Local beef question.........
A question for anyone who might raise, process or sell their own beef;
I live alone but always wanted to buy locally grown beef and recently
purchased a quarter of a beef from a local, third generation farmer who reputedly
sells a lot of it, who had come recommended by a neighbor.
It was packaged very nicely with labels showing the cut, etc. but with no dates. I was promised it had
been hung for 10 days and was fresh.
Unsure if it was unusual to have been hung for that long, I threw some steaks
on the grill when I got home. They had an odd musty smell which took 2 good scrubbings to remove from
my hands. The burger had that odd odor, too. It tasted ok but with a strange taste,like that smell.
You guys who live in the country and buy rural beef, was I took??