WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted May 22, 2014



Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.

What's on your menu tonight?




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  • Kathy S. May 22, 2014

    ZayconFoods uses local farmers who never use anything but fresh chickens. You have to buy in 20lb packages, but their chicken is always fresh, never frozen and huge. Never injected with anything. Just go to their website and you can read about it. I usually come home and cut up the chicken and store individually in sandwich bags and then freeze. Last time I purchased it was only $1.74lb. They have drops in Raleigh, Cary and Garner and other places also.


  • nakabi May 22, 2014

    Beef rendang, coconut jasmine rice, steamed green beans, salad

  • observant May 22, 2014

    Thank You so much for all you did to get us some info !
    I will email you later for the farm details .
    Thank You again !!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 22, 2014

    NCGirl16- thanks so much for checking on this, and so glad that EF responded! I'm going to e-mail you as I'd love to get the name of the farm. Thanks again!!!

  • NCGirl16 May 22, 2014

    The email address got cut off at the end of my post

  • NCGirl16 May 22, 2014

    RFB and OBSERVANT - Finally heard back from Earth Fare regarding their meats. The person that responded to my email said and I quote "All of Earth Fare’s Fresh Meats from our Meat Department are all Natural with No Additives or flavor enhancements."
    That being said you can still technically call something "all natural" and inject it with salt water solution and anything else that exists naturally regardless of the fact that salt water solution does not exist naturally in the animal before it is processed for sale.
    In doing some research yesterday I found that if you want to be 100 percent sure that you are getting a truly all natural product you need to buy "pasture raised" meats directly from the farmer that raised the animals. I found a farm not too far from Raleigh that breeds "pasture raised" beef, chicken & pork. I emailed them and one of the owners emailed me back and said they don't inject their meat with anything. If you want the name of the farm email me at justncgirl16@gma