I don't post often but here I had to post about Nutrafarms. I found it to be a bad experience.
I would avoid this company unless you are perfectly aware of the fact that you will be paying an outrageous price simply for
the ability to be lazy in regards to your meats. I say laziness because you get a lot of meat delivered to your home, as well
as optional freezer. They will even move the freezer in for you, and unbox it. Now you won't need to run out to the grocer or
butcher often for meats.
I think it's not fair to call it a scam, because you are paying for products that you will receive and you will consume.
That said, you will pay a ridiculous price for what you get.
My family's order came to just shy of $3,800 CAD. We're in Ottawa.
They promised us 1/4 cow, 1/3 pig and 30 chickens. The sales tactics were aggressive and deceiving.
They did go through the product list with us like others mentioned here, but the sales guy didn't actually let us see it.
We were led to believe that removing certain things from the order, like kidneys, liver etc.. would increase the other portions, like ground beef for example.
This part seemed OK - but what they didn't tell us was how much meat we were really going to receive.
It's hard to compare our beef and pork to what the 1/4 cow and 1/3 pig would be, because we don't know the size/weight of said animals.
However, they also promised us 30 chickens. They didn't tell us that the legs, thighs, drumsticks, breasts that are included on the order reduce the number
of whole chickens that we will receive. The sketchiest part of this delivery was that they gave us only 5 whole chickens, and each were very small. Roughly the
same size as the small pre-cooked chickens that you can buy at Costco/Loblaws/Food Basics, etc.. The rest of the 30 chickens is "broken down" into
15 drumsticks, 14 thighs, 10 whole legs and 10 boneless skinless breasts.
So we're short 25 whole chickens. Let's do the math - if there are 25 chickens broken down into parts, there should be x2 of everything.
For example, 50 breasts, 50 whole legs, if you don't break down legs further into drumsticks and thighs to create the illusion of more selection.
They promised it would fill the new freezer that we were purchasing from them. It did - but that's only because every items comes in a box, and the mass
of boxes fill the freezer perfectly. If you take everything out of the boxes, you will see it's only about half of the freezer space.
So the sales tactics in our home were down-right a lie, at least regarding the chicken.
As mentioned previously, the order came to just shy of $3,800. For the sake of easy math, let's round it up to $3,800 even.
We received exactly 38 boxes of meat, if you include the two boxes of beef soup bones, to be generous.
That means each box came to almost $100 in price.
The boxes of meat vary between 5lbs and 10lbs, depending on the contents. Ground beef and ground pork are 10lb boxes,
while all the chicken products like legs, thighs, etc, are in 5lb boxes. Each box contains 1lb packages of legs, as one example.
That means we paid $100 for 5lbs of chicken legs. $100 for 5lbs of chicken thighs, $100 for 10lbs of ground beef.
Even if you look at the nicer cuts of beef and pork, it still seems like a rip off. For example, one blade roast is $100.
One half rack of side ribs is $100.
You get the idea.
The delivery was convenient, and packaging was very nice and the quality of meat is nice - I'm not pretending to be
a meat expert, but I definitely believe this meat tastes better and has better texture than grocery store meats.
However, I do not think these few pros make up for the ridiculous pricing, deceptive sales tactics and lack of transparency.
I will most definitely be opening a complaint with the BBB tomorrow (it's too late tonight, I have a newborn here) as well
as writing negative reviews on other sites like Google+, etc..
Hope this info helps other consumers make an educated decision on whether the laziness factor is worth the high price.