location and may vary. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and USVI is not free at any price.

FarmFoods keeps the packaging to a minimum on purpose, saving money on fancy boxes so that they can pass those savings on to the customer. The box we received was plain styrofoam filled with ice packs and dry ice. FarmFoods packs enough dry ice to keep everything frozen for up to 12 hours after delivery. Everything we received was frozen solid! FarmFoods ensures that your order will arrive cold, in good condition or you will get your money back.  Shop now >>

FarmFoods Market Reviews: Food Quality & Transparency

Knowing where your food comes from is something that has been lost in recent years. Grocery stores stock food but don’t tell you where that food originated. The goal behind FarmFoods is to be transparent about where your meat is from. The website outlines each farm in-depth, giving you a look at not only the farm behind the meat but also the people who work hard to raise the animals.

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Currently, all the meats on FarmFoods come from family farms located in California, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Missouri, Washington, Oregon, and New York State. Occasionally meat is sourced from in New Zealand (especially the lamb) and the rabbit is sourced from Spain. All the farms are hormone and antibiotic-free and all of the beef is grass-fed only. The chickens are raised in pastures that are 100% organic and free-range. The pork is pastured-raised and the hogs eat a nutritious all-vegetarian diet.

Knowing about your meat’s origin and also how it was made is something we all should focus on. Meat that is treated well, raised humanely and sustainably will taste better in addition to just being the better way to farm. FarmFoods gives you as the consumer this transparency and quality.  Shop now >>

FarmFoods Market Reviews: Bottom Line

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FarmFoods Market is a great meat delivery service that brings the best quality meat right to your door. Everything you order comes from a small farm that follows sustainable practices. You can read all about the farms on the FarmFoods website and learn exactly how your meat was raised. They also try to keep prices low, giving meat options that fit into everyone’s budget.

Overall, we were really happy with the quality of meat we received. Everything arrived quickly and in great condition. The packaging was simple but effective. We are not huge fans of styrofoam packaging but it did work to keep the meat frozen and intact.

There was not a lot of info included with our order, just a quick, general note about meat quality and preparation. We would have loved to receive farm-specific info included in the box. However, all the information about the farms is beautifully laid out on the FarmFoods website.  Labeling each meat with the farm it was sourced from would also be nice. Two of the three items we received were clearly marked but our beef tenderloin was not.

After trying each product, we would definitely give FarmFoods five stars for quality. Everything was delicious, easy to cook, and better than the meat you would get in a restaurant. You can tell it is all fresh and raised with care!

FarmFoods is more affordable than many other meat delivery services we have tried and the quality is definitely one of the best. Give FarmFoods a try today and you will have incredible meat at your door in just a few days!  Shop now >>

Shop now and get free shipping on all orders of more than 10 pounds at FarmFoodsMarket.com!

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

 

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