Is It Cheaper to Buy Meat in Bulk?

Buying meat bundles is a great way to save money in Alexandria, IN. Like any item, the more you buy, the more likely you’ll get a great discount on the product. When you buy meat in bulk, you have a choice of working with local butchers and farmers to get great cuts and even different varieties of meat all in one purchase. As long as you have a freezer, this is a smart way to cut down on trips to the grocery store, save money and always have meat on hand.

At Horner’s Midtown Market, we offer 26 different bulk meat bundles, comprised of different cuts and/or animals, ranging from 25 to 80 pounds per bundle—the more meat you buy, the more you’ll save. It’s great for feeding families for months at a time as well as having a variety of different options on hand.

Here’s what you can do when you place bulk meat orders in Alexandria, IN.


Pork usually comes in ground, chops, loins, shoulder and bacon cuts. Large pork loins can be divided and individually frozen in manageable portions, while the shoulder (also known as Boston butt) is good for slow-cooking and shredding or smoking until it’s fork-tender. (In turn, portions of shredded pork are great to freeze for easy tacos, pulled pork sandwiches and other quick meals.) Ground pork makes excellent meatballs as well as burgers, and we probably don’t have to tell you that bacon goes on, in and with everything.


Beef tends to come in steaks, roasts, chuck and ground varieties. Some butchers will also add beef bones upon request, which are great for flavoring soups and broths. Ground beef is great for burgers, pasta sauce, meatloaf and meatballs—divide and freeze in one- to three-pound portions. Roasts should be divided into three to four pounds each—ask your butcher how large the cuts usually are to determine whether you’ll need to divide them yourself. Freeze packages of steak (divided by one steak per family member) to easily thaw when it’s time to cook.


Whole chickens tend to be the cheapest type of chicken to buy because they require much less labor than other cuts—for example, boneless, skinless thighs or breasts are one small part of an already small animal. If you learn how to break down a chicken yourself, you can save quite a bit of money on the bird. Freeze breasts, thighs and wings in two- to four-pound portions, depending on how large your family is and how much meat you tend to cook at one time. If you choose whole chickens, remember that you can use the carcass to made homemade chicken broth—simply carve your roasted chicken and toss the carcass in a stock pot with water, vegetables and aromatics. Using every part of the animal is a good way to get the most bang for your buck.

Interested in placing a bulk meat order in Alexandria, IN? Horner’s Midtown Market offers high-quality meat bundles at unbeatable prices. Order today or stop by to learn more.

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