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recently I had the chance to sit down and interview the founder of the Vegas Food CO-OP Carolyn Rockwell. what an amazing story!  as we’ve said many times, find your own health, find yourself, and in the process you’ll probably impact others in ways you can’t predict.  ​remember, food is medicine! the better quality you eat, the better for the animal, the planet, and YOU. 

why buy from a CO-OP?

  • conventional shopping has conventional ease and conventional quality. you don’t know much about the meat or the food. 

  • purchasing better quality food supports quality producers. it’s better for the animal, the planet, and YOU.

  • you don’t have to be wealthy to be healthy. purchasing in bulk from something like the Vegas Food CO-OP allows you to take advantage of group pricing without having to purchase a lot.

  • there’s no membership fee, and no minimum purchase.


ordering from the Vegas Food CO-OP:


sourcing quality meats from other places:

you can visit to search for quality producers in your area. you can also connect with Farmer’s Markets in your area!  there are usually meat producers that attend, you can strike up a conversation and see where it goes!  find local Farmer’s Markets near you at Local Harvest.


Force of Nature Meats.

I love getting “Ancestral Blends” from this place that include ground meats and ground organs.



I have not ordered from here, but I’ve heard nothing but great things!


Nose to Tail.

similar to butcher box, but much more focused on animals nose-to-tail.


U.S. Wellness Meats.

U.S. Wellness Meats is a great place to purchase anything and all things quality meat.  a little pricey, but always available.  I like to get organ meat products here.


Alpine Ranch.

located in Northern Nevada, Alpine Ranch offers grass-fed beef and pastured Berkshire pork options.  similar to the Vegas Food Co-op, they make deliveries to cities like Las Vegas.  average prices are around $6.50 / pound for ground beef, $7.60 / pound for packages.

we have many people in our community that use Alpine Ranch.  I’d suggest using Vegas Food Co-op once, and then using Alpine Ranch to compare.



my friend Colby (owner of The CrossFit Combine) has been ordering from Slanker Grass-Fed Meat for years and loves the quality.  try them out!  they average about $8 / pound for ground beef, and $10 / pound for packages.


what I do?

  • I buy local fresh produce from WF. of course you can go to sprouts or trader joes or wherever.
  • I buy some bulk items from Costco like Kerrygold butter and frozen veggies, sometimes cream.
  • I buy all my beef and pork from Vegas Food COOP.


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Paul C. Tijerina

Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach